Turn Summer Brain Drain into Summer Brain Gain with 10 Free Websites

My kids aren’t in school yet, but I still find it important to be sure they are learning during any type of screen time. Normally most of our summer is spent outside, but on those rainy days, our kids need something to keep them entertained. I’ve put together a list of 10 free websites that are all educationally based and are sure to entertain your kids!

10 Free Websites For Kids

1.) Switcheroo Zoo: This site is for those kids who love animals! We recently visited the zoo and my kids can’t get enough of animals and learning about the different environments different animals live in. This site features memory games, matching the sound of an animal to the correct creature, and even building your own habitat for up to 5 different animals.www.switcheroozoo.com

2.) Nat Geo for Kids: Another awesome site to teach kids about geography and animals! This site has poll questions like “Which animal is most like dad?” and other fun activities. www.kids.nationalgeographic.com

3.) Into The Book: If you have a reader in your house this site is great! This website has 9 different areas for reading comprehension that are separated by each reading strategy. www.reading.ecb.org

4.) Seussville: Does your kid love Dr. Seuss? Mine do! This website has games that travel through my daughter’s favorite books! www.seussville.com

5.) ABC Ya: This website has games for kids K-5. The games are separated by grade. The games cover all types of subjects from math to spelling. www.abcya.com

Seussville and Highlights for Kids are great at keeping your kids entertained while teaching at the same time!
Seussville and Highlights for Kids are great at keeping your kids entertained while teaching at the same time!

6.) Fun Brain: This website has math and reading games as well as just some fun “playground” games. If your kid loves Diary of a Wimpy Kid, this website features this book in their reading area. www.funbrain.com

7.) PBS Kids: Games from some of your kids favorite shows are sure to excite them into learning! This site has games featuring Sesame Street, Curious George, The Cat In The Hat and many others. www.pbskids.org

8.) Starfall: This site is for younger kids who are already reading or for those who are learning the basics. www.starfall.com

9.) Enchanted Learning: A great site that covers all different subjects. www.enchantedlearning.com

10.) Highlights for Kids: As a kid, I got Highlights as a gift, and I always looked forward to the games in the kids magazine. Now, you can go online and play those same games. www.highlightskids.com

Turn this summer into the summer of “Brain Gain” instead of “Brain Drain”! Learn a new skill or activity together as a family!






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Megan is a stay at home mom of 2 girls, 5 and 4 years old. Currently, Megan lives in the Youngstown area. Megan grew up overseas with parents who were missionaries. She hopes to give a global perspective to her writing, as well as ideas of how to bring different cultures into your home in a fun way. Megan likes to spend her time crafting, creating DIY gifts, cooking, and discovering new fun places to go with her family.
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