Safe Web Sites for
Parents and Children
Updated February 14,
The Internet: so much
and yet often so little.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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