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Colorin Colorado

Colorin Colorado

Fall 2008 Website
Ages: All Ages
Designer: Weta Learning Media
Developer: Weta Learning Media
Review:
Colorin Colorado is a bilingual site designed to support families and educators of English Language Learners.

The site is divided into areas for Educators and for Families, with content on how to help children succeed at school and downloadable reading tip-sheets for parents of children from infants through third grade. Information is presented through a variety of media, including Webcasts, podcasts, video, reports and articles. Worksheets are available in up to 11 different languages and some of the techniques even apply to emerging readers whose first language is English.

One of the site’s most valuable assets is its book recommendations, which are categorized for Kids, Teens and Adults and offer a Meet the Author section. Once you select a channel, detailed information including a suggested age range and a summary of the story is provided for each recommended book. The list of wordless books is an indispensable launch pad for pre-readers with or without parents who struggle with reading themselves.

Chris Businsky   ©2008 Parents' Choice
Chris Businsky is a partner as well as graphic and web designer for Right Brain Technologies.

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