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July 9, 2014

11 Free Reading Websites for Kids

Written By: Brandi Jordan
Category: Technology
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Free Reading Websites for Kids

At Really Good Stuff, we know that teachers and parents have limited time when it comes to finding free, high-quality online resources for their children.  When we first published the 11 Free Reading Websites for Kids article, we had no idea the response it would have.  In fact, the cry for more resources encouraged us to publish 11 Free Math Websites for Kids.   We hope you find this article and the free resources in contains helpful!


Free Reading Sites for Kids

Free resources are always a teacher’s dream, but when it comes to free sites to use during reading instruction the choices can be few and far between.  Whether you are looking for a site to use during the Daily 5’s “Listen to Reading” time or want to provide students with a fun early-finisher activity, the sites below are ideal.  Designed for elementary age students, these reading sites are both free and kid-friendly.

As always, it is strongly recommended that teachers view the sites before introducing them to their students to make sure the content is appropriate for the grade/age level.


Be sure to check out 11 Free Math Websites for Kids and 11 Free Science Websites for Kids too!

11 Awesome Reading Websites for Kids

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  • EricOnly
    October 10, 2018

    Fantastic list! It’s surprising that free, high-quality sites are so hard to find even in 2018. I thought I’d make you aware of — it’s not a reading website exactly, but it has several cool educational quizzes, where each correct answer donates beans to charity.

    Your list made me think of the ‘english vocab’ section of that site, which has proven to be a pretty fun (and challenging!) hit with my students.

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    We provide training programs (BBC dance mat typing) for kids. All the learning progress on our website is easy and fun, there are 4 levels to play, including 12 stages. Kids can start by learning the home row keys. Each stage is based on previous ones, introducing new letters as you progress. There are some also other fun typing games and a resource page.

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  • Brandi Jordan
    October 21, 2016

    Hi Bethany! Oh my goodness, there was definitely an issue! Thanks so much for letting us know!! It’s all fixed now. =) Thanks again! ~Brandi

  • BethanyVaughan
    October 20, 2016

    Hey Brandi,
    I came across this article on Pinterest. On my browser the article is not showing any of the 11 links. Is there an error on the site?

  • CatherineGilmore
    March 13, 2016

    You can also add and  Both are free websites that give students Non-Fiction texts/articles.  I really like because the same text has been adjusted to meet the needs of several different reading levels. has short articles and often comes with a video.

  • Fill Jose
    August 6, 2015

    thank you for some cute websites. it will help children much

  • taniyawall
    May 27, 2015

    and thanks for give out good websites

  • Cdevries
    April 23, 2015

    Good questions, you just go to the top of the page and it says “create account”

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    December 8, 2014

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  • PaulinaCroskey
    October 25, 2014

    Thank you so much for these great websites. I am a reading coach and was looking for a variety of websites to give to a first grade teacher. She wants to use them during her center time. Awesome!!!

  • Astute Hoot
    May 2, 2014

    These are great ideas for summer reading practice!  Thank you.

  • The Teacher Treasury
    February 4, 2014

    Awesome links! Thanks for sharing =)

  • Jesper Felumb Conrad
    February 3, 2014

    Dear Brandi

    At we collect the best free online books for children. Please help us to share our site.


    J.F. Conrad

  • Elise
    January 2, 2014

    Don’t forget Launch Pad: Where Young Authors and Illustrators Take Off! (

  • Brandi Jordan
    October 23, 2013

    Hi Ann,
    If you visit each individual site you can sign-up for an account with each of them there. Most don’t even require registration which is fantastic! They’re free for everyone. Enjoy!

  • Ann David
    October 22, 2013

    How do you sign up? Is there a process I half to go throw to sign up? Can I use it for homeschooling? What grades are these websites for?

  • Katherine Smith
    September 26, 2013

    This is so cool! I am 8 yrs old in the 2nd grade. I read on a 3rd to 4th grade level.
    I like this because I can pick which ever age group I want. I am having so much fun.
    Thanks to my Grandma’s friend who told her about this. Thanks for making it free!!

  • Brandi Jordan
    September 24, 2013

    Hi Sue! The download is on the last page of the article. Thanks! ~Brandi

  • sue marcil-ardanowski
    September 24, 2013

    On the facebook ad, it was mentioned that a poster for students could be printed out, so they could log on to these sites. Please advise as to how to obtain poster.

  • Viola Dallas
    September 24, 2013

    Great resource! Looking forward to using in volunteer reading program!

  • Robin Ivey
    September 23, 2013

    I like the stories. However, I would like it if the children could see the words and read along with the reader.
    Thanks, Robin Ivey

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