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More Websites for Kids

“Mom, can I play on the computer?” I’m sure I hear that at least once a day from each of my children. Fortunately, there really is a lot of good internet content for kids. Here is a list of  some of the best websites for kids, whether you want craft projects, educational content, or just plain fun.

AskForKids is a search engine geared for children. Your child types in a question and the engine provides answers to read through.
http://www.askforkids.com/KidsClick is another search engine for kids, run by librarians.

Kids love crafts! These are some of the best sites to find craft projects to keep your kids busy and creative.

http://www.coloring.comOn these sites, your kids can learn and have fun at the same time. They offer math games, reading and writing activities, puzzles, and more.
http://www.brainpop.com and http://www.brainpopjr.com/
http://www.kids-space.org/Let your kids try out these sites the next time they are bored. The sites are full of games, puzzles, recipes, riddles, magic tricks, experiments, and craft projects.

Kids’ interests change often. Below are sites that will help them learn about their favorite new activity.
http://www.kidsgowild.com/ (animals and wildlife conservation)
http://www.kidsreads.com/ (reading)
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com (animals and their environments)
http://www.playmusic.org/ (instruments and music)
http://www.kidscook.com/Sparktop has games, painting, and learning activities. Kids can earn SparkPoints and “buy” stuff at the SparkMart. There is also a message board area. Sparktop is specifically designed to help kids who have learning difficulties, but it has fun stuff all kids can enjoy. Parents must register their children and children cannot share personal information.
Below are links to sites put out by some of your children’s favorite television networks and shows. Commercial, yes, but they have fun, educational, age-appropriate games.
Still haven’t found what you are looking for? These web sites list great web sites for kids. Your kids could no doubt explore different topics and categories for hours (if you let them and don’t chase them off the computer to go play outside).
Got a cool website to share…tell me about it!

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