There are a lot of ways to spend time being involved in your child’s life. Even spending a few minutes playing an age-appropriate game online can be a great opportunity to bond with your child. Here are a few resources and ideas to get your started.
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Ben and Jerry’s Fun
The site includes free online games, include a matching game, calendars, and desktop wall paper.
A Full Day of Fun: 16 Hours of Activities Bringing Parents and Kids Together
Sponsor: Be A Fan of Your Kid.
Turning a chore into a secret mission? Now that’s a fun way to spend an hour, no matter your age.
Family Fun and Entertainment Ideas for Kids
Sponsor: Family Education
Family Entertainment Center, includes games, arts and crafts projects and after-school activities, and explore ideas, decorations, and homemade gifts for the holidays. Also features game and toy recommendations, and a movie database.
TLC: Family Play Room
Sponsor: Discovery Channel, TLC
Part of TLC’s Parenting section of their website, the Play Room has puzzles, games, and quizzes for parents. Dad-to-be? Check out their Pregnancy 101 section and learn about what mom’s going through, and find ways to get involved.
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Sesame Playlists are a collection of games and videos that we have carefully selected to provide your child with just the right mix of entertainment and education. The site also includes an extensive section for parents.
PBS KIDS is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum-based entertainment. With a 360-degree approach towards learning and reaching children, PBS KIDS leverages the full spectrum of media and technology to build knowledge, critical thinking, imagination and curiosity. The sites games and videos are specially geared toward preschool and early elementary school kids.
PBS Kids Go!
PBS KIDS GO! is an engaging multimedia destination specifically created for kids in their early elementary school years - an audience with limited choices for age-appropriate content that is both entertaining and educational. With a fun, quirky setting full of surprises, PBS KIDS GO! empowers kids to discover themselves, define the diverse world around them, explore new relationships and embrace a love of learning.
PBS Parents' site includes information on child development, education, healthy kids, an online community, and a section on activities and games.
Geared toward pre-schoolers and young children, the site includes online games, printable pages (with games, activity packs), crafts, recipes, and a Family Life section. Movie and book guides, gift suggestions, health, family trip ideas, and more.
The site includes games and videos centered around Nickelodeon’s most popular shows. Geared toward grade school and middle school children.
Designed with middle school and high school kids in mind, the sight includes games, videos, and quizzes centered around TeenNick’s television programming.
Sponsor: Disney Channel
The site includes games, videos, and activities for grade school and middle school children. Mostly centered around the channel’s television programming and movies, the site also includes a link to Playhouse Disney, which is appropriate for pre-school age children.
Site includes games to play with your children, parenting tips/information (including by age), travel advice, recipes, and coupons.
Sponsor: Family Fun Magazine, Disney
This site includes crafts, recipes, how-to videos, activities to print out, and activity ideas.
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