Is your little one always asking to play on your mobile or tablet? Prefer if they were doing some learning while they play?! Here’s 10 of the Best Learning Games for Toddlers & Preschoolers, a mix of free online educational games sites and downloadable educational apps, all packed full of fun and educational value!
#1. Reading Eggs
Full of educationally sound, fun and interactive activities, Reading Eggs is an award-winning online literacy programme for children aged 3-13 years old and focuses on the most fundamental skill needed in school: reading.
Reading Eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with great online reading games and activities. Children love the games, songs, golden eggs and other rewards which, along with feeling proud of their reading, really motivate children to keep exploring and learning.
#2. Fisher Price
Fisher Price have a great learning games section which is searchable by age, character/brand and activity type and will appeal to toddlers and preschoolers alike.
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As part of their educational games online program Brainzy, education.com have a preschool section with free games teaching number counting, letter recognition, patterns, phonics and more.
With these fun free games, kids get to learn the lessons teachers say are most important in preschool, like counting numbers and recognising letters of the alphabet.
Topmarks.co.uk has games for different age groups, including a preschooler section for 3-5 year olds, and sections for older school-going kids too, from 5-7 yrs , 7-11 yrs, and 11-17 years.
There is a diverse range of games for preschoolers, including maths games on a range of topics including counting, shapes, data handling and problem solving, interactive games to help with reasoning, and reading games .
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NickJr.co.uk, home to Dora, Peppa Pig, Ben & Holly, Blaze and many more of your child’s favourite TV characters, has a dedicated section with online educational games for preschoolers.
They can play along with their Nick Jr. friends and learn about shapes, pairing, music, colours. directions and problem solving.
#6. Baby First
Babyfirsttv.com have worked with child development experts to bring you interactive computer games that your child can play using just the space and enter keys.
The games are simple, colourful and as they are very easy to play, are ideal for toddlers.
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#7. Learning Games For Kids
Learninggamesforkids.com have a range of pre-school educational games to help your child learn about colours, shapes, phonics and music.
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#8. Fun 4 The Brain
Fun4thebrain.com has a dedicated preschoolers section with games to help with counting, reasoning, patterns and sorting. Simple to follow for even the youngest children. (For older kids, there are games on Maths, Science, Geography, Quizzes and lots more)
#9. Mr Nussbaum
MrNussbaum.com has over 100 games that have been created by a teacher for children of all ages and ability from preschool to year 6. You can search by school age or subject including Geography, Language, Maths and more.
The preschool section has some great fun learning games including letter shapes, simple maths, colours, geography, natures and more. Games are all free to play and will work on different devices.
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StoryLand is an online virtual world at Jumpstart.com where preschool children can explore and discover more than 70 games teaching them a variety of skills including pre-reading, social science, art, music and maths.
Over to you! Let us know your child’s favourite website or app for learning games in the comments below.
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