Thursday, May 29, 2014

Best Free Computer Learning Websites


Below is a list of free computer games available online which we have stumbled upon, our kids use at school, or their teachers have suggested to us. All are educationally driven.  Several of these we will use for fun learning this summer.


Games for addition, subtraction as well as multiplication. 

Xtra math
This is the computer website that my children use at school and home for math facts.  Daily activities that progress according to the child's answers.  - Ages 5 and up
Basic math concepts:  counting, sorting, addition, subtraction, volume, time, fractions, etc - Ages 5 and up

Cool Math Games
Games and Lessons for K-2nd grade.  My kids really like to play these games.  Interestedly some of their favorite games have little to no educational value!  So, I have to encourage them to play the learning activities.

Several layers of math for ages Kindergarten to High School
Games based upon the child's math RIT level 
Games based upon the child's math RIT level

2nd - 9th Grade 
Games based upon the child's math RIT level
Games based upon the child's math RIT level

Lessons, games, brain teasers for pre-K to 12th grade


Book Adventure - "Book Adventure is a fun, free way to motivate your child to read! Kids in grades K-8 can search for books, read them offline, come back to quiz on what they’ve read, and earn prizes for their reading success."

Storyline Online - Classic stories (several which are in the ABCJLM Preschool Curriculum) are read to the viewer. 

Many Things - Word to Picture and Picture to Word activities.  Wonderful Visual Perception activity for early elementary.

  Spelling City - an online spelling program.  Even if you aren't to the "spelling words" stage, this is a site to definitely keep in mind for later.  This is a wonderful program to help your child work on their spelling words. There are several games available to make the progress a little quicker. Very cool!  

Read Write Think 
Game to match letters and their beginning sounds.

"Storynory is an online treasure-trove of free audio stories. Here you will find a mixture of original stories, fairytales, and specially adapted myths and histories."

Read to Me
Children storybooks read aloud by celebrities and storytellers.  

Barnes and Noble
Online Story Time

Radio Programs

"The best in children's Christian programming put in one place so you can easily find safe, entertaining, and enriching content just for kids!" - Another great site to listen to great Kids' radio programs including We Kids with Mr. Nick. I play these programs as the kids color or play with toys. 

Adventures in Odyssey
Focus on the Family audio program for kids.  Love the stories and character education.  My kids listen during quiet time and as we travel.


Fun To Type
Typing skills


    Geographic Kids
This site has wonderful puzzles that increase in difficulty.  This site was suggested by an ABC Jesus Loves Me user!  Thanks!!

National Geographic
Customize one-page maps and download, email, print, or share!
Covering Several Objectives 

Fun games, great alphabet printouts and seasonal activities.  This free program is divided into four parts - ABC, Learn to Read, It's Fun to Read, and I'm Reading.  Begin with the ABC section to prepare your child to have phonetic background needed to read.  Various activities have been linked throughout the curriculum. 

Various activities for grades K-5

Cyber Kidz Games
Math, literacy, geography, science, creativity - Ages 4-12
Covering many objectives using characters from PBS shows - preschool to early elementary
Math and comprehension activities based on child's math and reading RIT level

Using Mr. Roger's Neighborhood, you can create your own neighborhood - farm, house, construction site, Neighborhood of Make Believe.

Game fun that covers almost every area of learning!

   Toddler Computer Games & Preschool Computer Games
On the Fisher-Price website are computer games for toddlers. I particularly like these because they do not require a lot of computer skills. They are easy enough that very little mouse skills are needed. 

    Sesame Street Activities
This site includes fun games and activities that are easy to use. I especially like the Elmo Potty Time game. I truly believe that this helped in our potty training!!!\
  Fun Learning Express 
Visit this website to find even more great links!

This site is a little different than your typical preschool site but it is well worth your visit.  Print out an entire village of buildings or read a story about the letters in the alphabet.  Very fun!

(Not Free, But Pretty Close) Computer Game CD

 Preschool:Charlie Church Mouse Charlie Church Mouse Preschool Cd - These Cd's are suggested in the ABCJLM Preschool Curriculum.  Our kiddos love to play these Bible-based games.  I love the learning that goes along with them.  And right now on Amazon, the Charlie Church Mouse Super Pak is available on Amazon for only $0.85!!!!!!  Read more here.

What sites can you add to our list?

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