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Great websites for kids is a service of the American Library Association.
Updated 9/9/2011

The Association for Library Service to Children has added more recommended websites to Great Web Sites for Kids (www.ala.org/greatsites), its online resource containing hundreds of links to exceptional websites for children. We have listed the new additions below. Click and Enjoy! Click here to view the previous list.
http://www.ala.org/cfapps/gws/parent1.gif Appropriate for Parents/Teachers/Caregivers
http://www.ala.org/cfapps/gws/elem1.gif Appropriate for Elementary Aged Youth
http://www.ala.org/cfapps/gws/ms1.gif Appropriate for Middle School Aged Youth

Science of Baseball
http://www.exploratorium.edu/baseball/index.html
Explore the science and history behind the classic American game of baseball. Read fun facts, play games, and try some cool experiments.

Education.com http://www.ala.org/cfapps/gws/parent1.gif
http://www.education.com/
Advice, reference articles, and an online community for parents of preschool to high school students.

Laura Jernegan: Girl on a Whaleship http://www.ala.org/cfapps/gws/elem1.gifhttp://www.ala.org/cfapps/gws/ms1.gif
http://www.girlonawhaleship.org/
Explore the journal of Laura Jernigan, a girl who traveled aboard a whaling ship in 1868. Learn more about Laura, and about the historical practice of whaling.

GoGo News http://www.ala.org/cfapps/gws/elem1.gifhttp://www.ala.org/cfapps/gws/parent1.gif
http://www.gogonews.com/
An interactive site featuring current events, jokes, brainteasers, and games in a kid friendly format.

Indy Kids! http://www.ala.org/cfapps/gws/elem1.gifhttp://www.ala.org/cfapps/gws/ms1.gif
http://indykids.net/main/
Online edition of a newspaper designed to inform, educate and inspire a passion for social justice.

Inspire My Kids http://www.ala.org/cfapps/gws/elem1.gifhttp://www.ala.org/cfapps/gws/ms1.gif
http://inspiremykids.com/
Inspirational Stories, Videos and Projects for Children and the Adults in Their Lives.

Gaiman's MouseCircus http://www.ala.org/cfapps/gws/ms1.gif
http://www.mousecircus.com/
The official young readers website for award-winning author Neil Gaiman.

My Young Child http://www.ala.org/cfapps/gws/parent1.gif
http://myyoungchild.org/
Online stories with discussion tips and activities designed to help parents, caregivers, and educators talk to children about values and social skills.

Peace Corps for Kids http://www.ala.org/cfapps/gws/ms1.gif
http://www.peacecorps.gov/kids
Explore the globe and learn about making a difference as a Peace Corp volunteer in this interactive game challange.

Pigeon Presents! http://www.ala.org/cfapps/gws/elem1.gifhttp://www.ala.org/cfapps/gws/parent1.gif
http://www.pigeonpresents.com
"Don't let the pigeon drive the bus!" Play games, print coloring pages, learn more about pigeon's pals, and find more books by author Mo Willems.

Study Jams http://www.ala.org/cfapps/gws/parent1.gif
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/index.htm
Over 200 jams on a variety of math and science topics that use key vocabulary words, short videos, karaoke style music screens, and online student quizzes to check content knowledge of students.

Teaching Books http://www.ala.org/cfapps/gws/parent1.gif
http://www.teachingbooks.net/crc.cgi?id=5
A free resource center that has originally produced multimedia resources to explore popular elementary series books through audio clips of authors along with discussion questions and activities.

Fact Finder Kids Corner http://www.ala.org/cfapps/gws/elem1.gif
http://factfinder.census.gov/home/en/kids/kids.html
Fun and interesting facts about all 50 states based on the U.S. Census.

Weather Channel Kids http://www.ala.org/cfapps/gws/elem1.gif
http://www.theweatherchannelkids.com/
The Weather Channel Kids provides interactive weather games, maps, activities and educational teaching materials for classrooms.

Kid Dinners Zis Boom Bah http://www.ala.org/cfapps/gws/elem1.gif
http://www.zisboombah.com/
ZisBoomBah offers an interactive way for kids to choose what to eat for dinner. Sign up is free and parents receive kid friendly dinner lists and recipes.

Youngzine http://www.ala.org/cfapps/gws/elem1.gifhttp://www.ala.org/cfapps/gws/ms1.gif
http://www.youngzine.com/
Youngzine is a one-of-a-kind Web site where children can learn about current news and events shaping their world -- in a simple, engaging and interactive manner. In addition to providing interesting news, children and young people can also contribute their own information to the Yougzine community.

   



The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, has added more recommended websites to Great Web Sites for Kids (www.ala.org/greatsites), its online resource containing hundreds of links to exceptional websites for children.

“This list represents websites that present valuable educational material in a way that is fun and accessible for young learners and their caregivers!” said Beth Medley, co-chair of ALSC’s Great Web Sites for Kids Committee.

Great Web Sites for Kids (GWS) features links to websites of interest to children 14 years of age and younger, organized into diverse subject headings such as dinosaurs, authors and illustrators; games and entertainment; U.S. history; astronomy and space; and music. There is also a special section with sites of interest to parents, caregivers and teachers. Each site entry includes a brief annotation and a grade-level rating.

 

 

 
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