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    Animalspicture of animals
     
  • ASPCA's Animaland

  • http://www.animaland.org

    Find out information on animals, careers and types of pets and how to care for them.

    Send a postcard to a friend or get an animal screensaver.

     
  • Explorerís Club

  • http://www.epa.gov/kids/index.htm

    Have fun while learning about the environment and how we can protect it.

     
  • Kratt's Creatures

  • http://www.pbs.org/kratts/

    Set off on a creature adventure and explore fascinating and funny creatures the world over.

     
  • National Geographic World

  • http://www.nationalgeographic.com/kids/

    Enter the world of National Geographic through the kidís passport.

     
  • Owl Kids Online

  • http://www.owlkids.com

    Online magazine about nature, science and the world we live in.

     
  • Ranger Rickís Kids Zone

  • http://www.nwf.org/kids

    Play wild games, read animal jokes, or tour our amazing environment.

     
  • Ways of Knowing Trail

  • http://www.brookfieldzoo.org/pagegen/wok/ways_index.html

    Take an environmental adventure with four local children through the Ituri Forest in Central Africa.

     

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    Arts & Craftspaint palette
     
  • Crayola

  • http://www.crayola.com

    Are you interested in Crayola trivia or history?  Then this is the site to check.

     
  • Family Fun Crafts
    Crafts from Family Fun Magazine. Most of these require help from an adult.
     
  • Hands on Crafts for Kids
  • http://www.craftsforkids.com/projects.htm
    Fun and creative craft projects for kids 7-12.

     
  • Marilee's Paperdoll Page
  • http://marilee.us/paperdolls.html
    Like paperdolls?  This is the page to check out.

     
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    Entertainmentpopcorn
     
  • Arthur
    www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/arthur/

    Calling fans of this famous aardvark!

  • Barbie
    www.barbie.com
    Fashion fun, decorate your computer and other fun things to do.

  • Ben & Jerry
    www.benjerry.com/fun/
    Try out the virtual snowman and other fun things to do.


  • Between the Lions
  • www.pbs.org/wgbh/lions/
    Visit the official site of the television show to read a story, play a game, or sing a song.


  • Clifford the Big Red Dog
    http://pbskids.org/clifford

    Here's the site for everyone's favorite big red dog.


  • DiscoveryKids.com
    http://kids.discovery.com

    Try the fun and games section on the left hand side.

  • Nickelodeon
    www.nick.com

    Like to watch Nick?  Here's where to click!

  • PBS Kids
  • www.pbs.org/kids
    Visit the site for your favorite shows, such as Reading Rainbow & Mr. Rogerís Neighborhood and Sesame Street, play games, and read funny jokes.

     
  • Sesame Street Central
  • http://www.sesamestreet.org/home
    Find out the letter of the day or play games with your favorite Sesame Street characters

     
  • Snoopy
  • www.snoopy.com
    Find out about your favorite Peanuts character, e-mail a Snoopy postcard to a friend, or see what games Lucy has available.

     

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    Favorite Books & Authorsreading book

     
     
  • American Girl

  • www.americangirl.com

    See your favorite character from the American Girls' series.

     
  • Animorphs

  • www.scholastic.com/animorphs/index.asp

    Get the latest scoop on your one of your favorite book series

     
  • Baby-sitter's Place

  • www.scholastic.com/annmartin/bsc/index.htm

    Share the adventures of the Baby-Sitter's Club.

     
  • Berenstain Bears
    www.berenstainbears.com/learnfun.html

    Print and cut dress-up dolls with loads of clothes or try an interactive trivia quiz.


  • Beverly Cleary
    www.beverlycleary.com

    Play trivia games starring all of your favorite characters, and learn more about the author.

  • Bookworm: Great Books For Kids 6-12

  • www.kidsreads.com

    Select a book to read, meet your favorite author, or get a Bookworm bookmark.

     
  • Dav Pilkey's Web Site O'Fun

  • www.pilkey.com/

    One of the silliest sites you will find - from children's author and illustrator Dav Pilkey.

     
  • Harry Potter

  • www.scholastic.com/harrypotter/index.htm

    All you Harry Potter fans, check out this site!

