Top 7 Educational Websites- That Aren't Boring!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Finding a website that is free, educational, and fun can be a daunting task with the vast array of sites out there. The Internet can be a great source for cheap entertainment for your children but some sites wont hold the interest of your children for more than two minutes.

To help make your selection easier, here is a list of the top 7 educational websites that are actually fun:

Yahooligans (

This is a kid-friendly search engine, a companion to the adult Yahoo site and provides a safe environment for children to find information. The site also features a wide variety of age-appropriate links to expand the learning experience.

Kids Reads (

Reading often takes a back seat to eye-catching graphics and exciting interactive games which is why this site is essential for keeping kids interested in books and reading. This site is the best place on the Web for children to find information on their favorite books and authors. The site features excerpts from the hottest new releases to help kids find that next treasured book. There’s a universe beyond Harry Potter and this site is your guidebook.

3. Fun Brain (

This is a great site that features interactive tools and games to help kids learn. Classic Funbrain includes games like Grammar Gorilla and The Plural Girls. Plus there are also Flash Arcades and Web Books and Comics as well as Sudoku and an Entertainment Center for all the latest on kid friendly material. See this site as a one-stop shop alternative, providing a fun place to learn and play.

4. National Geographic Kids (

There’s a little Indiana Jones in every kid and this site is just what Dr. Jones ordered. It features news on historical discoveries and archaeological digs in easy to understand language. Plus there is a current events section to help kids stay plugged into what’s going on in the world. A great way for kids to learn about the world, who we are, and where we’ve come from.

5. NASA (

Next to digging up the past, kids are all about the future and what better way to experience the final frontier than with NASA’s website? Here children can learn about the galaxy, view the latest pictures from space and learn about the space program.

6. PBS Kids (

Through the use of many characters from Kids’ favorite TV shows, this award-winning site is a fun place for kids to browse and learn. It is especially friendly for young and first-time Internet users. There is also an extensive resource section for parents and teachers to help guide a child to interesting and challenging content.

7. How Stuff Works (

One of the most engaging sites on the Web these days, this site is a fun way to learn how things in our world do what they do. Suitable for kids and adults the site also provides an interactive experience for the whole family to learn together. Learn how yo-yos, juggling, movie animation, sports, toys and music work. And so much more. This one is fun for the whole family.

Andrew Salmon blogs about education and finance topics such as the  process.

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