Safe and free places on the internet for children to learn and have fun
Online educational stories, so children can be inspired and entertained at home
The internet is a great resource for finding free educational videos and games for kids. But if you’re like most parents, you’re probably worried about finding safe places to find kids’ content. Supervision is important, but it’s nice to have a list of resources you can go to if you want your kids to learn something while you’re doing the dishes or cooking dinner. Here are five places to find safe and free educational content for kids online.
Storyline has a large library of videos of children’s stories. Some stories are read by celebrities, and you can find stories in both English and Spanish.
Some of the celebrities reading the stories include:
- Rashida Jones
- Jaime Camil
- Elijah Wood
- Wanda Sykes
- Rita Moreno
Storyline has a wide range of stories to choose from on a wide range of topics. It’s a fun way to keep kids occupied while teaching them important lessons.
2. PBS KIDS
PBS is dedicated to educating children in fun, interactive ways. At PBSKids.org, your kids can watch free videos and even play games. All content is free and safe for children, although most content is geared towards younger kids.
The library of free videos includes:
- Dinosaur Train
- Hero Elementary
- Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
- Wild Kratts
- Odd Squad
- Pinkalicious and Peterrific
- Molly of Denali
- Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum
- Curious George
- Let’s Go Luna!
- Clifford the Big Red Dog
- Nature Cat
- Sesame Street, and more
The games are educational and fun. Kids can play games that teach them about:
- Healthy habits
- Social studies
- Vocabulary and spelling
- Problem-solving, and more
Beanstalk is free to join, and it provides a wealth of video lessons for kids aged 18 months to 6 years old. Both on-demand and live classes are available on different subjects, including science, reading, and even crafting.
Here’s a look at some of the on-demand classes:
- How Sound Moves (ages 3-6)
- All About Our Brain (all ages)
- Interactive Story Time
- Art Classes
- Snack Time, and more
These classes are a great way to get kids excited about learning, and actual teachers teach them.
The next two resources are for those inspired by spiritual stories with great lessons for the kids and family.
The Skit Guys Ministry (Tommy and Eddie) offers free Bedtime Bible Stories videos to educate kids and give them a good laugh before bed. The first season alone has 51 episodes, each featuring songs, costumes, and an important story to tell.
All videos are available online and last about 15 minutes.
5. Bible Stories for Kids
YouTube is a great free resource for educational content (as long as you supervise your kids), and the Bible Stories for Kids channel is a great place for kids to learn all about the Bible and the stories it holds.
Each video is about 20 minutes long and tells individual stories, so you know exactly what your kids are learning about.
You can also find more trusted local services in your community at www.boyleheighstresources.org or download the Boyle Heights Resources app.