These days, in most sectors of American child and teen society, giving a child periodic, allotted screen time is virtually inescapable.
How can parents provide direction in making that time productive and educational, while still being fun and hip?
Here is a listing of just some of the wonderful, fun, thought-provoking and educational sites out there, from which your child or teen can benefit.
- starfall.com – learn to read
- sesamestreet.org/games – General early childhood basic skills
- bbc.co.uk – From pre-K through high school
- kids.nationalgeographic.com – For the young nature and geography enthusiast:
- chess.com – Chess whenever you want, on your terms for all levels
- coolmath-games.com – Math games, most are for elementary but some go to higher levels
- mathplayground.com – More math games, also at varying levels
- vocabulary.co.il – Build a fabulous vocabulary and have fun at the same time
- timeforkids.com – Current events, international issues
Additionally, YouTube, while carrying the risk of falling into an unwanted link, has a plethora of fun and helpful tutorials that can be used for private lessons in nearly any field, from crafting to music to chemistry and anywhere in between or beyond.
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