Online Resources for Kids (& Parents)

novelist-k-8Novelist K-8

Find an age appropriate book at your library

 

Bookflix for kidsBookFlix

Classic video storybooks paired with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning.

 

 

TrueFlix learning for kidsTrueFlix

Highly engaging multimedia that can be used at home, in the classroom, on mobile devices or in the library.

 

 

ABC mouse.comABC mouse free at the library

Available at the library—soon to be available at home.

 

 

 

Duolingo Language LearningDuoLingo

Have fun learning a different language.

 

 

Image result for older kids reading to younger kids imageReading Lists by Age

Check out this great resource provided by Sonoma County Library.

 

 

 

Babies Need Words Play 1Babies Need Words Booklist

A PDF you can print out and bring with you to the library

 

 

 

 

School Center.Learning Express School-Center

Help for students in elementary, middle, and high school – improve math, reading, writing, science skills, and more. Extra help with assignments and test preparation.

 

elementary-school-exploraElementary Schools Explora.

Learning for primary school students.

 

 

middle-school-exploraMiddle Schools Explora.

Research for middle school students.

 

 

Discover and Go MuseumsDiscover & Go.

Free & discounted tickets to Northern California museums for library card holders!

 

Britannica SchoolBritannica School

Welcome to Britannica School, a safe, up-to-date, and age-appropriate information resource for Elementary, Middle, and High School.

Britannica EscolarBritannica Escolar

Un excelente recurso digital en español que ayuda a enriquecer el aprendizaje de los estudiantes de primaria y secundaria. 

 

 

Other Fun Online Resources for Kids

(Some lists and links compiled by Whatcom County Public Library, Bellingham, WA) 

Arts/Crafts:

Fun and Games:

Good Books:

Children’s Authors and Illustrators:

Family Media Guide:

  • Alliance for Childhood
    The Alliance for Childhood promotes policies and practices that support children’s healthy development, love of learning, and joy in living.
  • Common Sense Media
    Family friendly entertainment guide
  • Growing With Media
    Parents, can’t get your child away from the computer? Then this site’s for you, with practical tips on how to control the use of video games, television, and other media.
  • Kids Source Online
  • Parent’s Choice
    The Parents’ Choice Awards Committees search out and recommend products that help kids grow – imaginatively, physically, morally and mentally – fairly priced products that are fun, safe and socially sound. Children’s media that helps children.
  • Plugged In
    Movie ratings with detailed information in the language, nudity, sex and violence categories. Also rates music and TV shows.

Other Resources:

  • Healthy Sleep
    Check out this article on the importance of reading bedtime stories for early childhood literacy, along with tips on getting a good night’s sleep.