Special programs

Educational Resources

Homework Help

Helping Your Child with Homework

Homework Help

tips for parents

Surfing the Net with Kids

Homework Help

resources for children and parents for all subject areas; includes games, calendars, clip art, vocabulary builders, math exercises, jokes, screen savers, book links such as Harry Potter

Homework Spot

Homework Help

all subject areas and grade levels

Fact Monster

Homework Help

homework help: find facts on thousands of subjects, including sports, entertainment, geography, history, biography, health, and world news; has almanacs, encyclopedia, atlas and dictionary

Homework and Study Tips

Homework Help

get tips and advice to help you with your homework, how to prepare for exams and how to improve study habits

Library Spot

Homework Help

free virtual library resource center for educators and students, library patrons, families, and anyone exploring the Web for valuable research information

National Geographic Homework Help

Homework Help

animals, history/culture, maps/geography, photos/art, science/nature, places

Parent Support

CHIP Children's Health Insurance Program of Pennsylvania

Parent Support

Free or low-cost health insurance may be available to your family through the Children's Health Insurance Program of Pennsylvania CHIP . CHIP provides insurance to families whose income is above Medical Assistance limits, but cannot afford to purchase insurance privately. Routine checkups, immunizations, hospitalization, dental exams, eye exams and eyeglasses, prescriptions, hearing services, and other health services are covered under CHIP. Call the Healthy Kids Network, 1-800-986-KIDS, to find out if your family qualifies for CHIP.

Educational Terms

Parent Support

definitions of educational terms

Pennsylvania Department of Education Parent Resources Page

Parent Support

resources for all aspects of public education

National Parent Teacher Association

Parent Support

not-for-profit association of parents, educators, students, and other citizens active in their schools and communities

Pennsylvania Parent Teacher Association

Parent Support

The Pennsylvania PTA represents a diverse membership and is comprised of members who are actively involved in providing children and youth with various programs and advocating on their behalf

MicroWorlds

Parent Support

student tool for project presentation; load MicroWorlds Web Player from site to view sample students projects

Houghton Mifflin

Parent Support

publishing company's resources for parents

General Education Web Resources

Blue Web 'N

General Education Web Resources

a library of Internet sites categorized by subject, grade level and kinds of activities

Franklin Institute Hotlists

General Education Web Resources

links for all subject areas recommended by the Institute

IQ Kids Toy Store

General Education Web Resources

toys that promote learning

Great Websites for Kids

General Education Web Resources

The Association for Library Service to Children ALSC is a network of over 3,700 children's and youth librarians, children's literature experts, and publishers committed to improving and ensuring the future of the nation through exemplary library service to children, their families, and others who work with children.

PA Department of Education Sites for Kids

General Education Web Resources

PBS for Parents

General Education Web Resources

fund and games, issues and advice, community sharing among parents and professionals

Reading

Candlelight Stories

Reading

mp3 audio stories for young children

Kids Read

Reading

book lists with reviews and age levels, trivia, book clubs

Reading is Fundamental

Reading

RIF Reading Planet is a place where kids and families come together to explore the world of books. Grown-ups can browse through a universe of activities and ideas for motivating kids to read. Kids can post reviews of favorite books and participate in interactive games and activities.

Spaghetti Book Club Book

Reading

Reviews written by kids for kids from grades K-6. The Spaghetti Book Club encourages kids' love for reading by giving them an opportunity to connect on a personal level with the books they are reading and then share their reactions, thoughts, and opinions with family members, friends, and kids around the world. Reviews can be located through title, author, or reviewer.

Between the Lions

Reading

website for parents and kids to surf together: stories from the popular PBS show are posted online with links to associated games

Math

A+ Math

Math

games, flashcards, quizzes, worksheets

Allmath Flashcards

Math

practice in four basic operations, can be timed and scored, number range selected

CoolMath4Kids

Math

games for kids of all ages

Math Forum at Drexel University

Math

math worksheets and flashcards online; many in game format

Harcourt Animated Math Glossary

Math

animated definitions of basic math vocabulary

Education4Kids

Math

math resources for basic math facts, money, time; needs adult direction to select levels, timing, and scoring

Science

Your Sky

Science

interactive planetarium

Animal Planet

Science

resources about animals, animal care, veterinarians

Discovery Channel

Science

resources, TV information, many science topics

Franklin Institute

Science

learn at the Franklin Institute online

NASA's Site for Kids

Science

games, activities, facts, art and stories

Laramie Astronomical Society and Space Observers

Science

astronomy links for kids

U.S. Geological Survey Site for Kids

Science

homework help, research and projects for the earth sciences

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Science

information on animals, including web cams where children can watch animals in real-time all around the country

University of North Dakota

Science

information on volcanoes around the world, including recent eruptions, ask a volcanologist, kids' volcano art and project ideas

Bone Biology for Kids

Science

Susan Ott, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington

Chemistry for Kids

Science

matter, atoms, elements, reactions, biochemistry

Life Science Resources for Kids and Teachers

Science

links to sites in all life science categories

Computers and Technology

Internet

Computers and Technology

how the internet works

Intel

Computers and Technology

education on the computer and technology components

Intel

Computers and Technology

compare your computer needs for different functions

Art

Art History for Kids

Art

art activities, lessons, history, after school projects, parent ideas, projects for scouts, teacher exchange

Jan Brett Activities

Art

illustrator extraordinaire, Jan Brett, provides printable resources especially for primary students: bulletin board sets, puzzles, coloring pages, recipes, finger puppets, calendars, art projects, and more! There are sight word lists, Dolch word lists the 220 most frequently found words, phonogram flash cards, print and cursive alphabet templates, and math flash cards. All resources can be downloaded for free, and are in pdf format

Music

NIEHS National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Kids' Pages SING-A-LONG

Music

National Institutes of Health NIH and the Department of Health and Human Services DHHS The NIEHS Kids' Pages is a government non-profit educational website authorized by a 1997 Presidential Memorandum. The Sing-Along pages are included because sing-along activities are particularly useful for motivating young children to learn to read and to improve their reading skills.

San Francisco Symphony for Kids

Music

kids learn about instruments of the orchestra, learn to perform songs, and learn music basics in the lab with the band

National Geographic for Kids Online Magazine

games, brainteasers, stories

National Women's History Project

learning materials, books, posters, gifts

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

educates the public about the historic struggle to abolish human enslavement and secure freedom for all people

History for Kids

began in 1995 as a community service learning project for sophomores at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. Since 2000, however, it has been entirely organized and run by Karen Carr. Dr. Carr holds a PhD in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and is an associate professor of History at Portland State University.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

a service of the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office GPO. Ben's Guide serves as the educational component of GPO Access, GPO's service to provide the official online version of the legislative and regulatory information. This site provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers.

U.S. Treasury for Kids

White House, Mint, Engraving, and Printing, ATF, FirstGov for Kids U.S. government interagency Kids' Portal, Savings Bonds




Sites for kids

Kids Domain

Sites for kids

games, activities, crafts

Web Portal for Kids

Sites for kids

Clever Island games and stories

Funbrain

Sites for kids

games, quizzes, homework help

Surfing the Net with Kids

Sites for kids

resources for children and parents for all subject areas; includes games, calendars, clip art, vocabulary builders, math exercises, jokes, screensavers, book links such as Harry Potter