The 2012 Great Web Sites Committee announces the Spring 2012 selections.
Great Web Sites for Kids are those considered the best web sites for children ages birth to 14, outstanding in both content and conception. Selection criteria is available here.
Spring 2012 Great Web Sites
Make learning fun with a variety of educational computer games for kids. Learn new skills and improve old ones in areas such as math, language arts, and typing.
All About Birds
Learn all about birds in this website created by the Cornell Lab of Orinthology. Bird names, species, location and history are all featured. Also included are bird songs and videos.
CIA for Kids-Games
Find out what the CIA is all about, play games, and solve puzzles. Resources for various audiences including parents and teachers.
Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media helps parents make decisions about media and technology for their families. Information and advice is provided in a variety of formats including reviews, videos, and even lesson plans.
Generation on Youth Advisory Council
Whether you are looking for something to do after school or to fulfill a service requirement, you'll find inspiration to change the world around you here. This interactive website has a volunteer position search, blogs full of personal stories, and offers project tips from young people like you!
Fun, festive, and full of fantastic resources, this author webpage includes interactive stories, games, print-outs, and educator resources.
PBS Kids Raising Readers Kids Island
Helps children develop and practice basic reading skills through online games and activities with their parent, teacher or caregiver.
Created by Jeff Kinney of "Wimpy Kid" fame, this virtual world invites young gamers to create a character and to undertake age-appropriate quests on over a dozen "islands" based on themes from history, nature, and human culture.
Called by the New York Times "the dean of [children's science] writers," Simon offers information about himself and his books (over 250 and counting!) on his official site, along with study guides, science news and videos, a science dictionary and more.
The New York Times Learning Network
The New York Times Learning Network provides teaching and learning materials and ideas based on NYT content. It includes lesson plans and resources for teachers as well as quizzes and activities for students 13 and older.
We Give Books
We Give Books enables children to read a book online and after doing so, a physical book will be donated to a child in need through literacy programs around the world. Created by the Penguin Group and the Pearson Foundation, it combines the promotion of literacy, both to the child reading online and the giving of books, and the concept of giving.