If you don’t know, the previous blog is run by my sister and fellow home schooling mama.
After hearing about my sister’s upcoming review, I went to the Spelling City website and was pleasantly surprised at the low cost for the benefits they offer!
Benefits such as these include the following (from website front page):
- Over 42,000 spelling words with customizable sentences and definitions
- A REAL person who says each word and sentence
- Free home pages for teachers and parents to save lists
- Teacher training videos
- Free printable handwriting worksheets
- Free teaching resources with lists and lesson plans
- Twenty-five games to play online or to print such as:
Alphabetical Order, Unscramble, Parts of Speech,HangMouse, Crossword Puzzle, WordSearch, andVocabulary Test.
- A free forum and newsletters
You can see more of an overview of Spelling City by watching this clip here: VocabularySpellingCity Overview
The FREE portion of the site offers a number of great options, such as the following:
- teacher / parent homepage
- sharing lists
- importing lists
- handwriting practice
- printable worksheets
- teacher resources
The activities are fun and encourage my kids to play even at the oddest hours, like 7:15am. My 8 year old will get up and start her day with a a game or two of spelling. I LOVE the fact that she doesn’t even realize that she is learning, a true blessing in disguise. She will play the same games over and over, her way of perfecting her “score”. Yep, a true blessing!
I am a perfectionist when it comes the the English language, though most of the time I am causing more issues than correcting them, I am afraid. So the brilliant concept of making learning FUN at the same time as the actual learning, is the beauty of Spelling City.
I am able to set up (weeks in advance even!) my kids spelling work within just a few minutes of my time. I can input the words by lists or in the batch entry. for my 8 year old, it takes only 3 minutes for me to get her work ready for an entire week! My 11 year son, well it takes me about 7 minutes, only because his spelling lists are 35 words long!
I am extremely happy with this program and the ease of use. I will make sure in my budget for school next year that I am able to get another membership, it is so well worth it! My kids might not always say the same thing, but then again, I guess that is why I am the mama.
For any questions that you might have, you can check out the FAQ’s they have here.
Or you can contact Spelling City via their contact page, here.
Do you have a spelling program that you love? Or is this one you might consider adding to your curriculum?