Best Toddler Websites – continuing our talk on Kids and Technology: In our house we do limit screen time, but we also do let our toddlers get on the web (though their access is filtered.)
We have an HP Envy Touchscreen that is fabulous for toddlers, because well – touch screen. They are so use to the iPad – every screen should touch screen to them!
Best Toddler Websites
Our 3-year-old is still mainly touch screen and bang on keyboards. He can launch ABC Mouse from the shortcut on the screen but can’t login without my help.
Our 4-year-old is getting use to the mouse and is starting to correlate the letters on the keyboard to the alphabet. Last week, Izaiah declared that the “I” and “4” key were his (thankfully, he didn’t rip them off…) I and 4 for IZAIAH AND 4 YEARS OLD.. duh.
So when our toddlers do get on the web, where do they go? While we do try to focus on toddler learning websites, sometimes we just want age appropriate content and any toddler site works.
Here are 7 best toddler websites that your kids will love!
ABC Mouse gives him a place that is built just for his age, with a focus on learning in a fun online environment When our boys were younger, we were looking for a learning website for toddlers and ended up using ABC Mouse for years. Read our ABC Mouse Review.
Photo Credit: disneynow.com
First on our list of toddler sites, is a long-time favorite - Disney Junior
Featured: Mickey Mouse, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First and more…
I mean, come on – what kid doesn’t love Disney? I know my kids are huge fans and they love being able to take their favorite TV and movie characters and play with them on the web.
Photo Credit: pbskids.org
Featured: Sesame Street, Wordgirl, Peg + Cat, The Cat in the Hat, Super Why, Daniel Tiger, Wild Kratts, Thomas & Friends and more…
I have a special place in my heart for PBS, because well Sesame Street. It was my favorite show growing up. I adored the show so much, I named my daughter after the orange monster. In addition to Sesame Street – PBS Kids features all of their shows with games and learning activities for your kids.
Photo Credit: www.universalkids.com
Universal Kids was previously Sprout Online (sproutonline.com). This website previously was more toddler focused - but with the rebrand, there are still several toddler component as well as shows and games for older kids.
Featuring toddler favorites like Nina's World and Floogals, toddlers can play games and watch shows.
Photo Credit: www.fisher-price.com
Fourth of our list of websites for toddlers is Fisher Price for Kids.
Featured: Rescue Heroes, Wonder Makers, Code n Learn Kinderbot, Imaginext, Little People, Baby
While when you hear Fisher Price, you may immediately think toys – but did you know they have a few products dedicated to bridging technology, toddlers and toys? The Fisher Price website offers several games for toddlers – make sure to check out their toddler apps as well.
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Featured: Dora, Bubble Guppies, Blue's Clues, Peppa Pig, Blaze, Umi Zoomi, Paw Patrol, Ryan's Mystery Playdate, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Abby Hatcher, Rusty Rivets and more
Photo Credit: www.nationalgeographic.com
National Geographic Kids takes the paper magazine and animates it for online. Our kids (young and old) love Animal Jam. (Think Club Penguin with a create your own animal aspect.)
Technology is everywhere, and while there has to be boundaries with it – it also is important for our kids to understand how to use it. I don’t want my kid to be the child who can type his name, but not be able to write his name (read: using iPad to teach handwriting) – but I do want them have basic concepts of how to use a mouse.
If my toddler boys are learning, it’s a win. With a toddler learning website, at least they are processing information, learning new things. Back when I was little, rather than a computer or iPad – we were sitting in front of the television for years.
What Toddler Websites Do You Recommend?
Best Toddler Websites was originally posted on October 7, 2014 – revised 12/2/19.
Mom to 4 kids, Molly Thornberg aka Digital Mom is the blogger-in-chief here at digitalmomblog.com. She likes to keep it real, overshares on her personal Insta-stories, tries her best to show grace and always appreciates a funny meme. Molly appreciates the unique things in life, and is a Ennegagram 7w8.