Kids Corner

Kid's Corner is where you will find links to kid-friendly websites filled with fun facts, 


Animals & Nature

The Dino Dictionary 
Discover dinosaurs through descriptions, definitions, and drawings of these terrible lizards.

The Dinosauria 
Find the truth about dinosaur myths and hear about current dinosaur discoveries in America.

Discovering Dinosaurs 
From lizard to dinosaur to bird? How has our knowledge of dinosaurs changed from 1820 to the present?

PBS Kids
Fun facts, video clips, pictures, and articles on nature's most interesting creatures.

The National Zoo 
Visit the Smithsonian National Zoological Park from the comfort of your home. Also find
out what you can do to help save endangered species.

Farms Safety 4 Just Kids 
Games, coloring pages, quizzes and safety tips that will help you have a fun and safe time at the farm.

NOAA for Kids
Learn all about the oceans and the weather - with games, puzzles, and free stuff from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Bug Facts
All about commonly found insects of North America, as well as a few non-insects that are commonly mistaken for insects.

Microbe Zoo 
They're everywhere! In the trash, in your yard, in your home, in your food, and even in your mouth. Yuck!

Animal Diversity Web
An encyclopedia of animals - learn about their names, their natural history, and about the critters themselves.

Kids' Planet 
Discover the life of a spider, the world of wolves, and the endangered environment.

USGS Kids     Stories, games and projects about animals and the natural world – from the National Geological Survey

Arts & Music

Coloring Pages
Bats, Bears, Birds and beasts need a little color in their life.

PBS Coloring Pages
Berenstain Bears, Sesame Street and Clifford coloring pages to keep you entertained for hours.

Hands on Crafts for Kids – Projects
Projects - Funky flip flops, luxurious lip balm, petroglyphs and pillowcases as well as tons of other things to make from things that are around the house.

Albright Knox Gallery of Games
Compose your own art masterpiece and play tons of fun interactive games that will put your creative juices to the test.

Piano Nanny
Free online piano and music lessons

Funology
Crafts, magic tricks, games, recipes,science experiments, and more!

National Gallery of Art Kids Page
Is that Napoleon on skates? Explore these beautiful (and bizarre) works of art through games and activities.

Classics for Kids
Listen to the music, ear about famous composers, learn about how to play classical music, and more!

Turntables
Be a funk master DJ, check it out. Break it down by spinning your own mixes. You control the turntable; you control the noise.

Careers

What Do You Like?
Explore career information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

CareerKids.com
Articles, downloads, videos, and information on unusual occupations.

Jobs & Careers
Interviews with people working in all kinds of careers, and A-Z encyclopedia of jobs, and more - from Kids.gov

Career Girls
Real-world women describe their individual careers, explain their educational paths, share personal stories and offer advice in this video-based career exploration tool for girls.

Fun & Games

U.S. State Capital Quiz
A simple but fun game where you match the states with their capitols. See if you can get a perfect score.

Daily News Quiz
See if you're up-to-date with the latest news events around the world. Read the New York Times, and then test your knowledge.

Wacky Web Tales    Create your own hilarious story by simply filling in the blanks. Lots of stories to choose from and will help you learn the parts of speech.

Guinness Book of World Records
This site is a favorite. There are tons of amazing and mind boggling records. You can even make a record attempt of your own.

TVO Kids.com
A fun colorful interactive site filled with cartoons, lots of games, and contests.

Name That Candy Bar
So you think you're an expert on chocolate? Then see how you do by matching these inside pictures of candy bars with their names.

Kids Fun Page
Tons of arcade-style games as well as educational games like "Grammar Gorillas" and "What's the Word?" There are also links to other fun sites for kids.

It’s My Life
A great site for kids who want help with managing their time, and have difficult questions about things like divorce, drugs, and depression.

Global Village

Native American Planet Youth 
Listen to the sounds of the Comanche Flute, and learn about the customs and culture of Native Americans.

African-American World 
Learn about African-American culture through an interactive game, e-cards that include African-American history, and hearing about African-American heroes who have made a powerful difference in the world.

Wonders of the African World 
Prepare for an interactive journey across the globe as you begin your Quest for the Magic Calabash. Before going, create your own Adinkra cloth to wear, decorated with the traditional Ashanti Symbols.

Traveling Around the World 
(The Greatest Places?) Spend the night in a space hut on the world's largest island. And listen to the call of a lemur or the hiss of a giant cockroach on Madagascar.

Kids Recycle 
Learn what others are doing to reduce waste. Make a poster, or create your own logo to promote recycling in your area.

Save on Energy  Fun activities for learning about energy.

Government

Government for Kids
Learn about Presidents, the branches of government, how a bill becomes law, and more - from Kids.gov

Ben's Guide to US Government for Kids
Learn all about our government - how it works, its history, and more.

First Ladies of America
From Martha Washington to Laura Bush, the First Ladies have been the women behind the scenes who have supported our Nation's Leader.

Health

Dealing with Feelings    Feeling depressed? Thinking of running away? Get help with dealing with your feelings in this helpful site with tons of relevant topics for your life.

Kids’ Medical Dictionary

Living with a Chronic Illness    Tons of stories, poems, and artwork by and for children with chronic illnesses.

Health Kidnetic
A colorful interactive site with games, forums, and recipes dealing with the human body.

