I have no problem in admitting to being an OK mom who lets her toddlers enjoy screen time. The screens, while limited in use, create some sanity in this house of 6. While the boys love their iPads, we have an issue with battery life. They can’t seem to understand that the iPads must be charged. So unless I remember to charge them at night, anytime during the day they are on the charger, they will just be unplugged and it never fails that a crying toddler will be running my direction with an iPad – declaring it broken. Story of my life.
We have this old-school thing upstairs in the game room called a COMPUTER. It’s a weird box, similar to an iPad with a bigger screen. Fortunately, we have a touchscreen PC – the boys just don’t understand why the Mac isn’t an iPad. So anywho, we have been encouraging the boys to play on the computer rather than iPads, since the computer is constantly charged (and they can’t run away with it, like the iPad). With the computer, there are no apps like the iPad, so we are resorting to websites.
Over the last few weeks, we have found several toddler websites. The good thing is, a few things have stood out as favorites and when we are connected to wifi, the boys will play these also on the iPad. If you are in search for toddler websites, look no further. Get ready to bookmark for your little one to enjoy.
Disney Junior is a great destination for both parents and toddlers. With games, videos, and shows, your toddlers will love it. For parents, there are offline crafts and coloring pages for you to download and for your toddler to enjoy!
This is the only paid website I’m going to list here and will say, that of all the sites, this is where my kids play most. You get what you pay for and while I initially thought, we will just do the free month, I haven’t regretted paying the monthly subscription (around $8/month).
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This beloved toy brand has expanded its reach online with very simple games featuring some of their toys, like Little People. Parents will also find this site useful with various parenting-related articles.
PBS Kids website features a great lineup of online games for your kids from their top children shows, such as Word Girl, Arthur, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Curious George.
Our older kids love the Cartoon Studio.
True to their brand, Scholastic’s kids website offers reading-focused entertainment. The games are based on their hit children’s books, such as Clifford.
Nick Jr. offers a plethora of online fun for toddlers and parents, from games to full shows for the kids. For parents, they offer kid-friendly recipes and activities for kids.
Join Abby, Elmo, Big Bird and friends over at Sesame Street online! With games and videos, your child can interact with their favorite characters on this website.
UP TO TEN
Up to Ten is a fun website for, well, all kids aged up to ten! The site is broken down into various ages. Select your child’s age range and enjoy!