5 Websites With Educational Games for Early Learners

Learning doesn't have to be all worksheets and lectures. Actually, educational games are a great way to engage kids in learning and fun at the same time. In fact, studies are actively researching how gaming can have a positive impact on a student’s engagement and performance in school.¹ You can find free games online covering a variety of subjects that are catered to different grade levels.

Whether you want your kids to practice their spelling, test their trivia, or challenge them with math problems, there are websites that can help them do it in an entertaining way that doesn’t feel like learning.

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To help in selecting the best way to educate and entertain your child, here are five educational game websites for kids.

1. ABCYA

From Bingo to racing to crossword games, there’s something for every early learner to play on ABCYA. This free website targets kids from pre-kindergarten to sixth grade. Along with games, parents can download printable coloring pages. There are also interactive videos that can teach your kids some cool arts and crafts like glitter jars, origami, and bubble paintings.²

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2. National Geographic Kids

One of the most educational brands in the world has a website dedicated to learning. Along with interactive learning modules and videos, National Geographic’s website has a ton of games to keep kids entertained. There are action and adventure games, along with fun personality and trivia quizzes.³

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3. Education.com

Preschool to fifth-grade students can play over 750 games on Education.com. In addition to math, reading, writing, and typing games, this site provides printable worksheets. Some of them include dot-to-dot drawing, math problems, and color-by-number images. There are online game’s with seasonal, holiday, and pop culture themes that can allow kids to play games relevant to the time of year.⁴

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4. PBS Kids

If your kids are fans of television shows that air on PBS Kids, they will love the games featured on this site. The site combines their favorite TV show characters with educational games related to reading, math, science, Spanish, and music. You can browse games based on game difficulty or by shows such as Clifford the Big Red Dog, Arthur, and Sesame Street.⁵

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5. Funbrain

Funbrain has games for pre-K to eighth-grade, making it a site that’s ideal for a wide range of ages. The diverse selection of games can be browsed by grade level and are clearly labeled with its target age group. Kids can also read popular book series on Funbrain like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Judy Moody, and Harry Moon.⁶

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