This fun round up of 25 Great Websites For Kids will keep them busy for hours exploring and learning about the world around them.
Summer is here and although the best thing is for kids to spend time outside getting in all the fun kid activities they need to get in, there are times that the weather thinks otherwise. Although there’s a lot of non technology fun they can have, let’s face it #life.
That’s why I’ve put together a list of great websites for the kids. These are mostly geared towards little ones, but you can get some great educational fun for older ones as well. This is a fun way to have the kids do some fun stuff while still getting the learning in.
Look further below and you’ll find the clickable link to the below sites along with some other great new sites!
Note of caution: With anything online, please monitor your kids while on these sites.Although I’ve checked them all out myself and have used them with my kids, it’s still the internet and things can happen so please watch your kids while on these sites!
PBS Kids- Fun games from the tv channel. Great stuff for the older kids as well.
FunBrain–Created for kids in grades Pre-K through 8, Funbrain.com has been the leader in free educational games for kids since 1997. Funbrain offers hundreds of games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy
National Gallery of Art for Kids: offer an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history. Featuring a variety of art-making tools that encourage exploration and creativity, these computer-based activities are suitable for all ages.
Starfall: Free and paid learning online activities. My little ones love brushing up on skills using this site.
Disney Junior:Fun site full of games and fun featuring all the Disney Junior characters. Free
Jumpstart -Makers of the education games have now gone online. You can also find Mathblaster on here which is a series of Math games for older kid. Paid + Free options -You can check stuff out for free but a membership will give you more access to all the features.
Scholastic: Has some great games and learning resource broken into age levels. There’s also a great section for parents and teachers with some great learning resources. Free
Kidz Page:Hundreds of free kids games, puzzles, activities, coloring pages, clip art & more for children, families, parents, teachers… Kids of all ages are invited to play!Includes free online games, puzzles and kids printables in the kids games & activities sections! New educational and fun games, activities and printables added on a regular basis for kids, schools and family fun.
Cool Math: Math help for various ages, links to about page which will send you to the area your kids need help in.
Scratch: Although intended for kids ages 8-16 ,it’s quickly become a hub for all ages. Here you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.
ABCYA:Educational games, videos and more. Free & Membership options.
Reading Eggs: This is a fun online program to help with Reading and Math (brother program is Mathseeds) This is a paid program but you can have a week free to check it out and see if you like it. I’ve used this with all of my school age kids to help with Reading and Math and they all love it.
Like I said above, these are all great sites that I’ve checked out myself AND used with my kids. However, there are ads on these sites (all kid friendly from what I could see) and with that I ask you to exercise caution 🙂