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When a mom mention she's looking for some great educational websites for her kids, it's not long before Starfall.com is mentioned. The site has been online since 2002 and works with your children through letter recognition all the way through to reading plays, nonfiction and comics.

Watch animal cameras, learn interesting tidbits about animals, see and share photos of nature, learn about different countries and try science experiments. These activities don't even begin to scratch the surface of the National Geographic Kids website. There's even a "Little Kids" section for the younger explorers in your house.

Moby Curriculum teaches students to be better problem solvers, critical thinkers, and creative geniuses with thousands of cognitive skill manipulatives. Moby has students think and discover rather than just be told. Students are not only fully engaged but also learn a deep intuitive sense of concepts that are retained. Has been developed directly with the Common Core program. Skills taught: mathematics, fact fluency, reading, language skills, writing, vocabulary, and much more!

Games, quizzes and fact sheets take kids on a journey through time. Kids can set off on a learning adventure when they walk through ancient history, world history and histories of specific countries on the BBC History for Kids website.

Online guided reading program with interactive ebooks, downloadable books, and reading quizzes.

No list of science sites for kids would be complete without a link to Bill Nye, the Science Guy. His website helps reinforce the lessons learned on his television show with experiments, explanations and a dose of humor as well.                                

CoolMath calls itself "an amusement park of math and more." Children can play online math games that help them with addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, money and more. CoolMath is geared toward ages 13 and up, but sister site CoolMath4Kids.com is appropriate for ages 3 through 12. CoolMath-Games.com includes math games for preschoolers.

From the publishers of TIME magazine, TIME for Kids is loaded with interesting articles, photos and videos. Politics, the environment, entertainment, sports and health are just some of the topics covered. TIME for Kids isn't as interactive as most of the other website on this list of educational websites for kids, but the site does tackle subjects that are in the news now while being written for an audience of children

Scholastic is one of the more unique educational websites for kids on this list. This site, from the publishers of the educational books you find in schools, contains activities broken up by grades. Pre-K all the way up to seniors in high school can find learning activities geared toward them.

When your child wants to know why the sky is blue, how a tornado forms or any number of other questions she can come up with on a daily basis, head on over to How Stuff Works. The articles break down subjects like autos, culture, entertainment, science, money, technology and more. Games, quizzes and videos also round out your children's learning experience

Why do we need trees? Are jellyfish fish? Who travels with president? These are just a few of the facts your kids can learn on the Discovery Channel's site for children. Games, puzzles, activities and quizzes get kids involved in learning something new without it feeling like work.

Try Science is a great first stop on your science journey. There are dozens of experiments in areas such as chemistry, biology, math and engineering, many of which can be done on and offline. You can take a virtual field trip to another museum or even view some animals via live webcam. Adults will appreciate the resources for parents and teachers, too. And, of course, there are some very cool games. Try your hand at saving a planet, or live out your Star Trek dreams at Starfleet Academy.

The name of the site says it all. Learning Games for Kids is all about games that teach kids almost every subject you can think of. Word, spelling, social studies, brain, science, art, vocabulary, literature and keyboarding games will get your kids started on a learning adventure.

One visit to Fun Brain and you'll want to bookmark it for your kids. Math, reading, online books and learning games are just some of the site's many treats. Fun Brain caters to preschoolers through 8th graders.

A site that guarantees to make your child a genius has a lot of promises to live up to. MakeMeGenius.com is filled with videos that cover a variety of subjects, such as physics for kids, photosynthesis, the nervous system, solar system and electricity. All of the videos are kid-friendly and will keep even your youngest children interested from start to finish.