July 03, 2011

8 Free Kid Friendly Educational Websites


As a mother, I am always looking for fun, frugal educational ways to interact with & entertain my daughter, niece & friends' children.  And thankfully, the internet has a plethora of sites that are kid friendly!
  • Disney Junior Games
    • Offers a ton of free games for children, including action, dress-up, matching, maze, memory, music, puzzles, colors & shapes games.
  • Barnes & Noble Online Storytime
    • During online storytime, stories are read by authors & celebrities.
  • Dance Mat Typing
    • This site offers an introduction to touch typing for children aged 7-11 years.
      Each of the 4 levels are divided into 3 stages. Begin at Level 1 and build up your skills gradually through to Level 4.
  • Kabongo 
    • GoGo Kabongo develops cognitive skills that are essential to reading. fun, educational children’s games will build confidence and stay challenging with auto-leveling games that advance at your child’s pace. Discover three different games in each habitat, each with six levels. For ages 4-7.
  • Starfall
    • Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.  It is a free public service to teach children to read with phonics. Their method of instruction motivates children in an atmosphere of imagination and enthusiasm, provides opportunities for child-directed instruction, and supports English language learners and struggling readers learning alongside their peers. 
  • Crayola 
    • Offers thousands of FREE coloring pages, craft ideas & lesson plans.
  • Sheppard Software Geography Games
    • By playing Sheppard Software's free geography games, you will gain a mental map of the world's continents, countries, capitals, & landscapes! 
  • Multiplication Games
    • Each game is free and designed to help students learn the times tables.  They are currently on pace to add one new game per month.

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