     
  • Harry Potter Fans

  • www.harrypotterfans.com

    For all Harry Potter lovers - meet other fans and talk about the books or play games.

     
  • Harper Collins

  • http://www.harpercollinschildrens.com/Kids/

    Visit the HarperCollins publishing site, and see what's new in children's books or visit some of your old favorites.

     
  • Jan Brett's Home Page

  • www.janbrett.com

    Send cyber-postcards, download artwork and activities, find recipes or read about Jan Brett's books.

     
  • Kids @ Random
    Random House Children's Books publishes some of the best loved and well-known children's books.

  • Lemony Snicket

  • www.lemonysnicket.com

    This site is filled with "dreadful images", "wretched information", and "unnerving games."

     
  • Magic School Bus

  • http://scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/index.htm

    The official site for visiting the Magic School Bus.

     
  • Little House on the Prairie

  • http://www.littlehousebooks.com/

    Activities and information related to the books.

     
  • Mother Goose Rebus Rhymes

  • www.EnchantedLearning.com/Rhymes.html

    See if you can read these favorite nursery rhymes.

     
  • Peggy Rathman's Site

  • www.hamstertours.com

    Join the hamsters for a ten-minute bedtime tour, send a secret message, or make an "Ants of a Banana-Bus".

     
  • Redwall
    www.redwall.org

    Find information on the books, the author and future books to be published, as well as recipes for some of that wonderful food.


  • Roald Dahl
    www.roalddahl.com

    Learn about the life and times of the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and many other books.
  • Scholastic

  • http://www.scholastic.com/kids/stacks/index.asp

    The official site for Scholastic publishing includes information about some of your favorite books and authors..

     
  • Seussville

  • www.randomhouse.com/seussville

    Visit with the Cat in the Hat, play games and read about new Dr. Seuss books.

     
  • Winnie the Pooh

  • http://disney.go.com/pooh/index.html

    Have an "adventurific" with Winnie the Pooh and Friends.

     

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    Games & Hobbiesgirl drawing
     
     

     
  • Chess Is Fun
  • www.princeton.edu/~jedwards/cif/chess.html
    Want to learn how to play chess, or how to play a little better?

  • Chess: Instant Chess
    www.instantchess.com/
    Here, you can play an online game of chess. 
  • Coloring.Com

  • http://coloring.com

    Choose a picture and color it online.

     
  • Funbrain

  • www.funbrain.com

    Play math baseball, spell check, fun math or write your own wacky tale.

     
  • Funschool

  • www.funschool.com

    Games for preschoolers through grade 12.

     
  • Games Kids Play

  • www.gameskidsplay.net

    Rules to popular indoor and outdoor games.

     

  • JigZone

  • www.jigzone.com

    Try this site for all kids of jigsaw puzzles.

     
  • Kid's Cooking Club

  • http://kidscook.com

    Recipes for kids includes muffins, pizza, pasta and chicken.

     

  • Kidsreads
    www.kidsreads.com

    Look at this site for trivia games and word scrambles about your favorite books and authors.
  • Kids Korner (Pet Care)

  • www.avma.org/careforanimals/kidscorner/default.asp

    Learn more about taking care of your pets.

     
  • Kid's Mysteries

  • www.TheCase.com/kids

    Mini-mysteries to solve, scary stories and magic tricks to play online!

     
  • Kids on the Web

  • www.zen.org/~brendan/kids.html

    Lots of fun stuff, homework help, Children's books and stories.

     
  • Kidz Online Games

  • www.worldvillage.com/kidz/games/games.htm

    Enjoy online games, puzzles, storybooks and more.

     
  • Little Explorers

  • www.EnchantedLearning.com/Dictionary.html

    Click on a letter of the alphabet and connect to many pictures of words with each letter and hot links to web sites about that word.

     
  • New York Kids

  • www.nykids.org

    Brain teasers, science puzzles, jokes and book reviews sponsored by WNYC Radio.

     
  • Online Games

  • www.eduplace.com/edugames.html

    Word searches, mad libs, brain teasers and a scavenger hunt.


  • Wacky Web Tales
    www.eduplace.com/tales
    Create an off-the-wall tale by filling in a form with a best friend's or teacher's name.

