“Mom guilt” is especially rampant this time of year. Are my kids eating too much junk? Am I buying them too many toys? Will I be able to squeeze in enough family time? One thing we don’t need to feel guilty about is screen time. Take a moment to let that sink in. I’m a teacher and I’m telling you to let your kids on their devices.
Why? Because sometimes we need a few precious moments to ourselves and if letting them watch a child from a different country open their birthday presents will help, then so be it! We can use the bathroom in peace.
One way we can curb that guilty feeling, however, is by steering them toward websites that offer exciting, engaging, educational experiences. They can learn and give you peace at the same time. But seriously, why not have them practice their math facts, increase their reading fluency, or learn about the solar system while we prep for the hundreds of tasks we have to accomplish during this very busy month?
Let’s face it: we have two weeks with our little angels out of school and we need all the help we can get!
With that, I present my top five favorite educational websites: