Distance Learing for UPK
1. Sesame Street
Younger children will love everything about Sesame Street's online home. They can choose from hundreds of the show's video clips and play games that help them learn letters, animal sounds, rhymes, colors, and more.
2. PBS Kids
Each of the educational shows your children watch on PBS has its own learning section through PBSKids.org. Try sing-a-long songs, sorting and counting games, watch videos, and more.
When a mom mentions she is looking for some great educational websites for her kids, it's not long before Starfall.com is mentioned. The site has been online since 2002 and works with your children from letter recognition to reading plays, nonfiction, and comics.
CoolMath.com calls itself "an amusement park of math and more." Children can play online math games that help them with addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, money and more. CoolMath is geared toward ages 13 and up, but sister site CoolMath4Kids.com is appropriate for ages 3 through 12. CoolMath-Games.com includes math games for preschoolers.
5. TIME for Kids
From the publishers of TIME magazine, TIMEforKids.com is loaded with interesting articles, photos, and videos. Politics, the environment, entertainment, sports, and health are just some of the topics covered. TIME for Kids isn't as interactive as most of the other website on this list of educational websites for kids, but the site does tackle subjects that are in the news now while being written for an audience of children.
6. National Geographic Kids
Watch animal cameras, learn interesting tidbits about animals see and share photos of nature, learn about different countries and try science experiments on Kids.NationalGeographic.com. These activities do not even begin to scratch the surface of the National Geographic Kids website. There is also a "Little Kids" section for the younger explorers in your home.
7. Fun Brain
One visit to Fun Brain and you will want to bookmark it for your kids. Math, reading, online books and learning games are just some of the site's many treats. Fun Brain caters to preschoolers through 8th graders.
Scholastic is one of the unique educational websites for kids. This site, from the publishers of the educational books you find in schools, contains activities broken up by grades. Pre-K learners all the way up to seniors in high school can find learning activities geared toward them.
9. BBC History for Kids
Games, quizzes and fact sheets take kids on a journey through time. Kids can set off on a learning adventure when they walk through ancient history, world history and histories of specific countries on the BBC History for Kids website.
10. Highlights for Kids
The magazine for kids that has been around for more than 60 years now offers online ways to play, read and craft with your children. Matching games, art activities, animated stories and science experiments are just a few ways kids can learn while having fun on the Highlights for Kids website.
11. Learning Games for Kids
The name of the site says it all. Learning Games for Kids is all about games that teach kids almost every subject you can think of. Word, spelling, social studies, brain, science, art, vocabulary, literature and keyboarding games will get your kids started on a learning adventure.
12. Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids
It is learning with a twist. The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids features riddles, puzzles, a question of the day, a timeline of interesting history facts, sky events and weather conditions to track at home with your children.
13. Disney Jr.
Fans of Mickey and friends will love visiting Disney Jr. Educational. Games, coloring pages, and videos are a few of the highlights. The games focus on memory, hand-eye coordination, color matching and other important skills for developing minds