While many see the internet as a source of entertainment, there is no doubt about the fact that it can be used as a great source of education, and most recently, even babysitting. As it happens, there are actually various educational games anyone can play online for free designed for preschool children.
While it goes without saying that you shouldn’t rely on these games as educational tools by themselves, they do provide a good option for teaching your children how to pass the time in a productive and self-helping manner. In any case, here is a look at a few free online phonemic awareness games for preschool children designed to improve many of their academic skills.
The Wacona Typing Game
In a world where computers are occupying an increasingly big position in daily life, it is important to teach your children how to use them in a skillful manner, and that starts with the improvement of their typing skills.
Wacona is a very simple game that not only challenges children to type as fast and mistake-free as they can, but also gives them all the techniques they need in order to succeed.
Barney’s Shape Game
While it certainly isn’t reading, shape identification is just as important, introducing children not only to the most basic of mathematics, but also helping them become distinguish between elements with greater ease.
In any case, this game, starring Barney the Dinosaur, simply revolves around children finding the shape displayed on the left in a simple picture. It’s fun and can be a tad challenging for younger kids.
CLICK HERE to visit Barney’s Shape website
Dora the Explorer
As you can guess, the internet is filled to the brim with games featuring her, with most, if not all of them having something educational to give to those who play them.
I’m afraid I cannot recommend one single game out of the bunch, but I will provide you with a link to a website where you can play a bunch of her games.
CLICK HERE to visit Dora the Explorer website
Fisher Price Preschool Games
I don’t think I need to make any introductions to Fisher Price, one of the most recognized children’s brands around the world. As it happens, they have a game section on their website where one can find a wide range of educational games for preschoolers, ranging from ones teaching the importance of eating healthy all the way to a simplified piano simulator and even a track builder.
All in all, they have a ton of games that require constructive thinking and they are a good way for your child to spend a bit of his or her time.
CLICK HERE to visit Fisher Price website
Their games are based around all the basic academic subjects one could find in school, including math, science, music, English, and more. Their games are very cute, they require the children to think, and they are very eye-catching.
CLICK HERE to visit Bobinogs Games website
With certainly not being any shortage of educational online games for children of a preschool level you should have little to no trouble keeping your kid occupied for an hour or two should you require that. However, it must once again be stressed that these games are no substitute for proper education… they should be seen as free and beneficial babysitting devices.