Just for Fun
Bow Wow Meow Meow - Pet names! Thousands of pet names are available here! Be prepared to spend some time here if you are or want to be a pet owner.
For Kids…About Cats - This Web site provides “feline education for youngsters.” There is also a separate section for parents and teachers.
Woof – It’s a Dog’s Life - This site includes questions and answers about dogs as well as Training Tips and Breaking Problem Habits.
Kids Ages 3-5
Chirp - Everything from puzzles to reading to coloring!
Rainbow of Frogs - Teaches kids about colors. This site has great pictures, easy text, and is good for beginning readers.
The Farm Animals - Tots learn about different farm animals and the sounds they make.
PBS Kids: Clifford - On this page, you can hear a Clifford story read aloud and play with the story while it is being read! This is a great site for reinforcing beginning reading skills.
Just For Boys
Guys Read - A website that gives boys more of a say when they read.
Just For Girls
Girl Scouts Homepage - The official Girl Scout site. Everything for Brownies to Senior Scouts.
American Girl - The official website for American girl magazine with links to the American Girl books and lots of activities for books and reading fans.
Chicago Children’s Museum - Chicago Children’s Museum Web site includes a virtual tour of their exhibits, interactive games, and lots of links for kids.
A. Pintura Art Detective - This clever site uses a Dashiell Hammett detective style to help children explore the world of art.
@rt Junction - Click on the doorway and find art projects to spark your interest, games about famous artists, a gallery of kids’ art, and tips for @rtrageous thinking!
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art - This museum is devoted to the study of picture book art and is dedicated to the work of Eric Carle. Be sure to check this one out.
Peter Rabbit - Read about Beatrix Potter’s life, art and the characters she created in her timeless children’s picture books.
The U.S.A. Quiz - This is an interactive quiz that tests kids’ knowledge of where the states are on an outlined map of the United States. This site also connects to quizzes about Africa, Canada, Europe and the entire World.
The Oregon Trail -This site includes the story of the trail and those who traveled it.
Geo Spy - Gain full GeoSpy agent status by identifying countries, continents, and states. Students test their geography skills through this fun, interactive game. Links to other geography games for kids, like GeoBeeChallenge and Xpedition Hall, are at the bottom of the GeoSpy page.
America’s Story - Here is a great place to learn all about history! Find out what historical person shares your birthday and click on a map of the U.S.to explore state histories!
The Constitution - Geared for fourth graders, this web site strives to help them understand how the Constitution affects their lives as citizens!
– If you want to get a real “taste” for science experiments, check this site out.
Science Fair Projects - An excellent resource from the Internet Public Library that links kids to all sorts of exceptional sources for their projects.
National Geographic Kids - One of the best resources for information on the Net about the world, its people, and its wildlife!
Astronomy for Kids - A great place to learn all about the stars and planets!
NASA for Kids - Learn about space, rockets, astronauts and more!
Kids Planet - Are you interested in finding out about endangered species? Then, this is the place for you! Here, you will find information about these animals and what is being done to help them.
Basket Math Interactive - Try to answer one of the questions in the table of contents, and if you answer correctly, you make the shot.
Lemonade Larry - The classic summer kid biztakes a high-tech twist at this site. Your budding business kids are quizzed on basic multiplication facts as they determine what to charge their virtual customers.
Funbrain.com - An “edutainment” site for kids. Kids will like Math baseball,Change Maker and Spell Check games.
Math Cats - A magic chalkboard takes you to math art gallery and lots of playful,open-ended activities for exploring math concepts.
Cyberchase: Web games - A site perfect for fifth graders who are ready for challenging math games, students will be able to blast solving codes to save the “cyber citizens” of Valussa.
AAA Math - a great math website for kids ages 5-10 - or anyone interested in fine tuning their math skills!
Cool Math 4 Kids - This is a great site with math games, trivia, and brain teasers all in one!
Bridge Building - Have you ever wanted to build a bridge? Well, here is your chance!
Web Math - Not sure what a certain math term means? Well, you’ve found the right place! Here, you will find every math term imaginable! Perfect for help with homework!
Money Flashcards - The perfect place to practice your money counting skills!
Count Us In - A counting web site for students in Kindergarten and First Grade.
