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Fun Links – Kids!

Check out these great websites for all kinds of fun games and activities. There is something of interest here for kids of all ages – from toddlers to  tweens.

TCL’s Parents & Teachers Page  links to great online resources for parents, caregivers, and teachers

For Toddlers

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 ABCmouse.com An award-winning online curriculum for young children, from Age of Learning, Inc. Free at our library.

UptoTen with Bawa ad KwalaBoowa and Kwala from UptoTen.com guide little ones ages 0-6 in fun games for the newest computer users.


Fisher Price Learning Games
 Offers Infant, Toddler, and Preschool games. A great site for the very youngest computer users! Offers online coloring/painting.

 
For Preschool – Early Elementary Grades

abc.netABC4 Kids Australian Kids TV brings the fun from down under. Videos, games, and activities for preschoolers. Familiar faces and dozens of new characters.

 

abcya_twitterABCya.com Online educational games and activities created by teachers. Games are organized by grade level.

 

arthur-pbs-kids-gamesArthur PBS Kids – offers games and online fun featuring favorite book and TV show character, Arthur, by Marc Brown

 

walkinwoodsA Walk in the Woods – low-tech site is designed to engage young children in the beauty and fun of nature. Specially targeted to newbie explorers, this site covers all the basic safety and ecology rules (leave only footprints, take only pictures) while giving a comprehensive glimpse at a slew of common forest residents, from fungus to rodents. Parents should find the teacher guides useful for tailoring activities to aspiring naturalists, while enjoying the sound advice that reminds kids to stay away from poison ivy and stinging bugs, among other things.
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Barney and Friends PBS Kids sing along, play games, and more with your favorite purple dinosaur and all his friends. Offers online coloring/painting.

dance-mat-typing-kidsBBC Dance Mat Typing learn to use the keyboard & type like a professional…the fun way!
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Bembo’s Zoo you’ve never seen an alphabet like this one! Watch the letters transform into wonderful creatures right before your eyes!

Berenstain BearsBerenstain Bears your favorite book character family has lots of ideas to keep you busy

Between the LionsBetween the Lions PBS Kids get wild about reading with games, stories, video clips and more Reading fun with Leo and Cleo

Calls of the Wild – world’s largest archive of animal sounds and video. Hear and see birds, amphibians, fish, mammals,and reptiles. (Sound and video not available on children’s computers in the library)

Chillola.com Where children love language and learn about each other. Children can learn English, Spanish, French, German or Italian with fun online activities, plus learn about different countries, cultures, and people.

Games and fun with Clifford the Big Red DogClifford PBS Kids The Big Red Dog and all his friends offer BIG fun on this site

colorColor Online Lots of choices to color online

Color with Leo A young Leonardo da Vinci, Leo, guides you through interactive games and activities as you learn the basic principles of art and other vital educational skills. Enjoy the online art studio, games, and more. Offers online coloring/painting.

Dinosaur Train Dinosaur lovers, get on board the Dinosaur train! You can play games, watch videos, and learn all about your favorite dinosaurs.

Fisher Price Learning GamesOffers Infant, Toddler, and Preschool games. A great site for the very youngest computer users! Offers online coloring/painting.

Fun With Spot fun & games with your favorite puppy and all his friends. Offers online coloring/painting.

logoGreat Websites for Kids This site has a selection of fun and educational websites for children that have been reviewed for content and excellence. Subjects like Animals, the Arts, History, Biography, Literature, Language, Math, Computers, Science, and Social Sciences each have a variety of websites with content for preschoolers up through high-schoolers. Games, videos, and informational content are all included. Many sites have features for classroom and/or teacher use. Sponsored by the American Library Association’s Association for Library Service to Children (ALA / ALSC). (Websites not available on children’s computers in the library)

Lego Games – great games from your favorite building toys! Choose from Action, Strategy, Adventure, Creative, Preschool.

Meddybemps Preschool These activities are especially appealing to preschoolers. They help children build and strengthen a variety of basic learning skills. Each page includes simple instructions for use.

MissMaggie0302Maggie’s Earth Adventures Online games and activities related to environmental issues around the world.

Mr. Rogers Neighborhood Songs, games, videos and more fun with our favorite neighbor. Offers online coloring/painting.

  Nick Jr. Dora, Diego, Olivia, Wonder Pets, Blues Clues and all your Nick Jr. favorites are waiting to play with you!

Oh Noah! Learn Spanish with Noah in these online games and videos

Peep and the Big Wide World The animated series PEEP and the Big Wide World is all about teaching science to preschoolers. Lovable characters combine with a comprehensive science program to attract and engage kids three to five years old. Science related fun and games for the youngest curious kids.

Playhouse Disney All your favorite Disney characters plus games and fun

 Popcorn Words– Sight Word Game from Fun4thebrain.com

 

Scholastic.com Kids Preschool Playground Learning games for preschoolers with Magic School Bus, No David!, I Spy and Can You See What I See?

Sesame Street Central Games and Fun with all your Sesame Street favorites

Sky_WriterSkywriter Handwriting practice

 

Starfall – Learn to Read Great site for pre-readers to various beginning levels of reading. Fun learning games.

Storyline Online The StoryLineOnline.net website is a project funded by Screen Actors Foundation that hosts online videos where children books are read by professional actors and famous people. There are currently 22 videos featuring popular children books. Each video can be watched in full screen, includes subtitles and comes with additional activities.

Seussville! All things Dr. Seuss…lots of good fun that is funny!

shaunShaun the Sheep Challenging problem solving and stategic thinking games for ages 10 and up

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SwitchZooVirtual Zoo- make your own animals, habitats and more!

 

 

Thomas the Tank Engine Thomas fans will enjoy all the fun on this site.

