Learning at home doesn't have to be stressful or boring (at least not all the time!). Depending on how old your child is, they'll likely have schoolwork to complete while at home, but if you want to help them learn a subject they're not grasping or further their education in a fun way, these educational games may just do the trick. And if your child who's 2 or older isn't yet in school or doesn't have a set at-home curriculum, these are great homeschool activities to set them up with in between screen time and snack time.
Keep scrolling to see where you can find the best educational games both online and in app form to make homeschooling a little more fun!
Online Educational Games For Kids
Featuring full online curriculums for kids ages 2 through 8, ABC Mouse has a ton of educational games and puzzles that encourage learning new skills. Try the site free for 30 days!
ABCya has so many games for kids in grades kindergarten through sixth and up. Explore its many offerings with a free subscription, or pay to access ABCya Premium, which has no ads, allows five devices to be on the account at once, and allows you to play endless games on mobile devices (unlimited desktop games are included in the free subscription, but you can only play six mobile games per week).
With DragonBox's various apps, kids can explore maths concepts from number basics to algebra. Each app ranges in price from $5 to $8, but bundles of apps are available from $10 (and you can save money if you purchase all of the maths apps in one $25 bundle!).
Ducksters has so many games across subjects like maths, geography, typing, and more.
Learn grammar concepts with gorillas, words with a turtle, numbers with a bumblebee, and more with Funbrain's suite of online games.
Fraction games, word games, science games, and more await your kids on the Mr. Nussbaum site.
National Geographic Kids
Right now, you can sign your young kids up for 60 free days of Noggin, which is filled with games featuring your child's favourite Nickelodeon characters, like Dora the Explorer, the Bubble Guppies, and the PAW Patrol pups.
From the American Museum of Natural History, Ology has games that test your child's knowledge in a bunch of different subjects.
Not only does PBS Kids have games that help teach science, maths, and other school subjects, but the site also has feelings games, colouring games, and ones that can aid a potty-training kiddo.
Sheppard Software's game site has hundreds of free learning games for kids spanning across so many subjects.
For kids in preschool through grade three, Starfall was first launched to help kids learn how to read, but it has since added games and other resources for language arts and maths curriculums.
While VocabularySpellingCity has a premium membership with more features, so many of its word-based games are free to play.