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K-3 Websites

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World Book Online Encyclopedia Reliable information written at a younger reading level.

Searchasaurus This looks up magazine articles for children. It can be filtered by Lexile reading levels as well as subjects.

Art, Music, Crafts

Color with Leo Join young Leonardo da Vinci (you can call him Leo) as he learns the fundamentals of art and creativity through interactive games and activities

Getty Games Play games and download craft activities featuring art from the Getty Museum’s collection

Albright Artgames An interactive website for learning about artwork

Basic Concepts

Literacy Center Simple learning games for letters, numbers, colors, shapes, etc.

Nursery Rhymes Nursery rhyme audio and pictures

Starfall Learn to read with fun and games

Up To Ten.com Fun early learning games and activities for kids ages 2-10.

World of Victor Welcome to the world of Victor, a world of development and discovery. Games, a gallery, coloring, songs and lots of activities allowing any child to develop an imagination and learn while having fun!

Books, Authors, and Reading

Caldecott Medal Homepage Caldecott Medal picture book winners

Funbrain Reading Games Mad-Libs, comics, and other reading fun

Kids Series & Sequels Find out what’s next in your favorite series

Novelist K-8 Get some reading recommendations based on what you already like

Scholastic Kids Stacks Hang out with some of your favorite friends from Scholastic Publishing, including Harry Potter, Miss Frizzle and the Animorphs

Tumblebooks Online picture books that move and talk, with read-alongs for early readers, puzzles, games, book quizzes, audiobooks for older readers, and a collection of foreign language books

Yahoo Children’s Authors Information, interviews and more on your favorite children’s book authors and illustrators

Computer Skills

Learning Games for Kids Typing games and more!

Math

BrainPop Mini-movies on topics in math.

Math Cats Fun math activities.

Math Games for Grades K-3

Practice Math Skills at IXL

Funbrain Math Practice

Animals

Eagle Cam See live video from the National Conservation Training Center of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Elephant Sanctuary See live video, view pictures and learn about the elephants at the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee

Panda Cam See live video from the San Diego Zoo

Ape Cam See live video from the San Diego Zoo

Westminster Kennel Club Site of the organization that holds one of the most prestigious dog shows in the world. This site covers various dog-related topics.

Science & Technology

AquaFacts Learn about marine animals and habitats from the Vancouver Marine Aquarium

Brainpop Mini-movies on science, health and technology

Catch the Science Bug Turn your home into your very own science lab using everyday household items. Watch videos, get ideas, and read all about the world you live in

Exploratorium Excellent science site from the Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts.  Features hands-on activities, demos and exhibits

How Things Are Made Find out how gum, refrigerators, shaving cream, fireworks, frisbees, etc. are made. Learn the history of the product, the materials, and how it’s made!

KidsHealth for Kids Current health news and issues

Your Big Backyard and Ranger Rick Online From the National Wildlife Federation

Yuckiest Site on the Internet Fun and games, bugs and bats, recipes for slime, and more on this truly yucky site