Today we are sharing the best Toddler Websites for learning and playing during the early childhood years.
We are 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. So what websites for toddlers are best for 2-5 year olds? Let’s dive in and find what are the best sites for tots.
Top 7 Toddler Websites
If you are trying to find the best toddler websites for teaching and play, we’ve got them. These are options that are great for introducing your child to the internet.
Touch Screens for Toddlers
Now a days, little kids most likely will be accessing these toddler websites with an iPad or tablets. The touchscreens make it easy for your child to learn how to play games and use the various features on these websites made for toddlers.
When our kids were little, we used an HP Envy Touchscreen that had a touch screen making it easy for our tots to use the web. In 2022, I have 2 toddler nephews who both use tablets. Check out our best kids tablets list if you are looking for an iPad or Kindle Fire for kids for your tot.
Best Websites for Toddlers
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. I and 4 for IZAIAH AND 4 YEARS OLD.. duh.
Fun and Play with Toddler Educational Websites
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.
Learning and Age Appropriate Content
We are looking for learning, play and of course – age appropriate content. Whether you have a 2-year-old, 3-year-old, 4-year-old or older, here are 7 best websites for toddlers that your kids will love!
Best Toddler Websites
If you are looking for websites fro toddlers, we've got them! From learning websites for toddlers to games featuring your toddler's favorite characters - these websites bring the fun and learning to the web.
ABC Mouse - Learning Website for Toddlers
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.
With ABC Mouse, your toddler can learn everything from shapes to numbers, alphabet and more - all in a friendly toddler web interface.
Disney Junior - Great Toddler Website
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.
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.
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.
Fisher Price for Kids
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.
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
National Geographic Kids
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.
Toddler Learning Websites
If my toddler boys are learning, it’s a win. With a toddler learning website, at least they are processing information, learning new things. A good toddler educational website will keep your child engaged while being unknowingly educated. That is a win for mom and tot!
Back when I was little, rather than a computer or iPad – we were sitting in front of the television for years.
Answering Your Toddlers Web Site Questions
We are answering questions in regards to toddlers web sites.
How friendly is ABC Mouse for 2 year olds?
ABC Mouse for 2 year olds will depend on your toddler and their maturity and ability to use an ipad or computer. This toddler website is great as your child can learn by images but you may need to work with your 2-year-old to help them navigate to their favorite games.
What Toddler Website Games are Best for Teaching Reading?
Don’t feel the need to rush your toddler to read, that said – what toddler website games are best for reading? We like any website for toddler games that feature images with words on the imagery. The other part is when a toddler website features a voice speaking the word when a button is clicked.
By doing this – the toddler educational website will help your child associate the image, word with the word being spoken via the site.
Now we want to hear from you. What Toddler Websites Do You Recommend?
- Toddler Memes – because you might as well laugh
- Science Projects for Toddlers – keep the littles busy
- Toddler Alarm Clocks – help your child stay in bed and sleep train
- Best Toddler Beds – best beds for toddlers to sleep in
Best Toddler Websites was originally posted on October 7, 2014 – revised January 2021.
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Best Toddler Websites is part of the Toddler Talk series on Digital Mom Blog