Caroline loves to learn via technology and she prefers to learn on her own. We allowed her to start using the computer when she was nearing age five (if I remember correctly). She is currently seven and a half.
Along the way, I’ve collected quite a few bookmarks of educational websites we’ve used to varying degrees and a few we’ll use in the future when she’s ready for them. I’ve also included below some we learned about after the fact that are geared toward younger children. I’m sure someone else can use them!
Educational Websites For Children
We still tend to use the laptop for learning as opposed to the Kindle Fire. The Kindle gets used, but so far I haven’t found many apps that have the same level of interactivity and quality content that many of these websites offer.
(Since originally writing this Caroline has discovered the world of Minecraft on the Kindle. I wrote about Our Family’s Experience with Minecraft.)
So if you need to shake things up with your children, here are some websites to check out. Enjoy!
Favorite Learning Websites For Children
Disclaimer in 2021: As always, please preview these sites for your family. With so much insane woke content online now, I am not sure if some of these sites might have gone in directions I would not recommend. We are past this stage of learning so we no longer use these websites. But we have very fond memories of some of them. They were very fun and useful tools for a number of years.
- Wild Kratts – Caroline’s all-time favorite!
- Curious George – Another favorite
- ABC Mouse – I found this when Caroline was well into the age range. I wish I had found it sooner. It is a pay site, but worth every penny!
- Starfall – We read to Caroline a great deal, but she basically taught herself to read using these sites. It’s well worth it to pay for the full site.
- BrainPOP Jr. and BrainPOP – Caroline loves these! Keep an eye on the content to make sure it is age appropriate if you let a younger child use BrainPOP.
- e-Learning for Kids
- Martha Speaks
- Peter Rabbit
- Math Playground
- Word Girl
- Fun With Spot
- NASA Station Spacewalk Game
- Red Fish