There are lots of great websites for kids of all ages to try, both educational and just for fun. We are working to compile a whole list of kid-friendly sites for your child to enjoy. In the meantime, here are a few links to get you started:
This electronic library offers fun, educational e-resources for kids provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
If you are really stuck with a homework problem, try Chat with a Librarian. You will be linked to a live person who will help you with your question. This site will provide help to students of all ages, even those in college.
This site offers over 9,000 interactive books, games, puzzles, and other learning activities, all geared toward small children (ages 2-8).
Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource for grades pre-K-3 that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction e-books from Scholastic to help build a love of reading and learning. This service is provided through the Pennsylvania Power Library.
Visit this site to explore subjects ranging from the Civil War to Ecosystems to Disasters through videos and interactive Scholastic e-books. This service is provided through the Pennsylvania Power Library.
Designed for middle school students, this e-resource provides full-text access to popular magazines, thousands of biographies and historical essays, and an extensive image collection. This service is provided through the Pennsylvania Power Library.
Help your preschooler prepare for kindergarten with this online gameboard designed to develop their literacy, math, and science skills. For book recommendations, explore the program’s Book Talks on YouTube.
Kid-friendly games, videos, and other activities provided by the Public Broadcasting System. The Between the Lions page is particularly focused on early literacy.
This site has children’s music for every occasion, from folk songs to holiday tunes to music about science or the seasons.
Nature and science-oriented games, quizzes, and articles adapted for children from National Geographic.
Is there a future astronaut in your family? This site not only has outer space-themed games and puzzles, but photos from the International Space Station and fun facts about the ISS crew.
Check out the “Animals” page to learn about the wildlife at the National Zoo in Washington, DC. Live webcams showing the elephants, lions, and pandas are also online!
Speaking of wildlife, how about some creatures you might see in your own backyard? This site includes photos and printable coloring pages.
Created by the National Security Administration, this site features brainteaser games, information on code-making and breaking, and even tips to help children safely navigate the Internet.