Free Educational Websites for Kids

websitesI’m very particular about which websites I allow my children to visit. The Internet is filled with content and images that’ll leave little ones with lots of questions and parents with lots of explaining to do.

Just few days ago, for example, I was on a history website for kids (Yes, I said “for KIDS.”) – trying to get information for our homeschool lesson about the War of 1812. I was halfway into reading an article when a video ad for Trojan condoms popped up in the upper-right corner of my screen. It was sensual, borderline porno, for crying out loud.

Thank goodness my who-what-where-when-why-and-how-asking five-year-old wasn’t around at the time. I was able to close the window and wipe the sweat off my forehead without explaining why a half-naked woman said the word “condom.”

But I was still quite disturbed. So I used that fiery fuel to compile a list of seemingly safe and free educational websites for kids. Here they are (randomly ordered):

For Little Kids:

Highlights Kids
Make Me Genius

For Big Kids & Teens:

Time for Kids
National Geographic Kids
Kids Health
How Stuff Works
BBC History for Kids
Khan Academy
Discovery Kids
The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids
Typing Web
Math is Fun
Sheppard Software
The Weather Channel
Chess Kid

If there’s a website you would like to share, please leave a link in the comment section below. Thanks!


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  1. Sadly, we do have to be ever vigilant about the internet and our kids using it. Thanks for the list.

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