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    Listed here are great websites for learning, reading, and educational play.

    Link to ResourceTitleDescription
    Kids Click 

    Kids Click! Search Engine

    A search engine for kids. Owned and maintained by Kent State University's School of Library and Information Science.
    Kid Rex 
    Search Engine
    A search Engine that emphasizes kid-related websites. Powered by Google SafeSearch technology.
    DK Find Out! DK Find Out!A free encyclopedia jam-packed with amazing photos and illustrations from publisher DK. 
    Science News for Students 
    Science News for StudentsAward-winning online publication that provides topical science news to learners, parents, and educators.
    Scholastic News 
    Scholastic NewsDaily news and current events for kids.
    YoungzinePresents current events devoid of bias, and sensationalism for young people of the world.
    WonderopolisEncourages children to learn through natural exploration and curiosity.
    TweenTribuneLexile news articles perfect for the classroom. Brought to you by the Smithsonian Institute.
    Google Advanced Image Search 
    Google Advanced Image SearchUnder Safe Search, select "Filter Explicit Results" and Under Usage Rights, change to "Free to Use or share".
    Pics4LearningFree, copyright-friendly images for education.
    Photos for ClassProperly attributed, creative commons licensed images for education.  
    Author Name Pronunciations from TeachingBooksAudio clips of authors and illustrators saying their names aloud so that we can pronounce them more accurately.
    Great Websites for KidsA compilation of the best websites for children from birth to age 14. Sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children.
    The Story Home  
    The Story HomeOriginal and classic children's audio stories.
    Note: This is strictly audio and no illustrations accompany the story.
    Mrs. Lodge's Library Shelver GameShelve library books in this game meant to help students better understand library shelving systems.
    National Geographic Kids
    National Geographic KidsExplore this site for interesting and fun information, videos, quizzes, and more about animals and traveling the world.
    PBS Kids 
    PBS KidsVideos, games, cartoon studio, drawing contests, and content related to PBS kids programming.
    Juvenile Series & Sequels
    Series & Sequels Database
    Find the order of books in a series or the sequel to the book you're reading. From the Mid-Continent Public Library in Missouri.
    Guys Read 
    GuysRead.comA site founded by author Jon Scieszka and meant to help guys find great books to read, and helping boys become motivated, life-long readers along the way. Includes author interviews and lots of other guy stuff.
    Read Kiddo Read
    Read Kiddo ReadThe biggest get-your-kid-reading movement on the web. Brought to you by the famed author, James Patterson.
    KidLit TVHelping parents and educators explore the world of children's literature.
    Royalty Free Sounds from Sound Bible 
    Sound BibleThousands of free sound effects for anyone to use.
    Khan Academy 
    Khan AcademyPractice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard. Includes content for K-8 math.
    Storyline Online 
    Storyline Online
    Watch videos of well-known actors reading children's books. Brought to you by the Screen Actor's Guild.

    Story Place 
    Story PlaceA library of activities and ebooks specifically meant for preschool aged children.
    IXL Learning 
    IXL LearningPractice math and language arts skills in an interactive way.  
    Code.orgLearn computer programming and how to code through games and puzzles.
    Tutorials for advanced programmers are also available.


    Students can create stories, animations, and games all through coding! Created by MIT. 
    ABC YAFun, educational games for kids.
    ArcademicsMultiplayer educational games for math and language arts skills.
    Reading Bear 
    Reading BearWatch videos or slideshows to help develop children's reading skills.
    Reading Bear media teaches beginning readers vocabulary, concepts, and phonetic patterns.
    Peep and the Big Wide World 
    Peep and the Big Wide World.comWatch videos and play games with three birds who learn about science and discovery.
    Scholastic Student Activities 
    Student Activities from ScholasticA huge list of interactive student activities for grades PreK-12.
    StarfallGreat for PreK-2, this site offers reading activities aligned to specific skills and tied to phonics principles.
    StorybirdGet inspired by an original illustration and create a story of your own! Note: you must sign up to use this free site.
    My StoryMakerMy Story MakerCreate your own stories using this website from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
    Fun Brain 
    Fun BrainFree educational games, online books, and comics.
    My Garbology 
    My Garbology Learn about the science of waste with this online tool from NatureBridge, an organization from the West Coast dedicated to teaching environmental science to children and teens.
    Tar Heel Reader 
    Tar Heel ReaderProvides free, easy-to-read, accessible books on a wide range of topics. Alternative access methods are available. You can even write your own book!