World of Edutainment Websites, Apps, Games and More

The word Edutainment is from a mix of education and entertainment.

Obviously content that is being designed to educate and entertain falls under the category of edutainment.

I have curated a list for you to explore the world of edutainment websites, resources to apps, games and more.

Edutainment Websites

1. PBS Kids

This children’s website is a perfect place for the little ones with all the amazing games and educational videos. A great collection to keep kids engaged and entertained.

Website:  http://pbskids.org

2. PBS Kids Go

This one is for the older kids. Collection of games and video to keep growing kids occupied  with educational material in fun ways.

Website: http://pbskids.org/go//games/

3. SESAME STREET

Play educational games, watch videos, and print coloring pages with Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, and more!

Website: http://www.sesamestreet.org/

4. StarFall

Teach younger ones to read with phonics. The paid service comes with many other features.

Website: http://www.starfall.com/

5. National Geographic for Kids

Let your kids explore the world with award-winning magazines, books, apps, games, toys, videos, events, and more.

Website: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

6. Time for Kids

This weekly magazine is perfect to improve the GK of kids. Issues cover a wide range of real-world topics kids love to learn about.

Website: http://www.timeforkids.com/

7. BrainPOP

One of the best website that you will find over web. Animated cute characters engages students. Coves full range of academia. This platform also has games, you will find more details below.

Website: https://www.brainpop.com/

8. KlapEdu

A great educational website teaching kids in fun and engaging manner. You will find pre-school educational games, analytical skill games and more.   

Website: http://klapedu.com/

9. BubblesU

Kids get to explore interactive edutainment world with cute bubbles. A perfect platform to keep kids engaged with videos, color, paint, apps, games, phonics, ebooks and a lot more. Suitable for kids aged 6 and below.

Website: https://bubblesu.com/#/bubblesu

10. Crafts by Amanda

This one is for those who love craft and art. Get access to free craft ideas and watch amazing videos to polish your skills.

Website: http://craftsbyamanda.com/

Learn with Games

1. PhyFun

This directory of physics game is a must for all the science heads. A great way to learn and explore more about the subject.

Website: http://www.phyfun.com/

2. SpellUp

Amazing way to work on the spellings. Sound feature is a necessity as kids get to learn new words with the auto voice.

Website:  https://spellup.withgoogle.com/

3. FunBrain

Get amazing collection of educational games for kids of all ages and for all subjects on this platform.

Website:  http://www.funbrain.com/

4. Mission US

A rare kind of game. Learn American history in engaging and interactive manner. Can be used for middle school and higher education. 

Website:  http://www.mission-us.org/

5. Top Marks- Underwater Counting

Underwater Counting is an interactive counting game for young children involving counting the number of objects to 10. The game takes the form of a treasure hunt where children are challenged to find the treasure by achieving ten correct answers.

Website: http://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/underwater-counting

6. Primary Games

A fun way to learn via math games, reading games, girl games, puzzles, sports games, print coloring pages, read online storybooks, and more.

Website: http://www.primarygames.com/

7. Math Play

Suitable for elementary and middle grades, this platform is dedicated to all those who love to play with numbers but with this in a different manner.

Website: http://www.math-play.com/

8. CellsAlive

 Cells, Microbes, Immune System! A rather great way to study this branch of science. Puzzles, models and a lot more ways to ace the study of living cells and organisms. Users can also access library and worksheets if desired.

Website: http://www.cellsalive.com/

9. BrainPOP

An uncommon approach to education. This platform is having games on earth awareness, language art games, STEM games, Civic games, Thinking games and a lot more to offer.  

Website: https://www.brainpop.com/games/


Your way to Edutainment Apps

1. The Best Educational Apps for Kids

This list of edutainment apps will definitely help you to extend the education of kids apart from school. The listed apps are games for younger kids that will help them in their education in an engaging and fun manner.

2. Tech With Kids’ Best Pick Lists

This is a directory of games segregated according to subjects as well as age group. A great resource that is beneficial for all those who are completely into techy education. The list includes games for various 

3. Top 6 iPad Edutainment Game Apps

This one is for those who are all up for the iPad education. These 6 apps are a perfect blend of education and entertainment. 

4. Ace Edutainment Apps  

This resource is from the Play Store so all the listed apps are for android users. The list includes free as well as paid apps. Apt for the little ones, these apps will keep your kids occupied and engaged in these fun educational apps.

5. TeachersWithApps

A mixed list of apps for kids to study their way. The list includes coding game apps for kids.

Other Edutainment Softwares

1. Stellarium

Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.

It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.

Compatibility: GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, Windows

Website: http://www.stellarium.org/

2. Tux Paint

Tux Paint is a free, award-winning drawing program for children ages 3 to 12. It combines an easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides children as they use the program.

Compatibility: GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, Windows

Website: http://www.tuxpaint.org/

3. Tux Math

"Tux, of Math Command is an educational arcade game starring Tux, the Linux mascot!

Based on the classic arcade game "Missile Command," Tux must defend his cities. In this case, though, he must do it by solving math problems.

Compatibility: GNU/Linux, Unix

Website: http://tux4kids.alioth.debian.org/tuxmath/

4. Alice

Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Alice is a teaching tool for introductory computing. It uses 3D graphics and a drag-and-drop interface to facilitate a more engaging, less frustrating first programming experience.

Compatibility: GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, Windows

Website: http://www.alice.org/index.php

5. TuxType

An educational typing tutor for children. It features several different types of gameplay, at a variety of difficulty levels.

Compatibility: GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, Windows

Website: http://tux4kids.alioth.debian.org/

6. GCompris

GCompris is an educational software which provides over 100 different activities to children from 2 to 10 years old.

Compatibility: GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, Windows, LiveCD

Website: http://gcompris.net/index-en.html

Research Websites for Kids

1. MrNussbaum

This works as a safe search knowledge box for kids. No pop ups to distracts. Kids can search all their educational queries and also access other educational material including games and stuff.

Website: http://mrnussbaum.com/

2. Dictionary.com

This online dictionary not only helps you to understand those flashy words but also gives you antonyms, synonyms, word of the day, vocabulary quizzes, translation, crosswords and a lot more!

Website: http://www.dictionary.com/

3. The Virtual Middle School Library

This online library will give you the access to unlimited books, autobiographies, language arts and a lot more knowledge anytime anywhere!

Website: http://www.sldirectory.com/virtual.html

4. KidRex

A search engine for kids citing only age appropriate sources of information.

Website: http://www.kidrex.org/

5. Kids.gov

Kids.gov is the official kids' portal for the U.S. government. Get access to information and services on the web from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations, all geared to the learning level and interest of kids.

Website: https://kids.usa.gov/

6. Library Spot

This online library is all you need for your interest of subject. Choose from the enormous categories on the left panel and keep reading.

Website: http://libraryspot.com/

7. SqoolTube

Search for educational videos from this site to avoid the pop ups of YouTube. Also the site gives you the ease to refine your search  subject and grade wise.  

Website: http://sqooltube.com/

8. World Book Online

This website requires subscription but is completely worth it. The collection of facts and great information is all you need to ace the knowledge of your kids.

Website: http://www.worldbookonline.com/

What’s your take on edutainment? Which other resources are you aware of? Share with us in the comment section below.

About the Author
Author: Priyanka Gupta
Priyanka is a blogger by profession and has an increasing interest to write about the edtech space. While writing she keeps in mind the educators to come up with right resources and ideas which might be relevant for them in relation to effective use of technology in their profession and institutions/classrooms.
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