Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Do you think your kids are spending too much time on the Internet? My blog friend Carol Levin (librarian at the Bridgewater Twp. Public Library) sent me this list of Internet sites that are actually good for your kids. A click on the title will take you directly to the site.

10 Best Educational Websites for Kids (that are free!)

September 27, 2012  By Melissa Taylor

1. PBS Kids
Find all your favorite PBS characters, each with learning games for kids to play: Clifford, Curious George, SuperWhy, The Cat in the Hat and lots more.

2. Wonderopolis
Discover a new wonder each day. Wonders are amazing facts and intriguing questions such as: Why are they called Lava Lamps? What Badger has a sweet tooth?

3. National Geographic Little Kids
National Geographic Little Kids features games, crafts and recipes, science, videos, and animal information. It's perfect for the 5 and under crowd.

4. National Geographic Kids
Games, videos, information, cool photos and more will keep your kids engaged and learning on this educational site.

5. Fun Brain
Math and reading video-like games like math baseball and Mad Libs Junior. 

6. Whyville
Tweens hang out in Whyville to play learning games and socialize.

7. Pottermore
J.K. Rowling created this site so kids could read the books and do interactive features and games.

8. Spatulatta
Get into cooking on this kid-friendly cooking website with lots of videos and recipes.

9. NGA Kids
This website gives users art adventures and activities from the National Gallery of Art.

10. Yahoo Kids
This is the least educational of all the choices since the site includes both games and videos of all sorts. But, kids can find lots to learn on this interactive website like homework help, learning about science and access to an encyclopedia.