Great Websites

By11/09/2009

Just-For-Fun Websites

  •  ABCya – This site is full of wonderful activities for PreK through early elementary students.
  • Arcademic Skill Builders
  • Engineer Girl – A service of the National Academy of Engineering, The EngineerGirl website is designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women.
  • Great Web Sites for Kids – Great sites evaluated and organized by children’s librarians, and presented by the American Library Association.
  • National Geographic for Kids – Facts, photos, and videos about some of the coolest things on earth.
  • Nick Jr. - Games!  Including fun learning games for preschoolers.
  • PBS Kids - Fun games and video clips featuring some of your favorite characters!
  • School Age Internet Games for Kids – From the Multnomah County Library (Portland, OR) Kids Page.
  • Spelling City – A great way to practice that spelling list!

 Search Engines for Kids

  • KidRexKidRex is a fun and safe search for kids, by kids! KidRex searches emphasize kid-related webpages from across the entire web and are powered by Google Custom Search and use Google SafeSearch technology.
  • Google Safe Search – This child friendly search engine utilizes strict filtering.
  • KidsClick- 1,800 records for Internet resources of interest to kids that have been selected, annotated and categorized by a team of librarians to provide flexible and fast access to the best that the Internet has to offer kids of all ages. Records can be browsed in major categories, sub-categories, or specific subjects.
  • Kids’ Search Tools- Designed for web searchers ages 7-12.
  • Surfing the Net with Kids- Weekly column rates and reviews five fun educational Web sites on various topics.

For Kids and Parents Too: IPL2 -  Over 3500 sites collected for use in public libraries, the result of a merger of the Internet Public Library and the Librarians’ Internet Index.

Websites for Homework Help

Science Websites

Electronic Resources

  • Kids Infobits – Allows kids to search broad or narrower subjects using pictures and simple search boxes to find age appropriate, full-text content from K-5 level reference sources and magazines.
  • OSLIS for Elementary Students – Learn how to research, find information, and properly cite your sources with easy-to use, understandable tutorials written by teachers and librarians.
  • Discovering Collection – Provides articles from fifty middle and high school level reference titles, as well as primary sources, creative works, and multimedia. Includes materials on history, literature, science, social studies, and more.
  • InfoTrac Junior Edition – Gives access to indexed and full-text magazine titles, newspapers, and reference books with articles on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Designed for middle school students.

Resources for Homeschooling Families

  • Imagination Soup – This website offers everything from tips for beginning readers to recommended apps. A great site to explore and find fresh ideas!
  • OHEN – The Oregon Home Education Network.
  • Start With a Book - This literacy-focused website offers a wide selection of themed lessons, as well as links to additional resources.

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