Best Websites for Kids

by Stacey Schifferdecker

Best Websites for Kids“Mom, can I play on the computer?” I’m sure I hear that at least once a day from each of my children. Fortunately, there really is a lot of good internet content for kids. Here is the More4kids list of what we think are some of the best websites for kids, whether you want craft projects, educational content, or just plain fun.
AskForKids is a search engine geared for children. Your child types in a question and the engine provides answers to read through.
http://www.askforkids.com/

KidsClick is another search engine for kids, run by librarians.
http://www.kidsclick.org/

Kids love crafts! These are some of the best sites to find craft projects to keep your kids busy and creative.
http://www.crayola.com/

On these sites, your kids can learn and have fun at the same time. They offer math games, reading and writing activities, puzzles, and more.

http://www.brainpop.com and http://www.brainpopjr.com/
http://www.kids-space.org/

Kids’ interests change often. Below are sites that will help them learn about their favorite new activity.
http://www.kidsgowild.com/ (animals and wildlife conservation)
http://www.kidsreads.com/ (reading)
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com (animals and their environments)
http://www.playmusic.org/ (instruments and music)

Sparktop has games, painting, and learning activities. Kids can earn SparkPoints and “buy” stuff at the SparkMart. There is also a message board area. Sparktop is specifically designed to help kids who have learning difficulties, but it has fun stuff all kids can enjoy. Parents must register their children and children cannot share personal information.

Below are links to sites put out by some of your children’s favorite television networks and shows. Commercial, yes, but they have fun, educational, age-appropriate games.
Still haven’t found what you are looking for? These web sites list great web sites for kids. Your kids could no doubt explore different topics and categories for hours (if you let them and don’t chase them off the computer to go play outside).
If you are a parent or educator and your favorite website is not listed on our list, scroll down to the bottom of this page and share your favorite with us.
Biography
Stacey Schifferdecker is the happy but harried mother of three school-aged children—two boys and a girl. She is also a freelance writer, a Children’s Minister, a PTA volunteer, and a Scout leader. Stacey has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and French and a Master’s degree in English. She has written extensively about parenting and education as well as business, technology, travel, and hobbies.

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Let your kids try out these sites the next time they are bored. The sites are full of games, puzzles, recipes, riddles, magic tricks, experiments, and craft projects.
http://www.funology.com/

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December 17, 2007

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January 4, 2008

Angela Maiers @ 6:13 pm #

Stacy, this is a fantastic list! Thanks so much for sharing this with us! Have a great new year!

August 11, 2009

Marnie Grey @ 5:12 pm #

Marnie Grey is a Vancouver Canada Based Children's Musician who created a safe and educational on-line community for children. Her website includes games (for FUN – fine motor and cognitive skills) Music, Excecise, Yoga, Sign Language, Recycling, Math and MORE! The website is free and the content changes every 2 months with the option to download the videos and burn them to DVD … http://www.MusicwithMarnie.com Perfect for ages 2- 8 years

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