If your school age child loves to play on the Internet, but you want to explore the world beyond Webkinz, try there fun and educational sites for school age kids:
Wonderopolis,org – What’s Today’s Wonder?
From the National Center for Family Literacy
IXl.com Math Practice Site
Math questions neatly organized by grade level.
Flash games for math, reading and more.
Cool Math Games
Lots more than just math. Spelling, Alphabetizing games and more.
Time For Kids Games
This Time Magazine site is built especially for kids. If your son or daughter likes to stay on top of the latest news, this is the site for him or her. There are online games – plus printable quizzes, worksheets and video resources.
If your kids love dinosaurs, this site really delivers! It’s an encyclopedia of facts about and drawings of dinosaurs. If your child ever wondered what Spinosaurus sounds like, he or she will enjoy the “if dinos could talk” section featuring 12 different dinosaurs “talking about themselves.”
This site is chock full of science experiments and concepts from his show explained in greater detail. All of the content is delivered with the same witty humor from the network television show. You’ll need to download the latest version of flash to gain access to the site.
History for Kids
This site has a vast amount of information on history from around the world. Kids can access interactive encyclopedia like entries from the world map on the home page or by clicking a few of the different links. The topics cover everything from Mesopotamian culture to electricity.
International Children’s Digital Library
After a quick registration, you can have access to thousands of children’s books that can be viewed from your web browser. Your child can read all of their favorites and discover new ones with this handy resource.
Although this isn’t specifically a kids’ site, kids can get a lot out of reading the entries here. This site is also helpful for parents who want to answer those ever present “why” questions that pop up. There’s even an answer for “why is the sky blue?”
Questacon Science Islands
This site is sponsored by Australia’s National Science & Technology Centre and is full of games, puzzles and other activities that will have kids forgetting that they are actually learning. There’s a special section for parents and teachers as well. Most of the games on the site require the newest version of Flash.