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Cartoon Critters
Learn to draw cartoons, play games, and print and color cartoons to print out.

Chateau Meddybemps
You are invited to ‘uncommon amusements for grown-ups and children.’ Here you will find Learning Activities, Young Writer’s Workshop, Just for Fun, Beantime Stories and Just for Parents and Teachers.

Enchanted Learning
Great selection of links to activities for elementary school children ranging from an online picture dictionary to sites on dinosaurs, butterflys, sharks, a science dictionary, and much more.

The Fact Monster – Information Please Almanac
This site features links to world and news, science, math, people, sports, cool stuff, games, a homework center and information on the U.S.

Kidtastic
Take a tour of the Digital City and play games or find out how things work. You can also read reviews of the latest cool toys for kids.

Magic School Bus Activities
This is a Scholastic site that features coloring, mazes, online games, What Do You See, and Friz TV.

Room 108
Great site with stories to read, sounds, animations and puzzles. Learn to tie shoes with a fun rhyming poem. Wonderful site created by a primary teacher!

Star Child Young Astronomer
Wonderful site created by NASA. Site features two levels, great color pictures, and fun and interesting information about the solar system. The information is interesting and easy-to-read.

The Story Place
Listen to stories, play interactive learning games and read reviews of children’s books in this colorful, animated site. Offered in English or Spanish. Created by the Public Library of Charlotte Mecklenburg County. Requires Flash 4.0 or higher browser plug-in.

Zoom Astronomy
Zoom Astronomy is a comprehensive on-line site about space and astronomy. It is designed for people of all ages and levels of comprehension. It has an easy-to-use structure that allows readers to start at a basic level on each topic and then to progress to much more advanced information as desired, simply by clicking on links.

Zoom Dinosaurs
Wonderful site for dinosaur fans by Enchanted Learning. Read about dinosuars or print out pictures to color. You can take fun quizzes, do puzzles and more! This site is easy to surf and is for all ages.


Animals

Animal Pictures Archive
Great site where you can find pictures and sound files of all types of animals to print out or to download.

Borrico
Find great information on animals at this site. Includes an alphabetized list, and links to drawing and games.

Dinosaur Facts
Information about over 500 differenct species of dinosaurs.

Extreme Science Creature World
Have you ever wonder what the biggest, baddest,and best animals are in the natural world? Check out these world records and learn about the biggest snake, fastest land animal, deadliest animal, oldest animal and much more.

Kid’s Farm Wild Animals
Pictures, information, sounds and more about animals found on this farm in Colorado. Great music, too!

PBS KIDS
Play educational games, watch PBS KIDS shows and find activities like coloring and music.

The San Diego Zoo
Check out the world’s most famous zoo site. Read about its residents, its workers and ask questions to further understand the animals. Be sure to check out Kid Territory!

The Shedd Aquarium
This site is the official site of the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. Read about the baby Beluga and other gentle giants and sea fairing creatures at the world. s premiere aquarium.


Sports

Major League Baseball

National Football League

Sports Heroes
Here’s your chance to read about Roberto Clemente, Florence Griffith-Joyner, Doug Flutie, Penny Hardaway, Mohammed Ali and many more. You can also add your own My Hero story.

Sports Illustrated for Kids
If you love sports this site was made for you. Choose from sports Trivia, Athlete of the Week, Games, Opinons, Reviews of Video Games and much more.

WNBA – Womens National Basektball Association


Stories

Children’s Storybooks Online
This is a fantastic site for children and parents. You can choose from Books to Read, Coloring Book, Mazes and Riddles.

Hiyah Library
Read aloud stories with words and audio. Includes a story of the week and some classics such as Jack and the Beanstalk, The Country Mouse and the City Mouse, Black Beauty, Robin Hood, and others. There are also links for games and resources.

Lil Fingers Storybooks
Online stories for toddlers.

The Mighty Book
This site features read aloud books for children ages 2 to 12. Choices include five levels from ages 2-4 to preteen. Resources include an online dictionary, thesaurus, word games and puzzles, writing contests and much more.


Science

Astro-Venture
This multimedia website deals with NASA careers and astrobiology research. The concept is to search for and design a habitable planet. Students enter training, are quizzed on their knowledge, and adjust the features of potentially habitable planets to see what makes a planet habitable and why. The recording of student observations ties this activity to the basics of the scientific process.

The Atom’s Family
Choose from the Mummy’s Tomb, Dracula’s Library, The Phantom Portrait Parlor, Frankenstein’s Lightning Laboratory, and Wolfman’s Graveyard. Learn about the properties of light, waves, and particles. Learn about energy conservation, kinetic, and potential energy.Learn about the principles of atoms and matter. This site contains fun, hands-on activities.

Exploratorium – Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception
This is a great site to learn more about science doing fun, hands-on activities.