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Updated October 6, 2014

The Internet: so much and yet often so little.

Worthwhile information on almost any subject, as well as resources on the Internet are available to anyone. However, separating the wheat from the chaff can be time-consuming for both parents and their children. ADPRIMA has found the sites below to be kid-friendly, parent friendly, and worth visiting. If you have a site you would like to see added to this list, please send me some e-mail. Let me know the page you are recommending.

Dr. Bob Kizlik

Discovery Channel Online: An invaluable resource for kids and parents.

Cricket Magazine Group is a wonderful assortment a on-line magazines for kids of all ages, featuring everything from science to literature. Great writing, great artwork, great audio and great content are hallmarks of these award-winning magazines.

Kids Discover is a website that contains a list of  titles in different subject areas, as well as free resources for teachers and interactive games for kids. It has been given awards and Kids Discover Magazine has been published since 1991.

Teaching Your Child offers advice and a range of activities for literacy, numeracy, behavioral issues and social and emotional well-being

Out of School Care. A UK website that provides valuable information for parents seeking camps and activities for their children.

outdoor-nature-child.com A free site that includes nature activities for children as a gateway for children to enter the natural world. Here you will find games, activities, stories, nature books, wilderness skills and much more.

Poetry Speaks to Children. Not a website, but one of the most wonderful resources for children of all ages, this is a book and accompanying CD that has over 90 poems by contemporary poets and voices from the past including Pope, Yeats, Poe, Tolkien, Carroll and Shakespeare. Richly illustrated, this book and CD will surely become a treasured favorite of your children. Click the link to read more about it. Order it here today.

Kids Educational Software For Preschoolers. Smart Neurons provides educational software for preschoolers and kids to help enhance their pre-reading skills, story building logic and imagination.

Pauly's Playhouse. A spectacular resource for kids ages three and up. Great games, fun, and things to do. Wonderful, wonderful!!!

Chevron Cars. This is a website full of activities for children. There are some very neat interactive features, puzzles, quizzes, etc.

Educational kids websites that rightfully excel. Resource meant to help parents embrace and promote acquiring knowledge as it makes it easy to find exceptional websites for kids.

Environmental Education for Kids. The State of Wisconsin has put together a fantastic site for children of all ages.

The Yuckiest Site on the Internet This one is an exceptional site. It is science oriented, with great content, fun and games and much more.

Kid Times A great site. Kids can write and read stories. Well worth a visit. I liked the idea very much.

Desert Life in the American Southwest A very well designed site with a wealth of information.

Wacky Web Tales. Wild and crazy stories for kids. You can write a silly story just by filling in the blanks with nouns and verbs.

Gus Town is no ordinary dog. Visit Gus the dog in his cybertown and create postcards for your friends. A whole host of activities for kids.

Education.com is a collection of different sites that have great activities for children, including Dr. Brain, Kidspace, and Kids Encyclopedia.

Crayon Kid's Site has some rather neat stuff for kids of all ages.

Interactive Frog Dissection An online frog dissection tutorial brought to you by the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education.

Great Canadian Scientists The project profiles about 20 scientists in depth. A reference section contains a list of short biographies for about 150 other great Canadian scientists. The website employs hypertext links which allow users to jump around following threads of related subjects. An online interactive quiz keeps track of scores, and an Ask a Scientist feature enables people to ask questions and get answers from real Canadian scientists via email.

The MAD Scientist Network The MAD Scientist Network has close to 400 volunteer scientists who answer questions.

Twin Cities Public Television A very comprehensive site with many activities and links for kids.

The Conchologist's Information Network Everything you ever wanted to know about shells and the mysterious creatures that live inside them.

Cats! From National Geographic Just about everything you'd want to know about cats. A great resource.

Rock Hounds All about rocks, rocks, and more rocks.

Information Please Almanac Go here to get to all kinds of neat stuff.

Family Fun There's a whole lot of great activities for kids here - games, adventures, and challenges.

Cells Alive: Really neat images of cells.

Why Files Answers science questions that no one else has even thought to ask.

Education World is a search engine that will take you to education-only sites. Featured are such things as Cool Schools and "The Experts Say."

National Geographic Web Site for Kids is a great a place for information. Adventures, quizzes, contests, photography exhibits, experiments, and off-line discussions with scientists, explorers, and photographers. There are even lesson plans!

Education Place a site that has many activities and resources for children.

Stone Soup is a magazine written and illustrated by kids from the ages of 8 to 13. Kids can submit their own stories and drawings.

Global Show and Tell is a virtual art gallery showcasing kids' art from around the world. Kids can view other's art and upload their own.

KidsCom is a members-only (free membership) site for kids that includes games, crafts, Q&A, a graffiti wall, a writing area, pen pals, a parent-teacher area, and much more.

Parenting Q&A is an information site for parents that contains answers to hundreds of questions ranging from child development issues to fatherhood to pediatric health.

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