This is where I add links to my favorite interactive reading-related
websites. Your child (and you) should have lots of fun playing here.
Some links, such as writing contests, are time-sensitive, so be sure to check
here often with your child.
As always, please monitor your child's use of the Internet!
Name and care for your very own Bengal tiger! This National
Geographic for Kids website makes you a zookeeper! I had loads
of fun with this site, and know that all of you Wildwood Tigers
Hold That Tiger!
How fun is this?! Click on any of hundreds of bookplates, and
print them out to put into your own books, give as gifts, impress
your teachers, etc. this site was originally created by Anne
Fine when she was England's Children's Laureate from 2001-2003.
To raise funds for the Dyslexia Institute, she persuaded many of
Great Britain's top children's illustrators to design bookplates
for auction. You can download and print copies of them to put
into your own books (no commercial uses allowed) for free!
My Home Library
I love this American Foundation for the Blind website! Included
is information about Louis Braille, Hellen Keller, and the
Braille alphabet. You can type in your name and see it in
Braille, play games, and solve puzzles. There are even book
trivia quizzes on favorite titles such as Bud, Not Buddy,
Richard Wright and the Library Card, and Sara, Plain and
Tall. You can encode and decode secret Braille messages, and
send for a free Braille Bug Alphabet Card. Have fun!
Braille Bug Home Page
Houghton-Mifflin's site for math-related brain benders will give
you hours of mind-stretching fun!
You'll have lots of fun on this PBS games and stories page.
Children in K-2 will have a great time practicing creating words
with blends on the "Play the Game" link from the "The Problems
With Chickens" story page.
Between the Lions
Kids who like quizzing themselves with our Accelerated Reader
program might love to do the same thing from home. Log into
Book Adventure, a free reading motivation site
created by Sylvan Learning.
Here's a website that's close to my heart - Children's Books
Online: theRosetta Project. You can search through hundreds
of antique children's book titles from all over the world, view
the illustrations and read the text online! For example (here's
how old I am!) - I remember that my grandmother kept a big trunk
of books in her summer home. I loved Arthur Conan Doyle's
The White Company. It was a really cool book about
English and French knights fighting one another, and was
illustrated by N.C. Wyeth. I haven't seen it in years, until I
found it online here! Give it a try. You can even find books
translated into other languages, and listen to audio books.
Children's Books Online: The Rosetta Project
I love, love, love "Reading Rainbow!" Their website has links to
featured books, online book reviews, even a Young Writers and
Illustrators Contest that your child can enter. Click here
to find out more!
Do you like folk tales? This great website is full of them, from
all over the United States.
My sons used to spend hours exploring the exhibits at Lawrence
Hall of Science at UC Berkeley. You'll want to spend hours on
their website, playing games online and downloading science and
Lawrence Hall of Science
Play Holiday Hangman! My favorite Halloween Hangman site now
changes for each holiday! Can you beat Mrs. Lock's high score of
Have a blast in Seussville! You and your child will love
exploring the games and activities available in this site
dedicated to all things Seuss!
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Have fun with some of the games and
activities on this Kidskonnect website.
I love, love, LOVE this site!! Listen to some amazing SAG
members read books aloud. The books that you may select to
listen to also have accompanying activities for you and your
child to enjoy.
Do you like sports? Do you like sports fiction? Do you like
graphic novels? Click here to enter a Capstone Books contest to
create a character to be featured in an upcoming Sports
Illustrated For Kids graphic novel!! Details are on the link.
The contest entry deadline is March 1, 2010.