FUN LINKS & HOMEWORK HELP

Fun & Games

ABCya: The Leader in Educational Computer Games for Kids  All children's educational computer activities were created or approved by certified school teachers. All educational games are free and are modeled from primary grade lessons and enhanced to provide an interactive way for children to learn.

Build Your Wild Self  From the New York Zoos and Aquarium, start with a human creature then add animal parts. You'll be laughing at your own creation in no time.

School of Dragons  holds a world full of creativity and exploration packed with endless quests and adventures that enables kids to raise, bond and train their dragons.

JumpStart Online Games  The engaging, interactive games in the JumpStart virtual world promise hours of enthusiastic fun for kids of all ages.

Poptropica  Poptropica® is a virtual world in which kids explore and play in complete safety. Every month, millions of kids from around the world are entertained and informed by Poptropica's engaging quests, stories, and games.

Poisson Rouge  Fun and educational online games and activities for preschool age children.

Count Us In  Games designed to help children understand basic number concepts.

StoryPlace  See and listen to multimedia stories for children in Spanish and English.

Starfall  First Grade Mathematics and Reading.

Lil' Fingers  A storybook site for toddlers with educational games, storybooks and printable coloring pages.

Online Jigsaw Puzzles  Online jigsaw puzzles on a variety of topics.  Can you find the one of the troll?

Paper Models of Polyhedra  Another rainy day activity.  Print these paper models and put them together. 

Educational Computer Games for Kids  Math, science, English, history, and more.

 

PBS Kids     Sesame Street     CBeebies     Kids' CBC    Universal Kids    Nick Jr.     Disney Junior     

 

     Peep and the Big Wide World    Lego-Duplo     Seussville

 

Homework Help

Learning Express Library  The resources here can help students in elementary, middle, and high school prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost their skills in important subjects.  (Erie Islands Library click here)

Ohio Web Library  Writing a paper? Working on a project?  Need some reliable, accurate information?  Check out research information at the Ohio Web Library provided by the Ohio Public Library Information Network.  Your library card number is needed to access this information. 

 

Animals

 

Art

 

Authors & Illustrators

  • Scholastic Book Stacks  Scholastic Book Stacks features popular children and teen series books and authors you know and love.  Read about some of your favorite characters like Allie Finkle, Harry Potter, Fone Bone, and Captain Underpants.  Play games, style your avatar, stay up-to-date on character blogs, create your own comics and more.  Will Jenny survive middle school?  Check out this site to find out.

  • Beverly Cleary  Learn more about this favorite author and her characters.  Fun games available.

  • Chris Van Allsburg  Read his books, then check out the web site for more information about the author along with games, a scavenger hunt, and more.

  • Dav Pilkey  Learn more about the author of the Captain Underpants books with games, junk, stuff, and thingies.

  • David Wiesner  Learn more about the three-time Caldecott medal winner

  • Jack Prelutsky  Read funny poetry.  Don't miss reading letters to Jack Prelutsky from some of his fans.  Ideas for grown-ups as well. 

  • Jan Brett  A multitude of activities revolving around Jan Brett's books.

  • Judy Blume  Information about the author, writing, and censorship.

  • Denise Fleming  Learn more about this Caldecott Honor award winner from the Toledo area.  This website is chocked full of puzzles, crafts, and book activities. 

  • Mo Willems  Popular author of the Pigeon books and Elephant and Piggie along with many other humorous books.  Ask Miss Jennifer or Mrs. Winke about hearing Mo speak. 

  • Philip Stead  Ask Miss Jennifer or Mrs. Winke about hearing Philip speak.  Ask about creamed tuna fish and peas on toast.  Yum!

  • Erin Stead  Illustrator with a Caldecott Award for A Sick Day for Amos McGee.  Ask Miss Jennifer or Mrs. Winke about hearing Erin speak.  How does she doe her beautiful artwork?  Hint:  It involves wood. 

  • Roald Dahl  A fun site about the man who wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and many other beloved books.

  • Judy Schachner  Author of the popular Skippyjon Jones series of books.

 

Countries of the World

  • CIA World Factbook  Up-to-date information on nations around the world including flags and maps.  Developed by the CIA.

  • Global Trek  Visit the world without leaving the comfort of home.

  • Colouring Book of Flags  Black and white images of flags of many countries to color.

  • Global Road Warrior ( In Library Use | At Home Use )  A massive database of constantly updated information and graphics for 175 countries of the world.

  • AtoZ Maps Online  Comprehensive database of many different types of maps.

  • AtoZ The USA  Large scale encyclopedia of US state and country information.


Dinosaurs

  • Download-a-Dinosaur  Easy-to-create paper dinosaurs you can print and make.  Scroll down the page to select a dinosaur. 

  • DinoDictionary  Information about all types of dinosaurs.

  • Fossils for Kids  Fossil information, education, and fun for kids of all ages.

 

General Science

  • BrainPOP  General science plus other subjects as well.

  • How Stuff Works  Find out how things work.

  • National Geographic Kids  Games, videos, stories, and much more about our natural world.

  • The Children's Museum of Indianapolis  Scroll down to find games for preschool age through middle school on a variety of scientific topics.

  • Seymour Simon  Watch videos about science topics, information for teachers, look up a science word to get its definition.  A fun site to explore for the science enthusiast in all of us. 

 

History

 

Math

 

Native Americans

 

News & Current Events

 

Ohio

  • Ohio EMA Kids  Learn about natural disasters that affect Ohio.  Developed by the Ohio Department of Public Safety.

  • Ohio.gov  Doing a report on Ohio?  This website gives information on Ohio's government and history.

  • Famous Ohioans  Famous astronauts, inventors, Indians, Presidents, and women from Ohio.  Developed by the Ohio Public Library Information Network.

  • Ohio Historical Society

 

World Cultures

  • Chillola  Foreign language learning for kids.

 

Zoos

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