Top 10 Best Sites for Kids
Storybird: Simple tools help kids build books in minutes. Storybird’s art will inspire and surprise children as they write. Readers will encourage your child along the way.
Power my Learning: An amazing collection of fun yet educational games and activities. We like that the activities are rated. To access this site you must sign in with an e-mail but this will give you access to over 1,000 sites in various subject areas.
National Geographic for Kids: educational and fun, check out Animal Jam, a favorite with kids.
Nickelodeon Kid Site-Nick Jr.-Many fun activities for pre-schoolers and older kids.
Best Game Sites for Kids– Kid tested and teacher approved.
Whyville -According to their “about” page: “Whyville is a virtual world geared for teen and pre-teen girls and boys. Whyville’s millions of registered “citizens” come from all over to learn, create, and have fun together. Whyville is their world. Whyville has places to go, things to do, and of course, people to see. Whyville has its own newspaper, its own Senators, its own beach, museum, City Hall and town square, its own suburbia, and even its own economy – citizens earn “clams” by playing educational games. And much, much, much more! Joining Whyville is free. The primary support for Whyville comes from its sponsors.”
Funology: According to their “About Us” page: “Funology is the best place on the Web to find things to do. Not just while you’re sitting at the computer, but anywhere. Things to do by yourself or with your friends, your parents, your pets, anyone. We’ll teach you a million and one ways to make things, explore the world, and discover skills you never knew you had. You’ll use words, numbers, facts, ideas, and objects you find around the house. It’s one place where you’ll never be bored!”
DIY: A way for kids to gain skills, meet others who share the same passions, and generally be awesome. Every member has their own portfolio where they share what they make and do.
News for Kids– Time has what we have found to be the most comprehensive news site for kids.
Ziggity Zoom– Ages: 4-8 According to the site: “Our goal in designing ZiggityZoom.com was to create a fun, Kid-friendly environment online that was super easy for even a preschooler to navigate. Simple Icons and Directional Graphics make it easy to get around. We provide stories, online games, pretend play environments, like the Pirate and Princess World, and many varied activities to encourage creativity and independent thinking. Parental interaction is important to us as well as offering fun educational content.”
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This list is updated each year. These are our chosen top ten websites for kids in 2014.