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A list of great Interactive, engaging, safe, and free. learning websites for kids.A Free Resource of educational games,excersises, flashcards, brain pickers, puzzles and everything else that kids need to develop their psycho-motor skills By : Kharbach Mohamed Email:

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About The Author

Mohamed ( Med ) Kharbach is a Canadian Certified Teacher working at the Yarmouth Tri-county Regional Schoolboard. He has been teaching for nine years now. He is also a master student in Mount Saint Vincent University, department of education in Halifax. He is working on a thesis about the educational use of emerging technologies in education. Mohamed is also a SEO ( Search Engine Optimizer ) and web designer. He is the editor and owner of two educational blogs. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is where he writes about web 2.0 revisions and provides tips for both students and teachers on how to better implement technology in their classrooms. Educational Mobile Technology is his second blog where he reviews the best free mobile apps for both iOS and Android. You can contact Med at or use the contact form at his blogs.

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Internet is a huge repository of all kind of materials including educational resources that can help our kids learn better. Looking for the right websites, however, is where the shoe pinches. You can not just jump into Google search engine and start collecting learning materials. This is not as easy as it sounds and if you do not believe it then give it a shot and try to search for some kids websites and you will see the big amount of junk links you would get back. It does take so much time,energy and some smart search techniques to get the best out of your query. And because not everyone is adept in internet search art then we have done the job for you. We are not experts in search engine wizardry but we do have some modest knowledge about it and which we have shared with you in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning particularly in the section labeled Free Google Tools.

Over the last couple of weeks, I and a couple of other teachers have been digging into several online resources and checking hundreds of websites to come up with a collection of kids-safe websites that we can recommend for you here. While the links that you will find here have all been reviewed and are confirmed to respect the kids safety guidelines and while we confirm the suitability of the contents of these websites for young children, it is highly recommended that any time children spend on the Internet be supervised by an adult. The purpose behind this work is to help parents and teachers get a free and easy access to some great websites where kids can securely learn and develop cognitively. To access any website cited here just click on its due title. .

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Primary Games
Cool Math 4 Kids

Cool Math 4 Kids is a math site sp ecially designed for what kids like and how they learn! Math really CAN be fun an d really CAN be easy to learn. That's what it's all about! It h as got lots of cool math l essons and cool math g ames on th e site(s)

Pr imary Games i s on e of the fastest growing g aming companies on th e web an d h as been entert aining both children and adults sinc e 2000. The comp any w as originally founded by t each er Su san Beasl ey, who built online games to keep th e students in h er classroom ent ertained while th ey were eng aged in learning.


Aplus Math

WolfQuest is an immersive, 3D wildlife simulation game th at lets player s learn about wolf ecolog y by living the life of a wild wolf in Yellowstone National Park. Player s play alone or with up to four friends in on-line multiplayer g ames.

Aplus Math was developed to h elp students impro ve th eir math skills interactively. Visit the game room and play exciting games like Matho and Hidden Picture...Test your math skills with aweso me Flashcards! Try out the Math Word Find puzzle.

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Free Kids-Friendly Websites Poptropica

Starfall open ed in Sept ember of 2002 as a free public servic e to t each children to read with ph onics. Thi s syst ematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awar eness practice, is p erfect for preschool, kindergart en, first gr ade, second grade, sp ecial education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). St arfall is an educational alternative to oth er ent ertainment choices for children.

Poptropica w as develop ed by Family Educ ation Networ k (FEN), th e maker s of For o ver a dec ade, kids, teach ers, librarian s, an d par ents have enthusi astically turned to Funbrain for its inter active learning games, online boo ks, and comic s. Th e popularity of Funbrain in schools prompted FEN to u se its exp ertise to build a unique online exp erienc e for kids to enjoy during their free time.



Seussville th e official home of Dr. Seu ss on the W eb is th e place for children of all ages to play and l earn with Dr. Seu sss wonderfully whimsical boo ks and classic charact ers. Th e Cat in the Hat, Green Egg s and Ham, Oh, th e Plac es Youll Go! and all of the Dr. Seu ss boo ks l eap to life through interactive games and activities that will enrich each childs reading experi ence.

Bemboszoo is a great w ebsite for learning both alphabet s and animal terms. It has audio enhanc ed and includes some engaging activities for kids.

