Kids’ Resources

More Great Websites For Kids
Created by the American Library Association this site connects you to fabulous sites on animals, literature, the arts, history, math, science, social studies.

Database of Award-winning Children’s Literature
The purpose of this database is to create a tailored reading list of quality children’s literature or to find out if a book has won one of the indexed awards. (Courtesy dawcl.com)

IPL Kidspace
Internet Public Library, virtual reference and more, for kids.

Kidlit.TV
A compilation of author interviews, books extension ideas – all in a jazzy format. A great way to link kids computer/screen time to books and reading.

Lexile.com
Matching readers with texts

Open Cultures Resources for Kids K-12
Explore the whole Website for learning tools for all ages!

ReadKiddoRead.com
James Patterson’s website with advice for families on how to get their kids to read. Age-appropriate recommendations, reviews and more.

What’s your taste? Type in a book, movie, game or musical artist you like and Taste Kids will make suggestions for what else you might like.

Virtual Museums
Links to 300 Museums, Exhibits, Points of Special Interest and Real-Time journeys which offer online multimedia guided tours on the Web.

VROOM
 turns shared moments into brain building  moments. Whether it’s  mealtime,  bath time, or anytime in between, there are always ways to nurture our children’s growing minds.

What’s Next?
Not sure what title comes next in the series you are reading? Click this link to find out.

Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity
A nonprofit research and policy organization devoted to improving the world’s diet, preventing obesity and reducing weight stigma,” as noted in the Library Journal under best free references in 2010.

 

STUDY & RESEARCH RESOURCES

Homework Spot
This site will connect you to anywhere in the world. Take an African Safari, visit the Louvre, travel to Stone Henge. You can get tips on how to write a bibliography, create a science experiment and play a game of hangman.

Pathfinders
Created by the staff of the Southeast Steuben County Library. Get your research paper off to a good start.

is a free flash cards and study games website. It was created by high school sophomore Andrew Sutherland in 2005 and now contains over 200 million flashcards. All of the material is user-generated. (From Quizlet)

Science Buddies
A wonderful tool for science fair projects and more.

The World Factbook
The geography, governments, cultures of countries around the world. Information is from the Central Intelligence Agency and is updated regularly.

National Geographic
Features interactive maps, adventure videos, environmental news, animal watch and photography from around the world.

National Geographic – The Underground Railroad
Travel the Underground Railroad as a slave and research the people who made it possible for slaves to travel north to freedom.

Science – Earth
Learn facts about our Earth-habitats, climate change, animals and species. Information is by the World Wildlife Federation.

Science – Inner Body
Learn about the human body. Interactive tours of the body include the skeletal, digestive, muscular, nervous and cardiovascular systems. Also includes brain training games.

Science – Windows to the Universe
Information on the sun, Earth, Solar System. Other Sciences-includes games and puzzles too.

Slime Kids
School library media Kids is designed to provide an interactive learning experience to get students motivated to learn on their own. It is packed with book trailers and language arts-related games.

 

HISTORY & GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

50 States
Information on all 50 states of the U.S.

America’s Story
Games, stories and songs help you learn little known facts about American history-from the Library of Congress.

Ben’s Guide
A kids guide to the US government.

Government Kids’ Pages
Information on arts, government,math, science, social studies, health, fitness, technology and fun stuff.

New York State
History of New York State, facts, figures, state symbols, games.

Countries of the World
Facts about the land, people, history, government, economy of independent states, dependencies and areas of special sovereignty. Information is from the US Department of State.