Math Fun

A+ Math
Visit the Game Room, test your math knowledge with Flash Cards, and get help from the Homework Helper.

Dr. Math 
Need help finding that formula for geometry, or assistance with adding and subtracting fractions? Dr. Math is here to help.

Create a Graph    Use this site to quickly and easily create an area, bar, line, or pie graph. Just simply type in the numbers and titles and you have it.

Math Dictionary 
How exactly do you use an abacus? How long is a fortnight? What exactly is a leap year? … this and more.

Times-Tables Practice Tests 
Tables Practice Tests - Practice your timetables. Choose from 2's to 10's.

Math Puzzles 
Read Dr. Math's answers to students' tough story problems or ask him one of your own.

Money

H.I.P Pocket Change
This is a great site about learning the history of coins and more. There are great facts about interesting people, places, and events that are honored on our coins; you can now experience these people, places and events first hand.

Kids Making Money 
Learn how you can make money so you can buy that video game, or those new pair of Nikes. 

Museums

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 
Take an interactive tour around many of the exhibits offered at this museum such as the Unicorn tapestries, George Washington crossing the Delaware, and The Kitano Tenjin Engi Emaki. You can also listen to curators talk about different topics including medieval ivory chessmen and Johnny Appleseed.

OMSI- Oregon Museum of Science and Industry 
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry - How did the dinosaurs die? Why did the Titanic sink? And what did the ancient Aztecs use for money? 

The Smithsonian Institution 
Make your own buffalo hide painting, experience the incredible Apollo 11 mission, learn about the World War II bombers and fighter planes, and discover how Lewis and Clark mapped the West.

Nature

National Weather Service 
A series of coloring pages on thunderstorms, tornado safety, and winter weather.

National Park Ranger Zone
Become a junior ranger and talk to a forest ranger about what he does on the park. Find the Junior Ranger program closest to you.

National Wildlife Federation
Celebrate wildlife by exploring careers, doing fun crafts, making yummy treats, and viewing pictures of some of the coolest animals on the web.

Rocks for Kids
This is a site for all kids who love rocks -- if you collect rocks, then this is the site for you!

Reading Zone

Kids Reads: Reviews of the newest titles, interviews with the coolest authors and special features on great books. Part of the BookReport network.

Author Pronunciation Guide: A collection of brief recordings of authors & illustrators
saying their names

Jan Brett: Stories, activities, games, and printables based on Brett's childrens books

Book Adventure: Search for books you want to read based on interests and your reading level. Other fun games and book quizzes make this site a must for all readers.

Guys Read : Author Jon Scieszka's site to help boys find books they like to read. (for young, middle, and older guys)

Bookshelf : Graphic Novel reviews. Includes children, YA, and adult titles.

Book Hive: Your Guide to Children’s Literature & Books 
Listen to books read by your favorite authors, create your own reading list, and test your knowledge of Harry Potter. 

PBS Between the Lion Stories 
read a story with your favorite lions. There are over 60 stories to choose from with colorful pictures and interactive games. 

The Prince and I 
Create your own movie with the Ultrabug Cliposcope, go on a scientific adventure, or make your own blob

Children’s Literature Web Guide 
Lists of children's book awards, bestsellers, online stories, and resources for teachers and parents. 

Clifford the Big Red Dog 
create your own fun interactive story with Clifford and friends. Many other games and activities abound on this site. 

Book Reviews 
read reviews of your favorite books. Get some tips that can help you read. And read about Mr. Man and all his friends.

Award Winners

Caldecott Award Winners

Newbery Medal Winners

Magazines

National Geographic for Kids 
search for mysterious monsters such as Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster. Read about man-eating lions and fly into the middle of a hurricane. 

ZUZU – Online Newspaper for Kids 
Online Newspaper for Kids - poetry, fiction, and artwork by kids for kids. Has everything from sci-fi and mystery to cats and dogs.

Sign Language and Braille

Sign Language 
Learn sign and finger spelling from Arthur.

Braille Bug
Play games and learn to send secret messages to your friends.

Space

The Space Place 
Be able to name trees from space, find out why the sky is blue and discover how to shrink a building three different ways. Lots of online space Games, activities, and fun facts. 

NASA Kids 
Exactly how hot is the sun? Can astronauts sleep standing up? And is it possible to escape the Event Horizon of a black hole? 

Young Astronomers' Learning Center 
What is a Brown Dwarf? What's the difference between a meteor and a falling star? What are solar winds? The Learning Center provides all the answers you need. 

NASA – Be a Spacecraft Engineer 
Your mission: Help scientists plan a mission to a comet. Design your own spacecraft. And protect the international Space Station from space debris.

Sports

Sports Illustrated for Kids 
Draft your own baseball team with Fantasy sports or watch Andy Macdonald do some extreme skateboarding tricks. 

Sport Science at the Exploratorium 
Find out how to do an Ollie, learn the physics of surfing, and discover what those dimples on a golf ball are for. 

Street Play 
(Kids Games & Rules for activities such as jacks and jump rope

Negro League 
Learn the history of the league, read the Hall of Fame, and Jackie Robinson's transition to the Major Leagues

State Facts

U.S. Census Bureau 
Statistics on population, gender, income, and race by state and county. This is a great resource for reports on states.