Local and State Links
ConneCT Kids – Connecticut’s website for kids.
Kids.gov – The US Government’s website for kids explores jobs, health, art, school subjects and more.
Literacy and Languages
ALA’s link to Author’s and Illustrators – Links to websites from Avi to Van Allsburg.
A Book and A Hug – Online tool for kids to create a book list of their favorites or for classes and friends to share a book list.
Between the Lions – This early literacy site, for children ages 4-7, is a tie-in for the award-winning television program.
Guys Read – Author Jon Scieszka makes suggestions for a literacy program that connects boys with books they want to read.
International Childrens’ Digital Library – Read books from around the world when you visit this website. Hundreds of books in twenty-nine different languages are available.
Chillola.com – A free foreign language learning site for children. Simple games, activities, and resources for learning vocabulary in French, Spanish, German, Italian and more.
Read Kiddo Read – An authoritative resource for finding the best, current literature for children of all ages. It includes summaries, read-alikes, reviews, and links to related activities.
RIF Kids Reading Planet – Write and illustrate your own stories, play reading games, express yourself through poetry – this site is a wonderful resource for younger children to explore reading and writing.
39 Clues – Are you ready to save the world?
iConn Readers Advisory – Know what you like and like what you know? Well, how about trying a new series or author…. Links to a lot of great advisory links.
You need a library card for at home access to iConn databases.
Animal Fact Guide – Learn interesting facts about animals around the world.
The Big6 – Big6 is a six-stage model to help anyone solve problems or make decisions by using information.
Discovery Collection – Reference and current events for students in Grade 3 and up.
Explora for Elementary Schools – Multi-source curriculum based reference tool.
Marc’s Observatory – This fun, interactive, and eclectic mixture of facts about space.
NASA’s Space Place – For elementary school age kids showing them that science and technology and learning about space are fun and understandable.
SpellingCity – Makes practicing for spelling tests fun.
History Reference Center – Must comprehensive history full text database.
Your Dictionary – Provides an easy-to-use search engine for words and the results are quite detailed. Also offers 400 different language dictionaries.
Online Research Tools
Kids Click! – Search engine geared for children and designed by Librarians
Facthound – Select your grade level and topic. Facthound links you to age appropriate web sites as well as book titles.
Just for Fun!
App Inventor – MIT App Inventor is the fastest way to build apps for Android phones and tablets.
Chess for Kids – Learn to play chess with interactive lessons, quizzes, games, and puzzles.
Code.org – Code.org is a site designed to support the learning and teaching of computer coding.
CryptoKids – At this site from the National Security Agency, you can learn all about codes and ciphers and even create your own
Cyberchase – Kids can dive into the world of science with this online science themed shows.
Engineer Girl – Designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women.
Fun with Spot – Fans of Eric Hill’s Spot books will enjoy playing these games and reading the animated versions of some of these books.
The International Space Station – An interactive model of the International Space Station.
Nickelodeon – Like to watch Nick? Here is where to click.
Nick Jr. – Nick for the Preschool crown.
Official Star Wars Website – For Star Wars fans everywhere.
PBS Kids – Games and activities connected to your favorite PBS programs, including Super Why, Arthur, Sesame Street, and Clifford.
Scratch – Scratch is a programming language and an online community. Program and create you own interactive stories, games and animation and share with others. Includes video and step-by step guides.
Sports Illustrated for Kids – Covers all kinds of sports from around the world.
Thomas the Tank – Calling all Thomas the Tank Engine fans! Stories, games, and fun.
And more ….