• Educational Websites for Preschoolers

    Technology is pretty amazing!  There are lots of wonderful ways to help children practice the skills they are learning in school.  Often times with some of these great educational sites our children don't even know that they are learning at the same time!  It's also a great way to motivate kids to do their homework, have them do their reading and math first and for a reward they can play an educational game...tricky!

    Starfall.com 


    This site has lots of great language arts games. There are lots of seasonal games as well as early reading, phonics, as well as reading practice for 1st and 2nd graders or those preschoolers who are ready to begin sounding out words.

    2. PBSkids.org  
    Don't you just love this site? There is SO much on here.  Your child can pick his/her favorite show and play a bunch of learning games for that show. 

    3. ABCya.com

    This site is great because it's split up into grades K-5 so there's no guess work there! They have a great Kindergarten game would be the Pirate Marble game which is great for learning addition, and connect the dots. For 1st grade we recommend the foul shot game where you can practice math facts to earn basketballs to shoot a foul shot, the math can go up to a 4th or 5th grade level. There are also telling time games and learning coin games as well. For 2nd graders we recommend the fun typing game. For 3rd graders we recommend the Pop the Words game which letters fall and you can make words out of them to pop the letters. There are also fun seasonal and holiday games for each grade level when you scroll to the bottom of each grade levels page. 

    4. Cookie.com 

    It has hundreds of educational games, for literacy, math and science.  It also has learning videos on subjects like the plant life cycle, frog life cycle, the 5 senses, and more with review games you can play afterward. It has lesson plans, tons of free printable worksheets, arts and crafts coloring pages, and a cute blog.  What a great resource!  My only complaint would be that the games are all narrated with a robotic voice, but other than that it's golden!

    5. Scholastic.com


    Scholastic is another great site.  It has games from books like The Magic School Bus (which is oozing with science fun!), Clifford, WordGirl and more.  This site is has games for kids ages 3-7 and another section for kids ages 8-12.
    Fun fun fun!


    6. Funschool.com


    There is also a lot to this site as well. Pictured here are the ABC games which are for practicing letter recognition. There are also lots of other harder games that are also educational. Check it out it's a pretty good site.


    7. Sheppardsoftware.com 

    This site has lots of learning games for kids of ALL ages.  It's very tutorial centered which is good for learning a new concept. I also love the Kids Corner which you can explore lots of science centered ideas, such as the Four Seasons (as shown in the picture).  You can paint using movable parts like rain clouds which are actually raining!  Fun fun fun site!

    8. NationalGeographic.com


    This site has a bunch of games that are all science related.  They are all pretty fun.  Some of them like Animal Jam require an e-mail address and some personal info about your child, just FYI. They also have a bunch of geography games, adventure games,  action games, puzzles and quizzes, games for young children, and all of the games really are science related.  They also have science experiments, videos, and interactive information about animals and countries.

    9. Highlightskids.com


    Here's another new great site.  You will feel like you’re on a treasure hunt!  Highlights is a classic magazine that has been around for years. They are very well known for their hidden puzzles in their magazines. On their site for kids they have stories that you can have read to you and tons of games, their specialty is hidden picture games which you can click and the hidden image appears.  This is another great site if you are learning a theme for the week and you would like to practice newly learned skills.


    10. Funbrain.com


    There are reading games on here as well as fun simple counting games. There also some difficult reading and math games on the main game page. There is a lot to choose from on this site.
     

     Jayzeebear.com

    This site is a little old school but it is still really fun for preschoolers.

    14.Weatherchannel.com

     


    This has some puzzles, word searches, and mazes for older children. It seems like they stop putting money into this site, because it has an ad for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs in 2009. But it is an alright resource.

     KidsKnowIt.com

     

    This site has some good science and nature games.

     

      Switchzoo.com 

     

    This site has some fun animal games that you can switch animals around to look silly.

     Exploratorium.com 

    This site has some fun games that explore expressions, proportions, and emotions.

     Juliasrainbowcorner.com 

     

    This site is also a little old school but it has some fun games for young children.