10 Best Educational Websites for Kids (that are free!)
September 27, 2012
My kids could easily become addicted to technology, especially as they grow older and find more to do online. But, I still keep their screen time limited and focused on learning. Here are our top ten educational websites for kids.
1. PBS Kids
Find all your favorite PBS characters, each with learning games for kids to play: Clifford, Curious George, SuperWhy, The Cat in the Hat, and lots more.
Discover a new wonder each day. Wonders are amazing facts and intriguing questions such as: Why are they called Lava Lamps? What Badger has a sweet tooth?
National Geographic Little Kids features games, crafts and recipes, science, videos, and animal information. It's perfect for the 5 and under crowd.
Games, videos, information, cool photos, and more will keep your kids engaged and learning on this educational site.
5. Fun Brain
Math and reading video-like games like math baseball and Mad Libs Junior.
Tweens hang out in Whyville to play learning games and socialize.
J.K. Rowling created this site so kids could read the books and do interactive features and games. My kids LOVE it and can't wait for all the books to be on the site.
Get into cooking on this kid-friendly cooking website with lots of videos and recipes.
9. NGA Kids
This website gives users art adventures and activities from the National Gallery of Art.
10. Yahoo Kids
This is the least educational of all the choices since the site includes both games and videos of all sorts. But, kids can find lots to learn on this interactive website like homework help, learning about science, and access to an encyclopedia.
Do you limit screen time, too?
Did I miss your favorite websites? What are they? Comment here .
Melissa Taylor is a freelance writer, an award-winning educational blogger at ImaginationSoup, an award-winning teacher with a M.A. in Education, and a mom of two children, ages 6 and 9. Follow Taylor on Twitter or find her on Facebook.
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