John is doing a program at his library and we gathered these online resources for kids. There are some pretty fun things and I thought it would be handy if my kids could access it all from one kid-friendly page. I have looked at all these sites, but not thoroughly explored them, so as with any time online, watch your kids. Just click on the logo to take you to the site. Towards the bottom are some library database resources that sound sort of boring, but are pretty fun. Tumble Books and BookFlix, especially. Younger kids may need some help getting started.
Most of the kid sites listed also have resources for parents and educators. This site does not have a children’s page, but does have things for adults to share with children.
Free Online Resources
Free Online Resources
While all these sites were previewed, we cannot guarantee that ALL content is appropriate for your child.
|National Wildlife Federation Kids|
|Children's British Broadcasting Company|
|NPR's Backseat Bookclub|
|J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter|
Publishing Company Sites
|Click above to visit the Kid's Page. Once there you can choose any of the site listed below|
Loudoun (and other local libraries ) subscribe to these resources so their patrons can have free access. You need your library card number handy.
Kids Books And Literacy Aids
|Online Collection of animated talking picture books which teach children the joy of reading in a format they'll love.|
|Online resource that pairs video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading.|
|OverDrive: Borrow ebooks and audiobooks for kids, teens and adults.|
|A catalog to help you find books similar to books you've liked.|
|Click here to take you to the Just for Kids Page where you'll see this icon. Click it for a menu of Data base options.|
A wealth of information/interactive encyclopedias geared for Elementary, Middle and High School Includes:
Daily News Articles
Interactive Atlas with more than 1200 maps
World Newspapers in 73 languages
New Book of Knowledge: Reference and current events for elementary school and higher
Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia: Quick Reference with rich media for middle school and higher
Encyclopedia Americana: In-depth information for middle school and higher
America the Beautiful : State history, people, places and events for elementary and middle school
Lands and peoples: Countries and cultures of the world. For Middle school and high school
The New Book of Popular Science: Science and Technology plus science in the news for middle and high school
|Eyewitness Books : Some of your favorite DK Eyewitness Books on everything from insects to pirates to astronomy are now online!|
|Junior Edition : Grades 6 - 8 One-stop homework center, with reference sources, newspapers, and magazine articles.|
|Kids InfoBits: Grades K - 5 Kid-friendly access to reference sources and newspaper and magazine articles for the youngest researchers|