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Free Kids-Friendly Websites Lil Fingers Pestworld4kids

Lil' Fingers is a storybook site for toddler s with educ ational games, storybo oks and printable coloring pages. The FREE toddler stories, activities & holiday sections are designed with bright colors & big buttons for little fingers

Think of them as animals out of plac e. Out in natur e, they'r e just doing their jobs. But wh en th ey move into our homes an d yards, th en we c all them pests. So come explore th e world of pest s. Th en use your new knowledg e to outwit the pests in your world.


Nasa Kids Club

Founded in 1999, BrainPOP creates animat ed, curriculumbased cont ent that eng ages student s, supports educator s, and bol ster s achievement. Our award-winning online educational r esourc es

Nasa Kids Club offers p arent s and t each ers tip s on saf e surfing habit. It also h as a section wher e you can learn ho w to protect your privac y online.

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National Geographic Kids

Internet 4 Classrooms

National Geographic Kids is a great website for kids, it offers free r esourc es such as stories, photo s, games, activities an d more .

Internet 4 Kids free w eb portal designed to assist anyon e wh o wants to find high-quality, free Intern et resources to use in classroo m instruction, developing project ideas, an d reinforcing specific subject matter areas both in the class an d at home and even for online technology tutorials. The portal is used by teacher s, p arent s an d students of all ag es.

Academic Skills Builders

Math Playground

Academic Skill Builders are online educ ational video g ames that offer a powerful approach to learning basic math, language arts, vocabulary, and thinking skills.

Math Playground, an action-pac ked site for element ary an d middle school students. Play a math g ame, solve a logic puzzle, and h ave some fun

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Storynory is an online treasure-trove of free audio stories. Her e you will find a mixture of original stories, fairytales, an d specially adapt ed myths and histori es. It also provides a sprinkling of verse. m is th e web's premier destination for information about th e wild animals and pl ants of the United States. Over p ast year s, eNatur e h as consi stently been one of the Intern et' mo st-visited sites for natur e and wildlife information and has won numerou s awards an d accol ades.

Fun Brain NGA Learning Resource

NGA Learning Resources is a plac e to borrow, browse, and download mor e than 500 resources, including teaching packets, DV Ds, online interactives and f eatures, podc ast s, brochures, and mor e.

Funbrain, created for kids ag es pr eschool through gr ade 8, offers more than 100 fun, inter active g ames that develop skills in math, r eading, and literac y. Plus, kids c an read a variety of popular boo ks and comic s on th e site, including Diary of a Wimp y Kid, Amelia Writes Ag ain, and Br ewst er Rocket.

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Moshi Monsters Peep

See which sci ence and math concept s are being explored as kids play online g ames. If you w ant to t ake th at exploration into the real world, the w eb site also suggest a few Anywh ere Science and Math Activities to try.

New ent ertainment experienc e that would be fun, safe an d educational for kids of all ag es. Visitors to the site c an adopt their very own p et Monst er, give it a name and design it s color scheme. Each Mon ster has a lively p erson ality th at develops th e mor e it is played with. Mon st er owner s c an nurture their p et by solving daily puzzle games to earn Rox, the in-game currency. Rox c an be used to bu y weird an d wonderful things in th e virtual shop to keep Mon ster s h ealthy and h appy. Mon ster own ers can make new friends an d connect with existing friends through a wide variet y of saf e social networ king featur es such as Mon ster blog s, New sfeeds, pinboards and buddy lists.

Jan Bret Haring Kids

Jan Br et offers a wide r ange of kids r esourc e for t each ers an d parent s such as storyboo ks, vidoes, coloring pages, contest s, pages and mor e Haring Kids is a cool website th at pro vides a set of different kids activities, games, exercises, an d lesson plans.

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Dance Mat Typing Book Adventure

Book Adventure is a fun, free way to motivate your child to read! Kids in gr ades K-8 c an find a boo k, t ake quizzes on wh at they've read, and earn prizes for their r eading success. St art your reading

Danc e Mat Typing, an introduction to touch typing for children aged 7 - 11 years. Each of th e 4 levels ar e divided into 3 stag es. B egin at Level 1 and build up your skills gradually through to Level 4.

Count Us In WhyVille

WhyVille is a website designed to help kids learn through games and activities. They c an chat, hang out with each oth er and design th eir own learning tools.