Check out TumbleBookLibrary! Ebooks, Read Along Storybooks, Audiobooks, and Videos online – FREE – no downloading necessary. Use of TumbleBookLibrary within Transylvania County Library does not require a library card number. NEW: When using at home, TumbleBookLibrary will ask you for your Transylvania County Library card number.

 

tvokidsTVOKids Dozens of learning based games and activities for ages 11 and under. Sponsered by Ontario-based kids TV show.

 

Underwater Match up – practice recognizing same and different from Fun4thebrain.com

Up to Ten All kinds of fun for kids up to 10 yrs. Offers online coloring, games and more.

Webkinz virtual pet care for your webkinz

The World of Victor a whole world of fun for toddlers!

Ziggity Zoom play games, read and listen to stories about many different characters. Watch kids videos or explore play worlds and other activities. This site is designed for kids and their parents to encourage creativity, reading and to really let your imagination soar. Offers online coloring/painting.

 

For Upper Elementary – Early Middle School

 

American Girl Helping girls become their very best. American Girl is commited to providing experiences that help girls grow up in a wholesome way, while encouraging them to enjoy girlhood through fun and enchanting play. Features American Girls characters, games, and activities

American Museum of Natural History: Ology Kids site for the American Museum of Natural History features exhibit highlights, projects, and activities relating to Anthropology, Archeology, Astronomy and more.

Art Zone Great interactive art site from the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Offers online fun with digital photography, painting, and collage, as well as information about famous art and artists.

A. Pintura- Art Detective Learn about the styles of several famous artists while solving a mystery of a famous painting

Book Central-The Stacks Your favorite books and authors, plus related games and activities – 39 Clues, Deltora Quest, Allie Finkle, Goosebumps, Bone, Secrets of Droon and more…

Calls of the Wild  world’s largest archive of animal sounds and video. Hear and see birds, amphibians, fish, mammals, and reptiles. (Sound and video not available on children’s computers in the library)

 

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Coolmath.com An amusement park of math… and more!

 

Cyberchase Join the Cyber Squad from the PBS show and enjoy the fun games

dance-mat-typing-kidsBBC Dance Mat Typing Learn to use the keyboard & type like a professional…the fun way!

discoverykids Discovery Kids Several different categories of games for kids.

 

Discovery School’s Puzzlemaker Puzzle lovers will enjoy creating their own mazes, wordsearches, crosswords, cryptograms, math squares and more…

Flow Circus Learn to make and use skill toys from around the world – juggling, flower sticks, and more! Watch hilarious how-to videos and create Do-it-Yourself versions of the toys. It’s a blast!

FunBrain So many choices! A great place to start if you are looking for a fun learning game of any kind

logoGreat Websites for Kids This site has a selection of fun and educational websites for children that have been reviewed for content and excellence. Subjects like Animals, the Arts, History, Biography, Literature, Language, Math, Computers, Science, and Social Sciences each have a variety of websites with content for preschoolers up through high-schoolers. Games, videos, and informational content are all included. Many sites have features for classroom and/or teacher use. Sponsored by the American Library Association’s Association for Library Service to Children (ALA / ALSC). (Websites not available on children’s computers in the library)

I Spy Games Visual search challenges- just like the I Spy books!

Lego Games – great games from your favorite building toys! Choose from Action, Strategy, Adventure, Creative, Preschool.

Magic School Bus Explore science fun with Mrs. Frizzle and the Magic School Bus gang.

Math Cats Explore the world of math with Math Cats!

My Pop Studio Digital studio, Music studio, TV studio and more for girls creativity. Challenges girls to think critically about the messages embedded in pop-media culture particularly those that influence their attitudes about beauty.

National Geographic Kids animals, games, people and places and more…

New Moon Girls girls connect & support each other while creating poetry, artwork, stories, videos, and more.

Pauly’s Playhouse A great variety of fun games…

PBS KIDS GO! Electric Company, It’s My Life, Wordgirl, Cyberchase, Animalia, Scigirls and more. Videos, music, games and interactive fun with your favorite shows and celebrities

 Pilkey.com Groovy Games Dav Pilkey, author of Captain Underpants has created a zany world of fun games.

Poptropica virtual world for kids to travel, play games, read books and comics

San Diego Zoo Games Great animal games from the San Diego Zoo

SFS Kids – San Fransisco Symphony Orchestra site for kids – Make music with the music lab, hear the sounds of the instruments, and more…

Seussville! Lots of good fun that is funny. All things Dr. Seuss!

shaunShaun the Sheep Challenging problem solving and stategic thinking games for ages 10 and up

Start Squad NC State Library’s web portal for kids. Explore the Internet by topic. Age levels divided by Preschool, Elementary, and Middle School.

Time Warp Trio Games and interactive stories from Jon Scieszka’s books and Discovery Channel’s television show

Check out TumbleBookLibrary! Ebooks, Read Along Storybooks, Audiobooks, and Videos online – FREE – no downloading necessary. Use of TumbleBookLibrary within Transylvania County Library does not require a library card number. NEW: When using at home, TumbleBookLibrary will ask you for your Transylvania County Library card number..

icon-tumblebookscloudjrTumblebookCloud junior — MORE eAudio and eBooks books for independent readers (library card number not required)

 

Wacky Web Tales Like the old Mad Libs, fill in the blanks and create a wacky web tale. Even you will be surprised at the results!

Webkinz Webkinz pets are plush pets that each come with a unique Secret Code. With it, you enter Webkinz World where you care for your virtual pet.

Writing with Writers Writing tips and workshops with some of the best writers in children’s literature.

Zoom Dinosaurs Dinosaur information and quizzes – everything you ever wanted to know about dinosaurs

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