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Ask Jeeves for Kids

Ask Jeeves for Kids is a kid friendly search engine designed to provide "a fun destination site focused on learning and "edutainment."

Awesome Library

"Awesome Library organizes the Web with 28,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education."  There is a special "door" for kids or teens to enter to find school related topics or fund and entertainment sites.  

 

Ithaki 4 KiDs

 Ithaki 4 KiDs is a metasearch engine for children's websites.  It claims to find the best websites in guides and search engines devoted to children.

KidsClick!

Created by a group of librarians in the Ramapo Catskill Library System, this website was founded to provide children with age appropriate good sites.  It covers all topics including: facts and reference, weird/mysterious, religion, writing, spelling, geography, literature and much more.  

Kids Info Guides

Find websites for all subjects for K-8.  Produced by the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library.

Kiwi Conservation Club

Description from the Internet Scout Report:  "Kiwi Conservation Club has been teaching New Zealand children about plants, animals, conservation, and respect for nature. Their website is loaded with several fun ways for kids to engage in learning. The "Wildlife and Wild Places" link has four colorful squares, each with a photo on it, and when scrolled over, the topic of the square is revealed. Visitors will find the following topics: "Wild Places", "Wildlife", "Plant Life", and "Threats and Impacts". The Threats and Impacts square informs visitors of the numerous non-native animals that have been introduced to New Zealand and caused harm to native populations since the 1700s. These "Pest Plants" and "Pest Animals" are explained in further detail by clicking on yet another series of squares, or on the left hand menu. Visitors will definitely enjoy the "Games and Quizzes" section of the website, where there are "Spotlight Games", "Quizzes", and "Match Puzzles". The subject of the Match Puzzles include "Who's My Cousin?", "Where Do I Live?", and "What Puts Me in Danger?"

Maths Dictionary for Kids

This math dictionary is very colorful and every definition provides graphics.  It should appeal to elementary and middle school students.

Rainforest Maths: Interactive Mathematics Activities K-6

An absolutely delightful interactive mathematics website from Australia.

Yahooligans! The Web Guide for Kids

Designed for children 7-12, these websites are pre-selected by the Yahoo! staff.

Jennifer Bowen

Assistant Librarian
Reference Services
Dental School Library, McNichols Campus Library

bowenji@udmercy.edu
313-494-6904

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