Just a little info on why I am pro-computer for preschoolers, for those of you who are not aware, Miss K will be starting kindergarten next week. Though she has never been to preschool and has always went to a private daycare, she is off to a good start and will be begin public school with a 2nd grade reading level, able to count past 100, count by 2's, 5's and 10's, evens and odds, knows all her colors, shapes and animals, and several other things that most kindergartners won't even know by the end of the school year. And when I say shapes, I mean like trapezoid and dodecahedron.
Don't get me wrong, I have spent a lot of time with Miss K teaching her new skills, but I give my gratitude to a couple of free online game sites for preschoolers that have taught her her more than I would have had time to... or even the idea to teach her at such a young age. Best of all, these games are not only free but, educational, kid-friendly, and very easy for young children to understand and follow along. They won't even know they are learning. :)
So, what are my favorite free online game sites for preschoolers? Glad you asked....
PBSKidsPBSKids.org has several awesome games featuring some of Miss K's favorite shows like Super Why? (awesome TV series teaching preschoolers who to read and spell), Peg+Cat, Curious George and several other free games featuring your preschoolers favorite PBS characters. You'll also find activities, epidsodes and several other fun things to do with your preschooler on PBSKids.org
Sprout OnlineWhether your child loves learning and playing games, or just loves the awesome characters on the Sprout channel, they'll love SproutOnline.com. Sprout Online offers dozens of fun and educational games for preschoolers and toddlers featuring their favorite characters like Nina and Star, Kipper Chica and many more. They'll enjoy playing games while you can enjoy the fact knowing they are are learning valuable skills to help them grow and get better prepared for starting school and interacting with other children.
DisneyJRNo doubt, DisneyJr.com is one of Miss K's favorite preschool game sites. Not only are these games fun and preschooler-friendly but, they are also educational. From shapes, colors, problem solving, counting and social skills are just a few of the dozens of prechooler games you will find on DisneyJR.com featuring character's like Sophia the First, Jake and The Neverland Pirates, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and so much more! DisneyJr also offers printable color pages, activity ideas, full episodes of their favorite shows, and lots more.
NickJRLast but not least, one our other favorite free games sites for preschoolers is NickJR.com Just like the two sites listed above, your child will have lots of fun learning academics, problem solving and social skills with their favorite NickJr games featuring their favorite characters such as Dora and Diego, Paw Patrol, Peppa Pig, Umi Zoomi and so much more. You'll also find their favorite episodes, music videos, printable color pages, crafts, activities and more!
Do you know of other great free online game sites for preschoolers, toddlers and young kids? If so please be sure to share them in the comments section below.