Online Fun for the Kiddos
Do your children love to play on the computer? I know mine do. With so
many places to go on the internet, it can sometimes be hard to find good,
educational, fun and interesting places for your children. Below is a list
of many places that I have found. I try to look around as much as possible
to be sure that it is a safe place for our children. Remember to check
things out yourself and keep an eye on what your children are doing.
Always be sure to speak to your children about never giving out personal
information and as much fun as they think it is, the chat rooms can be the
most dangerous place for children. Here is
another article with some great tips for parents when allowing
their children to play online.
The star ratings are based on fun, educational value, ease of use and
overall design of the site. The ratings do not necessarily reflect the
amount of activities available.
You will only find top quality links here, so even if they don't rate 3
stars, they are still worth the visit!
Age ratings are just estimates, the skill and/or computer knowledge level
of your child will determine a lot of the individual options on the sites
Home of Blues Clues, Dora, Little Bill, Oswald, Bob the Builder and more
of your favorite NickJr characters. You will find games, stories,
printables, music and more. A fun and educational place for young
NickJr also has a fabulous grown up area where you can find projects,
recipes, party ideas and more to do with your children.
Age rating: 2-6 years
With Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Stanley and more. Your kids are sure
to find something of interest. The Disney site has a paid membership area
as well. I didn't rate this site as a 3 star simply because a lot of the
games are a little hard to figure out. The navigation is a little hard for
a youngster to understand as well.
Age rating: 3-8 years
Is your little Rescue Hero ready to play? The games can be a little hard to
figure out, and being fisherprice, it is a little commercialized. For a
diehard Rescue Heroes fan, that won't matter. You can also learn more
about your favorite Rescue Heroes.
For parents you can find printables for parties, party games, coloring
sheets and more.
Age rating: 4 years and up
If Barbie is one of the toys you always get at least one of on a birthday,
then your little Barbie fan will LOVE this site! You can create your own
Barbie doll, look after a baby, make music and so much more. Any little
girl will be in Barbie heaven on this site. Be sure to set a time limit, I
could spend hours here myself!
Age rating: 3 years and up
Blues Clues and Ford Motor Company team up to help teach your child basic
safety with a few little games. You can send away for a free activity book
for your child as well.
Age rating: All ages can learn from these games, however they are made to
cater to the younger children.
Oobi, Miffy, Tweenies, and Sesame. Simple games that you can play with
your young child. Help with counting, letters and more. Story books with
printables and puzzles. Home of the NOGGIN Doodle Pad and Play with Me
Sesame. Loads of fun!
Age rating: preschool
Caillou, Clifford, Dragon Tales, Barney and all your PBS friends live
here. Games, stories, music and coloring are just the tip of the iceberg.
Loads of neat things to find, keep searching around and you will find
e-cards, craft activities and more.
Age rating: preschool
Geared towards the older children. Games, music and message boards will
keep your youngster playing around until you say stop! This site has a
registration and log in (not required for all), so be sure that your child
knows what you allow and basic internet safety.
Age rating: 6 years and up
Home of Kids Domain, Funschool and Zeeks. Unbelievable fun. Activities,
games, recipes, crafts, ecards and so much more. I could go on and on.
This is one site that YOU have to visit. I can almost guarantee, if you
visit once, you will be back!
They do have a message board and chat that requires log in.
Age rating: All ages
A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety (FBI publication)
Privacy Playground, a CD-ROM game that teaches children how to protect
their privacy on the Internet
your children have a favorite online place to play?
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