Oh, the places we will go!

Ask Jeeves for Kids – This is a child friendly search engine that is filtered. Enter in a question like “Why is the sky blue?” and Jeeves will answer it for you.
Yahooligans: The Web Guide for Kids – This is a very popular site with a database of about 20,000 sites that are kid safe. This contains only sites that have been handpicked as safe.
FirstGov for Kids – It provides links to Federal kids’ sites along with some of the best kids’ sites from other organizations all grouped by subject.
How Stuff Works – The lowdown on the workings of everything from refrigerators to cell phones to cookies to car engines.
How Products Are Made – How products are made.

e-Libraries

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Homework

AtoZ The USA – The “go-to” resource for US state and territory information.
AR BookFinder – Need to find out if a book you got from the library can be tested on at school?  Here is the site to find out!
Bookhooks – An online book reporting toolkit for students in grades K-12.
Citation Machine Help citing research in several styles
Cool Math – Online math tutorials.
Fact Monster from Information Please – An almanac, encyclopedia, kid-safe search engine, and homework center all rolled into one.
Kids Web A World Wide Web Digital Library for Schoolkids – Great information on Arts, Sciences, Social Studies, and other miscellaneous subjects to the homework rescue!
SOS Math Advanced Math help and tutorials
Virtual Nerd – Over 1,500 video lessons covering Middle Grades Math through Algebra 2.

Newspapers/Magazines

4Kids.org – A weekly newspaper feature and Web site produced at the University of Kansas by a team of educators and students with support from Advanced Learning Technologies in Education Consortium (ALTEC).
National Geographic for Kids
Scholastic News Online – Daily news and current events for kids from Scholastic News Online®
Science News for Students – Science news for kids.
Sports Illustrated for Kids – Puzzles, games, sports news for kids.
Time for Kids – TIME For Kids is a weekly classroom news magazine that motivates kids to read! Issues cover a wide range of real-world topics kids love to learn about – and it’s the best nonfiction text you’ll find!  Our Digital Editions are the perfect supplement to your TIME For Kids print subscription, and they deliver a host of exciting features to help bring TIME For Kids to life.  A powerful teaching tool, TIME For Kids builds reading and writing skills and is easily integrated across your curriculum, including social studies, science and math.

Cooking

Cooking Resources for Kids! – A great article for kids who might have an interest in learning more about cooking!  You will find recipes for kids and a lot of information on Kitchen & Cooking Safety.
Spatulatta – Spatulatta.com presents kids with beginning cooking tips and recipes while encouraging them to eat well and to understand the connection between farms and the dinner table. The site also encourages kids to ask family members for recipes they can cook together.

From TV

Building Big – Explore large structures and what it takes to build them with BUILDING BIG™, a five-part PBS television series and Web site from WGBH Boston. BUILDING BIG explores the history behind some of the world’s greatest feats of engineering and the ingenuity of the engineers, architects, and builders who designed and built them.
Disney Family – Lots of arcade-style games to play online and coloring pages to print out.
Nick Jr. – Blue, Dora the Explorer, etc… If they’re on Nick Jr. they’re probably here.
Nick – Nickelodeon from Avatar to iCarly to Spongebob Squarepants just for kids!
PBS Kids – Links to your favorite PBS shows, including Arthur, Sesame Street, and Zoom!
Reading Rainbow – Reading Rainbow, the #1 education service, now offers its fully reimagined library of books, videos, and games for the Web, iPad, and Kindle Fire. With the mission of bringing a passion for reading to Every Child, Everywhere, Reading Rainbow is available at home, in the classroom, and on the go.

Fun Stuff

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ABC Mouse helps kids learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more.

 

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Between the Lions – Get Wild About Reading.
Book Adventure – Book Adventure is a fun, free way to motivate your child to read! Kids in grades K-8 can search for books, read them offline, come back to quiz on what they’ve read, and earn prizes for their reading success.

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BookFlix – A fun website where a picture book about interesting stuff is read to you.

Crayola Central – Color a picture, read a story, and learn about Crayola crayons.

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Curious George – Curious about George?  Check in on him at this website.
First Palette – Free kids’ crafts, art activities, and printables designed to nurture creativity and the love for learning.
Funbrain – Created for kids ages preschool through grade 8, offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy. Plus, kids can read a variety of popular books and comics on the site, including Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Amelia Writes Again, and Brewster Rocket.
Giggle Poetry – The self proclaimed number one fun poetry site for kids on the web! Learn to write poetry, create poems online, and read and rate hundreds of poems. Teacher resources available.
Great Group Games – Your ultimate game group resource for free and fun youth party games, icebreakers, outdoor games, and more! Searchable by size of group, age of group, playing area, and type of occasion.
Imagination Café – Feed Your Mind! – Imagination Café is safe, fun, education and entertainment site for kids and tweens with quizzes, recipes and articles on careers, animals, history, sports, science, and more!
Jack Prelutsky – Explore the wacky and inventive poetry of Jack Prelutsky, the first Children’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation.
Jean Marzollo – List of Jean’s books online as well as paper format. Preschoolers can enjoy listening to a book read to them as they view works and illustrations. Short and Long bio of Jean.
Journey North – Global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change. Engaging stories, photos, videos and slide shows from the natural world. Viewers can read, view, track, graph, analyze, view migration maps, sightings, and read the latest news on our ever changing natural world.
The Lorax Project – This site raises awareness of environmental issues and helps children to take action to conserve forests and species.
Magic School Bus – Miss Frizzle takes kids on a wild magic schoolbus ride.  Games, printables, and other fun things.
Mrs. P – Kids can listen in as Mrs. P (played by Kathy Kinney) reads aloud classic children’s stories. The site also contains interactive games and activities.

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Pigeon Presents -A fun collection of Mo Willems books & characters.
Play – Fun games and activities.  Includes Ispy and Clifford.

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Random House Kids – Has an array of activities, games, and resources for children & teens.
Read Kiddo Read – An authoritative resource for finding the best, current literature for children of all ages. It includes summaries, read-alikes, reviews, and links to related activities. Find the books with links to Library Finder and various booksellers. Join the newsletter and the ReadKiddoRead Community to access author interviews, blogs, lesson plans, and more!
Reading is Fundamental – RIF is the nation’s largest non-profit children’s literacy organization.
Seussville – All things Dr. Seuss.  The Who’s Who in Whoville visit this site.
Stacks – Has games and videos to watch.  Also has Goosebumps.
Starfall – Starfall has been teaching children to read with phonics for well over a decade. Our systematic approach, in conjunction with audiovisual interactivity is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.
Storyline Online – The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Foundation has gathered celebrity members in film and television for Storyline Online. Storyline Online has celebrities reading children’s books aloud and offers books of various themes by award winning authors.
The Space Place – Lots of cool games to play and projects to make for trips to outer space.  Nasa site.

tbl-logoTumbleBooks is a great site for young readers who like picture books and being read to.  There are many books to choose from.

Vote for Books

Health

Kids Health – If you’re looking for information you can trust about kids and teens that’s free of “doctor speak,” you’ve come to the right place. KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.  All KidsHealth articles, animations, games, and other content go through a rigorous medical review by pediatricians and other medical experts.