GREAT WEBSITES FOR KIDS

Animals

Animal Diversity Web

A collection of pictures and information about animals.

Wildlife Conservation Society at Bronx Zoo

Opportunity to adventure with Pablo Python. Strong environmental and conservation approach.

Walking With Dinosaurs

Interesting facts, images and statistics on particular dinosaurs.

The Arts

4kids.org

Games, a "scavenger hunt" quiz, and links to "cool spots" for kids to use for homework, information or fun.

Smithsonian: American Indian

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This museum is devoted to the protection and study of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans.

Art for Kids

Learn to draw, paint, and sculpt with the help of free videos featuring kids and adults creating art together.

History & Biography

Ben's Guide

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Kids aged 4-14 years and up can learn about our government and how laws are made and elections work; and play related games.

LOC's America's Story

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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.

NYPL's Digital Collections

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Explore history and biographies in the New York Public Library's digital collection, featuring thousands of prints, photographs, maps, videos, and more.

Literature & Languages

Between the 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.

The Brown Bookshelf

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A blog that shares great books for all ages written by African American writers. Its mission is to increase awareness of the many African American voices writing for young readers.

Duolingo

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A non-profit, free, language-learning program offering a choice of 16 languages for English speakers.

Math & Computers

Cool Math

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This site is fully interactive and allows the user to sharpen basic math skills, play math-related games and explore new math concepts.

Hooda Math

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Engaging online games that teach math and logic in creative ways -- use math to go shopping for clothes, build a bridge, or assemble a machine!

Code.org

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Designed to support the learning and teaching of computer coding. Through well thought out tutorials people of all ages can learn Scratch, Hopscotch and Java programming languages.

Reference Desk

GenerationOn

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This interactive website has a volunteer position search, blogs full of personal stories, and offers project tips from young people like you!

Kidspoint

Includes book reviews, holiday information, self-quiz on books you read, homework help, program scrapbooks, activity section, web links and even a younger children section.

Fact Monster

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Find information about a variety of subjects ranging from weather facts to homework help to quizzes and games.

Sciences

Energy Kids

Energy Kids

Learn about energy and try some fun games and activities. Discover what energy is, where it comes from, how to use and save energy, and more!

Amazing Space

Learn about astronomy, space, telescopes, stars, discoveries. Includes “Tonight’s Sky” constellations, deep sky objects and planets.

Strange Matter

Find out what cell phones are made of, look at aluminum atoms, and much more! If you are interested in what things are made of, this is the site for you!

Social Sciences

FBI Kids

Learn about FBI investigations, safety tips and employment opportunities.

Money As You Grow

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Learn important lessons about finanical responsibilty for all ages. This site is hosted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Scholastic News Online

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Today’s news headlines in a kid-friendly format. Kids will experience the news from a variety of angles with articles, videos, book reviews, surveys, newsfeeds, and podcasts.