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Useful Websites for Children


3-7 years

 
www.pbskids.org
 
This website offers an easy, fun and safe first online experience for pre-schoolers learning basic skills such as letter recognition, counting and colour identification. With attractive music themes and much-loved television characters like Barney the Purple Dinosaur to keep them company, this website is sure to engage a child! Parents can also spend time with their children while watching educational videos and playing fun games.
 
www.knowledgeadventure.com
 
Knowledge adventure is full of games that are entertaining and fun to play, while honing important skills such as memory, concentration and problem-solving. Children will love playing games with colourful themes and parents are put at ease by its simple layout and child-safe design. The best part is that the level of difficulty rises as the child gets better, spurring her on to greater heights.
 
 

8-12 Years

 
www.uptoten.com
 
Puzzles, mazes, colouring, animated story-telling, gift ideas and so much more – find it all at uptoten.com! Children will adore the bright cartoon characters that join them as they listen to read-along stories and play loads of child-friendly games. Parents will also find this site ideal for its engaging nature, and easily navigable layout.
 
www.tvokids.com
 
The website, which has a cache of information presented in a fun manner, will have children riveted. The site explores alternative teaching methods – spelling and vocabulary via music and song is one of them. The rich visuals and engaging activities make it a child’s favourite while parents will enjoy the diverse topics available. There’s even a homework zone for quick and easy doubt-clearing!
 
 

13-15 Years

 
www.animal.discovery.com
 
This website has a variety of resources ranging from articles on how to care for your pet, animalrelated games and feature films on animals to fun videos and blogs on pets and animals in general. Children will enjoy this foray into the animal kingdom while parents will approve of its age-appropriate content which sparks interest and educates the child simultaneously.
 
www.kids.yahoo.com/learn
 
Yahookids is a great place to go to if you’re looking for help with homework, fun trivia, or even a joke or two. Children will enjoy reading responses to common questions on science, math, language and social studies with Ask Earl, the friendly search engine. They can also browse through study references, receive helpful study tips and watch videos on common scientific phenomena, explained in simple language and with stunning visuals. There are plenty of games on offer too.
 
 

16 Years onwards

 
www.scenariosusa.org
 
Through filmmaking, Scenarios USA gives young people a platform to speak out and be heard on issues that impact their lives. Are you handy with a camera? Do you enjoy making and watching films? Then, this is the site for you,
 
www.teenink.com
 
Teenink is a wonderful literary site with book reviews, movie reviews, role-model interviews, blogs, short stories and poetry by the next gen for the next gen! Teens and parents alike will enjoy this website which showcases talent and a variety of skills and ideas of upcoming stars.