M asked me to find some websites where she could learn about animals. So I went on a quest and found several sites for her to explore. Here’s what she’s enjoying now:
Animal Diversity Web – great pictures of animals divided by groups as well as sounds to listen to
Animal Fact Guide – click on pictures of animals to learn more about them, also activity sheets, book and video lists and a teacher section
National Geographic Kids – I’ve linked to the animal section but there are lots of other great games and activities for kids too.
Animal Corner – learn about different animals by habitat, also a section on pets and farm animals
Zoobooks – games and activities listed on the left side are free, you need a password from the current issue for other games
Lawrence Hall of Science – I discovered this one searching for whale sounds. There’s a whale sounds game (bottom of the page), a build-a-fish game and lots of other games, some animal-related and some not.
I found many of these sites on this list from the ALA. Check out the full list for more. All the sites I’ve listed are kid friendly to the best of my knowledge but some do have ads so use your own judgment about what’s best for your kids.