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Fun Links for Children

The Web   :: Games & Activities  :: Mind Games  :: Stories & Books on the Internet

The Web 

Ask Jeeves for Kids http://www.askforkids.com/

Yahooligans http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/

Google Kids and Teens directory http://www.google.com/Top/Kids_and_Teens/

Games & Activities

Looking for something to do out in the real world?  Here's a link to our own historical walking tour of downtown Waterville for kids! http://issuu.com/watervillepubliclibrarymaine/docs/waterville_walking_tour_single_paged_3.23?mode=window&backgroundColor=%23222222 

As far as we know, these sites are free and kid-friendly.  There may be pop-up ads and you may be asked to register.  Before you play, be sure these sites fit your Family Internet Rules.  

PBS Kids -- Teletubbies, Cailou, Sesame Street and more!  http://pbskids.org/

PBS Kids Go -- Maya and Migel, Arthur, ZOOM and other programs. http://pbskids.org/go/

Thomas the train games and other activities!  http://www.thomasandfriends.com

Safe Kids Games:  a collection of games, some rated by grade level from k on up!  http://www.safekidgames.com

Some School Games:  created by a school technology staffer, this is a huge group of games.  If you're overwhelmed by choices, click "favorites" and choose from there. http://www.someschoolgames.com

World Village -- games, puzzles http://www.worldvillage.com/kidz/games/games.htm

Up to Ten -- an international bilingual (French/English) site for learning games and activities.  http://www.uptoten.com/kids/uptoten-home.html

F9 Kids Space Station http://kids.f9.net.uk  

Mind Games

Jack Prelutsky's great poetry site http://teacher.scholastic.com/wrItewIt/poetry/jack_home.htm   Kathleen's favorite poet!

The Science of Cooking from The Accidental Scientist http://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking/

NASA http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/home/index.html

National Geographic for Kids www.nationalgeographic.com/kids/index.html  

A+ Math http://www.aplusmath.com/

Metropolitan Museum of Art web podcasts, virtual exhibits and activities for kids: http://www.metmuseum.org/metmedia/kids-zone

Stories & Books on the Internet

Storyline Online --  Members of the Screen Actors Guild read picture books to you!  (A nice feature: Site can be adjusted low or high speed connections.) http://www.storylineonline.net/

StoryPlace -- A great collection of original animated stories, online and printable activities for kids and their grownups to enjoy together.   A project of Charlotte & Mecklenburg Public Library, North Carolina.  http://www.storyplace.org/storyplace.asp

Book Hive -- A great place to look for suggestions on what to read next, listen to stories, or contribute your own!  A project of Charlotte & Mecklenburg Public Library, North Carolina.  http://www.plcmc.org/bookhive/

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