Enchanted Learning

Website review by
Dana Villamagna, Common Sense Media
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Not flashy, but filled with good educational activities.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 2 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this website.

Educational value

Kids can learn about a multitude of subjects, mostly through printable worksheets, activities, games, quizzes, articles, and links to other sites. Enchanted Learning's subjects include science, math, social studies, history, music, languages, geography, art, and more. Kids can also learn how to set their objectives for using the site and how to choose from the many resources for well-rounded academic development. This site isn't flashy and many of its resources won't wow kids who want more interaction. Enchanted Learning is full of solid educational resources for elementary school-age kids.

Positive messages

There's always something to learn or something new to do. The monthly activity calendar, in particular, sends the positive message to kids that almost every day can be a special learning day, celebrating a theme, place, event or topic of that day.

Violence & scariness
Sexy stuff
Language
Consumerism

This is a membership-supported site, so buying a paid membership ($20 individual, $125 school) is encouraged. But a lot of content here is available to non-members. There's usually at least one other ad per page via Google Ads. Some app-related activities link to iTunes preview pages.

Drinking, drugs & smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Enchanted Learning is an old-timer on the Internet scene and may not have a lot of the bells and whistles that kids expect, but it does have excellent educational activities, printables, games, and links to even more recommended content. While most of the content is free, it is a member-supported site. If you pay to join, you'll get access to a banner-ad-free version of the site plus printer-friendly pages and exclusive content.

User Reviews

Adult Written byLM April 9, 2008

great site for inforamtion for reports

This site offers a lot of information on all types of subjects. My daughter's use it frequnetly to research information for shcool reports, especially geo... Continue reading
Parent of an infant, 6, and 8 year old Written bySharnon007 April 9, 2008

Excellent Resource...

I LOVE this site! Not only did I add this to my homeschool resources but I even subscribed! Great for 4 and up! Excellent for learning vocabulary as well as dic... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byrebma97 April 9, 2012

Good for kids

This is a good, educational website. I've gone on it when I was younger. You do have to be a member to get some things, but the majority of things are free...
Kid, 11 years old January 18, 2012

Poor design, not kid approved

Enchanted Learning ain't enchanted; it's poor design will make even the sensitive website viewer click it out.

What's it about?

More than 15,000 pages comprise this site, on topics as diverse as dinosaurs and dictionaries. Pictures illustrate the topics and draw you in to discover more. In the dinosaur section you can learn about dino anatomy and behavior, take dino quizzes, and try making dino finger puppets and masks. Check out the extensive collection of picture dictionaries that will help little explorers learn the alphabet and older kids practice their foreign language vocabulary. The dictionaries are linked into other activities, too, so if you select \"P Is for Palette\" you can click to learn about color mixing, download a printable color wheel activity, or click into hundreds of coloring book pages. There's also a collection of printable worksheets for every subject.

Is it any good?

With a parent's or teacher's assistance, kids will find a lot of fun educational activities, printables, and more on this site that has 30,000 pages with more added each day. If, however, a kid is just clicking around on their own, the old-school navigation and lack of flashy graphics may discourage them from digging too deep. That would be a shame, because this site is full of high-quality educational content.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why using a site that has pre-screened information might be easier and safer than finding the information using a search engine. Review Common Sense Media's Safety Tips for Elementary School Kids.

  • Families can talk about how kids can find their way around websites. Since this site doesn't have a navigation bar, parents can show kids how to use their browser's back and forward buttons and can point out the site's index, which provides an alphabetical list of topics covered.

Website details

  • Subjects: Math: addition, division, estimation, fractions, graphing, measurement, multiplication, subtraction
    Science: animals, astronomy, biology, ecosystems, plants, weather
    Social Studies: cultural understanding, geography, historical figures, history
    Arts: drawing, music, painting
    Language & Reading: vocabulary, writing
  • Skills: Self-Direction: academic development, set objectives
  • Genre: Educational
  • Pricing structure: Free

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