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There are endless websites available which may be of interest to gifted children. The following are just a sample of what might be of interest. Many more are listed in Gifted Children: Resources for Parents and Teachers in WA

Reading, writing and spelling
Big Brown Bear
 Early reading games and activities including magnetic letters, phoneme spinner (blending sounds to read words), through to finding nouns, verbs and adjectives up to Yr 5 level.

Real e-fun theatre: Toons that Teach
Based on to Montessori methods, Real E-Fun Books help the child to gradually begin reading on his or her own.

Fun with Words
This website has an excellent collection of word based activities, including Tom Swifties and also information on etymology.
Other
 'word'  related sites :  Wordies on the Web

Books for Gifted Readers
Follow he link in the navigation bar marked "Book Reviews"
"a searchable database of book reviews that take gifted readers into account! A tool that helps you identify satisfying books for a particular reader…"

Spelling City
An online spelling program with games to teach and test your words 

Storybird
Storybird is a storytelling website allowing users to collaborate with artists and enthusiasts to produce fun, simple tools to make short, visual stories.

Ace Reader
Learn the skills of speed reading

Maths
Learn the Times Tables the Fun Way

 This website has a number of different games and activities to help kids learn the times tables. It also includes a link to a game called Time Attack which uses a video style game to teach tables. The base version of this software is available free. Also from this site is the book Memorise in Minutes: The Times Tables  which uses pictures, stories and games along with humour to teach the tables.

Times Tables Video style game
This site has an interesting game to teach times tables. 

Free Must-Have iPad apps for Elementary Maths

Chess
WA Junior Chess Clubs Directory

A list of clubs in WA where young people can learn the skills of chess. You may find other information of interest on this site.
Or alternatively have a look at the
Chess Association of WA website 

Fun
Invention Playhouse
How many different ways can you help the ball reach its goal

Drama
WA Youth Theatre Company
Are you MAD about drama? Do your friends think you're a bit WEIRD about it all?
The WA Youth Theatre Co presents an exciting new workshop series designed for people just like you!  THEATRE WEIRDOS is for 11-14 and 15-19 year olds who just can't get enough of the theatre.
The first term runs from 1 May until 19 June for two hours each Sunday. These intensive workshops are designed for the serious drama student who wants to learn from experienced theatre professionals in a fun, yet challenging way in the vibrant atmosphere of the King Street Arts Centre.
Also available for young people between the ages of 11 and 26 is our Masterclass series.
  Email for more information

Flight
For those interested in flight:" Robin Whirlybird on her Rotorcraft Adventuresis an online interactive, multimedia book that brings the aeronautics of rotorcraft flight together with reading. Aimed at students K – 4, you will learn how rotors generate lift, expand vocab and experience rotorcraft flight research. Interact with the text, conduct your own aeronautical investigations and build helicopters online.

Kite Factory
Info on different kites, mail order available

Games
Diplomacy
– a strategic board game
In this game of strategy 7 players form alliances with the aim of gaining possession of major cities or provinces in Europe. Available as a board game but also played via email. I first saw this game which will appeal to high school students particularly at the Roeper Senior School in the USA where they play by adding their 'moves' to a pin board by an agreed time at which the moves are played. The players have changed over time but the game has been in play continually for more than 7 years there. See this page on
  Wikipedia for more information.

Fun Stuff
Links to a selection of free education and fun games online in a number of categories. From the George Parkyn Centre for Gifted Education in NZ

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Further links to activities and websites of interest to gifted children can be found in each newsletter. Check there for further opportunities. And be sure to check out the comprehensive list in
  Gifted Children: Resources for Parents and Teachers in WA

Advocacy
Early Childhood
Friendship
Learning Styles
Myths
Over excitabilities
Parenting Gifted Children
Social & emotional aspects
Twice exceptional
Visual Spatial Learners
Acceleration

Tutor Bank
Links for Parents
Links for Educators
Links for Kids

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