Houghton Mifflin — Online Educational Resources

My ten year old daughter — she just had a birthday & I can’t believe she’s now a decade old! — told me today that she and her younger sister plan to enter a spelling bee in January.  Now, my older girl has had a love-hate relationship with spelling.  She enjoys writing songs and stories — but she does not enjoy the tediousness of the English language and prefers to invent her own ways to spell.

On the other hand, she likes to practice spelling out loud — but only as long as the words aren’t too difficult.  If I start asking her words above third grade level she gets flustered.  So, to help make spelling a bit more fun and a bit less stressful, I’ve been searching for some free online spelling games.

Here’s my favorite:

Education Place 

This website is a supplemental component of Houghton Mifflin’s textbook series.  So, not only can you find a number of spelling and vocabuklary resources, they have a lot of great material for:

Reading / Language Arts

 Social Studies


and Science

Check them out and let me know what you think.  And please leave a comment to let the rest of us know about other terrific educational websites!