Cool Stuff for Kids


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Great Websites for Kids!

 

To Get Information

Kids Click! kidsclick.org This site was created by a group of US librarians so kids could find age-appropriate Web content on everything from science to health to popular entertainment. All links are non-commercial and non-violent.

How Stuff Works howstuffworks.com This award-winning site clearly and concisely tells kids (and adults!) how different things work — from the everyday (how automobile engines run) to the unusual (how Jell-O sets).

Fact Monster factmonster.com This is a one-stop reference source of kid-friendly facts and articles. The award-winning site also has loads of interactive tools that encourage kids to improve their math, spelling and vocabulary.

 

For Fun and Entertainment

CBC Kids cbc.ca/kids This terrific extension of CBC’s educational and entertaining programming for kids targets specific ages like preschool, afterschool and teens. Activities include non-violent games like Canuck Rally and interactive horoscopes.

PBS Kids pbskids.org The activities and games on this award-winning site feature many of the characters from kids’ favourite TV shows, including Caillou, Clifford, Barney and Oscar the Grouch. Easy navigation makes it friendly for young and first-time Internet users. There’s also an extensive resource section for parents and teachers.

Kids Reads kidsreads.com The best place on the Web for kids to find information about their favourite books and authors, including excerpts from the hottest new releases.

Funology.com funology.com A great place for kids to find things to do — not just at the computer, but anywhere. The million and one games, magic tricks, recipes, experiments and craft projects will put a stop to the “Mom, I’m bored” syndrome.

 

To Learn More

Discovery Education: discoveryeducation.com/homeworkhelp

On this page, you will find resources to help students master the basics of mathematics of numbers and number operations. Videos and tutorials explain basic operations and help with the mastery of math skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division–essential building blocks for success in mathematics.

Virtual Museum of Canada virtualmuseum.ca Multimedia presentations, image galleries and interactive games make learning Canadian history and geography a lot more fun.

CoolMath4Kids coolmath4kids.com Games, brain twisters and colouring-book activities for a variety of age groups help make math fun. A great site for kids who are struggling with multiplication and need to practise their skills.

Science Made Simple sciencemadesimple.com This no-frills site helps kids learn science the easy, hands-on way with clear, detailed answers to their questions and lots of fun projects and experiments.

Funbrain.com funbrain.com Interactive tools and games like Grammar Gorillas and MathCar Racing entice kids to learn.

 

 

To Understand Your World

Canadian Wildlife Federation cwf-fcf.org This site encourages young naturalists to actively participate in wildlife conservation, including building a backyard habitat for birds and butterflies.

United Nations Cyber School Bus cyberschoolbus Translated into six languages, the rich content and resources on this United Nations–sponsored site let children participate in a global community over the Web.

National Geographic Kids! nationalgeographic.com/kids The best part of this all-round great site is the current affairs section, written in easy-to-understand language, so kids can keep on top of new archaeological digs and historical discoveries.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration nasa.gov A perfect place for budding astronomers to learn about the galaxy. Kids can receive up-to-the-minute bulletins about space programs or use the multimedia section to view current images in space.

 

Got other sites you love? Let us know!

Fran.jones@nscr.bc.ca