Funbrain Jr., a part of Family Education Network, helps younger kids develop math, early literacy, and problem-solving skills through fun learning games, stories, and printables. The site is designed so parents can sit and explore with their child, or to allow kids to navigate themselves.
NickJr.com transports your toddler into her favorite shows like Bubble Guppies, Wonder Pets!, Max & Ruby, Dora the Explorer, and more. She can play games, go on adventures, and create crafts with her favorite characters. There is a family section with health tips, vacation ideas, recipes, how-to videos, and more.
Kids love Sprout for its fun games, easy crafts, and coloring pages that feature favorite characters from Sesame Street and Barney & Friends. Parents can sign up to learn about special programming, free live events, and new games and activities through Sprout’s parent community.
Starfall is a great educational site for young children learning their ABC’s or starting to read. The activities are interactive and simple, and make learning fun. Toddlers can also keep their baby sign language fresh with the sign language lessons offered.
Kids’ CBC is a Canadian television channel and website just for preschoolers, similar to America’s PBS Kids. Hosted by Patty and Sid, the site offers educational games, videos, and more.
Boowa & Kwala
Boowa & Kwala have more than 500 games — sorting games, musical games, guessing games, decision games, hide and seek, mazes, puzzles, and many more — more than 50 songs, and a variety of stories for special occasions. Uptoten.com also features advice for parents, a toy store, and the Boowa and Kwala club.
As one of the leaders in children’s products, Fisher Price also provides educational games and activities you and your preschooler can play together online. The site offers alphabet coloring pages, learning animal noises, shapes, numbers, ABCs, and more. Make story time extra special as you read the Little People’s stories of Maggie, Sonya Lee, and Eddie to your kids.
With a light design, soft music, and adorable illustrations, the games at Orsinal are simple and cute, and teach basic hand-eye coordination. These games may be extra challenging for young children, as they require somewhat-developed speed, reflexes, and mouse skills. The lack of loud beeps and bright flashes are sure to keep parents coming back for more