For guidelines on recommended screen time for children, take a look at the
American Academy of Pediatrics' study.
They advise very limited or no screen time for children under age 2, and no more than two hours per day for older children.
Reading is Fundamental Activities
RIF offers scores of activities for readers of every age group and every skill level.
Enjoy games and activities with favorite Dr. Seuss characters.
Short stories that concentrate on a vowel or blend sound. By clicking on a word, help is given. Primarily designed for first grade, also useful for pre-kindergarten, Kindergarten and second grade.
The Children's Digital Library, with a Pre-School Library, an Elementary Library, and Book Hive. Online activities, booklists, coloring sheets, all in one great site!
Games and activities connected to your favorite PBS programs, including Arthur, Between the Lions and Sesame Street. Also provides information for grownups on using the site.
Sesame Street Central
The kids' activities page with your friends from Sesame Street. Play games with Prairie Dawn, Elmo, and the Cookie Monster.
Modeled on the bedtime story tradition, Bedtime Math is a daily blog that offers daily math problems instead of stories. Math problems are offered in three levels of challenge (preschool, kindergarten through first or second grade, and second grade and up).
PEEP and The Big Wide World
This web companion to the Canadian TV production shown on The Learning Channel and Discovery Kids' channel presents a baby chick and friends who invite preschoolers into the wonderful world of science.
Animal Fact Guide
Learn interesting facts about animals around the world. The site includes animal videos such as a rare pygmy hippopotamus at an Australian zoo and a wildlife blog.
Discovery Kids inspires kids to explore the awesome world around them and satisfy their curiosity with innovative games, activities, quizzes and articles. Also available in Spanish.
The EngineerGirl website is designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women.
National Geographic Kids
National Geographic's site for young readers is one of the best resources for information on the Net about the world, its people,
and its wildlife. Not only can you read the newest edition of this magazine on-line, you can check out the contests, polls, games and even virtual adventures.
Create a virtual world!
Build Your Wild Self
Have fun building a wild self by selecting tails, mouths, bodies, hair and find out about the animals in the New York Zoos and Aquarium!
Walking With Dinosaurs
Created by the BBC, Walking with Dinosaurs features individual pages featuring interesting facts, images and statistics on particular dinosaurs.
BBC Guide to Religions of the World
This BBC site offers an introduction to Islam, Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, and Sikhism.
BBC Primary History
This is a great history site for primary grades to learn basic information about a few specific periods in history and the people of the era.
This visual site does a great job of including timelines and biographical information in a way that younger learners can understand and enjoy.
The website is designed like a toybox and will allow children to really "explore" the different topics.
CIA World Factbook
Extensive data, maps, and flags of all the countries in the world.
Information about all aspects of health and the human body. Includes informative articles, answers to frequently asked questions, healthy recipes, and games.
USA.gov for Kids
A kids' portal to the U.S. government, this site was developed and is maintained by the Federal Citizen Information Center. It provides links
to Federal kids sites along with kids sites from other organizations all grouped by subject.