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ALA: Great websites for kids – An annotated directory of hundreds of links for children, young teens, and adults caring for children, with topics such as games, music, stories, sports, technology, politics, and religion; there is a small collection of sites in Spanish.

AR BookFinder– Accelerated Reader Program search tool created and maintained by Renaissance Learning.

Between the Lions: get wild about reading – Tying in with the television program of the same name, this site offers interactive stories and games for children learning to read and write. Information for parents about the importance of reading to their children, using the local library, and ways to connect art and writing is also included.

Classbrain.com – Their Mission is to provide students, teachers, and parents with quick, manageable access to information and educational tools on the Internet.

Disney Channel – Games, videos and activities.

Discovery EducationEducational resources from Discovery.com broken down by subject.

EconKids at Rutgers – A treasure trove for teachers and parents interested in books teaching kids of all ages about money.

For me, For you, For later – Classic Sesame Street production with Elmo gives younger kids a lesson in saving and sharing

HomeWork Help – Available for students in grades 3-12 from the Library of Virginia and Literati. Log in with your Library barcode and get help in Reading, Writing and Math from real teachers. Hours are;  Monday-Thursday from 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET
Saturday from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM ET

Kid’sClick! – Web search for kids by librarians.

Kids Priority One – A “One Stop” Internet Resource Center where families, and those working with families, find local resources. The website hosts information on more than 650 organizations serving children and families across Hampton Roads. You’ll find services for all ages of children, youth and their parents; those with disabilities and other special needs; families with basic and emergency needs, youth development, and much more.

Little Explorers English Picture Dictionary – Illustrated online dictionary.

MapMaker – “An online world atlas and maps. MapMaker is a dynamic atlas that lets you explore hundreds of maps, satellite images, and historical cartography to customize your own experience.”

Nick Jr – Online games, activities and articles from Nick Jr.

Parent Further – Use ParentFurther to partner with families during the transition to middle school by offering this six-session program in your school, organization, or community.

Portsmouth City Schools – Check out news & events, SOL information and more.

Story Blocks – Children get ready to read long before they start Kindergarten. You can help by singing, talking, and playing with the children in your care. Watch our videos to learn fun songs and rhymes, and how they help build readers!