Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County
Teaching Internet safety with online games
(Grades K-4) Three animated adventures on Internet safety with quizes.
& Rasper's Internet Safety Game
(Grades K-4) A multiple-choice quiz for new readers, with sound.
Safety Quiz for Kids
(Grades 5-8) A 6-question quiz with explanations for correct and incorrect answers.
This annotated guide to kid-safe search engines is just one useful sectionof the larger "Internet for Kids" directory at About.com.
ALA Parents' Page
Assessing Your Child This site offers school readiness information for pre-kindergarten through third grade children. It includes descriptions of grade milestones, articles, and bulletin boards divided by grade level. There is also a quick online questionnaire to determine the learning styles of children focusing on visual, auditory, and tactile learning styles.
The Bookhive Reviews of children's books by reading level
Children With Disabilities Information on advocacy, education, transportation, health, housing, recreation, and technical assistance is provided. Site contains materials on a broad array of developmental, physical, and emotional disabilities.
for Kids "These crafts projects are for
preschool, kindergarten and elementary school children. The crafts use materials
found around the house, like egg cartons, cardboard, paper, boxes, string,
crayons, paint, glue, etc." There are over forty different craft topics,
such as dinosaurs, holidays, and thank you gifts. Each craft includes the
supplies needed, complete instructions (which an adult might need to interpret),
and pictures of each stage of construction.
Enchanted Learning Children's educational web sites and games which are designed to capture the imagination while maximizing creativity, learning, and enjoyment. Ease of use is a hallmark of this site. Their mission is to produce the best educational material, emphasizing creativity and the pure enjoyment of learning.
Fingerplays Index Page "Fingerplays are a fun way of introducing poetry to children. Fingerplays are also useful tools for practicing fine motor skills, following directions and introducing concepts." This site has about two dozen traditional fingerplays. See also Natural Learning Fingerplays for another three dozen or so.
Guys Read A literacy initiative for boys started by author Jon Scieszka to encourage reading among boys all of ages. The site includes tips on promoting reading for parents, librarians, booksellers, and educators; reading lists for boys; and a forum area for site users to add recommendations of favorite books for guys.
Helping Your Child Series PDF brochures from the Department of Education tell parents about current research on helping children read, write, improve their test-taking, get ready for school, learn responsible behavior, and do well in specific subject areas. Some are in both English and Spanish.
The Holiday Zone Provides ways to celebrate common American holidays by doing a craft, singing a song, reading a story, or discovering why we mark certain days and the seasons.
The Imagination Factory Devoted to teaching children and their caregivers "creative ways to recycle by making art," The Imagination Factory contains activities for drawing, painting, sculpture, fiber arts, collage, crafts, marbling, printmaking, and holidays; the Trash Matcher, a list of waste materials (aluminum cans, cardboard tubes, egg cartons, rubber bands, etc.) matched to art projects; and links.
Indiana Department of Education
Gardening Includes a primer for parents, a school
greenhouse guide, a teachers' resource room, an "All about Plants"
section, an FAQ file, a resource directory, and more.
KinderGARDEN Parents and teachers who would like to encourage kids to learn about plants, gardening and the natural world will find many rich resources to tap into at this site. Users can find information on growing butterflies, poems about gardening, fun facts about watermelons, and a lengthy list of activity ideas, among many other options. This would also be a great site for kids and adults to explore together.
LD Online: Learning Disabilities Information and Resources This site presents a wealth of information on the various types of learning disabilities and their treatments. In addition, the KidZone features interactive components designed to help empower students with LD to communicate their needs to parents and teachers.
Multimedia Medial Reference Library
National Network for Child Care This site aims to "make quality research, resources, and best practices available nationally for direct local access." Includes research-based, reviewed articles; assistance from child care and child development experts; state by state statistical data and licensing information; a discussion forum connecting you with parents and practitioners; and upcoming conference listings.
ParentSmart This site offers articles and websites chosen by experienced educators. Topics include dress codes, minority student issues, homework, and phonics. The site's search engine draws its results from a database of 50,000 links and displays them according to the most accurate keyword matches. There is also a review section, where editors have selected a few of the best articles and sites on a particular subject and rated them with one, two, or three apples.
Parents and Children Together Online
Parents' Choice Foundation This foundation is a "not-for-profit evaluator of children's books, videos, toys, audios, computer software, television, and magazines." It bestows Parents' Choice Awards to "products that meet and exceed standards" set by educators, parents, and children. Site includes current and past winners, as well as topical reading lists, ideas for learning activities, and descriptions of special events at museums around the United States.
Seattle Public Library's Parenting Resources Page
Traffic Safety Kids Page This colorful site highlights safety while walking, bicycling, skating, riding in cars, and using school buses and public transportation. There are coloring pages, puzzles, a traffic sign quiz, and other activities. Also includes links to sites for children on other safety and health issues.
U.S. Department of Education: Publications for Parents
to Three Searchable site contains information on
a baby's social, emotional, and intellectual development. The site has
sections for parents and for professionals. Brainworks explores how the
brain develops in the context of relationships. Parent Information contains
excerpts from the bimonthly bulletin Zero to Three, which includes rhymes
and fingerplays in English and Spanish, books and young children, social
skills, and others. There is also information about choosing child care,
developmental milestones, many helpful tips, and much more.
