Our librarians have surfed the Internet looking for fun sites to help you learn more about language and reading, science, art, and more! Here are some of our favorites.
We love the Muppets! Find Muppets books, movies, and music in our catalog and enjoy this video we found on YouTube of the Muppet gang's take on the classic Queen tune, "Bohemian Rhapsody."
Create a crazy creature and learn about animals in the process! This site is brought to you by the New York Zoos and Aquarium.
Play games at NASA Kids' Club by clicking the link above. You can also find cool information or send your face to space at their site for students by clicking here.
The Public Library of Charlotte Mecklenburg County (NC) created StoryPlace to provide children with the virtual experience of going to the library and participating in the same types of activities the library offers. StoryPlace currently consists of two libraries, the Preschool Library and Elementary Library.
The Carnegie Libraries of Pittsburgh (PA) created My StoryMaker, which lets you control characters and objects and helps you create sentences. Once you are done with your story, you can print it out. You cannot go back and edit a story once you have ended it but, if you click "yes" when asked to share it with others, you can print it out again by entering the magic number it gives you in the box on the right.
Since lack of space forces them to delete story files older than 1 month, please save the .pdf file that prints to your own computer.
This site has wacky poems, funny poems, and short and snappy singing poems. Just click to hear a poem read by one of the Champaign Public Library (IL) poetry readers.
Sesame Street has been teaching kids about letters, numbers, and life since some of our librarians were kids! These sites contains a variety of games and activities with the whole Sesame Street gang. For example, you can join everyone's favorite furry red monster to build a book in the Elmo's World Books game on the PBS Kids site and, on the Sesame Street home page, you can search for games by subject. Parents, the home page of the SesameStreet.org site (the first link) contains a small commercial ad in the bottom corner of the screen.
We also found this video on YouTube where Cookie Monster visits the library!
Have fun playing games with the WordWorld characters while also improving reading and spelling skills.
Play games with your favorite aardvark and his friends! (Hint: you can join the Library Lovers' club in The Treehouse section of the site.)
In addition to the Sesame Street, WordWorld, and Arthur pages linked above, the PBS Kids home page includes games and activities with the characters from other educational kids' shows.
Bugs, barf, and burps - this site makes learning about science (especially the gross stuff) fun!
Use the characters and storyline tools to make your own comic strip! Parents, this site contains a commercial ad banner.
Create art online! Color online or print out pages to color at home, learn about art and artists, and play games.
Who says learning can't be fun? Quiz Hub has links to help with student research as well as logic puzzles and quiz games on a variety of school subjects.
In this site from Random House, learn more about Dr. Seuss, his books and characters, and play games. There are also resources for parents and educators.
This site from Scholastic includes games and information about the Magic School Bus book and TV series. There are also links and resources for parents and teachers. Parents, this site contains commercial ad banners.
Learn more about the Colorado Rockies and baseball in general with this site aimed at young fans. Parents, this site contains commercial ads.
The Denver Broncos' kids' page has some fun activities to learn more about the team, the cheerleaders and mascot, and the NFL's initiative to get kids moving. It's fun to exercise your body and your mind! Parents, this site contains commercial ads.
This is the home page of Rocky the Mountain Lion, a.k.a. the Denver Nuggets' Supermascot!
Disclaimer: Parents, please note: you will leave the Garfield County Libraries site. Some of these sites, where noted, contain commercial advertisements. Our recommendation of these web sites does not imply endorsement by the Garfield County Public Library District of any advertised product or service.