Fun Sites and Games

Information retrieved from: Common Sense Media and Great Websites for Kids

aplusclick_webA + Click
More than 1000 challenging math problems and illustrations for grades 1st to 12th.

airspacemuseum_webAir and Space Museum
Here, in virtual space, are the objects that made the dream of flight a reality.

brainpop_webBrainPop
Learn all about the world around you, from health, science, arts and music to mathematics, technology and even English grammar, by viewing the educational films on this site.

dinodictionary_webDino Dictionary
This site offers a searchable database, discussion of current theories, a listing of dinosaur sites and clip art.

discoverykids_webDiscovery Kids
Discovery Kids inspires kids to explore the awesome world around them and satisfy their curiosity with innovative games, activities, quizzes and articles.

ecokids_webEcoKids.ca
This is part of Earth Day Canada’s environmental education program for kids. There are Earth-related games, quizzes, activities, printable pages, and more, each broken down by topic.

howstuffworks_webHow Stuff Works
HowStuffWorks explains thousands of topics, from engines to lock-picking to ESP, with video and illustrations so you can learn how everything works.  Learn how everything works.

readkiddo_webReadKiddoRead
James Patterson’s site full of great books and more for kids of all ages.

kidsreads_webKidsReads
Booklists, author interviews, puzzles, trivia and more kids ages 6-12.

nationalgeographic_webNational Geographic Kids’ Games
National Geographic’s site for young readers is one of the best resources for information on the Net about the world, its people, and its wildlife. Not only can you read the newest edition of this magazine on-line, you can check out the contests, polls, games and even virtual adventures. Geography, history, and natural history games for kids.

themet_webMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York
This is one of the largest and finest art museums in the world. Its collections include more than two million works of art—several hundred thousand of which are on view at any given time—spanning more than 5,000 years of world culture, from prehistory to the present.

mathisfun_web
Math Is Fun
Explanations, games, puzzles, and worksheets to learn numbers, algebra, geometry and data. (Kindergarten to Grade 12)  – Examples are given for how to do basic math using text and diagrams.

howstuffworks_webHow Stuff Works
HowStuffWorks explains thousands of topics, from engines to lock-picking to ESP, with video and illustrations so you can learn how everything works.  Learn how everything works. From digital cameras to identity theft, this site is a treasure trove of useful and searchable information.

nasakids_webNASA Kids Club
NASA Kids’ Club is a new offering from NASA that features games, interactive activities, and images for students to explore, play, and learn.

sandiegozookids_webSan Diego Zoo – Kids
Games, activities, animal cams & videos and sections for the amphibians, birds, insects, mammals and insects at the San Diego Zoo.

sciencebob_webScience Bob
“Science Bob” teaches science to young actors and shares his website here. A variety of topics such as weather, the human body, and science experiments are covered.

seussville_webSeussville
This is the official home of Dr. Seuss on the Web.  There are games, you can chat with the Cat in the Hat, win prizes, find out about new Dr. Seuss books and CD-ROMs, and much, much more!

smithosianeducation_web

Smithsonian Education
Take a virtual tour, learn about science, natural history, aviation, dinosaurs, or whatever else interests you. There is something here for everyone.

readkiddo_webReadKiddoRead
James Patterson’s site full of great books and more for kids of all ages.

worldofgoo_webWorld of Goo (on our AWE Early Literacy Stations)

This is for kids interested in building and having great fun with physics-based puzzles.  It will get them thinking about basic construction concepts.

For other great sites, have a look at Great Websites for Kids, sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children a division of the American Library Association.


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