Kids Links

Reading & Books


 Click here for Family Ready Clubs - This site offers a place for parents and children to explore books and their reviews. - Author Jon Scieszka makes suggestions for a literacy program that connects boys with books they want to read.

Leading to Reading - An early literacy website “where young children discover the world of reading and grownups enjoy the journey.” Young children can read, sing, play, and explore a variety of subjects and books. Also available in Spanish.

Children's Book Council - The Children’s Book Council makes available a wide variety of reading lists by age, grade level, award winners, etc. to help you choose the best books!

Children's Literature Web Guide : Authors - Information about children’s authors and illustrators, and their books.

Lexile Framework for Reading - Frequently asked questions to help parents understand their child's lexile score in reading.

Reading Zone - (Click on Reading Zone) A division of the Internet Public Library Youth Division.  You can find links to online stories and also learn more about your favorite books and authors.

Sunlink - "A database of Florida's K-12 school media collections. Search by reading level, interest, grade, etc. Contains popular reading programs such as Lexile, Reading Counts, and Accelerated Reader."

NetSmartz Internet Safety Program - Ask at Children's Desk

Crayola - daily activity sheets & coloring pages

CyberKids - explore the creative world of cyberkids

The Dinosauria - all about dinosaurs - fact and fiction!

The Disney Homepage - Everything Disney!

Foreign Language for Kids - A free foreign language learning site for children.  Simple games, activities, and resources for learning French, Spanish, German, Italian and more.

Johnnie's Math Page - Johnnie's Math Page has interactive math activities and games organized by topic, which include numbers, fractions, geometry, and more.

Library of Congress's America's Story - Through learning games and information, meet amazing Americans, jump back in time, join America at play, and see, hear, and sing songs from America's past. 

Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Metropolitan Museum of Art's section for kids features a long list of online applications where kids can learn about color of explore the exciting world of art through fun games and activities.

NASA - The interactive section of the NASA website where kids can learn, through games and activities, about space and what it's like to be an astronaut.

National Geographic Kids - One of the best nature sites for kids with amazing images and explanations of animals and places for youngsters to explore.  Interactive sections include an online coloring book and games. 

Nickelodeon - Kids’ games, TV shows, videos, and entertainment TV from Nickelodeon.

RIF Reading Planet - Write and illustrate stories, play reading games, express yourself through poetry.  A wonderful resource for younger children to explore reading and writing.

San Francisco Symphony Fun with Music - SFS Kids - One of the top websites that teaches children about music and musical instruments.  Make a tune with the composerizer or explore the instruments of the orchestra.

Seussville - Dr. Seuss' playground in cyberspace

"Yahooligans - complete web guide for kids

Kids Cool Sites
Kids Cool Sites
Homework Help

Homework Desk: Study Guides

50 States - Flags, maps, history, fast facts, & much more

B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper - More than 600 links to educational sites

Biographies for Kids: Famous Leaders for Young Readers
This website features stories of presidents, inventors, educators, scientists, business men and women. Each biography is accompanied by a photo and six printable activity sheets.

Discoverer and Explorers - Biographies of hundreds of discoverers & explorers

Internet Public Library Youth Division - Has it all, including great homework help websites

HomeworkSpot - All subjects categorized by grade levels, online encyclopedias

Native American Nations - Historical & cultural overviews of many tribes

Women - Biographies of many distinguished women

The History Place - Timelines, speeches, photos, quotes - loads of info from World and American history


Tampa Bay Kids Net - An award-winning, comprehensive online resource for Tampa Bay families, including library and community events, schools, summer camps, clubs, product recalls, and kid-friendly activities.

123 - Great resource for links for finding names for baby.

ABCs of Parenting - Provides reviews and ratings of websites of interest to families and parents-to-be.

American Academy of Pediatrics - Their "You and Your Family" section offers a parent resource guide, a pediatric referral service, an immunization schedule, child care books, and updates on pediatric health issues.

Autism Web - A parent’s guide to Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD); includes teaching methods, diets and supplements, and additional resources - Offers easy access to federal and state statistics and reports on children and their families, including: population characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education

Dr. Toy - Provides information on the best toys and educational products, as well as articles, resources, and toy-related links

Insure Kids Now - Find each state's free or low-cost health insurance program for uninsured children.

Kids Health - Nemours Foundation site that offers parents sections on general medicine and surgical health issues.  Articles on asthma and allergies, bones and muscles, ear, nose and throat, emergencies, fevers, growth and development, infection pain, sleep and vaccines.

Mental Help Net - Information on mental disorders and resources, including on-line self-help.

National Health Information Center - The Health Information Resource Database includes 1,100 organizations and government offices that provide health information upon request.  Entries include contact information, short abstracts, and information about publications and services the organization provide.

Zero to Three - Website of the National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families.  Has information for professionals and for parents.  Professional information includes programs and services, bookstore, National Training Institute, newsroom and sponsorship opportunities.  Parent sections includes information on play, beginning literacy, bookstore, and child development, including a special section on the development of the brain.

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