What is a good website for my 2 and half year old son, for teaching him shapes and colors?

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There is no good website for that. A toddler learns best by playing and interacting with you.

Medic - posted on 05/01/2011

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Why do you need a website? All of these things you can teach while doing everyday things with your child.

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starfall.com

funbrain.com

enchantedlearning.com

fisherprice.com you have to search for the educational section

There are a TON of preschool websites out there! Good luck!

Meg - posted on 05/04/2011

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If your child needs a website, I recomend pbskids.org and starfall.com. But limit that and TV to a half hour each. There is so much else to do, read to her, play, art, outside, take walks. Stop and explore things, If you want to teach shapes and colors there are things outside and around the hourse. If you take him shopping use grocery items to teach shapes, colors and the alphabet.

Charity - posted on 05/03/2011

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I worked with my son myself whether it was coloring pages, flash cards, or just pointing out shapes in our everyday life.

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√v^√v^√♥ - posted on 05/05/2011

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Paper and a six pack of crayola crayons........ interact!!!!

Kim - posted on 05/04/2011

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Try Sesamestreet.org They have a keyboard game that is fun for younger kids that can't use a mouse yet. I think now a days you do need to get your kids used to computers early. There are also a lot of CD Roms out there that are fun- Jump Start Toddler is a good one.

Mandian - posted on 05/03/2011

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I like to use a chalk board to teach my kids new things. She is 2 1/2 and knows all of her ABC's, counts to 20, knows her colors, and knows 12 different shapes. She loves Dora and Mickey Mouse Club House too

Jennifer - posted on 05/03/2011

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tlsbooks.com has a ton of free printable pages for coloring that are about shapes and colors and a lot more. I've used it alot to help reinforce what my son was learning in kindergarten. Everything goes by grade level starting with preschool.

Gena - posted on 05/02/2011

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tvokids.com has great games for kids. I am not sure if there are any specifically for colors/shapes, but there are a bunch of games for toddlers.

Colleen - posted on 05/01/2011

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Zoodles.com is a great option. It sets the options for games and videos to the child's age and it blocks off their access to the rest of the computer. There is even an art section that keeps their art work. You get an email every week that covers what they are doing and learning. The best part is that it has all of the pbs, nick jr, and playhouse disney in one place. Both my kids have accounts and they love it. The free option works great so there isn't really a need to pay the monthly fee.

Danielle - posted on 05/01/2011

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What I found helped with a lot of colors and shapes.. as well as helping increase my sons vocabulary was the "Baby Einstein" DVD's, and hard covered books.

Laurie - posted on 05/01/2011

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My son loves the games on pbskids.org They are all based around the shows on pbs of course - Sesame Street, Dinosaur Train, Cat in the Hat, Curious George etc. My three and half year old can play most of the games, and with some help/advice over the shoulder even the ones that require some advanced skills like adding and reading. There are a fair number of very basic games that your two and half year old will be able to play by himself once he figures out how to work the mouse - which doesn't take long. At two and half my son could open the browser (orange icon on desktop), find pbskids.org (green icon on favorites bar in browser) and choose the game he wanted to play in under a minute. The site is very kid friendly and some of the games are intended for two players - Mum and kid. Caillou and Curious George have some two player games.

Bonnie - posted on 05/01/2011

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Some of the shows on treehouse and disney are great for learning. I am certain that is how my boys learned a lot of what they know. A lot say tv is bad, but I beg to differ as long as they are watching the right shows!

Louise - posted on 05/01/2011

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I am not sure about a web site but my daughter loves Mickey Mouse Club House and she learnt all her shapes from that and colours and counting. She really enjoyed the programme at 2. She has now moved onto Dora the Explora as she is 2.5 and she can already count to 10 in Spanish as well.

If your child likes the programme they will learn through repetition and play.

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