Here are some websites that offer games and activities for children ages
3 to 5. These sites are just suggestions and intended to be used by both the parent and child.
BROWSE WITH ME: http://www.browsewithme.com/topsites/preschoolkindergarten/
"The free games listed below are truly the best kids games the web has to offer, and they are absolutely free. Each link has been reviewed by our staff and is currently a favorite among users of our web browser for kids." (Browsewithme.com)
"The site offers more than 800 interactive games and activities for preschool through 6th grade that are fun, easy-to-use, educational activities ranging from matching numbers and shapes for pre-schoolers, to geography, math and history for third through sixth graders." (About Funschool)
Treehouse Kids: http://www.treehousetv.com/kids/
Treehouse for Kids offers a variety of online activity and games. Play online games with your favorite TV characters such as Franklin, Babar, Little Bear, Max and Ruby, Wimzie and more. Activities include coloring pages, puzzles, matching, dot-to-dot, following directions and choose-your-own-adventure stories, to name a few.
Nick Jr.: http://www.nickjr.com/parenting/ages_and_stages/index.jhtml
Nick Junior's website has information and activities separated by skill level and age. The age levels for this site are from 1 year to 8 years of age. Online activities revolve around developmental levels including: hand-eye coordination, pretend play, music, physical, social-emotional, problem solving, math, language and creative arts.
Fisher Price Online Games and Activities: http://www.fisher-price.com/us/playtime/"Our online games and learning activities are a great way to spend quality time with your child. Each group of activities-for infants, toddlers, or preschoolers-requires a different level of keyboarding skill: for example, infant activities require little more than eager hands batting at the keyboard, while activities for toddlers and preschoolers involve a bit more thought, planning, and dexterity. Have fun, and let your child advance through them at his or her own pace! Invite your child to sit on your lap, or pull your chair up next to your child's and enjoy these online games and learning activities together. Gamequarium Jr. http://www.gamequarium.com/junior.htmlThis site has two different levels, one for Preschoolers to 2nd graders, and the other for grades 3-6. Preschool activities include games that focus around the ABC's, 123's, colors, shapes, time, and money. Each section has about four different games, all at various levels. Bob the Builder: http://www.hitentertainment.com/bobthebuilder/usa/games.htmlA visit to Bob the Builder's town is always full of fun and interesting things to do. Help Bob put away the tools in his tool shed, assemble radiator pipes in Wendy's home, help Mr. Dixon with his deliveries, or choose from six other activities. Clifford the Big Red Dog: http://pbskids.org/clifford/Join Clifford and all his friends for games, coloring, a story, and cut-outs fun. Some activities include measuring, puzzles, coloring, letters, and problem solving. You can even search for activities based on a particular subject area skill. Dr. Seuss's Seussville University: http://www.seussville.com/university/
The centerpiece for this excellent site is Seussville University, where children can learn basic reading, math, science, and reasoning skills through online games and activities. Be sure to visit the Games and More Fun pages too!