Don’t know about you, but when our kids want to play online, we like that they can get some educational value too, while having fun! With this in mind, we have scoured the web for entertaining educational games and websites. Here’s 11 Free Educational Games Online the Kids will Actually Love – we promise, as we have tried and tested each one!
Sheppardsoftware.com have hundreds of free online games for pre-schoolers right up to adults. They cover a range of educational subjects including Maths, Geography, Medicine, Logic and more.
We especially like this code breaking logic game for teens.
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This website is packed with fun educational games for you to enjoy, along with details on Nobel Prize winners.
On Arcademics.com you can test your skills against other players. Choose a fun play name and join in on maths, language and problem solving games.
We had fun playing the Multiplication Grand Prix game. On Arcademics Plus you can keep track of class scores, set tasks and more.
For any adults out there who remember pacman, you will love this too!
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All the games on ABCya.com have been created or approved by school teachers.
Learn all about nouns, pronouns, adjectives, and prepositions in the fun Asteroids Speech Game. These fun free educational games are suited for children from 3 to 12 years.
They also have a fun at home art section with downloadable templates.
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Continuing the Art theme, Artpadart.com is a great online art game where your child can draw their masterpieces onscreen, select a frame and hang the painting in their very own gallery or send it to their friends.
BBC.co.uk have a huge amount of learning resources on their website (note some of the games require you to be in the UK to play), and their Newsround page has lots of cool educational videos, based on current news topics.
We loved this Learn to Touch Type game, Dance Mat Typing, which is available to play anywhere. There are 4 levels each divided into 3 stages. Progress through each stage and test your speed as you go! Soon you will be typing like an expert.
Musictechteacher.com is an extension of the music technology and band classroom at Green Acres Middle School in Birmingham and has a range of games, worksheets and music theory to help you learn all about instruments, composers, rhythm and music notes.
For children who are learning to play piano they have a fun piano keys quiz to play.
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.
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Does your child have a favourite online educational game? Let us know in the comments box below.