10 Best Educational Websites for Kids (that are free!)

2014-03-24 09:09:37

My kids could easily become addicted to technology, especially as they grow older and find more to do online. But, I still keep their screen time limited and focused on learning. Here are our top ten educational websites for kids.

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.