10 Great Websites for Kids

Ten sites your kids won’t know are educational


 

It is undeniable that the Internet is an incredible tool of resource and entertainment for people of all ages. But finding kid-worthy content that parents can be completely comfortable with is not always an easy task.  We scoured the web and found 10 kid-friendly websites that are not only educational, but incredibly fun.

Yahooligans.com

Yahooligans is a kid friendly extension of the popular search engine Yahoo.  Yahoo has done a great job with this website, offering a gambit of entertainment and educational content for kids.  Aside from games Yahooligans offers music, movies, jokes, horoscopes, and an interactive question and answer area called Ask Earl.  There is even a parent’s area where parents can gather information on popular children’s subjects.

Funology.com

There is so much to learn and explore in this world and Funology knows that.  They offer some entertaining and educational content on the website, but go much further to give kids ideas on what to do away from the computer.  Kids can learn magic tricks, kid friendly recipes, fun science experiments and much more.

CoolMath-Games.com

This brightly colored site offers so many games your child will never get bored.  The games are so fun and fast paced that your child will never even realize that they are learning in the process.  CoolMath goes beyond math as well offering spelling, reading, geography, and science games.  For some time away from the computer they also offer printable coloring pages that continue the learning fun. 

Funbrain.com

The name says it all.  Fun brain offers a variety of games that are both fun and educational.  The arcades offer a board game theme where winning smaller learning games moves you along the board toward a greater goal.  A reading area offers web versions of popular books like Diary of a Wimpy Kid along with fun mad libs and original comics. 

Ecokids.ca

EcoKids is designed for grade school aged kids to help them learn about environmental protection.  There are games and quizzes that cover all areas of environmentalism from protecting animals to waste management.  They even offer information on popular subjects under the homework help tab.  Teachers can also visit their own area of EcoKids for lesson planning help, activity ideas, printable handouts, and more.

Tvokids.com

The first thing that you will notice about TVO kids is that it is spilt into two different age categories; 2 to 5, and 11 and under.  This interactive website actually speaks to kids in the 2 to 5 range as the pass over tabs so they are able understand what each icon means.  It offers age appropriate content for each age category.  The 11 and under site even offers homework help to those who need it.

YTV.com

YTV offers a safe and fun environment for kids to enjoy their favorite television shows.  Made for kids of all ages it offers games, videos, contests, show information and more.  YTV offers games and information on shows from multiple channels so kids won’t have to hop from site to site to enjoy all of their shows.  Parents have the peace of mind that their children can get more out of their favorite shows in a safe environment. 

CBC.ca/kids

Kids will have fun playing and learning with their favorite CBC kids characters.  Children can play games starring their favorite characters and watch episodes of their favorite CBC kids shows.  For the youngest of CBC kids lovers there is a preschool area with age appropriate content.  Kids can even download screensavers and backgrounds of their favorite characters, with a parent’s permission of course. 

Kaboose.com

Kaboose is a great website for children and parents alike.  Kids can play fun games, take quizzes, enter into contests, and much more depending on their age.  Kaboose also offer many resources for parents, health tips, craft ideas, family activities, and recipes are just a few of the areas designed to aide parents. 

CanadianGeographicKids.ca

Canadian Geographic Kids has so much educational fun that kids will probably skip right past the games that are offered on the site.  Kids can learn fun and interesting facts about their favorite animals, learn more about Canada, and have fun playing with an interactive world atlas.  They can even get homework help on topics like geography, world issues, and maps.  Parents beware, after a few hours on Canadian Geographic Kids your children may be too smart for their own good.

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