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The age of technology has changed the way we communicate, relax, and work, and so it is not surprising that both adults and children enjoy going online. Using online resources in moderation as a family is a wonderful way to enjoy spending time with your child and to take advantage of the vast educational resources available. Here are some amazing websites that you can visit with your child when you want to have fun, and to learn something new at the same time.
For a burst of nostalgia, and a site that younger kids will love, visit the Sesame Street website. Watch videos, sing songs, play games, and learn about colors, the alphabet, and rhyming words on this fun site.
National Geographic Kids
For kids that love animals, there is no better online resource than National Geographic Kids. View the lives of wildlife trough animal cameras, and pique your little one’s interest in the world with nature images and facts about different countries.
If your kids love weird facts, they will adore this site. Even you will be drawn into the fascinating world of unusual facts, that seem too weird to be true, but actually are.
You will find almost everything you need to make English and Math fun on this site. Colourful and inviting, the site provides games, videos, and puzzles that both you and your child will enjoy experiencing together.
As the title suggests, this is a site with resources for parents that home-school, but even if your kids aren’t home-schooled this is a site that allows you access to lots of fun, educational activities that you can use for extra tuition.
Your child may already be familiar with many of the characters on PBS Kids which will make it even more fun for them when they play the educational games and watch the videos.
Created with the assistance of Diary of A Wimpy Kid’s author, Jeff Kinney, Poptropica is billed as a world where children can play games, read stories, and become involved in quests. This is a colourful site that is easy to navigate.
Arcademic Skill Builders
With educational games available for various ages, this is a great website for households with children of different ages and levels. Arcademic Skills Builders has many different games for assorted areas including, language skills, multiplication, division, fractions, Geography, and even dealing with money.
As you enjoy exploring the myriad of educational games available online, be sure to take a few precautions so your child doesn’t stray onto any inappropriate sites should you need to leave them for a moment. Be careful to install parental controls on whatever device you are using. Here is a handy guide to setting parental controls when using an Android device. iPhones also have their own restriction settings.
Playing these types of games with your child is a super method of interacting with them while educating them in a subtle, fun way.