Just for Kids
Dr. Seuss | Games | Fun Sites | Search for Information | Popular Sites | Parents & Teachers
- Dr. Seuss's Seussville!
- Official home page of one of Springfield's native sons, aka Theodore Geisel. Includes contests and games, a biography of Dr. Seuss, book and ordering information from Random House.
- Dr. Seuss National Memorial at the Quadrangle
- All about the new memorial to Theodor Geisel at the Springfield Library & Museums Association in Springfield!
- Play some games, send a letter, see what other kids are reading, visit BurgerTown. Also has a parent and teacher section.
- Play fun math games or word games. Divided by age levels from "under 6" to "over 15."
- Homework Helpers Online!
- A variety of games and activities divided by subject area: math, science, social studies, foreign language, art and music, english, computers and technology, and general homework help sites.
Looking for another fun site?
- Drawing Cartoons Theme Page
- A directory of links to lesson plans, study guides, cartoons, animation, and other resources for the budding cartoonist.
- Zoom Dinosaurs
- All sorts of information on dinosaurs with fact sheets, time charts, a dinosaur dictionary, quizzes, activities and fun and games. Includes links to other pages on the rainforest, sharks, whales, butterflies and more. From Enchanted Learning Software.
- A site specifically for kids under 16. Play a game, read a story, link to another cool site, or find a riddle.
- American Library Association Great Sites
- Over 700 sites for kids, parents and teachers -- find information on presidents, bugs, alligators, experiments, biographies and more.
- Berit's best Sites for Kids
- Another great site with lots of links recommended for children 12 and under. They are rated by Berit, a librarian. Includes crafts, arts, frogs, music, dinosaurs, holidays and more.
- Visit some of your friends, Arthur, the Teletubbies, Theodore Tugboat, or find out about Sesame Street, find a joke, print a sheet to color, find out how to make a maraca and more.
- Sports Illustrated For Kids
- The popular sports magazine, but geared for kids, with games, sports news, a Girls Sports Page, and much more.
- K-12 Internet NASA's Home Page
- Just what it says: lots of information on the U. S. space program, cooperation with other nations, Space Shuttle flights, and more.
Search for Information
What is...? Where is...? Why do...? Who is...? How does...?
- WWW Virtual Reference Sites for Kids
- Look through this list of links to find one for you. Includes B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper, Busch Gardens, African Americans, Inside a Human Heart, Peter Rabbit Home Page and lots more!
- Multnomah Library Homework Center
- If you have a homework question or simply want to know more about something, try this wonderful site. Organized by categories, you will soon get to a site which will probably help you. Find out about children's authors, math, music, flags, presidents, biographies, sports, states, medieval times and much more. There is also a link on how to evaluate web sites. This site is put together by librarians from the Multnomah Library in Oregon.
- This is the kids' version of Yahoo, a search engine. Put a word or two in and see what Yahooligans can find for you.
- An index to the World Wide Web chosen and annotated by librarians specifically for children. Includes a search engine. The advanced search feature allows searching by reading level and use of pictures.
- Science Sites for Children
- This site, sponsored by the American Library Association, includes librarian-selected links for general science, biology, math, science experiments, and more for children from pre-school through age 14. Links for other subject areas are available. Parents and educators will find this site interesting and helpful as well.
- Juvenile Series and Sequels
- So, you just read a book in a series, and now you want to read the rest, but you don't know what they are? Try this website! You can search it by the name of the series or the book, by the author, or by the subject. For example, you can find the names of Mary-Kate & Ashley books (hint: do a subject search for best results), you can find all the series by Matt Christopher (author search), or you can find what comes after Rotten Ralph (book title search).
- Facts and fun stuff for girls about health and safety and other issues from the US Department of Health and Human Services.
- Star Wars
- Visit snapshots from the movie or visit the Star Wars exhibit at the Smithsonian Gallery.
- Visit Alex Mack, Doug, Kenan and Kel, Rugrats, Shelby Woo and more.
- Fox TV for Kids
- Visit the Yo-yo guy, the Addams Family, Power Rangers or other Fox TV favorites.
Parents and Teachers
- FamiliesConnect - The Cybersite for Parents and Kids
- From the American Library Association.
- The Internet is an increasingly important place to work, play and learn for both adults and children. At the same time, we are concerned about the risks we face online. The challenge is to stay "one-click" ahead of would-be pornographers, hackers, child-predators and those who would misuse your and your child's sensitive information. GetNetWise can help.
- ALSC: Awards and Notables
- Newbery, Caldecott and other award winners and notable books from ALA's Association for Library Service to Children. For more links to recommended booklists for children, visit our Children's Services Page.
- CLWG: Children's Literature Web Guide
- Information about children's book awards including the Newbery and Caldecott awards, children's bestsellers, authors, resources for parents, teachers, storytellers, writers and illustrators.
- Story Arts Online
- A great online resource for storytelling for parents and teachers. Includes lessons plans and activities for children, curriculum aids for teachers, recommended stories for reading aloud, links, a newsletter and online forum.
- Webtime Stories
- An extensive, annotated list of some of the best websites for children's stories, myths and folktales, great books, read-alouds, and many other resources for books and storytimes for children and young adults.
- Note: Many of the sites under "Search for Information" also have parent and teacher sections.