Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Thirteen websites for children and parents

This is my first Thursday Thirteen and I want to share a few of my bookmarked sites with you.

  1. Boowa and Kwala is a brilliant site full of games,songs and stories for children under ten and suitable for the tiniest. It’s all bilingual - English and French We love it.
  2. Also in French and English is Poisson Rouge – Red Fish. I find it a little strange but P. and Charlotte have had fun with it.
  3. Starfall is designed to help children learn to read and even though it’s still a bit early Charlotte enjoys looking at the letters and playing the games.
  4. Kneebouncers is designed for small children. There’s no mouse necessary, the babies just need to hit the keyboard for something to happen.
  5. The Fisher Price site is also suitable for the very young
  6. DTLK’s printable crafts for kids is full of lovely craft ideas for kids. We’ve made lots of cards from it, pumpkins, penguins and even P.s Christmas present last year…The craft ideas are very clearly explained, easy to use and adaptable for different ages.
  7. Family education has great ideas for crafts for toddlers and sections on just about anything parents might want. I’m addicted to their sudoku game in the Mom’s Coffee Break section.
  8. Activity Village has coloring pages, crafts, educational resources and, and, and…
  9. Gayle’s Preschool Rainbow has loads of fun and educational activities for children.
  10. For tiny tots – the Go Baby homepage at the Disney Playhouse. The Disney site also has lots more characters – we liked Ooh & Aah and Mickey Mouse among others.
  11. The BBC website has pages for all their children’s characters. We found it through the Teletubbies but our favourite is probably Boogie Beebies. We ordered the Boogie Beebies DVD’s as soon as we found the site.
  12. Another TV website is the Australian ABC Parenting. This has the ABC Playground site for children from 2 – 7 but I bookmarked for the wonderful parenting advice pages.
  13. Find more useful advice at Raising Children Network.

After all this you probably won't believe me when I say that the monkeys hardly ever use the computer! When Yann was tiny and it was too hot to go out Charlotte and I spent a lot of time playing children's games. We have just re-discovered the songs at Boowa and Kwala though and here are the monkeys entranced by the Beep beep song.

I hope you'll find something useful in my list. See more here.

Happy Thursday


Nicholas said...

I goto the BBC site every day at least once but I never saw that part of it before.

Nicholas said...

Oh, and welcome to TT, by the way, fellow expat Brit!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Welcome to TT!

My kids now play pretty much only through my school's website. Otherwise, we've bought them some games but yeah, we limit screen time. We have to, or they'd be online as constantly as I am.

greatfullivin said...

Welcome to TT!!! Thanks for the info I have small grandchildren and I am always looking for fun things to do. Happy TT!

jenn said...

Happy TT!

Holly said...

Welcome to TT-13!

Nice list for parents with little ones.


Wolfie said...

Hi..thanks for sharing..I'll go check some of it out..

SJ Reidhead said...

They are so adorable! Wait until they grow up (not fun)

The Pink Flamingo

Wacky Mommy said...

Welcome! Great list -- I'll bookmark those for my two.

grace said...

I wish there was a link to these sites...

Bloggers said...

What a great list and it is going in my bookmarks.

Yen said...

Welcome to TT! Beautiful list you have here too:)
Mine is up here;
Thursday Thirteen
Happy TT!

Joyismygoal said...

nice list

Raggedy said...

Welcome to Thursday Thirteen!
Adorable picture! They are so cute!
Terrific Thursday Thirteen!
My TT is posted.
Have a wonderful day!
Happy TT'ing!
(")_ (")Š

Gellianne said...

Hello!Welcome to TT!
Beautiful kids!

something blue said...

Your children are adorable! I will have to check out some of those sites with my girls.

Babystepper said...

Thanks for all the wonderful ideas! I'll have to try and find some of these.

I had a TT not long ago about children's sites, if you're interested in finding some others.

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