The internet is a fun and educational place for children and adults. Parents should visit the "Webwise Tips" page first and then explore the "Links" pages together with your children. The ages given are only recommendations. Children of all ages will find appealing sites in both areas.
Sites for parents
GreatKidsCT is a web site for parents devoted to information on parenting, education, and health and safety. Resources available on this site are related to children from birth to eight.
CTparenting.com A service of the Department of Children and Families. Here you will have access to fully researched links that provide important parenting information.
Presidents of the United States - background info, notable events, cabinet members and other points of interest.
ZoomDinosaurs.com - An on-line book all about Dinosaurs that progresses from a basic level for young children to a more advanced level for the older student.
**Berenstain Bears Activities for Learning and Fun - includes coloring pages, print-and-cut dress-up bears with loads of clothes, interactive stories and quizzes.
**Jan Brett's Activity Pages - hosted by author Jan Brett for children ages 4 - 8. Visit the Projects section for color-and-cut Hedgie and learn to make a sailor's bracelet.
Goosebumps - Goosebumps comes to life here on this site.
Magic School Bus - Join wacky science teacher Ms. Frizzle, her students and playful sidekick, Liz, the lizard on educational field trips in her Magic School bus.
American Girls - This is the official site for the popular book series. It includes activities for each favorite American Girl and also information on joining the club.
Crayola Creativity Center - play games, get craft ideas, send or print and color cards, learn color facts and do color experiments, get coloring and activity pages.
FBI Kid's Page - Children from Kindergarten through 5th grade can learn about the FBI, get safety tips, learn about all the different kinds of working dogs they have, as well as play fun games.
**FunBrain.com - features interactive games such as Word Detective for make your own word search, Oddball and Math Baseball.
Brain Teasers - This site features some of the best math and logic problems for kids on the Net.
Cyberkids - Play games and to read electronic magazines. Publish your writing and put your artwork on the Net.
IKnowThat.com - a fun learning website for kids from preschool to 6th grade. Have games and activities per grade level per subject with teacher’s guides too.
Kids After School Clubhouse - Use the "Brain Teasers" area for research or fun; the "Fun Stuff" has sections like the hilarious "Wacky Web Tales."
Lego - for the lego lover. Play games and activities.
Official Beanie Babies Web Site - Find The List, with pictures and birthdays for your favorite current and retired babies. Be sure to check out "Fun and Games".
Have your Bethel Library card handy when entering these sites. You will need to enter the numbers from the barcode on the back of your card.
Kids InfoBits - a subject search guide.
How Stuff Works. Com - is a place to learn how things work in the world around you.
**KidsClick! - comprised of nearly 1,800 records for Internet resources of interest to kids. Sections include: Science and Math, Weird and Mysterious, Machines and Transportation.
**Worm World - get all the dirt on worms and bugs from the "Yuckiest Site on the Internet" Includes "Gross/Cool Body", and "Bug World".
Cells: Plants, Animals, Bacteria - information on cells: plants, animals, bacteria
Exploratorium: Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception website provides access to, and information about, science, nature, art, and technology.
The Nine Planets for Kids - has information on the nine planets in a kid friendly way
Kid's Astronomy - explains all about our solar system clearly and colorfully
"Ology" - is a creative science site run by the American Museum of Natural History with lots of information, activities and games.
Space Place NASA - for elementary school age kids showing them that science and technology and learning about space are fun and understandable. Has games, facts and projects and much more.
Weather Eye - for information and lessons on all kinds of weather
IPL: Science Fair Project Resource Guide - From the Internet Public Library. Projects are arranged by grade. Click on the Virtual Science Fair to see how the project works. Includes information on how to do a science fair project through all the steps.
Yahooligans - A "kid-safe" search engine. Includes some of the best fun and educational places to visit.
Jason Project - Founded by Dr. Robert Ballard after his discovery of the Titanic. Participate in global explorations using interactive telecommunications.
**ESPN-Sportszone - highlights special sports events, chats with stars and more.
Sports Illustrated for Kids - Covers all kinds of sports from around the world, including reports from NFL mini-camps and stories about sports stars, male and female.
**Mister Roger's Neighborhood - includes plan and play activities, coloring pages and a section on great children's books.
**Nickelodeon - The #1 site on the "Top Ten". Click on Nick at Night, TV Land and Nick Jr. as well as games such as Spy Test with Harriet the Spy and The Brady Bunch Game.
**PBS Kids - the home of all your favorite shows like Arthur, Wishbone, Carmen Santiago and Teletubbies.
Bill Nye the Science Guy - Find experiments, puzzles, and quizzes; Science demo of the day, complete with instructions.
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