Here are five fun, educational, productive, and safe sites that your kids will flip over and help kids get ahead. To be certain your kid can enjoy our selections, we have chosen free sites.
Whyville has more than 100 games and activities that cover a broad spectrum of topics that include art, marine biology, civics, geography and much more. When they are on the site learning is a fun adventure.
Online since 1999, Whyville has won tons of awards both parenting and educational organizations.
This site teaches kids, in a safe environment, the basic codes of behavior for online networking sites.
Tell your kid this joke: “Q: What do you give a sick bird? A: Tweetment.” If they even smile, head on over to Funology.
Funology has everything a child could want:
The site also has a blog that parents use to ask questions of other parents, exchange advice and parenting tips.
National Geographic Kids
National Geographic Kids won a Webby Award and was a Recommended Winner Parents Choice award winner in 2008. The site has sections that include videos, games, animals and pets, countries, contests, news, and more. The site also includes a special section for little kids that they can enjoy with their parents.
A children’s site from PBS that is so kid friendly it won eight Parents Choice awards. These fun games are categorized as “New,” “Popular,” and “Hard.
An avatar named “Hooper” is a chipmunk that interacts with your kids and his area is a gateway to dozens of games and activities. Kids sign in to this area to save their scores.
Writing contests are another huge activity on this site. The contests are grade related and cover kindergarten through fourth grade.
Also found on PBS kids is the Cartoon Studio where kids learn how to make cartoons of their own.
This site is a sure favorite of kids from aged four to ten.
Lawrence Hall of Science
The Lawrence Hall of Science targets mainly grade school kids and the “Afterschool” section aims for grades 3 – 5. Topics include How Fast is the Wind?, Parachute Drop which is all about making mini-parachutes, Bug Hunt, and Filling Without Spilling, that explains through interactive activities “surface tension.”
In fact, just about every section of the site is interactive and piques the natural curiosity kids have.