Recently I had one of my kids home sick from school for a couple of days. In our household “sick” days are generally not meant to be FUN days!! Instead it is a time for resting and recovering. as one would expect when you are feeling unwell. So that means there’s a no screen time rule except for educational games.
Two examples of educational online games that come straight to mind are Mathlematics and Reading Eggs. However, for variety, here’s 10 more free educational websites to check out.
Watch, listen and play games to learn all about amazing animals. Great introduction to science terms and concepts. Suit middle to upper primary aged kids!
2. Fun Brain
Choose a specific grade level and play games while practising maths and reading skills.
3. ABC For Kids
Play fun games with characters from popular ABC Kids TV shows. Suitable for a variety of ages.
4. PBS Kids
Simple games that use favourite kids’ TV characters to teach reading and maths skills. Originally developed in the US. Suit kids in the early grade levels.
Go “into the book” to play games that practice reading skills. For parents; the program focuses on eight research-based strategies. These are using prior knowledge, making connections, questioning, visualizing, inferring, summarising, evaluating and synthesising. Great for a range of primary aged kids.
6. Star Fall
Practice phonic skills with these read along stories. Suitable for kids in kindergarten to Year 2.
Read, play games and hang out with Dr Seuss and his friends. Lots of fun. Suitable for early primary aged kids and Dr Seuss fans.
Have some of your favourite stories read by movie stars. Great for all ages to listen to!
9. ABC YA
Practice maths and reading skills all while playing fun games. Activities suitable for kindergarten to Year 5 level.
10. Highlights Kids
Read, play games and conduct cool science experiments. Kids use their creativity and imagination while developing their reading, thinking, and reasoning skills. Great for primary aged kids!
If you found this list of free educational websites for kids helpful, be sure to share with friends!