     
  • Wild World of Wonka

  • www.wonka.com

    Enter the world of Wonka and take a wild ride on the WONKAvator.

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    Holidaysballoons
     
     
  • Holidays on the Net

  • www.holidays.net

    Learn about celebrations throughout the year and link to craft ideas.

     
  • Holidays Year Round

  • www.kate.net

    Explore the holidays year round with free screen savers and wallpaper, holiday links and more.

  • Thanksgiving

  • www.kidsdomain.com

    Riddles, jokes, crafts and recipes are just some of the Thanksgiving goodies you can sample here.

     
  • Santa Claus of the North Pole

  • www.santas.net/welcome.htm

    Find out Santa's favorite songs and stories and visit his workshop.

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    Interesting Placesmap of US
     
  • American Museum of Natural History

  • www.ology.amnh.org

    OLogy means "the study of." And here on the American Museum of Natural History's OLogy Web site, you can study and explore many cool OLogies.  If you're fascinated by spiders, then you're into ARACHNOLOGY or if you erupt with joy for volcanoes, then VOLCANOLOGY is your
    thing.
     
  • Exploratorium
    www.exploratorium.edu

    An online interactive science museum dedicated to electronic exhibits and fun learning sites.

  • Franklin Institute Science Museum

  • http://sln.fi.edu

    The Franklin Institute contains online exhibits and museum fun on science and weather.

     
  • Hershey ,PA

  • http://www.hersheys.com/discover/visit.asp

    Information about visiting Hershey, PA.

     
  • Long Island Children's Museum
    www.licm.org
    Browse this site to plan your visit, or click on the Hands-On web pages to have some fun.
  • National Zoo

  • http://nationalzoo.si.edu/default.cfm

    Take a tour of the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. and learn about animals.

     
  • San Diego Zoo
    www.sandiegozoo.org
    Visit the wild animal park for information on animals.  Then send an electronic postcard of your visit.

  • Time For Kids-Around The World
    http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/teachers/aw/wr/0,28125,,00.html
    Explore new places with Time For Kids Around the World

  • The White House for Kids

  • www.whitehouse.gov/kids/index.htm
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    Take a tour of the White House and learn more about the history of this famous residence.

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    Math & Science Funmath book

  •  Bill Nye: The Science Guy
     www.billnye.com

  • Cool Science for Curious Kids

  • www.hhmi.org/coolscience

    Explore the world of biology.  Learn where butterflies come from, what is really in the air we breathe, and other cool science information.

     
  • Discovery Online
    http://kids.discovery.com/

    A fun place to explore technology and science.

     
  • Exploratorium Online Exhibits
    http://www.exploratorium.com/exhibits/f_exhibits.html

    Fun, online exhibits from The Exploratorium Science Museum. Also available in Spanish, French and Italian.


  • Funology
    www.funology.com
    The science of having fun.
  • Math Baseball
    www.funbrain.com/math/index.html
    Try to stay at bat while answering addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems before you get three outs.

     
  • NASA Kid's Club
    www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/index.html

    Science fun and games with NASA.

  • Yuckiest Site on the Internet

  • www.yucky.com

    Science information presented in a yucky & fun way.

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    Sportssports equipment
     
  • Baseball
    http://library.thinkquest.org/11902
    Explore a baseball stadium, vote for your favorite team and player, listen to a professional baseball announcer, or enter the batting cage.

  • Baseball Scorecard
    www.baseballscorecard.com
    Want to know how to keep score at a ball game? This is the site to use.

  • ESPN Sports Zone

  • http://espn.go.com/

    Find out the latest information on your favorite sport.

     
  • Exploratorium Sport Science
    www.exploratorium.edu/sport/index.html
    The science behind sports.

  • Harlem Globetrotters
    http://harlemglobetrotters.com
    Meet the team and coaches, learn about the history, or enter Kids Court to play games or do jigsaw puzzles.


  • Major League Baseball
  • www.majorleaguebaseball.com
    Team reports in the National and American Leagues.

     
  • Major League Soccer
    www.mlsnet.com
    Get schedules and team information or go into KIDZONE for the Coaches' Corner and tips on how to play.
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Last updated: July 20, 2009
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