Educational and Fun Websites

Check out the sites below and have fun on your learning adventure!

This free reading motivation program, sponsored by Sylvan Learning, 
is for students in grades K-8. As explained at the website, 
"Children create their own book lists from over 7,000 recommended 
titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read, and 
earn points and prizes for their literary successes."
Book Adventure

Scholastic has a free online reading club for children. Kids 8 and 
up can go online and read to help set a "World Record."
Scholastic Reading Challenge Campaign

This site is great because it's split up into grades K-5 so 
there's no guess work there! All children's educational computer 
activities were created or approved by certified school teachers. 
All educational games are free and are modeled from primary grade 
lessons and enhanced to provide an interactive way for children 
to learn. Grade level lessons incorporate areas such as math and 
language arts while introducing basic computer skills.
ABC Ya

This is another great site.  It has games from books like The 39 
Clues, Captain Underpants, Allie Finkle and more.  This site is has 
games for kids ages 8-12.
The Stacks by Scholastic

This site has a bunch of games that are all science related.  
They are all pretty fun. They also have a bunch of geography 
games, adventure games, action games, puzzles and quizzes and all 
of the games really are science related.  They also have science 
experiments, videos, and interactive information about animals 
and countries. All well done and educational. Pretty cool site 
and had tons of educational value!
Kids National Geographic

Puzzlemania gives today's young puzzlers a fun and challenging 
experience. Filled with word searches, secret codes, and silly jokes 
while rich illustrations grab attention and make each a new 
surprise!
Puzzlemania

By making science visible, touchable, and accessible to a wide 
variety of people online, the explore-for-yourself way of 
learning and teaching impacts science education worldwide. 
Following your curiosity and asking questions can lead to amazing 
moments of discovery, learning, and awareness, and can increase 
confidence in your ability to understand how the world works. 
Being playful and having fun is an important part of the process 
for people of all ages.
Exploratorium: the museum of science, art and human perception

Funbrain, created for kids ages preschool through grade 8, offers 
more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, 
reading, and literacy. Plus, kids can read a variety of popular 
books and comics on the site, including Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Amelia 
Writes Again, and Brewster Rocket.
Funbrain

A virtual world in which kids explore and play in complete safety. 
Accessibility to this world for kids is important to the creators, 
which is why the Poptropica Islands are free for all kids to play. 
Published by Family Education Network, a part of Pearson, the 
education, services and technology company.
Poptropica

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