by: Sheri Newton
; edited by: Michael Hartman
; updated: 5/25/2012
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Playing games could help your kid learn to read. Find out which free online reading games will help your kid with their reading, spelling, and vocabulary. Which PBS games are the best to accomplish this? How about other websites? Find out in this article.
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Where to Find Online Reading Games for Kids
Kids enjoy playing games online, from preschool games online, to older kids, but some of them are not educational games for kids. Check out the websites that are suggested in this article to help your kids learn something while also having fun playing games.
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Play Online Reading Games for Kids – PBS
The PBS website offers a large amount of educational games for kids on it, much like the Disney online kids games. If you are looking for literacy, spelling, and vocabulary games to help your kid learn to read, this would be the best (and safest) place to let them play on. The games on the website are also created with the show in mind that it is for. Here are some of the best online reading games for kids on the PBS website.
Between the Lions games– The Blues: Word Battle, Word Play, and Sky Riding.
Clifford the Big Red Dog games – Puppy Letters, and T-Bone’s Town.
Martha Speaks games – Crazy Vehicle, Scrub a Pup, Switcheroo, and Martha’s Scrapbook.
Sesame Street games – Alphabet Soup, Elmo’s World Books, Abby’s Adventures, Letter to Big Bird, In the Nick of Rhyme, Elmo Rhymes, Letter of the Day, and Murray’s Word on the Street Game.
Super Why games – Super Why Comic Book Game, Wonder Red’s Rhyme N’ Roll, and Spectacular Sounds Bingo.
Sid the Science Kid games– The Question Box and Muscle Memory.
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Play Online Reading Games for Kids – Kaboose
The Kaboose website offers a variety of fun and free online reading games for kids. Games available to play on this website include: Anagram Sleuth, Aton-Ra: The Lost Statue, Bon Appetit, Cliffhanger (an online Hangman game), Dungeon Escape, Fun City, Gator’s Smash ‘Em!, Hangman, Lost Treasure, Unsearchables, What’s Hidden?, Winter Holidays, Word Clues, X-Word Madness, Zoo Crew, and more!
The Readquarium website is the reading portion of the website where you can play games for kids that will help them to learn to read, spell, and even learn more vocabulary. Below are the different types of games and the best ones offered in each category.
Phonics & Phonemes – Complete the CVC Word, Phoneme BINGO, Phonics Felt Board-Weather, Digby Mole’s Rhyme Game, and Rhyming Rockets.
Sight Words – Star Words, Spellbound, Missing Letters, and Make a Match.
Vocabulary – Analogies Jeopardy, Analogies: Food, Jeopardy Prefixes, Race to Ramses, Prefix Millionaire, Crystal Castle, and Building Prefixes.