If you’ve got kids (or grandchildren or
great-grandchildren), you know that the World Wide Web can be a valuable
resource for many things — whether it’s kid-friendly recipes, or custom
accessories, or educational games. The best kid-friendly websites are always
going to be the ones tried and recommended by other moms. Here are some
websites that come highly recommended by Internet-savvy, time-hungry,
If you have a young daughter or granddaughter, this
should be your go-to website for cute, affordable accessories. At
AccessorizeKait, you can find beaded bracelets in a variety of colors and
adorable boutique-style bows for your little one — all at affordable prices.
And if you don’t see what you’re looking for, chances are that the shop
owner will be more than willing to create a custom piece for you. With
100-percent positive feedback from customers, you’re sure to find the
perfect accessory at AccessorizeKait.
AccessorizeKait is extending Cooperative
Living readers an exclusive offer: Buy any two items and get the third one
of equal or lesser value free! Simply order any two items from the shop and
then tell the shop owner (in message to seller at checkout) that you heard
about their store from Cooperative Living magazine and describe the third
item that you would like to receive free. It’s as easy as that!
Whether you homeschool your children or you’re the kind
of mother or grandmother who likes educational resources for your little
ones, this is a website worth checking out. HoodaMath’s approach to teaching
math and math-related concepts relies on gaming as the interactive tool to
present data. It uses various clever methods to teach specific goals from
addition and subtraction to geometry and even the quadratic equation.
Grouped into four main sections — Games, Tutorials, Worksheets and Movies —
HoodaMath uses a straightforward approach to providing resource tools for
educator and student alike.
Starfall’s systematic phonics approach, in conjunction
with phonemic-awareness practice, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten,
first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English
language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Starfall is an educational alternative
to other entertainment choices for children.
Since 1997, kids, teachers, librarians, and parents
have enthusiastically turned to Funbrain for its free educational games,
online books, and comics. Funbrain, created for kids ages preschool through
grade 8, offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in
math, reading, and literacy. Plus, kids can read a variety of popular books
and comics on the site, including Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Amelia Writes Again,
and Brewster Rockit. Parents can trust Funbrain to deliver a fun and safe
experience for even the youngest children. The Playground helps parents
introduce their preschoolers to the Internet and teaches them how to
manipulate the mouse and keyboard.
Kids in the
A fun cooking website for children packed with easy and
delicious recipes. Written by children for children. All of the recipes have
easy-to-follow instructions and all are tried and tested by children before
being included. The site also contains plenty of fun arts and crafts
activities to keep children occupied. Competitions encourage children to try
their own recipes out and to submit the results for the chance to win some
great prizes. This is a great way to encourage children to learn to cook and
to take an active interest in food.
A fun site all about cooking, run by 7-year-old Rachel
who features fun recipes, videos and cooking games for kids.
Keep ‘em Busy
Owned and operated by the Walt Disney Company, the
KerPoof website is all about having fun, discovering things, and being
creative. Your kids can make artwork, animated movies, printed cards,
T-shirts and mugs, tell stories, and vote on the movies, drawings and
stories that other kids have made.
Arts and Crafts
This website compiles all the best arts and crafts
websites for kids into one convenient list. And kidsites.com doesn’t just
list any old website out there — before a site can be listed it goes through
an extensive review process. They look for sites with quality content, good
presentation, and subject matter that is safe and suitable for children to
view. And, most importantly, they only feature websites that are free to
access and use.