Children's Educational Websites

Last year, at this time of the year, most of the kids are back to school already. Because of the COVID pandemic, however, kids did not only have an early start for their "summer vacation break", the start of the school year 2020-2021 still seems uncertain as well.

Since current community quarantine guidelines prohibit kids from going out, most of them just spend their time on their gadgets, playing online games, chatting or getting busy on social media. If you're looking for websites where your kids can spend time learning something, check out the list that follows. Not only are these websites informative, most have fun educational games for kids as well.

Internet 4 Classrooms
Internet 4 Classrooms - a collaboration between Susan Brooks and Bill Byles, this site offers free educational resources from pre-K thru Grade 12. They have online practice quizzes and printable worksheets.

FunBrain
FunBrain - You can watch videos, play games and read books on FunBrain. It gives you the option to browse contents by grade from pre-K to Grade 8 or to select the category (games, reading, videos, playground and math zone) that you want. Books like the Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Little Red Riding Hood, and Judy Moody are featured in their reading section.

School Express
School Express - School Express features a variety of educational materials. Teachers will also find this website useful as not only does it feature various free worksheets and activity pages, one can even make their own worksheet in a user-friendly interface. eWorkbooks on science, social studies, geography, history, famous people, grammar, mathematics, creative writing, phonics, sight words, awards and early learning are just some of the materials shared on this site.

Multiplication.com
Multiplication.com - As the name suggests, this website is focused on mathematics and memory strategies to help one learn math facts fast. There are addition, subtraction, multiplication and division games that can be played individually or multi-player. It also features strategy games like Stick Man, Battleship War, Let's Park, and Flip Cube. They offer premium membership (which removes all ads) but you can still play and use this site free.

math is fun
Math is Fun - Math is Fun is a website that's been helping people learn math since 2000. This site aims to cover the full kindergarten to year 12 curriculum and offers topics for young kids like counting, place value, and composing numbers to advanced math subjects like algebra, statistics and calculus. It also features dictionary of math terms, worksheets and various activities. This is not just purely about math though; you can also play games like chess, checkers, reversi, 4 in a line, jigsaw puzzles, and other strategy games.

superkids
SuperKids - Super Kids presents fun ways to expand knowledge and skills with its free SuperKids games and tools. They have vocabulary builders, math worksheets, time worksheets, logic games and more. Even those studying for SATs will find resources like vocabulary, prep software, flashcards and SAT hangman to help them prepare for the next exam. If you are planning to buy educational software, you can also check out their educational software reviews before taking the plunge.

cool math 4 kids
Cool Math 4 Kids - This site from Coolmath.com LLC started way back in 1997. It's designed to teach math in a fun way to kids upto 12 years old. They consider themselves as an amusement park of games, lessons, brain teasers, printable flash cards, and more. One can even make their own addition, subtraction, multiplication or division quiz (from numbers 1 to 10) and then set a time limit to answer a number of items online or print it as a worksheet.

math playground
Math Playground - When you need to give your brain a math workout, Math Playground can be one of the sites where you can do it. They got math games, logic games, math arcade, story math, math videos and skill games. You can also see these games on a per grade level (from 1 to 6). Math Playground was created by a teacher named Colleen King in 2002 to offer a fun way for her students to practice math facts. You can use the site free but for an ad-free version, you may also buy a subscription.

khan academy
Khan Academy - Upto this point, I only mentioned sites where you do not need to sign up in order to use them . However, Khan Academy is one website that my kids have been using for years now. You need to sign up (it's free) to create an account for you and your kids but you'll be able to access lessons from early math to calculus, differential equations and linear algebra. They also provide science and engineering lessons (like physics, biology, chemistry and electrical engineering), computer programming, arts & humanities, economics & finance, and test prep for SAT, LSAT, NCLEX-RN and more. Plus, you could learn about the careers, entrepreneurship, growth mindset, personal finance and college admissions. Creating an account helps you check the progress of your child as they learn the lessons and take the tests and quizzes.

While there are other sites where your kids can learn and have fun at the same time, the children's educational websites above will surely keep your kids busy for a long time. But now that we are at it, why not share other children's educational websites that you know in the comments section below.

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