Have you been looking for some great kids sites that offer activities and games for kids? My 3 year old son loves to be able to bush buttons and play games on the computer. It’s hard to find things that are age appropriate that he can play along with. I have searched for things that entertain him while they also help to teach him things as well. There are some great places that make learning the alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes, and music.
Fisher price is one of my favorite websites, he can play here by himself if I am cooking dinner or just need a few minutes to get something done. They have a game called the Little People Shapes and Colors Game that teaches shapes that makes the different shapes move and make noises and then they say the name of the shape and color. He just pushes any key on the keyboard to keep the game going. Another favorite of his is the Little People Animal Sounds Game, they show a picture of two animals and make a sound and ask which animal made the noise. They have games for different ages from infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. You can even print out pictures and activities for them to do.
Another more popular website is the one by Nickelodeon and Nick Jr., kids love SpongeBob Squarepants, Dora, Blue’s Clue’s and all the other great shows that they love to watch. Here they can play games, listen to stories, and get printouts of their favorite characters. They even have a section for parents, you can get lots of information and parenting tips too.
Sesame Street also has some great games to play for younger kids. They also have stories, printouts, music, and art for kids to enjoy. And what kid doesn’t love Elmo? Every parent knows how hard it is to track down the newest Elmo toy around the holidays. This site even has a potty game with Elmo for those parents struggling with potty training their toddlers. My favorite game is the Peek-A-Boo one that I can play with my 3 month old or my 3 year old, they both crack up.
All of these sites are free and family friendly. Kid’s love to play and with playing on the computer they get to learn as well. It can be a very rewarding experience for both you and your kids. Of course, you should always monitor what your kids do online regardless of how young or old they are. These sites can also be used as a reward for a job well done. It would be a great prize to let them play games if they used the potty, ate all their dinner, or brushed their teeth all week without a fuss.