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  • PBS Kids
    Lots of fun here - Arthur, Barney, Caillou, Clifford, Dragon Tales, Sagwa and lots more of your favorite TV characters and shows.
  • Noggin.com
    Great games and activities for preschoolers - Maisy, Franklin, and Miffy are here.
  • Sesame Street Workshop
    Lots to keep the little ones smiling.

 

 
  • Kid Wizard
    This is a magical site with games, coloring pages, even secret potion recipes!
  • ORISINAL
    Very pretty games - the artwork here is unique and the games are unusual.
  • Wild Games
    Cool website by Defenders of Wildllife - animal facts, news, and animal themed games.
  • Exploratorium
    Housed within the walls of San Francisco's landmark Palace of Fine Arts, the Exploratorium is a
    collage of over 600 interactive exhibits in the areas of science, art, and human perception.
  • Kids' Castle
    Did you ever wish you could explore a castle? Learn how to joust? Trot on in.
  • CBS Sportsline Arcade Games
    From CBS Sports, a collection of interactive sports games. Batter up!

 

 
  • The Kaboose Network
    This is a network of sites with lots to keep you entertained. Games in Funschool are divided into age groups, starting with preschool through 6th grade. Zeeks are divided by type of game.
  • UpToTen.com
    This site for designed kids Up To Ten, fun and educational.
  • Kids.Com Jr.
    Lots to explore here for little kids (jr.) and bigger kids.
  • Squigly's Playhouse
    Different types of games, puzzles, along with lots of writing activities.
  • Pauly's Playhouse
    Silly games - totally kid friendly.
  • PlayKidsGames.com
    Another good, child friendly site - try out Alphabet Whack-A-Mole!
  • Bonus.com
    Huge free game website, but lot of ads and pop-ups.
  • Yahooligans! Games
    Lots of games available right on this page, or scroll down to Categories and click on the Online Games button to access a directory of many, many more sites.

 

Science For Kids
 
  • Science Toys: " Make toys at home with common household materials, often in only a few minutes, that demonstrate fascinating scientific principles."
  • Cool Science for Curious Kids: from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute; explore biology with all sorts of really interesting articles and interactive games.
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy: Can I just say how much I love Bill Nye? He's long been a favorite in our house.
  • MadSciNet: Anything called the "24 hour exploding laboratory" just can't be wrong.
  • NASA Kids Club:Anything from NASA is bound to be incredible, and NASA Kids Club is no exception to that.

 

Biology for Kids
 
  • Kid's Planet: Includes facts, games, a teacher's section, and even information how kids can act to save endangered species.
  • National Wildlife Federation: the official home of Ranger Rick and more; you can click on the Wildlife link and get more specific animal info.
  • A Guided Tour of the Visible Human: There's an enormous amount of information here; great for the budding biology major.
  • Human Anatomy Online: Pick a system, any system - skeletal, digestive, muscular, etc.
  • KidsHealth: this is a really good kids health site aimed towards kids, instead of parents. Great resource for science research but also an excellent source for questions such as "what is puberty?"
  • Wonders of the Seas: Explore the ocean and the creatures that live in its depths.
  • DinoDictionary: "With profiles of over 300 known dinosaurs, immerse yourself in a wealth of knowledge about the giants that roamed the earth so long ago!"

 

History for Kids
 
  • History for Kids: all sorts of good stuff here, organized by regions (China, India, West Asia, etc.).
  • America's Library: from the Library of Congress. Meet famous Americans from history, explore the United States, and watch videos or hear audio from American history.
  • Castles on the Web: an exhaustive resource for kids who'd like to learn about castles.
  • This Day In History: a great feature that helps kids get into history. It's especially fun to see what happened on your birthday.
  • BBC History for Kids: so much good stuff here. Interactive timelines, games, and lots of great information.

 

Government Sites for Kids
 

 

Kids Books and Kids Stories
 
  • Storyline Online: from the Screen Actors Guild Foundation; an online streaming video program featuring SAG members reading books out loud.
  • Seussville: come on, it's Dr. Seuss! Need I say more?
  • The Magic School Bus: The Magic School Bus has done more to advance interest in science with my kids than almost any other resource.
  • Harry Potter: fans of Harry Potter will enjoy this site full of great Harry Potter news and fun interactive games.
  • Little House on the Prairie: I got these books as a child and now I'm reading them to my own kids. A timeless set of stories, and a great companion Web site.
  • International Children's Digital Library: "a library for the world's children...."that provides free access to children's books from around the world."
  • StoryNory: free children's audio stories; great for burning onto a CD.
  • Kiddie Records Weekly: My favorite kids site. My kids love listening to these classic stories.

 

General Kid Web Sites
 
  • PBS Kids: All the best PBS kids shows are represented here, from Barney to Mr. Rogers, and each show has its own games and interactive educational fun stuff.
  • Discovery Kids: Discovery Kids is a great kids portal, with lots of fun interactive games, videos, and information about various shows on the Discovery network.
  • National Geographic Kids: One of the best sites on the Web for kids. Games, cartoons, even a printable coloring book.
  • HowStuffWorks: Want to know how pretty much anything works? This is the place to go.
  • Sports Illustrated for Kids: a great way for kids to learn about their favorite sport.

 

Do you have a favorite kids site that you don't see listed here? Shoot me an email and I'll try to include it.