Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Online games for kids

My kids love to play computer games. And I love a few minutes of quiet! Here are our favorite sites. The kids can basically do these on their own (bonus).


http://www.mothergoosetime.com/
Free online games.


http://www.starfall.com/
Lots of fun games and activities. Abigail has recently started liking some of the reading activities, but they all like to create pumpkins, snowmen, and whatever.


http://www.pbskids.org/
Sometimes annoying, but sometimes fun.


http://www.playhousedisney.com/
Another slightly annoying, but sometimes fun site. It also takes *forever* to load, or is it just us? But they like to change it up sometimes, so we have it on our list.


http://www.lds.org/
If you click on Library, then Magazines, then The Friend, you can see a list of activities- slideshows, listen to stories, color online, and activities. Our favorites are coloring and hidden picture game. When you do the online coloring, it plays music of primary songs. I love the Spirit it brings in our home when we put it on and the kids are playing it. Such a peaceful moment. I am always amazed at how nice it is.


http://www.youtube.com/
We love checking out videos- places we are going (like Disney rides), Monster Truck videos, old cartoons, there are tons of things to check out! But I do have to closely supervise them or they will just start clicking on all kinds of things.



Do you have any favorite websites to go to with your kids?

1 comment:

Melinda and Matt said...

we use a lot of the same sites--my kids used to use starfall all the time, but caroline has outgrown it--Carter still loves it as does Alex. Caroline loves a game we bought her--mathblaster (to help with her math facts)...she plays on that for hours.