Learning online is going to be a natural part of our children’s education. These are some of the best learning sites for elementary ages out there.
I don’t know about you, but my kids are sometimes more tech-savvy than I am. Our kids are exposed to technology at a young age, and while this means they need reasonable limits. It also means that we can and should utilize technology in our homeschools.
One way to do this is by allowing our children to engage online using learning sites appropriate for their age. Today we are going to look at some awesome learning sites for elementary aged children.
- Funbrain.com– This site boasts of math, reading, online books and learning games! The learning starts with preschoolers and includes learning activities for children up to eighth grade. preschoolers through 8th graders.
- CoolMath4Kids.com– One area where a lot of children struggle is math. Cool Math 4 Kids takes the frustration out of learning math by providing math games for elementary students. The site is interactive and a lot of fun.
- MakeMeGenius.com– The name leaves a lot to live up to, but it has the potential! This site is full of videos that cover a wide variety of topics including physics, electricity, solar system, the nervous system and more. The videos are all kid friendly and can be watched by children of all ages.
- TIME for Kids– The publishers of TIME magazine have created a learning site for kids as well. Articles, photos and videos cover topics like politics, the environment, sports, health and more. While it is not as interactive as others, it does cover current events from a kid’s perspective.
- The Kidz Page– With more than 5,000 pages of learning games and activities. This site is massive! It includes online coloring pages, word games, holiday activities and much more!
Learning online is going to be a natural part of our children’s education. These are just a few of the many learning sites for elementary students out there. As always, each family needs to make their own decisions regarding how much time a child should spend online and what sites are acceptable for their family.
Misty Bailey is the voice behind the Southeast Homeschool Expo’s Facebook page, as well as one of the convention planners here at the Southeast Homeschool Expo. She has worked in the homeschool market for nearly a decade with a multitude of curriculum companies, and as a former blogger and podcaster. She brings to the table 17 years of homeschooling experience working with her own three children, as well as founding her local homeschool group. Her goal is to encourage and inspire you on your homeschool journey by providing practical tips for real life (not cookie cutter perfection) homeschooling.