- Internet & the Web
Safe websites for kids to visit
The Internet is a great place for kids
Children are smarter than we give them credit for. They are tuned into the Internet in ways we could not have imagined when we were small. The Internet is populated with great sites for kids. There are fun activities, homework help and other projects on the Internet that all kids can enjoy. Some of them are projects that get the kids out of the house and away from the computer.
We have a 9-yr-old child and constantly monitor the sites he visits. This lens was created for him. It will not stop him from surfing the net but with all his favorites in one place, there is less need. There is homework help and other educational sites that he enjoys. There are video games.
All of these sites have been parent approved.
Interesting and entertaining activities - Free things to do
Hand shadows and so many other things to let kids entertain themselves.
- Hand Shadows
The kids can amaze their friends and do family shows with these hand shadows. Illustrated hand positions that most children can recreate.
- 5 Websites To Keep Kids Busy & Happy
Instead of reinventing the wheel, here is a collection of 5 websites that are strictly for kids. There is also a list at the end of additional games they can play.
- Welcome to SFSKIDS
The San Francisco Symphony's Kids Page teaches about music and lets the kids play with things like tempo. It's really fun. Â
- Just Kids Games: Maze Crazy
Maze Crazy Just Kids Games Home Page -- More free online games.
- Discovery Kids
- Kids' Games, Animals, Photos, Stories, and More -- National Geographic Kids
Features different people, animals, and places each month with facts, games, activities, and related links.
- On-line games for boys
Another lensmaster has some great ideas on safe games.
Kid friendly research tools
Safe kid-friendly search engine and other reference sites. All of them easy to use.
- KidRex Kid-safe search engine
Search engine powered by Google that filters out many undesirable websites. KidRex also has a parent page for more information on how it filter the websites before they get to the child's computer.
Site for parents and teachers to teach Internet safety. There is valuable information here. Kids don't always get that they do things that make them vulnerable. One of the things that caught my interest is who you friend. The point here was that you
Homework Fun - It's more fun to play with homework assignments than to do the boring drills
Homophones, spelling words, math drills and others can be taught with fun activities. Lots of good stuff here to make it interesting.
- Homophones Game
This is a simple and fun game that 2nd grader's and up can enjoy. The smaller kids may not get them all correct but the older kids should. It's quick and easy to follow.
- Fact Monster: Online Almanac, Dictionary, Encyclopedia, and Homework Help — FactMonster.com
Fact Monster is a free reference site for students, teachers, and parents. Get homework help and find facts on thousands of subjects, including sports, entertainment, geography, history, biography, education, and health. Parents will never have to a
- KidsClick! Web Search
Sort of an on-line reference guide for many topics. There is even a section on monsters.
- Spelling & Vocabulary Website: SpellingCity
Teaching spelling is easy with SpellingCity.com. Input spelling lists for your students to use for free spelling help. Students can learn spelling words, practice spelling tests, and play fun spelling games. Keep track of your spelling list curriculu
- Addition Trick
This page describes a simple mathematical magic trick where the mathemagician predicts the outcome of an arithmetic problem.
Science Fun - Just because it's a website does not mean that the kids have to sit at the computer
Being on the computer does not mean that the kids are stuck staring at a screen. Websites can take them to other places where they didn't expect to go. Science can be fun and there are some great ideas here.
Science website kids will enjoy
- Let's Make Slime - Slime Recipes for Kids
This is a collection of slime recipes for kids. You'll find goo, ooze, flubber, oobleck, putty, and many more types of slime. Slime recipes are a great way to experience polymers.
- NASA's Climate Kids :: Make Sun S’mores!
- Science Museums Science Fair Project Ideas Science Education
Try Science is a science education resource for children, parents and educators. We feature information for kids on science museums, science fair project ideas, dinosaurs, and other science discoveries.
Pastiche Family Portal - More safe websites for kids
- Other safe websites for kids
Once you get past all the great crafts and pages for kids to learn and play with, there are more safe websites for kids to visit. This site is full of great information and more than enough things for kids to do. Next time someone says they're bored,