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Limiting the time kids spend plugged in can be a daunting task. I remember those challenges while my kids were growing up. One of my solutions was to supply them with the best fun educational websites I could find – and then be careful not to let them in on my little secret that they’re ‘educational.’ So have your kids try out some of these websites they’re sure to love and that make learning a blast.

Best Fun Educational Websites

Animals Abound

At National Geographic for Kids travel to far away states and countries to discover all kinds of critters and cool places. In addition to freaky creatures, there are things you can make and photo tips with Hilary. There’s also lots of other weird stuff.

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

Space is a Blast

At NASA’s Star Child there’s plenty to discover. Do fun activities, and learn which orbit each planet belongs to, match planets to their descriptions, and even calculate what is your own weight and age on each planet. Teens, also, can click on a link to NASA’s teen site and explore web pages to solve problems.

https://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/StarChild.html

Pop, Dong, Kerplunk

This site will keep you busy for hours. Brain Pop is a fun site dedicated to health, science, and technology. Thrill at the awesome background sounds, and find experiments, activities, cartoons, quizzes, and animated movies.

http://www.brainpop.com/

Basics & Beyond

FunBrain.com offers all levels educational games in every subject. Play Grammar Gorillas, connect the dots by ones, fives, and even backward, or take the Brain Bowl quiz. There are even parent-kid challenges and parent quizzes. Click ‘search for games’, and discover many more awesome activities.

http://funbrain.com/

Make me a Genius

Exercise the left side of your brain with this fun science and math site loaded with fun games, quizzes, jokes, and videos.

http://www.starfall.com/

 

Keep scrolling for more of the best fun educational websites!

 

Forest Fire Facts

Visit Smokey Bear and get the “Bear Facts, learn fire safety, and help Smokey in one the interactive games.

http://www.smokeybear.com/

best fun educational websitesDiscovery!

At DiscoveryKids watch fascinating videos about alien planets, play a selection of games such as Build Your Own Rollercoaster, and explore interesting topics.

http://discoverykids.com/

Sensational Animal Sounds

Kids Planet by Defenders of the Wild is an animal sound delight. Calls from the wild welcome you while you choose between taking an animal quiz, touring the “Web of Life,” learning how to defend the environment, or playing a game of “Who Am I?”

http://www.kidsplanet.org/

Medicine Madness

At PBS’s A Science Odyssey, take an interactive visit to the doctor, play a game show called “That’s My Theory,” read comic stories about scientists, and learn about the discovery of penicillin.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/

Math, Money, & More

Math has never been so cool as at Coolmath4Kids.com. Do brain benders, jigsaw puzzles, and play the lemon-aid stand game to improve your math and money skills.

http://www.coolmath4kids.com/

 

 

Online Adventures

Take a journey to The Greatest Places, and visit the Amazon, Tibet, Greenland, and other fascinating countries. Learn neat facts, watch videos, send postcards, play games, and find great activities to do at home.

http://www.greatestplaces.org/

Presidential Probe

There’s plenty to learn at The American Presidency—even for parents. Do activities and read fun facts about the campaign trail, life in the White House, and assassinations. Then, take a poll, and share your thoughts.

http://americanhistory.si.edu/presidency/home.html

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by Kimberly Blaker
Posted: January 16, 2018

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