Free online games perfect for educating kids while entertaining them

games 27/03/2020

As Kiwi kids around the country are kept inside for the next four weeks, we know many parents are wondering how best to keep them occupied without letting them spend endless hours on Playstation or YouTube. 

Thankfully the internet is full of brilliant resources that both entertain and educate (without them really knowing!). And most importantly, they’re free to use!

Take a look at some awesome websites and apps below:

WEBSITES:

Peppa Pig Games
Entertaining online games with fan-favourite; Peppa Pig! Your kids will have fun while learning skills like friendship, cooperation, and sharing.

BrainPOP
Keep your kids interested and entertained with movies and games while learning about topics including English, Social Studies and Arts and Music.

Sesame Street Games
Free preschool learning games about letters, numbers, STEM and more with all of your favourite Sesame Street friends!

ABC Kids Games
Perfect for preschoolers - learn, play and explore with games, apps, songs, clips, print and colour, craft and more.

Nasa Space Place
Great for kids who love space and Earth science! Fun games, hands-on activities, informative articles and engaging short videos. 

National Geographic Quizzes
Are you a whiz on wildlife? Put your knowledge to the test with these awesome animal quizzes! 

Nickelodeon JNR
Perfect for preschool kids, with fun and entertainment with all of their favourite Nickelodeon characters!

I-Spy
Keep the kids entertained for hours with various i-spy images putting their memory skills to the test!

UpToTen
Over 1000 age-appropriate kids games ideal for early learning. Aimed at both preschool and primary age kids - up to ten!

Rosie's World
Kids can learn about dairying, play farm games, colour in, make fun recipes, watch movies and more! 

KCC (Kiwi Conservation Club)
Fun games, quizzes and articles for kids that are wild about nature!

APPS:

DuoLingo
Special lessons to help walk kids through written and spoken languages with personalised learning, rewards and regular quizzes.

TED-Ed
TED talks, used to help you teach your kids at home! There are engaging video based-lessons to suit all ages - from primary school to university!