Child-Friendly Sites


Toddler and Preschooler sites

Enchanted Learning – Enchanted Learning produces children’s educational web sites and games which are designed to capture the imagination while maximizing creativity, learning, and enjoyment.

School Age Sites


Crayola – The Crayola company site offers arts & crafts, colorful activities, lesson plans, greeting card creator and online store.

Discovery Kids – The Discovery Channel for Kids! Visit the fan sites from your favorite shows, explore show topics in-depth, & play cool games!

Middle Shelf – Digital Magazine with reviews and recommendations of books for young readers.

Homework Help

Puppy Eating Homework

Searchasaurus – Database for your school projects.  (Patrons may access this database anywhere with your library card.)

About Searchasaurus: Complete with erupting volcanoes, dinosaur guide and compass, Searchasaurus is EBSCO’s newest user search experience for elementary to middle school-age users. It includes the following databases with a children’s interface:

Primary Search – Provides full text for 50 children’s magazines and over 100 children’s pamphlets, designed for the elementary school student.

EBSCO Animals – Provides in-depth information on a variety of topics relating to animals. The database consists of indexing, abstracts, and full text records describing the nature and habitat of familiar animals.

Kid Friendly sites for searching


Internet Public Library for Kids – Find homework help, interesting websites, and lots of information at the IPL2, run by real librarians and universities.

Kids Click! – Explore, learn or just have fun with this web-search tool for kids, by librarians.



National Geographic Kids – Learn about wild animals, pets, and more at this site.

Kids National Wildlife Federation – Special activities, games, crafts and information on this site; you can also find age specific information with Ranger Rick, Big Backyard, or Wild Animal Baby from here.

All About Birds – From the Cornell lab of Ornithology.  Recommended by the Association for Library Services to Children.

San Diego Zoo Kids – A highly interactive website for children with games, activities, live webcams, and more, all about animals and working at the zoo.

Smithsonian Tween Tribune – Multitude of articles of interest to students K to 12, including a lists of articles by Lexile Level.

Bug Guide – Identification, Images, & Information for Insects, Spiders & Their Kin for the United States & Canada.

Fun and Games



American Girl – Find out all about your favorite American Girl. There are lots of games, ideas, and quizzes too!

Fun Brain – Read popular books online. Try some games developed for your grade level.

PBS for Kids – Games, quizzes, and all of your PBS favorites right here.

Sprout – A website for preschoolers and their parents to enjoy. Based on PBS television programs for children.

Geography and History

Globe Clipart

The CIA World Factbook – A resource about different countries, this site has easily printable maps

States and Capitals – Learn important facts about each state and its capital. – Recommended by the Association for Library Services to Children.

Math and Science


Ask a Biologist – A biology resource for pre-K through 12th grade students, teachers, and parents, maintained by Arizona State University.

CSI: Web Adventures – Learn Forensic Science & apply your knowledge in this hands-on game.

Bill Nye the Science Guy – Learn about Mr. Nye and all of his science experiments. Try out some cool demos at home or watch his science videos.

NASA Kids Club

A + Click – Math site for kids grades 1-12. Recommended by the Association for Library Services to Children.

Kids Astronomy – All about the space. Recommended by the Association for Library Services to Children.

Kids Geography and Geology – Recommended by the Association for Library Services to Children.

Smithsonian Kids – Recommended by the Association for Library Services to Children.