Jumpstart

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Summer reading should be fun! That’s why there’s Jumpstart, an invitation-only program for PASD elementary students! 

Research shows how vital it is for children to stay engaged with reading over the summer months (see infographic to the left). Jumpstart, a new PASD book access program, can help your family with this important mission. With your participation, your child will receive free books of his/her choosing, and you will receive material to help keep your child motivated to read all summer long!

Informational Meeting (parent/guardian and child must attend to join Jumpstart):

May 24th from 6-6:30 p.m. at the PAELC/Manavon Building.

We hope you have an enjoyable summer reading to and with your child! Please use the resources posted here to help maintain strong literacy habits this summer, and don’t forget to have your child complete the PASD Summer Reading Bingo Card!


For more information, contact Jessica Kilmetz or 484-927-5071

book swap and chat event
summer slide

Support Activities

Don't Forget...

Informational Meeting
May 24th from 6-6:30 p.m.
PAELC/Manavon Building

Reading Websites for Kids


Starfall
Starfall.com opened in September of 2002 as a free public service to teach children to read with phonics. Our systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.

PBS Kids
Looking for fun activities and games you can do with your kids throughout the day to help them learn to read and write? You'll find them here, along with recommended books and tips to get your kids wild about books and reading.

Funbrain
Since 1997, kids, teachers, librarians, and parents have enthusiastically turned to Funbrain for its free educational games, online books, and comics. Funbrain, created for kids age preschool through grade 8, offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy. Plus, kids can read a variety of popular books and comics on the site, including Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Amelia Writes Again, and Brewster Rocket.

National Geographic Explorer for Kids
National Geographic Explorer For Kids is an online version of the award winning magazine.

JumpStart
JumpStart World of Learning is a revolutionary educational software solution that transforms math, reading and critical thinking lessons into adventures! In each of the 4 grade-based programs, students are invited to embark on a journey through JumpStart World – a personalized 3D environment that evolves as a student progresses. Along the way, students master dozens of skills based on state and national educational standards. Designed by educators and built with cutting edge interactive technology, JumpStart World of Learning is a powerful supplemental learning program that every early elementary classroom needs.

Scholastic
Clifford, The Big Red Dog: Interactive Storybooks! Phonics, fun, games and stories for early readers.

Storynory 
Storynory has published a new audio story every week since November 2005.

Jumble Kids Online
Jumble Kids Online Interactive word jumble and crossword game.

Highlights
The Highlights kids magazine in an online website form with stories, jokes, kids news, current events, and reading and language arts games.

Storyline Online
Developed by The Screen Actors Guild Foundation, Storyline Online features accomplished actors and actresses reading some of their favorite children’s books.  Each story comes with a free Activity Guide and can be viewed on YouTube or SchoolTube.  Rainbow Fish, Wilfrid Gordon Macdonald Partridge, and To Be a Drum are just a few of the books available.

Barnes and Noble Online Storytime
From The Kissing Hand read by author Audrey Wood to Pinkalicious read by Victoria Kann, Barnes and Noble’s Online Storytime has popular children’s books read out loud.  While there are no supplemental materials to accompany the stories, this free site is perfect for “Listen to Reading” stations.

Tumblebooks
Students can follow along as the text is read them to help improve comprehension and fluency.  Choose from picture books to chapter books. (Must link to Chester County Library).

ABCYa
ABCYa is a leader in free educational kids computer games and activities for elementary students to learn on the web. All children's educational computer activities were created or approved by certified school teachers. All educational games are free and are modeled from primary grade lessons and enhanced to provide an interactive way for children to learn.
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