Summer is a great time for kids to get out and play. It’s also a great time to learn something new in an ‘outside the book’ way. We have some favorite learning websites for kids that we thought we would share with you.
Our kids are definitely growing up in a new world that we didn’t have. I am sure our parents say the same thing but technology has changed in leaps and bounds in the space of a generation. We’re raising kids who see adults attached to an electronic device more often than not, and the truth is, our kids’ worlds are not likely to be any different.
In our household we try to teach a balance – love for the outdoors, reading books, and technology. Like it or not, our kids will need to know technology to not only get by but to thrive as adults with careers. This is why we love to get technology in their hands that will teach them skills like coding or facts, like history and science.
The younger they are exposed to things that often fly over our heads, the easier it is for them to pick up, and er, sometimes teach us. Right? Here are some of our favorite websites that come alongside what they are already learning in many ways and expand their world.
Our Top 10 Learning Websites
- Lynda – so much to learn on Lynda.com. We have access through one son’s cyber school, but you can sign up for a free trial to see if it works for you.
- Scratch – Kids can learn basic coding and create games, videos, animations, and more.
- San Diego Zoo – kids’ games, learning activities, and live animal cams.
- Code – Learn coding through instructions or create your own.
- ABCya! – Free games, activities, and learning for grades 1-5.
- Starfall – With fun learning, games, and enrichment, they also have great tools to help kids learn to read.
- FunBrain – You’ll find everything from learning games to comics to arcade style games on this site.
- Scholastic – Scholastic is one of the sites that serves a wide age range. They have things for Pre-K to Seniors.
- San Francisco Exploratorium – Their website has some fun and unique learning activities for all things science. The possibilities are endless.
- BBC – There are so many fun facts to learn. From ancient history to family history, there is something for everyone – including adults.