Our kids are growing up in a world where the fun factor in online education is key. My sons can spot poor graphics, repetitive game play, and “play because its good for you” messages in video games as quick as they spot added spinach in spaghetti sauce.
Here are some favorite free educational websites for kids that are fun to play and don’t hit them over the head with a hammer trying to teach them something.
COMMON SENSE WARNING: As with all websites, an adult should preview any website before a child visits the site.
Play hundreds of fun educational kids games with PBS KIDS favorites such as Curious George, Elmo, Super Why, The Cat in the Hat and many more on “PBS KIDS PLAY”!
Knowledge Adventure’s games for kids are the perfect combination of fun and learning! Some games link to other sites, but most are hosted right there.
SmartyGames is a free educational website for kids. It features fun math games, mazes, puzzles, coloring pages, animated flashcards, and online children books.
Funbrain is a free educational game website with some great variety. Just a caution – they also own Poptropica and host advertisements for movies and books.
Keep students engaged and learning all year long with ThinkStretch activities and workbooks!