Great Websites for Children

It is almost time to go back to school, which means new clothes, new school supplies and hopefully new websites to learn new things and help with homework.  The internet can be an overwhelming place for children and their parents; here are a few of Tacoma Public Library’s favorite children’s websites for your perusal.  Descriptions are provided by the individual websites.

Database offered by Tacoma Public Library which provides live Homework Help, Skills Building and Writing Workshops for Grades 3-12 (Library card is necessary to access)

Nat Geo Kids inspires young adventurers to explore the world and is the only kids brand with a world-class scientific organization at its core.

We promote the science and majestic beauty of the universe to the education community. The materials we develop for educators and learners of all ages are accurate, instructionally sound, visually appealing, and carefully crafted to adhere to accepted educational standards.

Math Playground is a popular learning site filled with math games, logic puzzles and a variety of problem solving activities. A favorite of parents and teachers, Math Playground provides a safe place for children to learn and explore math concepts at their own pace.

Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government, a service of the Government Publishing Office (GPO), is designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government, which issues the publications and information products disseminated by the GPO’s Federal Depository Library Program.

BCI is dedicated to the enduring protection of the world’s 1300+ species of bats and their habitats and creating a world in which bats and humans successfully coexist.

For more resources please check out the website; Great Websites for Kids which is sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.  These resources will evaluate websites considering their authorship, purpose, design and content.  Additionally, each site provides a brief description of the website along with age appropriateness.

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