Kids Resources

    ABCmouse.com (Available only in the library)

    ABCmouse.com: The award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2–7+) build a strong foundation for academic success. ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, with more than 4,000 learning activities across all major subject areas-reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids love it. And it’s free to use in this library! From Age of Learning, Inc.

    Britannica Library - Children

    Britannica Library – Children offers a safe and trusted site for the whole family.  With the added benefit of age appropriate reading level and navigation tools let Britannica nourish the desire for knowledge and the adventurous spirit in your kids.  Feel confident letting your kids’ imaginations run wild – digging deep to learn about homework topics or feeding their natural curiosity.

    Discovery Kids

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

    Funbrain

    Created for kids in grades Pre-K through 8, Funbrain.com has been the leader in free educational games for kids since 1997. Funbrain offers hundreds of games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy.

    Institute of Engineering and Technology

    The Institute of Engineering and Technology offers a robust collection of free STEM resources for elementary and high school students. Explore at-home teaching resources and activities for  students aged 5-16 years old, including lesson plans, handouts and videos. Topics include wheels and axles; spaghetti bridges; marshmallow catapults; simple circuits; Wii fitness; robot design, water wheel construction, and much more!

    Magic Tree House Website

    Here the adventure comes to life as kids join Jack and Annie on exciting new missions through time and around the globe. Fans of the books can earn Mission Medallions and more online rewards, fill up their reading passports, watch videos, and more.

    Novelist K-8 Plus

    NoveList K-8 Plus

    NoveList K-8 Plus is a comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction. With its fun and intuitive interface, and extensive proprietary content, NoveList K-8 Plus will help you integrate reading across the curriculum and support your young readers.

    PBS Kids

    PBS KIDS is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum-based entertainment.

    PBS Kids Sprout

    Sprout is the 24-hour preschool TV network where kids are Free To Grow™. Through engaging, original content and entertaining characters, Sprout encourages kids to develop into good people with curious minds, compassionate hearts, and courageous spirits.

    Reading is Fundamental

    As the nation’s largest children’s literacy non-profit, Reading Is Fundamental maximizes every contribution we receive to ensure all children have the ability to read and succeed.

    San Diego Zoo Kids

    Learn about all the wildlife with stories, videos, games, activities and more!

    Smarty Games

    Carefully selected interactive learning games that will help young children develop their creativity, visualization, problem-solving skills, math skills and the curiosity for knowledge that will help them to be successful with today’s elementary school curriculum.

    SpacePlace

    NASA’s award-winning Space Place website engages upper-elementary-aged children in space and Earth science through interactive games, hands-on programs

    Starfall

    Starfall has been teaching children to read with phonics for well over a decade. The systematic approach, in conjunction with audiovisual interactivity, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.

    TeachingBooks

    TeachingBooks provides video and audio recordings of books for children, their parents, and teachers. The Books & Reading Engagement Kit: Home Edition is now available for free access through September 15. Delve into children’s and young adult books with read-along performances, and enjoy virtual storytimes featuring 1,000+ complete book readings. Other features include: reader’s advisory, author interviews, and book discussion questions.

    Tumblebooks

    TumbleBookLibrary is a curated database of children’s e-books, available by subscription to Elementary Schools and Public Libraries around the world.

    Wide Open School

    Curated and coordinated by the experts at Common Sense, Wide Open School is the result of a collaboration among leading publishers, nonprofits, and education and technology companies. Wide Open School features a free collection of the best learning experiences and activities for kids, organized by grade band and subject. You will also find daily schedules with creative breaks and recommendations to keep kids engaged and exploring, one day (or one hour) at a time.

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