Top 12 Websites for Kids
One of the great things about the worldwide web: endless information.
One of the worst things about the worldwide web: endless information. Having the world at our fingertips is awesome, but sometimes knowing the best places to go can save us time and peace of mind. We’ve screened hundreds of site for you. Here are our top twelve.
When it comes to kids stuff, here are 12 websites that you will want to know about. As a parent, you know what is best and appropriate for your child, but these safe sites can certainly be a great place for them to start.
Our criteria: These sites are all safe content and especially good for young children because they are both fun and also provide leaning opportunities for them — and us.
Seussville.com What do we need to say about this? How about: “Dr. Seuss!!” Who doesn’t have great memories of reading Dr. Seuss as a kid? They are also vocabulary stretchers. Many young children today are even familiar with the many different Dr. Seuss movies that have been hugely successful! And of course, the books are as great today as ever before. Kids love them. So Seussville.com is a fun and safe place for your kids to land and even learn while they are there.
PBSKids.org Most kids today are pretty familiar with the hit shows like Curious George and Callou. And most parents can sing the theme songs in their sleep. But don’t forget about the PBSKids website. The PBS site is safe and educational just like the TV channel. It won’t be hard to convince your child to navigate there so they can see all their favorite PBS characters.
Kids.NationalGeographic.com. National Geographic is a classic! Watching nature shows is always a nice change up from the cartoons, especially for the parents! If you have a child who is really in to nature and animals, the National Geographic Kids website is a great place for them to learn even more. There are learning quizzes, excellent photography, fun games and much more. You may find yourself spending some time here — solo.
FunBrain.com Make learning fun! That’s what Fun Brain is all about. It is like fun arcade games to help your child with things like Math and Reading. The basics are so important and while they may be learning in school and doing homework, Fun Brain is a great place to learn while having fun at the same time. So pause the Angry Birds and get them on Fun Brain so they can be learning while they play.
Funology.com This website is less educational than others but still a safe site for kids to have a little fun. And it is also a great resource for parents to come up with great ideas on how to entertain their kids. Learn different crafts and projects you can do with your kids and even pick up a few good jokes while you are there!
DisneyJunior.com Every kid loves Disney! The Disney shows and characters beloved by children are too many to name, but Disney Junior’s website is a great addition to the channel. On the site, kids can play games of some of their favorite shows like Doc McStuffins and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. It may not be the best site for education but full of good, clean fun. It is Disney!
ABCMouse.com This is another great resource. ABCMouse is the “Early Learning Academy” so it focuses on teaching specifically children in Pre-K and Kindergarten. Whether it is helping with learning to read, math or science, you will find ABCMouse to be a lot of help. This is a subscription service of $7.95 per month, but you can try the first month for free and see how you and your kids like it.
CoolMath-Games.com This site might not look like much but according to traffic rankings, it is one of the top visited sites among kids today. As the name implies, it is all about Math! It is hard to image there are that many math games, but this site is full of them. If your child is a math whiz or just wants to have some fun and better his math skills at the same time, this is a good site to know about.
NickJr.com How could we forget Nick Jr! If anything gives Disney Junior a run for their money, it is Nick Jr. With hit classics like Max &Ruby and Dora the Explorer, Nick Jr. is a popular station for little kids. If they haven’t visited the website yet, they will enjoy seeing all their favorite characters and the fun little games to go along with them.
FactMonster.com Here is another great educational website for your kids. Fact Monster expands and covers subjects like geography and history. This site may not be as much fun for your preschooler but for school age children this is another great resource to have. Bemboszoo.com Need more help learning ABCs? This is a super simple and fun website that your young child can play on to help them with learning their ABCs and reading. Getting this foundation young is so important so having these different ways for children to learn is helpful. All you have to do is put your child on.
Bemboszoo.com and let them start clicking away. They will be learning about the different letters and the sounds they make. This site is super easy to navigate and figure out so perfect for little ones.
BobtheBuilder.com We have included plenty of great educational websites, so let’s wrap it up with one more fun and super safe site. Bob the Builder is another one of those classics that your child has probably seen or will be watching (if still a baby). This site has lots of fun games and projects and the best part is they are all free! So you can put your youngsters on BobtheBuilder.com and let them have some fun.