Count Us In is a cool website for pr eschool kids.It is designed in such a way that it h as a kid friendly interfac e with so many colors .It helps kids learn and underst and basic number concepts via inter active g ames

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Giraffian Alphabet
Letter Tv

Giraffian Alphabet is kids friendly w ebsite th at provides h elp for kids learning alphabets Th ey c an click on a lett er at the top of the p age and see it in capital and lower c ase, It also includes pictures to help th em bett er associate the l etter with the word

Letter Tv is anoth er great w ebsite for kids that h elp them learn alph abet s Th ey can click on a lett er to h ear th e sound and see pictures. Upp er and lower c ase l etter s. Coloring pages and songs.

Fish Price


Fish Price i s designed for infants, toddler s, or pr eschooler s activities to h elp them learn lett ers, nu mber s, colors and shap es - includes color pictures online and play a vari ety of fun games.

Jazzles repr esent s th e biggest screen-based, multi-media, resource available for cr eatively developing voc abulary, oral language skills and early reading. Jazzl es is a combin ation of A-Z prolifically alliterative rep etunes and vi sual-auditorykinesth etic learning.

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print and color pag es. Just enter the on e or tw o words that best describe wh at you would like to color.

Children Story Bokks Online

Rebus Rhymes

Children StoryBoo ks online is a wonderful place for young children to read or be read to. All books include colorful illustrations that ar e sure to keep your child interest.It al so includes puzzles, games, cont est and man y more

Rebus Rhymes is a great website wher e pr eschooler s and kindergartn ers c an enjoy r eading along by r ecognizing the key words that are illustrated by pictures. Fantastic sit e for parent s that ar e teaching their child to read.


Zylo Nursery Rhymes

Ivyjoy is a w ebsite th at h elps p arent s and teacher s t each their kids coloring. Are you looking for so mething in particular to color? This search engine will search the w eb exclusively for

Zelo provides tons of lyrics for nursery rhymes. All the mat erial is organized alph abetic ally.

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PBS Kids

Kaboose Kids Domaine

PBS Kids provides kids learning mat erial such as math games, dress up g ames, animal games, spelling games and many more. It is secure and easy to use.

Kaboose offers All kinds of online games for kids.. Some wor k with any brow ser, some u se Java, Shockwave, Coco a or Roadst er. Everything from arcade games and puzzler s to multiplayer games. Child Saf e Site.



UptoTen provides Over 500 games and activities in a safe and fun learning environment plus links to oth er sit es for kids.

Makestuff offers easy project s and fun activities for kids of all ages. It Also h as a section for holiday crafts and coo king for kids. Requires a $1.00 per month member ship.

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Cray ola Creativity Cent re

Learning Planet

Crayola h as lot s of easy, kid-friendly crafts. Requires a free member ship to acc ess cr aft ideas.

Learning Plan et offer s Fun, interactive activities to h elp children learn math, langu ages, problem solving and grammar. Learning activities for Preschooler s to grade 6.

Kids Create


Kids Cr eat e offers st ep-by- step proj ects for kids of all ages.

Sci4kids is a fun place for your child to learn scienc e -

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includes information, fun projects and g ames.

H.i.p Pocket Change

A Walk in The Woods

H.I.P is a great learning site for kids th at h ave an interest in coins, the Mint, and U.S. history.

Take a w alk in th e woods - see n ature and find out about the different types of trees and plants that live in them. Great for kids.

AAA Math

AAA Math features a compr ehen sive set of interactive arithmetic lesson s. Unlimited practice is available on each topic which allows thorough mast ery of th e conc epts. A wide range of lessons (Kindergart en through Eighth gr ade level) enabl es l earning or review to occur at each individual's current level. The site contains thousands of pages of Math L essons.

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Here are some other free resources for teachers and students: The Comprehensive Guide To Googles Free Tools for Educators and Teachers. A List of Free Educational Android and iOS Apps. 21 Educational Infographics Free URL Shortner Tools Free Math Resources: Lesson Plans, Activities and Games. 16 Free Typing Resources. Free Apps for Students with Visual and Hearing Impairment. A List of Free Graphic Organizers for Teachers and Students. Find more of similar educational presentations at this page. For more reviews of educational web tools and technology tips on how to learn and teach using technology I invite you to explore the free resources included in: Educational Technology and Mobile Learning Educational Mobile Technology Thank you.

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