A to Z Teacher Stuff: Quick Lesson Ideas Includes Teacher Tips, Lesson Plans, Teacher Chat, Unit Plans, and a Book Activities Index with 500+ ideas for teaching with children's literature. Browse by grade level, or search by keyword.
Amazing Picture Machine Use a keyword search to find just the perfect picture for bulletin board or lesson.
for Science Literacy Online Benchmarks for Science
Literacy, describes "what all students should know and be able to do in science,
mathematics, and technology by the time they graduate from high school."
Benchmarks is a compendium of specific goals for science literacy in several
key areas: science, mathematics, technology, the physical setting, the
living environment, the human organism, human society, historical perspectives,
common themes, and habits of mind.
Blue Web'N Blue Web'n is a searchable database of over 1000 outstanding Internet learning sites categorized by subject area, audience, and type (lessons, activities, projects, resources, references, & tools).
Childstats.gov Provides statistical reports on the status of U.S. children and their families. Coverage includes population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education. From the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics.
Children's Literature Web Guide
Children's Television Workshop
Curricular Resources - A wide range of subjects including various aspects of literature, student diversity, music, environmental science, law, film, science, race and ethnicity, political science, folklore, art and architecture, theater, history, adolescents and their health, technology, the sixties, and many more.
Directory of Indiana Children's Authors and Illustrators
EduPuppy.com EduPuppy bills itself as "everything for Education Preschool-Grade 2." Edupuppy is a large (2,600 sites) subject directory/metasite. The links are organized in over 40 main categories, and most are briefly annotated. The directory may also be browsed via an alphabetical list of keywords.
ENSIWeb for biology teachers
The Explorer A collection of educational resources for K-12 mathematics and science education.
Indiana Academic Standards
Indiana Department of Education
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
Kids Excellent Web Links
Kinder Art Offers over 225 art lesson plans, an art library, and an interactive bulletin board.
The Learning Web Provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, this site dedicated to K-12 education, exploration, and life-long learning. It is divided into two sections, Teaching in the Learning Web, and Living in the Learning Web. Teaching contains information about three main topics, Global Change, Working with Maps, and Earth Science. Living in the Learning Web presents information on topics such as household water supply, radon gas, preparing for volcanoes, and the affect of weather on streams.
Lesson Plans Library As part of Discovery.com and DiscoverySchool.com, the Lesson Plans Library gives educators a collection of "hundreds of original lesson plans, all written by teachers for teachers". The plans can be searched by grade, subject, or both and are presented in an easy and consistent format with sections on lesson objectives, needed materials, procedures, etc. Printable versions of each lesson plan are available as well as a teaching tools link to create custom worksheets, puzzles and quizzes about each topic.
Math Mol Hypermedia Textbook
Mega Math This Los Alamos National Laboratory site has online math unites for upper elementary students.
National Archives Digital Classroom
Child Welfare Information Gateway This excellent site presents "information on the prevention, identification, and treatment of child abuse and neglect and related child welfare issues." Included are statistics, information on federal and state statutes, information on prevention and funding sources, and more. The searchable database of over 32,000 records provides thorough abstracts of books and articles.
National Geographic Geography Education
Native Americans and Children's Literature
Nutrition Explorations A fun and easy way to teach about nutritious food and a healthy diet. Includes ideas for teachers and parents.
Peter Milbury's School Librarian Web Pages
Science Education Gateway A "collaborative NASA project which brings together the expertise of NASA scientists, science museums, and K-12 educators to produce NASA science-based Earth and space science curricula for classroom and public use...." The topics are Space Science, Solar System, and Sun-Earth.
Science Fair Handbook Written for instructors to provide "ideas, strategies, and techniques which will make a planned science fair a pleasant and enjoyable part of your classroom or school science program." It defines "science fair" and has suggestions on helping students choose a topic, lists of suggested topics for grades 2-8, forms, related articles, recipes, links, and more.
StoryArts Online Beautiful website which offers lesson plans and activities for storytelling in the classroom. Features an online story library of many folktales.
Teachers Helping Teachers
Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP)
Vose School Education Resources Page
Compact for Reading & School-Home Links This
site offers materials designed to help set reading goals and provides 400
learning activities to help children accomplish these goals. Each of the
four grade-specific kits contains 100 activities, organized by reading
and literacy skills ap! propriate to that grade.
ERIC - Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education
Learning Disabilities Online Designed for teachers, parents, and children, this site offers information on learning disabilities of every type, including attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); dyslexia; dysgraphia; visual and auditory processing disorders; dyscalculia; and speech & language disorders.
The Special Ed Advocate - Special Education Law This site, by a special education attorney, provides parents, educators, and attorneys with advocacy information and special education law for children with disabilities. It provides the texts of case laws, statutes, and federal regulations, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Also includes an online bulletin board and free online newsletter.
Teaching Special Kids
Kids Who Are Different: Activities for Teaching about Disabilities
Home Education Magazine
Home School Legal Defense Association
Indiana Association of Home Educators Information includes state events, state laws, regional contacts, and resources.
a-z: A Complete Online Reading Program
Reading a-z provides educators with over 150 downloadable guided reading books
to help children become more proficient readers. The site also contains over 212
lessons plans, over 500 worksheets, and over 200 flash cards to help teach
alphabetic principle, phonemic awareness, and sound/symbol relationships.
Although there is an annual subscription fee, viewers currently have free access
to 28 sample books, along with their accompanying worksheets and lesson plans.
Elementary teachers, home schoolers, and parents may find this site useful
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