Kids

Award Winners
Games
  • 4kids.org - This site includes games, a “scavenger hunt” quiz, and links to sites for kids to use for homework, information or fun.
  • Arcademic Skill Builders - Fun and free online multi-player educational math games and language arts games for students and teachers!
  • Chateau Meddybemps - All kinds of fun for families with younger kids.
  • Chess Kids  - Learn to play chess with interactive lessons, quizzes, games, and puzzles.
  • Chinook  - Computer generated Checkers.
  • Color with Leo - Explore the world of art through interactive games, hands-on activities, and lessons with a young Leonardo da Vinci.
  • Daily Sudoku - A new puzzle is presented every day for this popular game. Different levels and patterns such as “squiggly” allow for many ages to enjoy the site.
  • Deaf Planet  - An expansive resource for Deaf and hearing children to learn together online, in English, French, and American Sign Language.
  • Discovery School's Puzzlemaker  - Puzzlemaker is a fun and easy puzzle generation tool for all ages that allows usersto create and print customized word search, crossword and math puzzles using your own world lists.
  • Fun Brain - Test your math skills with these fun and interesting games. Includes some teacher and parenting resources.
  • Funology - Entertainment site with games, jokes, “Wacky Facts” magic tricks and recipes.
  • Garfield Online - Official website for Garfield.
  • Highlightskids.com - This site is similar to Highlights magazine. It offers fun stories, “Hidden Pictures”, “Games and Giggles” science articles, and jokes.
  • Imagination Cafe - 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!
  • Joan Irvine: The Pop-up Lady - Joan Irvine is a Canadian author of children’s craft books. Three of the books have instructions on how to make pop-up cards, a set of pop-up instructions, and a contest. Includes links to other pop-sites.
  • Learning Games for Kids - This site features games for preschool and elementary students that build skills in math, reading, social studies, science, art and music.
  • MakeBeliefsComix - Make your own comics online with this online comic generator from author Bill Zimmerman.
  • Official Star Wars Web Site  - For Star Wars fans everywhere!
  • OwlKids Online  - At this site from the creators of magazines, you can play games, read stories, do puzzles, find jokes, or send e-cards to your friends.
  • PBS for Kids  - Games and activities from your favorite PBS programs.
  • RIF Reading Planet  - Write and illustrate your own stories, play reading games, express yourself through poetry - this site is a wonderful resource for younger children to explore reading and writing.
  • Smarty Games - Site features a variety of math games, mazes, puzzles, money games and reading activities in English and Spanish.
  • Squigly's Playhouse - Games, crafts, jokes, brainteasers and more.
  • Wacky Web Tales - Create fun, wacky, and weird stories to make you laugh by filling in words of your choice in these wacky web tales and then read the results.
Homework Help
Animals
The World
  • CIA World Fact Book  - Updated annually, this site not only provides country information but detailed full-color maps as well.
  • CultureQuest  - Join Parsifal Penquin and and his wise guide, Ophelia Owl, as they travel the globe to learn about different cultures. They chow down food, hear folktales, play games, and learn about arts, crafts, history, holidays, and festivals.
  • Library of Congress Country Studies - The Country Studies Series analyzes the social, economic, political, and national security systems of countries throughout the world and how they have changed throughout history.
The Dictionaries
  • RhymeZone  - Dictionaries for rhyming, definitions, synonyms, antonyms and more. Even a search for quotations.
  • Spelling City - Spelling quizzes and games. Great for practicing spelling words.
  • Webster's Word Central - Look up a word in this dictionary from Merriam-Webster.
History
  • Hyper History  - An interactive timeline lets you view and learn world history with the click of a mouse.
Math
People
Get Started
  • Ask Kids - Just type in a question.
  • BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper  - Contains over 800 links to sites that will help you with your homework.
  • How Stuff Works - Ever wonder why stuff works the way it does? Search this site or read the top 10 questions to find out.
  • KidsClick - Facts, current events, weirdness, home, recreation, the arts, health, computers, cars, robots, cartoons-you name it, a "bunch of librarians" have found it for you!
  • KidSpace @ the Internet Public Library - Librarians at the IPL have put together an index of informative and fun sites on a variety of homework topics and hobbies.
  • OneKey - OneKey uses a filter and the Google search engine to find kid-friendly sites.
  • Yahoo Kids - New features keep you up with Harry Potter's latest adventure, parents' guide for safe surfing, Pokemon, wrestling, jokes, music, and a world of other fun stuff.
Science
  • Biomes of the World - Click one of six biomes to find out where it is located, what plants and animals live there, and what it looks like.
  • Kids Astronomy - Explore deep space and the solar system in this well designed site full of scientific information and fun facts. Also, see real-time maps of what the sky will look like tonight!
  • NASA's Planetary Photojournal  - A database of almost 1300 NASA images. You can choose a planet and then choose which NASA spacecraft you would like to view images from. Good links to other planet websites.
  • Science Fair Project Guide - Everything you need to know to create an award winning science project! You'll find basic instructions, practical hints, different types of projects, and how to make a poster display. Includes a list of links to other great science project sites.
  • Science Projects About Energy  - The California Energy Commission's Energy Quest site has a large list of project outlines for science projects about energy.
  • Windows to the Universe - Choose from beginner, intermediate or advanced levels to access planetary information, stunning photos and real-time animation.
  • 50 States.com - Click a state name to find out quick facts such as the motto, population and area codes and links to maps, elected officials and famous people.
  • Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for kids  - Benjamin Franklin will answer your questions about the U.S. Government and how it works. Information is provided by grade level.
  • Census for kids - Read fun facts about the census results in all 50 states then test your knowledge with a quiz!
  • Class Brain State Reports  - Class Brain will help you find lists of books, official state sites, symbols, maps, history and statistics to complete your state report.
  • The US50 - Choose a state to visit and learn history, geography and historic figures.
  • US Historical Document - What's in the Iroquois Constitution-one of the sources used by the framers of the United States Constitution? Read it here, along with speeches, popular songs, presidential declarations, and other documents from American history.
  • US House of Representatives
  • Interactive Tour of White House for Kids - Find out the history of the White House including information about the kids and pets who have lived there.