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Educational Websites for Parents and Teachers

Speculum Mundi
Written by Monica


Some wonderful new websites have been launching over the last couple of years to provide parents (and other educators) with printables and materials to help their children and students learn.

In addition, technology is quickly making its mark on the education system and more and more people are using it to help their children learn. Here is a list of websites that parents and teachers should check out to see if they can use any of these resources with their own kids. TpT is an open marketplace for educators. You’ll find thousands of downloads (printables, lesson plans, worksheets, and more) created by experienced teachers for other teachers. Simply enter the subject you are looking for in the search box and decide which items are best suited for your student. Many are free, while other cost a small fee. Products are available for students in K – 12.
Loads of free (and educational) printables for kids. From games to flash cards, stationery to coloring pages, you’ll be delighted with the variety and clever activities you can easily print up at home. A site for babies and toddlers all the way up to high school.  This website offers hundreds of printable worksheets, activities, workbooks and educational articles (even in Spanish!) for parents who want to supplement their children’s education.

PBS KIDS PLAY! – An online school readiness program in English that offers over 56 exclusive educational games that teach about a variety of subjects. There’s also hundreds of activities and videos, all of which align to national educational standards. Requires a subscription.

PBS KIDS Lab – Free online learning site focused on math skills for elementary students. Uses popular PBS characters to reinforce skills and concepts.

And finally, there are so many GREAT educational apps that are now available for iPads and iPhones. School Zone, National Geographic Kids, PBS KIDS, and Scholastic are just a few of the many companies who are creating apps to help kids learn about their world. Check them out!


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Monica es la fundadora y publisher de, un sitio para familias latinas que hacen educación en casa y también familias con niños en escuelas tradicionales que quieren un rol activo en la educación de sus hijos. Ganadora del premio "Mejor Bloguera Latina de Educación 2011" de LATISM.