Educational and Fun Websites
Good Books to Read
Kids: What do I Read Next?
Recommended children's books, listed by topic, genre, and age. Includes a one line summary.
New York Public Library: Reading and Books
A page with links to recommended children's books; websites of authors, illustrators, and favorite book characters; award winners, audiobooks online.
Great Books for Boys
A list of books that boys enjoy, with a brief summary of each.
Encourages boys to read. You'll find a list of books that appeal to boys. Clicking on a book title leads you to Amazon.com, which has summaries and book reviews. Guys Read also links to websites of authors who write books with boys in mind.
Language arts resource, with a dictionary, thesaurus, and rhyming. Plenty of word games. A silly feature lets you create your own words. Teacher resources included.
This an interactive vocabulary game with a wide range of difficulty, so that both children and adults can play. You are guaranteed to learn new words. As you win, you earn grains of rice, which are donated to the UN Food Program to end world hunger.
Games and activities for children learning how to read. If you click on a word, you will hear it read aloud.
In this interactive geography website, the Geo-Find game is available in a beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, and is a fun way to learn some geography.
Games to help students learn the U.S. states, capitals, countries of the world.
Place the State
Click and drag the state onto the U.S. map
Authors and Illustrators
Guide to children's author websites
Kids at Random House
Find activities, author interviews, games, book lists and summaries, and more for children's books published by Random House.
Includes Junie B. Jones, Dr. Seuss, Magic Tree House, and more.
Learning Activities and Games
Play games to practice math and language skills, and learn about all kinds of subjects. Special sections for teachers and for parents. Diary of a Wimpy Kid was first published here - you can read it on line!
Learn all about the government of the US. This site also links to webpages about science, social studies, math, and other subjects.
Kids National Geographic
Articles, info, and stories about animals, people, and places around the world. Also games and activities. Section on stories - current events, and about animals, people, places, history Also some history
Crisscross the U.S.
Locate 10 national landmarks using the National Parks Service website
Instead of Google, try these websites:
Web Search for Kids by Librarians
Research and reference site
All Safe Sites
A search engine for safe internet sites for children that range from fun to educational. reviewed and recommended by elementary school teachers. Child friendly, with many activities that do not require reading. Can be navigated via pictures. No ads!
Ivy's Search Engine Resources for Kids
Another great search engine
Time for Kids
News and information about the world, with games, a website directory, writing help, and a world travel feature
iCONN: The Connecticut Digital Library
This website is free to anyone in Connecticut. It is a collection of databases, magazine and newspaper articles, links to a variety of websites, and resources helpful to students in grades K-12. The purpose is for everyone in Connecticut to have easy access to high quality information, whether they have a simple question or are doing research for school. Try it instead of Google when you want to be sure the information you are reading is legitimate. iCONN is available from any library in CT, any library website, here at our website and from home. To use it at home, you need to enter your library card number. If you don’t have a library card, it is easy to get one. Just go to Library Association of Warehouse Point.
Warehouse Point Library
Click here to go to your local public library's website. Did you know you can search the online catalog from the website? If your child doesn't have a library card, it's easy to get one. You will need to go to the library with your child, and bring proof of residency (e.g., driver's license, utility bill). The library is located at 104 Main St., it's open M-Thur 10-8, Fri 10-5, Sat 10-3, it's closed Saturdays in July and August, and the telephone number is 623-5482