The internet is full of resources to learn nearly anything you can think of. But despite the resources being out there, it is not always easy to find them. That is particularly true for fun, educational websites for preschoolers that also keep their attention. Here are a few ideas for engaging websites for your child to explore that could complement the learning they receive at school.
This website, part of the Family Education Network, was created to allow parents and children to explore together or even for children to navigate on their own. The games, stories, and printable resources are designed to help younger children practice math, reading, and problem-solving skills. Funbrain Jr. is a great site for children to discover.
The Starfall website, run by a non-profit organization for over a decade, is a fantastic reading resource. Their phonics based program layers together audiovisual interactivity ideal for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, and students learning English.
BBC History for Kids
The BBC is a highly trusted news organization which has put together a collection of World and British history designed for children. It’s a great resource that includes games, stories, and fun facts for kids to learn.
Teachers Try Science – STEM experiments
This website has a great array of STEM-focused, hands-on activities for children of all ages. From building a “Balloon Car” to “Comet Craters,” Teachers Try Science is a great resource for interactive, exploratory activities.
National Geographic Kids
National Geographic has been helping students learn about nature for decades, and they continue that tradition with National Geographic Kids. Full of videos, quizzes, and games, this website is great for finding engaging animal-related educational content.
Boowa and Kwala
Absolutely full of games and activities for preschool and kindergarten students, Boowa and Kwala (who are also cartoon characters) is a great resource. With over 500 games, children can travel around the world, play one of the many games, or sing songs with Boowa and Kwala. There is also a great selection of printable coloring pages for hands-on activities.
This is an exciting time for space travel, and NASA Kids brings children into the exploration. Students can learn about the current crew on the International Space Station, get in the driver’s seat with games like “Roving on Mars” or play puzzles like “Jumbled Jets.” Whatever they choose, children will enjoy learning from NASA Kids.
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