Ah, the internet – home to virtually everything. While the web is home to many time-wasters, it’s also a valuable resource for fun and learning. If you’re old enough to read, then click on.
|KidsClick! | kidsclick.org
Launched by a group of librarians in the Ramapo Catskill Library System, KidsClick! is a web search engine specifi cally for kids, helping little ones find age appropriate sites in more than 600 subjects, from history and religion to entertainment and the arts.
|Starfall | starfall.com
This site has been teaching kids to read using phonics since 2002. Geared toward preschool and school-aged children, Starfall offers four levels of reading instruction, all based on the idea that the freedom to play and explore can encourage reading skills to develop naturally.
|Science Made Simple | sciencemadesimple.com
Why is the sky blue? How do animals spend the winter? Science Made Simple has the answers. The site’s bare-bones design leaves something to be desired, but its spot-on kid-friendly answers to science-related questions and ideas for projects and experiments make it a bookmark-worthy resource.
|DOGONews | dogonews.com
Kids from kindergarten to age 8 get their own special online newspaper and web guide. Short, kid-friendly articles help kids learn about real-world events. Many include photos or videos, and content includes an integrated dictionary and cool-looking maps.
|Arts Alive | artsalive.ca
Attention budding musicians! Produced by the National Arts Centre, Arts Alive educates children about the performing arts (music, dance, theatre and more) through multimedia resources and interactive activities.