These are a few of the coolest websites for kids we have come across. Let us know if there are any other sites which we could add to the list!
National Geographic Little Kids
Specially geared at the five and under set, this website offers games, crafts, recipes and loads of educational tools about animlas and science. Videos and colouring in pages are also available. It's a safe haven for littlies that is controlled through their blog policy, plus registration is free.
A virtual pet website in which creatures inhabit a virtual world called Neopia. Visitors can own up to four pets, buying them food, toys, clothes and accessories with Neopoints, earned through game-playing, trading, winning contests and playing the game's stock market. It's free, but NeoPets Premium costs $7.99 a month.
Your child gets to hang out with his favourite characters, from Curious George and The Cat in the Hat to Arthur and Caillou. Each of the characters has their own educational game and there are also videos. Don't feel left out though, because there is also a section of parenting tips. You have to sign in (free) to be able to save games.
Hybrid educational/entertainment site that disguises learning as fun, with interactive games such as Grammar Gorillas and Math baseball. Also features web books and comics like Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Visitors can read blogs from children their age with similar interests and (free) aids for teachers and parents, like homework supplements and quizzes, are also available.
As the name implies, the emphasis is on fun here, with jokes, arts and crafts projects, games, magic tricks, wacky facts and more. Although entertainment-based, Funology sneaks in some educational material, like the Weird Science section featuring fun experiments. You'll also find child-friendly recipes- and a search function tailored to age and inetrests. And everyhting's free!
Cartoon Network's Adventure Time Game Wizard
This amazing website game allows the child to download a grid, draw a game platform (think Mario Brothers), including rewards and obstacles with a set of predefined symbols, then scan it in and upload it to start playing their own game! If it doesn't work, then back to the drawing board, literally. Really clever.