5 Websites to Keep Kids Actively Learning

Our situation is surely different right now. Our country as whole, and our entire world for that matter, have been flipped upside down. I cannot even begin to understand what your current home life situation may be, but hopefully, this blog will bring you some useful information.

For those of you stuck at home with your own little ones, or you well – intended educators looking to continue that education for your students or little ones you care for, he re are some websites to do just that!

1. Education.com – Offers a wealth of online games for preschoolers through 5 th grade. You can filter by grade, reading or math subjects, or even search by holidays to keep it festive! The site is completely free, but re quires you to sign – up as the adult. Check it out here: https://www.education.com/games/preschool/

2. TeachYourMonstertoRead.com – Another completely free website that teaches phonics, letters, sounds and full sentences. Children are basically “playing” while reading and learning these foundational skills. There are 3 versions of games to choose from. Use what you know about your child’s skills and capabilities to select the program that matches. This s ite is good for non – readers, beginners, and readers who need some more practice. Check it out here: https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

3. SesameStreet.org – Sesame Street has been around for a very long, and for a very good reason. It works! Their website offers videos as well as games, that keep kids learning and entertained at the same time. Check it out here: https://www.sesamestreet.org/ You can also check out their sister site, PBS Kids: https://pbskids.org/

4. Scholastic.com – A wonderful online website that is used by millions of teachers across the world! Scholastic is now offering many online resources for free during this time, for all of you parents and educators working from home. You can break it down according to the age group, and explore videos, questions, vocabulary, etc. Check it out here: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

5. HighlightsKids.com – The mag azine for kids that’s 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. Check it out here: https://www.highlightskids.com/

Let’s make the most of the situation and allow our little ones to have fun while keeping their brains working! Stay safe and stay healthy out there!