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Cool Websites: random websites for kids to explore and enjoy


KidSpace @ the Internet Public Library
www.ipl.org/kidspace/

This is a great site to get familiar with if you are a kid who loves facts or who just likes to explore online to learn more about your hobbies! Not only is it a great gateway to lots of online reference tools, it will also hook you up to great websites about the world, art, science, history, sports and more…and if you are interested in Presidents — check out POTUS for cool key facts! (If you are feeling really adventurous, this site teaches you how to make your own webpage using html.)

It's My Life
www.pbskids.org/itsmylife/

This is a site for kids ages 8 — 14 years old that is all about life. Everything from health issues, to friendship problems, to school drama. It also offers celebrity interviews that share their take on life's issues, quizzes, and games. Go ahead, check it out!

FUNOLOGY.COM…the science of having fun
www.funology.com/

Spend time exploring this site if you like odd trivia, mind benders, brain teasers, magic tricks, experimenting with science around the house, and jokes. IF that isn't enough fun for you, this site also offers some games, craft ideas, and recipes to keep you busy!

Kidsites.com: Approved Sites
www.kidsites.com/

This site might help you with homework, with its several recommended sites organized in Educational "subject" Categories…or it might just help you find some cool sites that address your interests. Next time you are looking for something on the web, this site is worth a stop to see what quality sites they have already found for you.

How Stuff Works
www.howstuffworks.com/

If you are curious about how ANYTHING works — from MP3 players, to toilets, to landfills, to savings bonds, to Kwanzaa — simply go to this website and search by keyword and they will most likely have a straight–forward article about how it works.

KidsPOST
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/kidspost/

This is a good news site for kids to keep up on important current events. Also, don't miss Inklings, the political satire cartooons that are sure to amuse you… if you keep up with the news that is.

Scholastic Kids Fun Online
http://www.scholastic.com/kids/home_flash.asp

Awesome interactive games, trivia and FUN that match your favorite books: Harry Potter, Captain Underpants, Magic School bus, Dear America AND OTHERS! But wait, there's more! Tune into kids' news. . .take quizzes and answer kid surveys. . .set aside lots of time to explore this fantastic and expansive website that is loaded with cool and interesting stuff.

Kids Online Resources
http://www.kidsolr.com

This site is your key to web information...offering tons and tons of links to everything you can think of! Not only will this be sure to help with homework assignments and learning cool stuff...but there is a whole page of FUN sites, too!

A Walk in the Woods
http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/woods/

Do you love to explore the world around you? Before you head outside, go online and learn all about the things that you will see! Take a virtual walk in the woods, go through nature notebooks, explore wildlife links, and more...



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