I am often asked by parents which web sites they should steer this children towards. Children often do not realise the amount of learning they are doing whilst playing online and how much it can improve their reading skills. There is a myriad of sites out there and it is hard to know which sites are best, but let me help you by listing my favourite 10 free websites.
I find children are interested in their world. Newsround and Dogo have news, facts, games and videos to help children begin to engage with current affairs. Both these sites are similar but have slightly different outlooks. Newsround is created by the BBC and Dogo by a mum in the USA. However, both a relevant and a range of sources help children develop their questioning and critical literacy skills.
Is your child a budding engineer? Do they have a real interest in how things work? Here’s a great website for them to explore and discover answers to their current questions and many more besides!
Is it space that captures your child’s attention? This site is filled to the brim with information and games for them to play
This site has games in literacy, numeracy and more. It also has online books and comics.
This site is great as it has a range of free ebooks for children to enjoy. It also has some maths activities and even tips for parents!
Who doesn’t find the National Geographic captivating?! They even have a kid friendly site! It contains everything from animals to wildlife, science to nature, archaeology to geology, geography to history. I am sure your child will find something which interests them.
This is one that teachers will often suggest as homework. Why? Because it is brimming with free games which help support maths and literacy
This is a great site for supporting your child’s reading, I find children adore it.
The Natural History Museum is another fascinating website for kids, it has games and fact files. This is really a great educational resource and endlessly captivating.
There you have it, 10 of my favourite learning websites. Hopefully it helps you and if you have others to share please feel free!