Web Resources for Kids
To help you and your children happily and safely navigate the Internet we have provided a list of recommended websites below.
To ensure your children’s safety please read and understand Schlow Library's Internet Policy.
Parents: You must monitor whether your kids actually log on to the Internet in the Library and what they do once they are online as described in our Internet Policy.
Great Kids Websites
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|The American Library Association's list of great web sites for kids.||more info|
| Ask Kids is a search engine designed exclusively for young people ages 6 to 12. It's a free, safe, fun way for kids and their parents to quickly and easily research school topics like science, math, geography, language arts, and history in a search environment that's safer and more age-appropriate than traditional, adult search engines.||more info|
|An interactive site devoted to science and Bill Nye's television show.||more info|
|Interactive educational games for kids.||more info|
|A librarian-created directory of sites for kids.||more info|
|Learn world facts, read articles from the magazine, and visit places around the globe.||more info|
|The American Museum of Natural History's site for kids containing fun and educational activities about astronomy, biodiversity, Einstein, genetics, marine biology, paleontology, and much more.||more info|
|A great set of links to literary and Internet links put together by the New York Public Library.||more info|
|PBS KIDS is the place for shows like Clifford, Dragon Tales, Sesame Street, Barney and Teletubbies, and pbskids.org is the home for all of these characters! On most local stations, PBS KIDS shows are on TV in the morning — check TV Times to see when shows are on.||more info|
|The publisher's site for games, activities, crafts, and more.||more info|
Suggested Internet Guidelines for Kids
- Always ask your parents’ permission before using your full name, address, telephone number or school name anywhere online.
- Always tell your parents or other trusted adults if you see something online that is scary or that you don’t understand.
- Don’t respond to messages that make you feel uncomfortable or uneasy.
- Never give out a credit card number or password online.
- Never arrange a face-to-face meeting with someone you know only through the Internet unless you discuss it with your parents and an adult goes with you.
- Remember that not everything you see on the Internet is true.