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Links for Children

Links 4 Kids

askjeeves.com
Jeeves is a know-it-all. Ask him just about anything—What's the temperature on Mars? Who was the twenty-third president?—and he'll suggest a Website where the correct answer can be found. So when your kid stumps you, tell him to ask Jeeves.

babloo.com
This extremely colorful interactive site displays more than 3,500 pages of nursery rhymes and fables, fun facts, safety tips, and magic tricks. Babloo (a smiling monkey) entertains "Toddlers" (3–6 years), "Pranksters" (6–9 years), "Youngsters" (9–12 years), and parents, too.

bobthebuilder.com
Bob the Builder was an instant hit when it debuted on Nickelodeon in January 2001. Now your preschooler can interact with the show's characters—design a house with Mr. Bentley, help Bob arrange his tools, or practice counting with Spud.

disney.com.au
Youngsters who thrill to Disney characters can color a picture of Donald with virtual crayons or connect the dots to see Pooh and Piglet onscreen—then print out their creations. The site also offers recipes, birthday-party ideas, and information about the theme parks, plus movies, songs, and Disney paraphernalia galore.

merriamwebster.com
This homework helper allows kids of all ages to look up a word's meaning (or its synonyms), then click the "audio" button to hear the correct pronunciation. They can also play word games or sign up for the "word of the day" e-mail subscription.

nationalgeographic.com/kids
A great learning tool for the whole family, this site allows children of all ages to look at maps, print pages from a coloring book, or listen to the sounds (and see the sights) of Yellowstone National Park. The GeoBee quiz is a fun way for kids to test their geography smarts.

Nickelodeon
Packed with activities for kids, including clubhouses, kids' news, interactive games, and TV schedules.

pbskids.org
Mister Rogers and the Teletubbies are waiting for your little ones at pbskids.org, where tots can also help Clifford the Big Red Dog give kisses to all of his friends. The "It's My Life" link is a terrific resource as children grow, for times when they need help understanding everyday troubles from bullies at school to drug abuse. Coloring pages, games, stories, and music, too.

sesameworkshop.org
Sure we'll tell you how to get to Sesame Street: Just click on the picture of Ernie. Once inside, kids can print coloring pages, play games, listen to music, get safety tips, or explore Elmo's world, where they'll create breakfast with Cookie Monster or choreograph a dance with Zoe. The best part? E-stories that allow kids to interact with their favorite characters.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Games. sing-alongs, brain teasers, riddles, jokes, colouring in, storytime, and so much more.

BookPals
"Created by the Screen Actors' Guild (SAG) Foundation, BookPALS has videos of well-known actors reading children's books. Although it is especially suited to elementary students it also could have applications to Drama and English students at upper levels. Check out Esai Morales (NYPD Blue) reading "Private I. Guana". I loved it. A perfect match of reader to book."

Spellarama
This site offers a cool letter card game for kids to print out for free and it works with sound card

Refdesk
Here is another crossword puzzle site but it is much more than that! It is the single best source for all kinds of facts. There are current events, weather, business, sports, dictionaries, thesauruses, a just-for-fun section (that's where the crosswords are), refdesk subject categories, and much, much more.