Websites for Children
Books, Magazines, and Newspapers
- Aaron Shepard's Storybook - Folktales, legends, classic tales, and original stories from around the world.
- KidsRead - Read book reviews or write to your favorite author
- Scholastic News Online - Current events and news from around the globe. For kids in grades 1-6.
- Sports Illustrated for Kids - The online version of the magazine
- Starfall - free website to teach children to read with phonics
- Time for kids - Time Magazine online. World and local news, games, and opinion polls.
- ABC Mouse - Step-by-Step Learning Path lessons consisting of books, puzzles, games, songs, art activities, and/or printables that relate to a specific topic. Each lesson offers children several different ways to learn, in accordance with the recommendations of early childhood experts.
- Discovery School's Puzzlemker - Create and print customized word searches and puzzles
- Education City
- FunSchool - learn while you play a variety of educational games.
- Fastt Math - designed to help students with basic math skills.
- Google Classroom
- Kids Games - "unplugged" activities.
- Kidsknowit - fun and educational games, activities, worksheets, and much more.
- Prodigy Math Game - curriculum-aligned math game for Grades 1 - 8.
- Think Central - You must be registered with a username and password to use this resource.
- Tutor.com - Live homework help
- XtraMath - effective, efficient, adaptive, and intrinsically rewarding supplemental math activities.
- Code.org - a great starting point for coding novices that offers plenty of useful online resources, apps, and even local schools that teach coding.
- CodeCombat - is a platform for students to learn computer science while playing through a real game. Students can see the progression of their character through levels as they write code.
- Tynker - is another website that lets kids learn to program by modding games such as Minecraft, controlling drones and robots, creating their own apps, and more. They offer a limited number of courses for free with paid plans starting at $6/month for one child.
- Made with Code - is Google’s project to encourage girls to pursue careers in computer science. Each coding challenge has a different purpose and topics range from the most basic ones suitable for complete beginners to advanced topics for those who already have some coding experience.
- Stencyl - a software system that’s available for Windows, Linux, and Mac that makes learning code fun by using a drag and drop interface to create code blocks.
- Scratch - is one of the most popular coding tools for kids, designed to help students get started with programming. Students can create animations and stories by using “building blocks” that behave like computer code does.
- Cartoon Network
- Google Interland
- PBS Kids
- Sesame Street
Health and Nutrition
- BAM: Body and Mind - answers your questions about fitness, disease, and peer pressure.
- Healthy Teeth
- Everyday Science Mysteries from the Library of Congress
- 2 Bee or Not-Too-Bee - Help the Queen Bees make honey by choosing the correct verb to complete the sentences
- The Grammar Gorillas - Feed the hungry gorillas bananas by identifying the correct parts of speech
- The Plural Girls - Help these twin sister get their friends out of a bubble machine
- Cool Math - math lessons and games designed for fun.
- Count Us In - Games designed to help children understand basic number concepts
- Etutor Graphing Calculator
- Fresh baked Fractions - Have fun simplifying fractions
- Math Baseball - Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
- National Geographic Kids - Find interesting information as well as games and activities
- Science Buddies - Science fair project ideas, answers, and tools for students.
- Sky Diary KIDS - Facts about tornadoes, lightning, hurricanes, and storm chasing
- Web Weather for Kids - Predict weather, learn how to make lightning and find out what causes thunderstorms
- Ben's Guide to U.S, Government (For Kids) - Designed especially for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, this site explains everyting about the U.S. Government in fun terms.
- Biographies - Find biographies on people from world leaders to famous movie stars.
- CIA World Factbook - Get in-depth information about the different countries in the world.
- Explore the States - Interesting facts about the states.
- Life in Ancient Egypt - A basic introduction to Ancient Egyptian history as well as an overview of hieroglyphics and their meaning.
- National Geographic Online Presents - The Underground Railroad - Take a journey on this interactive site and learn about the courageous Harriet Tubman.
Websites for Parents
- Blue Suit Mom - Quick and easy advice for working moms.
- Disney Family - A site sponsored by Disney which has recipes, parenting tips, and party and craft ideas.
- Family Education - For parents and children of all ages, this site provides parenting ideas, family advice, and much more.
- Parents.com - A site which provides a highly engaging, content-rich Internet learning environment that enhances student achievement.
- The Polly Klaas Foundation - Making America safe for children.
- Safe Kids - Learn about child safety laws, regulations, and how to protect your children
- Starfall - free website to teach children to read with phonics
- Discovery Education Puzzlemaker - Create and print customized word searches and puzzles
- Filamentality - Filamentality is a fill-in-the-blank tool that guides you through picking a topic, searching the Internet, gathering good Internet links, and turning them into online learning activities
- Free Teacher Tools
- National Education Association (NEA)
- Parent Leadership Academy
- Safe Online Surfing - Free, educational, fun online program that promotes cyber citizenship and teaches students in 3rd through 8th grades how to recognize and respond to online dangers. Sponsored and managed by the FBI.
- Time Saving Teacher Resources
- Top 100 Teacher Sites
- A to Z Home's Cool: Contains information on homeschooling laws and legalities, lessons, and ideas, curriculum suppliers, and information on homeschooling for teens and the college bound.
- E-tutor.com - E-tutor is an Internet education program designed for K-12 students, educators, and parents. It provides empowering tools and quality educational content to create a customized learning community.
- Home Education Magazine - Offers free online newsletters, discussion boards, interviews, and much more.
- Home School Legal Defense Association - A non-profit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of their children to protect family freedoms. Lists home schooling laws in all 50 states.
- Homeschool Zone - An interactive global community of homeschoolers, afterschoolers, and educators.
- Unschooling.com - This site hopes to promote, support, and encourage unschooling - in its many shapes and forms.