How to Choose an Online Learning Website for Preschoolers

Three Parts:ResearchTesting The WebsitesFinal Testing

Have you heard about all of the online learning sites these days? There are so many that can help preschoolers in the classroom and at home learn the alphabet, numbers, color, shapes, numbers, days of the week, personal care, and more. There are so many, though. Which will you choose? Read on to find out how to pick the best preschool learning sites!

Part 1

  1. 1
    Research all of the possibilities. Look at every website you can find. Read books, talk to parents, teachers, and librarians.
  2. 2
    Ask a person you trust to see what they think of the website. Is it working for them? Is it entertaining?

Part 2
Testing The Websites

  1. 1
    Search for a suitable website and when you find one you should satisfy yourself that the site is affiliated to a professional body or organization.
  2. 2
    Look at all references, but don't rely on these too much.
  3. 3
    Look through the children's pages. Are they colorful? They shoudn't be black and white, but rather than that you should see greens, blues, pinks, reds, oranges, yellows, purples, browns, blacks (some), whites (splashes here and there), grays, and peaches. You should see at least 3 different shades of each color.
  4. 4
    Play a game on the website. Is it easy to do by yourself? Will preschoolers be able to do it themselves? The key to being able to do this is clear directions, directions read aloud, and pictures to reinforce the directions and lessons.
  5. 5
    Make sure that the website is exciting and entertaining. Will children be able to stay on this for at least 30 minutes? Are there a variety of activities that are age appropriate to keep children entertained?
  6. 6
    Determine what the website teaches. The site content should contain a variety of educational subjects such as the following:
    • Letters of the alphabet
    • Numbers and counting
    • Shapes
    • Colors and drawing
    • Music and songs to sing along with
    • Parts of the body
    • Personal hygiene like washing, brushing hair and teeth and establishing a healthy routine and habits
    • Learning the days of the week, month and seasons of the year
    • Teaching children about healthy eating
  7. 7
    Establish that the website will meet both the needs of your child and you.
  8. 8
    Check that the website builds on to what the child has already learned.

Part 3
Final Testing

  1. 1
    Have children that are of preschool age play on this site. Ask them if it was fun, see how long they can stay on it, and reinforce what they have learned to see if it was effective.
  2. 2
    Check to see if you have to pay to use this site. If you do, will you be able to pay for it? Remember that there are plenty of excellent educational sites that you do not have to pay to use.


  • Make sure that the website does not steal and share any personal information.

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Categories: Learning Techniques and Student Skills