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My Favorite Free Online Educational Websites For Kids

Updated on April 15, 2014

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Education is something that has been an important issue for me since I first found out I was having my son. With my daughters I had worked and sent them to school in the traditional way that everyone else I knew did. I wanted to do something different this time.

Early child development and education was more important for me this time around. I didnt have the internet available to me when my daughters were born but, I now had a wealth of information at my fingertips. One of the first programs I tried when my son was about 18 months old was the My Baby Can Read reading system. It worked a little as he did recognize some words but I wanted to teach him myself, not stick him in front of the television.

So I have been on a journey to locate the best free {a few are low cost) online educational websites. Below you will find a list of my favorites. If you have favorites of your own please share them in the comments section below.

The Best Free Christian Curriculum For Preschoolers

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From the time I found out I was having another baby I knew God had a plan for me and my child. My son is just about 4 years old now. After much prayer with my husband we have decided that I am going to home-school our son. We want our son to get the best education possible and grow up knowing the bible and all the great things God has done for us. So I began the research for a home-school program that was right for us. I found what I think is the best free faith based prek program ABC Jesus Loves Me. My favorite thing about this website is that God is a part of my everyday lessons. We go to church and my son knows who God is but with every lesson he learns the foundation of our faith in a way that he understands.

ABC Jesus Loves Me is the foundation of my son's education right now. It's not the only learning activity he does though. I found some fantastic free websites that are educational and entertaining for kids. I hope all of my research will help and inspire you to participate in your child's education.

These Are Some of My Favorite Christian Preschool Books & DVD'S

The Number One Choice Of Parents, Educators and Kids

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Dinosaur Train, Super Why!, and Sid the Science Kid are some of my sons favorite shows. He loves the PBS channel and watches it just about every day. PBS KIDS offers coloring pages, videos, games and more with all of your child's favorite characters.

Don't forget this free website also offered by PBS for preschoolers. PBS Kids Sprout has some tasty recipes, crafts and coloring pages that are perfect for young children.

Dinosaur Train

Dr. Suess is Great For Kids

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photo by child care lounge

As a child I think I read every Dr. Suess book ever written. From How the Grinch Stole Christmas to Green Eggs and Ham every book has a unique and educational story that keeps kids entertained. Now that I am home schooling my son a couple of the lesson plans have Dr. Suess books listed as the book of the week. My son loves Mr. Brown Can Moo Can You? I find myself reading it with him over and over.

The Suessville web site lets you make your own who. Check out the fun games and interesting activities that bring the books to life.

My Family Loves This Movie

#1 Dr. Seuss Favorite Quote

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.

Dr. Seuss

National Geographic Kids

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photo by downmagaz.com

This website is everything you would expect from National Geographic put into a format that younger \kids can understand and easily learn from. National Geographic Kids has information and fantastic pictures on every animal you can imagine.

Mix it up a little with Switch Zoo a crazy websites that lets your child imagination go wild and create their own animals.

Highlights Kids

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photo by waoline.com

When I was a kid I remember the reading the Highlight magazine at school and in the doctors office. Now all the great stories and activities are available online at Highlights Kids.

Khan Academy

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photo by smart radio

This is a fantastic website for math, science and topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics. Khan Academy even teaches humanities, finance and history. The site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher,

home-schooler, or a principal. They don't specify what age the lessons are planned for but they start with basic addition and have subjects up to adult studies.

Starfall For Readers

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photo by Starfall

If you want to help your preschool or kindergarten age child read than Starfall is a website you need to check out. Kids can start with learning their ABC's and basic phonics and move on to reading short stories

Fun Brain

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photo by goodnewspic

Funbrain is full of fun games for kids. Let your child play at the online playground or arcade. They will have a great time and learn math and phonics at the same time!

What Do You Think Of These Websites? - Any More To Add?

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      FLtraveler 4 years ago

      @HelpKidsToRead: Thank you and I'm going to add veggie tales to the list. My son loves them too!

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      HelpKidsToRead 4 years ago

      These are some great websites. I'll have to say that our kids loved Veggie Tales. I still love to watch the videos. This is a great lens. Thanks for putting all of this information together. Derrek(helptoread.net)

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