PBS Kids – http://pbskids.org/ – we love this website for a variety of reasons: the kids love the characters, parents love the educational value, lots of options to choose from (videos, games, online books etc.), appeals to a variety of ages, etc. It’s also easy for children to navigate. Target Range – toddler through the lower elementary grades.
Highlights Kids – http://www.highlightskids.com/ – great variety on this website as well, such as animated books, both factual and fictional texts, printables, crafts and science experiments, etc. The content is very similar to what you would see in a Highlights magazine, such as hidden picture puzzles, articles on animals, stories about children, and so on. Target Range – elementary grades, specifically children who can read on their own.
Starfall – http://www.starfall.com/ – Starfall is so full of educational information that it’s hard to even know where to begin. Although much of the content is free, some of the content is restricted to paid members. There are printables, songs, books for beginning readers, letter recognition, color recognition, even sign language – really too much to list here. Just go and check it out! This site would be especially helpful for those who homeschool. According to starfall.com, the targeted audience is toddler/preschool through 2nd grade, including content specific to special needs! Continue reading…
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- 20 Ways to Sneak Vegetables into Your Childs Diet
- Brain Imaging Study Confirms Addictive Nature of Processed Carbs