10 best educational websites for kids

October 8, 2012

I tend to focus a lot on apps for iPhones and iPads, and sometimes forget about brilliant websites for kids.

And while most of these sites are geared to preschoolers and above, and a little too “old” for my toddler, I’ll definitely keep them in mind for future learning and enjoyment. But, PBS Kids and National Geographic Little Kids are already being enjoyed. My fave though is NGA Kids, especially since I’m on a mission to encourage more creativity and art. Your child can browse art, as well as create works of art.

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.

2. Wonderopolis

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?

3. National Geographic Little Kids

National Geographic Little Kids features games, crafts and recipes, science, videos, and animal information. It’s perfect for the 5 and under crowd.

4. National Geographic Kids

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.

6. Whyville

Tweens hang out in Whyville to play learning games and socialize.

7. Pottermore

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.

8. Spatulatta

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.

Via Parenting.com

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