A Few of our Favorite Free Educational Websites

Free Educational Websites

In honor of National Video Games Day (that’s today!), I wanted to share a few of our favorite free educational games and websites that have benefited our family over the years.

All six of these sites are free to use and include a wonderful variety of resources.

Of course, life is too short to spend all one’s time surfing the web. Kids, like adults, need lots of fresh air and sunshine, exercise, and interaction with family members and trusted friends. So we recommend using digital devices in moderation. Encourage your kids to spend the bulk of their time doing tech-free activities. But if you are looking for ways to inject a little online learning into your children’s downtime, these sites would be a great place to start:

Our Family’s Favorite Free Educational Websites

  • Sheppard Software

    This free site took our boys from knowing nothing about world geography to winning the local GeoBee. They offer math, science, and early learning games, as well.

  • Seterra

    seterraThis site is extensive. It boasts over 400 free map games in more than 40 languages. You can play online or download their app or even print out maps, quizzes, and reviews to do offline.

  • Khan Academy

    Khan Academy Whenever our high school/ college students come up against a concept they don’t understand in class, they come home and look it up on Khan Academy. It’s like having a personal tutor on the computer!

  • Librivox

    Okay, so this site doesn’t have any educational games, but it does have hundreds of public-domain audio-books of literary classics you can download for FREE. We love to listen to books on tape when taking long road trips, and this is a very economical way to build your audio library.

When you’re ready to take a break from your digital devices — which we advise doing frequently — check out our book Get Up & Go for a wealth of fun off-line games and activities that will get your hearts pumping!

Get Up & Go: Fun Ideas for Getting Fit as a Family

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