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 project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.
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.
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.
Kid-friendly games, videos, and other activities provided by the Public Broadcasting System.
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!