From senseless games to gossipy social media, there’s no shortage of time wasters that distract kids whenever they go online. However, innovative educators have turned that issue on its head by designing numerous fun web resources that will keep kids entertained and keep them from wasting their time.
Aleteia breaks several such resources. The most interesting of the bunch may be an app called Dragon Box, which the article describes as a puzzle game that “secretly teaches algebra to kids age 5+.” The game has 200 levels and utilizes pictures, instead of numbers, to help players visualize how to make two sides equal, along with numerous other algebraic concepts.
About Parenting has an even longer list of colorful, digestible learning sites— from wide ranging creatures features and geography fare on National Geographic Kids, to the articles, games quizzes and videos accompanying the vibrantly explanatory articles of the aptly titled How Stuff Works website.
Then there’s Today’s Parent, which outlines an eclectic array of online resources like Nasa Kids Club, which features games and puzzles that detail how astronauts carry out their missions; Science Bob, which boasts several experiments that aspiring lab techs and try; and DOGO News, which serves up the day’s events with fun-yet-straightforward news articles.
And we’re barely scratching the surface here— there’s plenty more web resources online that are educational and entertaining. There’s no need to waste another minute on mind cluttering games, when these enriching resources are a mere click away.
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