Math By Design - Has short video clips that show you how to use math in the real world.
Math Pickle - Iridescent beetles, LEGO gunships, gnomes in trouble - math has never been more fun. This is a site that employs these and other kid friendly elements to teach various math concepts from K to 12.
Between the Lions - The perfect place to read books online.
Magic Tree House - Learn all about Mary Pope Osborne’s Magic Tree Housebooks, ask her a question, or write a book review.
Magic School Bus - Find out what Ms. Frizzle and her class are up to now.
Dav Pilkey’s Website ‘O Fun - The award winning author and illustrator gets silly (and serious) in a site designed to encourage creativity and fun.
RIF Reading Planet - This Web site has activities and games that offer plenty of fun and all activities are geared to stimulate interest and reading.
Flashlight for Kids - A club for kids who love books!
Bookhive - This is the perfect place for you, kids, to read recommendations, write your own book reviews, and participate in other reading activities!
Kidsreads - Here you will get reading trivia, author info, series info, and information on book clubs!
100 Best Books for Kids - This list is a great way to get good information about what books you should read!
International Children’s Digital Library - On this Web site, you will find a collection of books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world so that every child can know and appreciate the riches of children’s literature from the world community.
Starfall - This is the web site for the emerging reader! Each vowel sound, diagraph, and word family has an animated story and a little book that goes with it. The book can be downloaded and printed as well!
Lil’ Fingers - Lil’ Fingers is a computer storybook, game, activity and coloring site perfect for kids ages 3-7.
Building Language for Literacy - From naming letters to practicing rhyming...the perfect place to practice reading!
Make a Word - A website that lets you make as many words as you can from the main word.
Sports Illustrated for Kids - A busy, colorful site with articles about sports figures from Jackie Robinson to Jackie Joyner-Kersee, league standings, games and more.
Headline Spot for Kids - Provides links to a variety of sources on the Web featuring news sites for upper elementary to middle school students. Find out up to date information about sports, science, and much more!
Time for Kids Online - Updated each week, this colorful online resource is from the publishers of TIME magazine. This “kid-friendly” site features news information for students, poll zone, kid scoops, specials, games, and research tools.
New York Times Learning Network - This site is perfect for fifth grade students who are looking for news headlines or information on the most up to date current events.
Washington Post for Kids - Ever seen your parents reading the Washington Post and wish you could too? Well, now you can!
Tween Tribune - A daily news site for tweens. Each day they post links to the day's most
compelling news from a tweens perspective. Stories chosen for
TweenTribune are selected by tweens working closely with professional
journalists. Tweens can submit links to stories they'd like to share,
submit their own stories and photos, and comment on the stories they
Research Rocket - This top notch Web site will help you learn how to take notes and use the information you find! Don’t forget about the puzzles and quizzes located in the “Teachers Toolbox.”
The Big 6 - These tools give you the best ways to do research - look at the Big 6 for kids!
Chickadee - Cool stuff for kids ages 6-8
Owl - Cool stuff for kids ages 9-13
The Arthur Page - For Arthur fans everywhere. This site from PBS offers games, stories and children’s art featuring the popular character created by Marc Brown.
Education Place - Kids’ games and activities for math, reading, language arts, social studies, and more!
FEMA – Games for Kids - Games, games and more games!
Headwater4Kids - Everything is on this Web site from word searches to jokes to quizzes to test your knowledge!
Kideos - Safe, funny, screened videos for kids with all their favorite characters.
Scholastic Online Learning - Great for educational games!
Scholastic Study Jams - Three minute animations on topics ranging from fractions to water cycles.
Online Recess - Games For Play And Fun
Web Word Finder - These word finds are not easy, but many of you will enjoy trying to find the words hidden in a puzzle.
Yucky Fun and Games - Play X-terminate, Toxic Waste, and Speed Zone and then re-explore all the yucky things that the site has to offer!
Games with Your Favorite Characters - The perfect place to play games, win contests and have fun with your favorite book characters, authors, and series!
Seussville - In case you couldn’t tell by the title, this is the place to go to explore and learn with many of Dr. Seuss’s characters!
Funology Boredom Busters - Need to beat the boredom blahs? Check out this website for craft ideas and don't miss games!
Game Goo - Fun, educational games!