It’s Revolutionary!

On the night of April 18, 1775 Paul Revere made his famous ride to Lexington and Concord to warn the countryside that British soldiers were on their way. The Battle of Lexington began with the dawn and moved on to Concord during the day, igniting the American Revolution. The connection makes April a great month [...]

Stoked for Science?

Is your student an observer, noticing every aspect of the natural world? Perhaps your student enjoys mucking about just to see how different objects react to a magnet or whether different liquids can be mixed together. If so, you’ve got a student who’s stoked for science, and if they’re in grades Kindergarten through 2, there’s [...]

Beware the Ides of March!

Phew ! The Ides of March were on March 15, now safely past for another year. Do you know why Shakespeare wrote that famous phrase? On the Roman calendar the ides was at the middle of the month, either the 15th or the 13th, depending on the month. On four months of the year the [...]

Nimble Fingers

Typing games can help you learn to touch-type in a way that is both challenging and fun. They start slowly, but as you progress and gain skill, you must type faster and faster to clear the level. Vocabulary.co.il has a selection of typing games to fit every skill level and every interest. Homekey Kenneys focuses [...]

Antonyms are Opposites

Happy/sad, interested/bored, serious/facetious – antonyms are opposites. Often, understanding the opposite of a word helps you understand the meaning of the original word better. Vocabulary.co.il has games that let you practice matching antonyms. Play Memory Match and turn over cards until you find an antonym pair. Play Line Match to match adjective antonyms or practice [...]

Learning the English Language

Learning the English language can be overwhelming. Developing English skills is dependent on a strong vocabulary. Reading, writing and conversation helps to further vocabulary. Vocabulary games can also be a great tool in learning the English language. Vocabulary.co.il provides many games for learning English. These English language games promote learning in a fun way. One [...]

The Building Blocks of Words

Syllables are the building blocks of words. Those building blocks help young learners to understand the rhythm of language. Syllables are also a key concept in learning to read. By using techniques like the “robot voice” students can better understand how many syllables are in a word. The syllable lesson videos on Vocabulary.co.il reinforce classroom [...]

Pop Quiz

When we hear the word “quiz” it often instills a sense of nervousness and fear. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have fun taking a quiz? Well, now you can! At Vocabulary.co.il, there is a Vocabulary Quiz game. The Vocabulary Quiz has all the challenge of a quiz mixed with the fun of a game! On [...]

How Phonics Helps

Do you know someone who is learning to read? Well, if you do, you’ll probably want to introduce them to phonics. Phonics is an important part of learning to read because it helps students recognize the connection between specific spellings and sounds. There are all kinds of phonics programs available. You can even find free [...]

A Synonym Situation

Synonyms are learned in every grade level. As students move up in their grade level, the synonyms become more challenging. The reason for this is because learning synonyms means consistently increasing vocabulary knowledge. In kindergarten, students are learning that big is a synonym of large. While in high school, students are introduced to words like [...]