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Fun websites for kids

By Nancy Livingstone
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The Internet can teach kids and entertain them

The web offers a vast amount of entertainment for kids. In fact, there are so many children's websites that it may be hard to sift through them all. For your convenience, below is a list of ten fun websites for kids on the Internet. The next time your child wants to spend some time on the computer, you'll be prepared with some of the best kids websites that the internet has to offer.

Ben&Jerry http://www.benjerry.com/fun/

Besides selling ice cream, Ben & Jerry's has developed a fun spot on their website. Here children can play online games, including a round of Virtual Checkers. They can scroll through the Flavor Graveyard to see some of the ice cream flavors that the company no longer carries, like Eggnog and Gingerbread Cookie. Recipes and e-cards are also available on the site.



Coloring.com http://www.coloring.com

Are you out of coloring books? Try this site for an opportunity to paint and color. Simply choose a picture and then click on the available colors to fill it in. The drawings vary according to the season. Registration is free.



Crayola.com http://www.crayola.com/

Crayola offers lots of creative projects to entertain young minds. At this site, you can create cards, color, and sort through instructions for a variety of activities. Some of the projects include making airbrushed gift-wrap, a wiggly yarn design, and a finger octopus.



Cyberkids http://www.cyberkids.com

This online hangout provides a large amount of games and brainteasers. An art gallery displays works created by children. Other links to kid-related sites are available.



Fun Brain http://www.funbrain.com/

This site is a great place to learn and have fun at the same time. It offers math games and reading activities for all levels. Check out some of the games such as Math Baseball, Change Maker and Fresh Baked Fractions. It even has Sudoku, a game that is sure to give brain muscles a good workout.

Kids' Space http://www.kids-space.org/

This international site allows kids to post their pictures on the web. They can also view the artwork of other children. With a parent's help, children can write a story based on a particular picture.



MaMaMedia.com http://www.mamamedia.com/

Calling itself "the place for kids on the net," this site was named one of the 101 best websites for by ISTE publication. Here kids can build digital creatures, play games, share ideas and read the story of the week.



Pooh the Bear http://www.winniethepoohbear.net/

This site features Winnie the Pooh and his friends. Kids will learn about the history of Winnie the Pooh and his gang. They can also view a map of the Hundred Acre Woods and see pictures of Pooh and his friends.

Sesame Workshop http://www.sesameworkshop.org/sesamestreet/sitemap/

When Sesame Street ends for the day on television, kids can turn to more Sesame fun on the Internet. Sesame Workshop offers plenty of engaging activities, including dot-to-dots, stories and games. Kids can do projects associated with Elmo, Grover, Big Bird, and the other characters from Sesame Street.



The Kidz Page http://www.thekidzpage.com/

This website has something for everyone kids, parents and teachers. It offers hundreds of free games, puzzles, activities, coloring pages and clip art. Many of the activities can be printed off and are updated on a regular basis.

These are just some of the many fun and educational websites for kids available on the Internet. Next time your child complains of boredom, try having some online fun. Many of these fun websites for kids offer free entertainment and help kids fight boredom. Children can learn, have fun, and discover more on the Internet during their free time.

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