Country Resources Updated
Sites for Teachers
Software (Free Trial Software)
Reading Sites Updated
Listening Sites Updated
-Nursery rhymes, interactive games, and pictures to print and play with for the youngest children.
ABC Resources Dog & Cat News
-Create and name strange pets and read lots of funny short stories kids have written about their pets.
Australian Broadcasting Educational
-Lots of material for content-based lessons, much of it about Australia, including interactive games.
Kids Web Japan NEW
-Kids Web Japan is a website that introduces Japan to schoolchildren aged
between 10 and 14 who live in other countries. Sponsored by the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs of Japan. (courtesy of Vincent Torley)
Sites for Teachers
-Lists, describes, and provides links to 1200 sites for teachers, many with 100s of printables.
-An ESL study site for industrious learners
-100s of English grammar exercises to complete and check your progress.
Mother Goose Caboose
-A collection of number, letter, and rhyming exercises and games to print out; a few simple games.
Free Stuff for Teachers
-Links to many other sites where you can make your own exercises, work sheets, word searches, and more.
-Crafts and activities to print out for very young children. A bit hard to navigate around.
-This sometimes has nice worksheets for children's classes.
Children's Theatre Scripts and Plays
-Downloadable children theater play scripts, FREE!
-Free rather large images in dozens of categories.
School Clip Art
-80+ categories, free for educational purposes.
-58,721 images in 1050 categories.
-Lots of categories, but no download instructions.
-"With 9458 images and counting, this is the most comprehensive site you'll find!"
-100s of Japanese-looking images.
-"The largest collection of royalty-free clipart, photos, vinyl-ready images, Web graphics, illustrations, fonts and sounds offered by subscription on the Web."
-Wide veriaty of images, fonts and more!
Get Free Fonts
-"571 free fonts and growing!"
-968 images, each in 3 sizes. Easy to navigate.
-Communicative games, flashcards, etc.
-Worksheets, flashcards, games, plus a wizard to help you make your own worksheets.
-Requires membership, but offers many free downloads as well as game and activity ideas.
-An introductory maze creation program.
Discovery Educational Software
-Lots to buy, some to try out for free.
-Get a 7-day trial to create good-looking tests.
Harmony Hollow Software
-Freeware to make a timer, pull names from a hat, or count lines and words.
-"Print rewards for students, friends... anybody."
-Save money by making your own stickers and charts.
-A collection of about a dozen free graded readers
The Extensive Reading Pages
-A repository of knowledge and advice about extensive reading in an EFL context
The Japan Extensive Reading Project
-A collaborative project to create additional reading material for junior high school students. It is currently based on the New Horizon textbooks
-A commercial site with over 1500 downloadable readers. Their free sample section offers 30 free books for download/printing
-Twelve full-colour illustrated readers available as PDF files for free
-Books by kids for kids to listen to a read online - an animated world
of activities. Kids can even have their own books published!
-Free membership gets printable books, worksheets, and teacher's notes.
Children's Storybooks Online
-Online storybooks for kids of all ages - no sound.
Land of Nursery Rhymes
-Print rhymes, riddles, brain teasers, listen to the music, play games - and more!
-An online collection of thousands of out of copyright books that are freely available to read, download, or print out. An excellent resource for advanced or returnee students (or bored teachers!)
Time For Kids NEW
-TIME For Kids is a weekly classroom news magazine that motivates kids to read. (courtesy of Vincent Torley)
The Real Mother Goose NEW
-The Real Mother Goose is one of the larger collections of rhymes for children.
Originaly published in 1916, the site is a complete transcription both
in HTML and plain text formats. (courtesy of Vincent Torley)
Children's Storybooks Online NEW
-26 original stories with color illustrations for young children as well as older children and young adults. (courtesy of Vincent Torley)
-Download mp3 files and worksheets. Topics arranged by country, suggested levels included.
ESL - Songs to learn English
-Links for English song lyrics.
Storynory: Free Audio Stories for Kids NEW
-Storynory is an online treasure trove of audio stories. Here you will find a mixture of new stories, fairy tales, and specially adapted myths and histories. (courtesy of Vincent Torley)
-Teach nutrition to all ages. Includes ideas, downloadable crafts and worksheets, games, etc.
English Tenses with Cartoons
-Online learning of 12 tenses: use with cartoons, example sentences, exercises. Humor may be more appealing to JHS students and above.
-Type in words missing from sentences; many lists to learn to spell. Also learn how to type.
-Offers free games for students. A teacher in Nara has designed these games for his students.
-An excellent site with online phonics and reading practice
-Free ESL Games & Quiz Corner
-Features games based on Dr. Seuss's books, extensive biographical information on the man behind them, printables, resources for celebrating Seuss's 100th birthday, and a storymaker. (courtesy of Vincent Torley)
YAHOO! KIDS NEW
-Yahoo!'s entertainment and education site for children aged 6 through
12, with the best—and safest—content on the Web. (courtesy of Vincent Torley)
-The world's first safe children's global online community, for kids 7-12
years old. A place where kids discover the world, share what they learn,
and are inspired to become involved. (courtesy of Vincent Torley)
-Folk and fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm. Read and hear interactive,
narrated, animated stories. (courtesy of Vincent Torley)
DLTK's Halloween Crafts for Kidsl
-Variety of ideas for any occasion.
-Links to Halloween food, decorations, music, costumes and more!
-"Northpole.com is a commercial banner-free, child-safe Web site designed to provide a family-oriented Christmas site for children and families to share together."
Puzzle Piece Picture Frame
-Great Christmas activity for your students!