Child-Friendly Sites

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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

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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

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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.

Animals

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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

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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

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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.

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

Math and Science

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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.