Lose the Mom Guilt! My Top 5 Educational Websites for Screen Time

“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

Jessica Grubb
Jessica, a native of North Texas, lives in Wylie with her husband of 8 years, David. She is an elementary teacher, turned stay-at-home mom, turned preschool teacher. When she’s not up to her elbows in a random project, writing and re-writing lesson plans, or reading (trying to finish?) a good book, she and her husband are busy raising their three incredibly amazing kids: Emily, who just started Kindergarten, loves science, and wants to be a chemist when she grows up, Liam, a 3-year-old who can always be found playing with trains and building intricate tracks, and Charlotte, a 1 ½ year old who enjoys dragging her Lambie around and belting out songs in the middle of the store/doctor’s office/library. Jessica graduated from UT Dallas with a degree in Literary Studies and then went on to receive her teaching certification from Texas A&M Commerce. She has taught private school in Garland and public school in Plano ISD. She is currently teaching at a preschool in Wylie where her middle and little also attend. She thinks it’s great that she’s right down the hall from them and is happy to be back in the classroom! She loves to write and recently started a blog about being a mom, wife, and teacher: I'm Sorry for What I Said When I Was Tired