Best Preschool Learning Websites

Best Preschool Learning Websites

As parents, we are becoming ever more conscientious that, in order to give our children the best educational start in life, there is much we can do at home in order to support, encourage and facilitate early learning. For many parents, it’s hard to know where to start and how to access appropriate early learning tools and resources, especially as there are just so many online ones to choose from. It can be confusing and overwhelming. No website or preschool app is a substitute for parenting, but there are some free preschool learning websites available to help parents make time for targeted and daily early learning.

Here is the list of best preschool websites with fun games, printables, and more that help make learning early skills fun.

1. Starfall

Starfall is a preschool website that helps younger kids develop math, early literacy, and problem-solving skills through fun learning games, stories, and printables. The site is designed so parents can sit and explore with their child, or to allow kids to navigate themselves.

The website was founded nearly 20 years ago to provide free and low-cost educational experiences for young children. Since its inception, this site has become a go-to resource for thousands of teachers and parents. It is known both for its colourful graphics, fun songs and characters and interactive learning games and its comprehensive early reading and math curricula. Starfall offers an excellent phonics-based programme which grows with your child’s confidence and ability. Most of the online resources are free but though a low-cost annual subscription all family members (including grandparents) will be able to access the full extent of the activities and printable resoures. You can also check Starfall Learn to Read app and Starfall ABC review.

Age: Grades Pre-K to Grade 3 (ages 2-8)

Cost: Free or annual membership for $35/year

Visit Starfall website

2. PBS Kids

PBS Kids is a free preschool learning website designed to make preschool skill-building tons of fun. PBS Kids provides kids and their parents with a wealth of free early learning games, activities and videos from some of their favourite PBS TV shows (please note that the videos are available in limited territories).

The site is easy for even very young children to use and it is colourful, fun and appealing. A simple sign up provides your child with a profile page from which they can create an avatar and view any saved content. Games are categorized by topics (such as shapes, problem solving or feelings) and the quality audio provided means children can enjoy the experience by themselves. Click through to PBS Parents to access quality learning resources and ideas. 

Age: Grades Pre-K to Grade 3 (ages 2-8)

Cost: Free

Visit PBS Kids website

3. Nick Jr.

Nick Jr. is home to many pre-school favourites including Peppa Pig and Paw Patrol.

Their online platform allows children to easily search for content via familiar characters or shows, or for their parents to direct them to the learning activities. A huge amount of quality content is available at your fingertips, including early-learning games (subjects include literacy, math, social & emotional and more), printable puzzles, colouring pages and full-length videos of their favourite shows. A click-through to ‘Nick Jr. for Grownups’ gives parents access to useful and informative articles and ideas, and if you sign up to free membership of the Nick Jr. Fan Club you’ll receive monthly information and a free welcome pack. 

Age: Preschool to Grade 3 (ages 2-8)

Cost: Free

Visit Nick Jr.

4. Funbrain

Funbrain is a learning website for preschoolers and kindergarten that has a plethora of online games, videos and learning resources. 

Although the site is not the simplest to navigate (the ads and click-throughs are a little annoyingly and it’s easy to get lost in them), it’s worth exploringly for the great content. As well as the key subject areas of reading and literacy, the math and problem-solving activities are high quality and educationally sound. Take time to look around and curate some super learning resources to use with your kids. Most games can be adapted for different ages and abilities and the series of various math videos are engaging and fun.

Age: Preschool to Grade 8 (ages 4-14)

Cost: Free

Visit Funbrain website

5. is a website designed for pre-K and kindergarten students, offers age-appropriate content that comes in an engaging format.

The content focuses on reading, writing, math, art and music and songs, social studies, and science and health. Content is presented through art, books, songs, puzzles, games, and printables. Kids follow a learning path that gets progressively more challenging as they use the site. Their level is set based on starting age, and they can either follow a customized learning path or choose activities at random. Kids are motivated by ABC Mouse’s tickets and reward system.

Age: 2 to 8

Cost: 1-month free trial then $9.95/month

Visit ABCMouse website

6. Sesame Street

The dedicated Sesame Street website is a super resource for pre-schoolers who want to interact with the iconic Sesame Street characters.

For many years the Sesame Street Workshop has led the way when it comes to early learning programming and its award-winning blend of characters, fun experiences and learning has entertained and educated both kids and parents alike for many years. Its online offering now has many learning activities and games alongside the videos, as part of its ‘Caring for Each Other’ initiative. Totally free and easy to navigate, kids will love the ABC and counting games and sing along with the many learning songs.

Age: PreK to Kindergarten

Cost: Free

Visit Sesame Street website

7. Reading Eggs

This preschool early reading platform is a prequel to the ever-popular Reading Eggs comprehensive reading programme.

Through age-appropriate animations, games and activities, very young children can develop language skills, build vocabulary and acquire phonemic awareness. There is a wealth of high-quality content to access with a membership, including hundreds of read-aloud books (with a good balance of fiction and non-fiction), alphabet games, songs and phonics activities. Kids are kept entertained as they begin their journey to reading success, in a safe and supported way. Parents receive regular progress reports detailing their child’s progress and development.

