Children’s Links

GAMES and RESEARCH

Preschool Games

Chateau Meddybemps

http://www.meddybemps.com/index.html
All kinds of fun for families with younger kids.

Fun with Spot
http://www.funwithspot.com
Fans of Eric Hill’s Spot books will enjoy playing these games and reading the animated versions of some of these books.

KidsPsych
http://www.kidspsych.org
The simple games for ages 1 to 5 focus on moving the mouse, clicking, and recognizing shapes.

Mo Willems Pigeon Page
http://www.pigeonpresents.com/fun.aspx
Play “Hot Dog Dress-Up”, get the coloring page of the month and more with Knuffle Bunny and Pigeon!

Sesame Street Central
http://www.sesameworkshop.org/sesamestreet/
The kids’ activities page with your friends from Sesame Street. Play games with Prairie Dawn, Elmo, and the Cookie Monster.

Thomas the Tank Engine Page
http://www.thomasandfriends.com
Calling all Thomas the Tank Engine fans! Stories, games, and fun.

Ziggity Zoom
http://www.ziggityzoom.com
This site offers a variety that will appeal to preschool and younger elementary age children. Online and printable activities are available.

K-8 Games

       Art & Coloring Fun

The Artist’s Toolkit

http://www.artsconnected.org/toolkit
Explore elements such as line, color, and balance by watching animated demonstrations, creating your own compositions, and watching video clips of artists in action.

Crayola Home Page
http://www.crayola.com/index.cfm
Coloring fun — click on “Creative Fun” then “Digi-Color” to color pictures online.

Reading Fun

Between the Lions
http://pbskids.org/lions/
This early literacy site, for children ages 4-7, is a tie-in for the award-winning television program. Appealing characters, terrific songs and fun games combine to offer great on-line experiences.

Chateau Meddybemps
http://www.meddybemps.com/index.html
All kinds of fun for families with younger kids.

Goodnight Stories
http://www.goodnightstories.com/
This is the place to come if you want to curl up with a good cyber book or just play a game.

PBS for Kids
http://www.pbskids.org
Games and activities connected to your favorite PBS programs, including Arthur, Between the Lions and Sesame Street. Also provides information for grownups on using the site.

RIF Reading Planet
http://www.rif.org/readingplanet/
Write and illustrate your own stories, play reading games, express yourself through poetry, an online coloring book – this site is a wonderful resource for younger children to explore reading and writing.

Games

Chess Kids

http://www.chesskids.com
Learn to play chess with interactive lessons, quizzes, games, and puzzles.

Fun Brain
http://www.funbrain.com
Who ever thought learning math could be so much fun? Test your math skills with these fun and interesting games. Includes some teacher and parenting resources.

Highlightskids
http://www.HighlightsKids.com
Similar to the Highlights magazine, this site offers fun stories, “Hidden Pictures”, “Games and Giggles”, science articles, and jokes.

MazeWorks
http://mazeworks.com/
Offers java based games and puzzles. Some of the puzzles include Tower of Hanoi, chess problems and a maze generator.

Pauly’s Playhouse
http://www.paulysplayhouse.com
Games, sounds, and a gallery of cartoons.

Play Kids Games
http://www.playkidsgames.com
Check out math, alphabet and logic games designed for younger children and their parents.

School Time Games
http://www.schooltimegames.com
A collection of games for learning and fun, from math games and logic puzzles to arcade style games.

Math Fun

Math Playground
http://www.MathPlayground.com
Math Playground is an educational site for elementary and middle school students where you can practice your math skills, play a logic game, and have some fun!

RESEARCH

General

Fact Monster.com
http://www.factmonster.com
Find information about a variety of subjects ranging from weather facts to homework help to quizzes and games.

Kids Know It Network
http://www.kidsknowit.com
Visit this website for games, activities, worksheets and information about subjects like history, geography, geology, spelling, dinosaurs, math, and astronomy. You can also find free educational songs and videos.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary Online
http://www.m-w.com/
Aside from the dictionary, this site offers words games and a word for the day.

Animals

From A to Z
http://www.oaklandzoo.org/Animals.php
Birds, mammals, marsupials, and reptiles form the list that leads to detailed photos and information. Part of the Oakland (Calif.) Zoo.

Biography

Biography A & E Page
http://www.biography.com/
Has a searchable online database containing 15,000 international names, past and present. This is a commercial site for the Biography television show.

Gallery of Achievers
http://www.achievement.org/galleryachieve.html
In the Gallery of Achievers, the focus is on individuals who have shaped the 20th century by their accomplishments.

The Presidents of the United States of America http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/index.html
List of internal links to each president of the United States. Includes photographs and links to other Web resources.

Dinosaurs

The Dino Dictionary
http://dinodictionary.com
This site offers a searchable database, discussion of current theories, a listing of dinosaur sites and clip art.

Walking with Dinosaurs
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/prehistoric_life/dinosaurs/
A comprehensive, easy-to-navigate site about the rise and fall of dinosaurs, fossils, and sea monsters. Site is sponsored by the BBC.

Geography & Cultures

World Factbook
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
All sorts of up-to-date statistics for every country in world.

History

America’s Story from America’s Library
http://www.americaslibrary.gov
The Library of Congress puts the story back in history through images of primary source documents, prints, photographs, maps, recordings and other materials from the past.

Liberty’s Kids
http://www.libertyskids.com
This site offers information and games about the history of the American Revolution.

Math

Math Playground
http://www.MathPlayground.com
Math Playground is an educational site for elementary and middle school students where you can practice your math skills, play a logic game, and have some fun!