Age: 2 to 4

Cost: Free 2-week trial then from £6.99/month

Visit Reading Eggs Junior website

8. Learn with Homer

When you access a subscription to Learn with Homer your child benefits from two distinct learning focuses: developing a love of stories through Homer Stories and developing early reading skills with Homer Reading.

Homer Stories contains a large number of titles and is characterised by its superior animation, child-friendly interactions and useful reading features. As well as original content, there are many familiar titles to choose from. Homer Reading offers a comprehensive early-reading programme which (it claims) increases early reading success by 74%. You can access many quality lessons covering: the ABC, early phonics, and sight words and many feature catchy songs. Each profile can be personalised by a child’s age, ability and interests.

Age: 2 to 8

Cost: Free 30-day trial then $7.95/month

Visit Learn with Homer website


Part of the IXL group and providing a comprehensive learning platform for young kids, is a one-stop-shop to help parents and educators support children on their learning journey.

Covering over 800 key skills (it includes content for other subjects too) and with curriculum-focussed curated games and resources, it’s a real educational treasure-trove! A lot of content (including downloadable worksheets, workbooks and study packs) are free but a premium subscription provides additional content and access to a progress tracker which monitors a child’s knowledge, proficiency and time spend learning. Their dedicated site for pre-schoolers - Brainzy - provides fun games and songs as an introduction to key early-learning skills.

Age: 4 to 11

Cost: Free or membership starting at $5.00/month. Please note: There is currently 50% off Premium membership and you can cancel anytime.


10. JumpStart

JumpStart Academy Pre-School is a dedicated resource (part of the wider JumpStart suite of resources) to help children become school-ready.

It’s colourful characters and fun learning activities provide a springboard to aid early-learning success. Through age-appropriate game-play, children can practise and develop skills in early reading, number sense, shapes and colours as well as learning about some key life-skills, such as looking after pets! A membership gives access to the ‘Parent Center’ and unlocks a comprehensive reporting tool so that parents can monitor and track progress and view the skills learnt, and access further resources to support their children’s learning. It can be used on various devices.

Age: 3+

Cost: From $7.99/month

Visit JumpStart website

11. Epic!

Epic! is a comprehensive digital library of books (original titles and many familiar favourites) which is suitable for pre-schoolers up to kids aged 12.

It’s a really super resource that gets kids hooked on books, stories and reading, and it includes thousands of titles as well as games, activates and audiobooks. A free trial gives a parent the ability to try it out and, with profiles created for up to 4 kids, the whole family can benefit. Titles are suggested by interest and reading ability and it’s suitable for all abilities including non-readers. Each book has a ‘read to me’ function and parents can track their kid’s activity via the Parent Dashboard.

Age: 2 to 12

Cost: Free 30-day trial then $7.99/month

Visit Epic! website

12. ABCya

Don't be fooled by the name, ABCya is not limited to alphabet games.

It contains an absolute treasure-trove of high-quality learning games across many different topics and in many different styles. Whatever device you own, you can almost certainly find a way to play them and to help your child to learn and improve. As a whole, the content is categorised in a number of different ways and it is easy to browse and search for a specific challenge, or topic to practice. The content is structured around the U.S. Common Core Curriculum and so the games can be chosen by grade level and then by a general category such as letters, numbers, strategy, skill, or holiday.

Age: 2 to 12

Cost: Starting at $7.50/month

Visit ABCya website

13. Reading IQ

Reading IQ is a curated digital library of thousands of books titles.

Created by the developers of award-winning ABC Mouse, it’s easy to find books your kids will love as this extensive library has a very clever search tool. Titles of thousands of books are available, suitable for pre-readers up to fluent readers. Reading functions for each title means that parents can either read directly to their little ones or choose the ‘read to me’ option for a more self-directed story experience. Kids develop word recognition skills (a key reading skill) with the text highlighting function. Membership provides reporting tools so that parents (for up to 3 kids per household) can view and monitor reading progress.

Age: 2 to 12

Cost: Free 1-month trial then $7.99/month

Visit Reading IQ

14. Brainzy

Brainzy is an interactive platform (website and Chrome app) that gives kids practice with PreK, K, and first-grade math and reading skills. Kids explore a variety of early math and reading skills through games, songs, stories, and quizzes, presented in a fixed order.

Brainzy is a nice collection of activities that address very typical early learning themes. And be sure to include lots of in-class activities that touch on the same topics to give kids a well-rounded learning environment.

Age: 3 to 6

Cost: Free trial

15. Miss Humblebee’s Academy

Miss Humblebees Academy is designed to help prepare kids to be kindergarten-ready and offers an online solution to help children develop key early-learning skills.

Its themed-based interactive curriculum includes hundreds of guided lessons in literacy, math, science, social studies, art and more. All lessons have quality audio and many include original learning songs and animations. A week’s free trial allows parents to create a personalised learning profile (with super-cute humblebee avatar) for their child and it includes prompts to benchmark the learning. A subscription means you get a more detailed assessment and provides parents with a comprehensive tracking and reporting tool.

Age: 3 to 6

Cost: Free 1-week trial then from $7.95/month

Visit Miss Humblebee’s Academy

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