Make sure you're being smart and safe while online. 

  1. Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.
  2. Keep your privacy settings as high as possible. 
  3. Never give out your passwords, even to friends. 
  4. Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself. Once you’ve put  a picture of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore.
  5. Think carefully about what you say before you post something online.
  6. Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude
  7. Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online. Speak to your parent or guardian about people suggesting you do. 
  8. Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are.
  9. If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer if you want to and tell a trusted adult immediately.

Online games for the very young 

Starfall 

Interactive reading activities meant to be played in order. All the free games are designed to teach children to read. There are four levels of games: ABCs, Learn to Read, It's Fun to Read and I'm Reading.

PBS Kids 

Children will have a lot of fun with this site's educational games and activities. There is a section dedicated to more-challenging games. The site also offers online and offline activities for parents and teachers.

Nick Jr. 

Games for learning and games for fun based on favorite Nick Jr. shows such as Bubble Guppies, Wonder Pets!, Max & Ruby and Dora the Explorer. Family section has health tips, vacation ideas, recipes and how-to videos.

Sesame Street 

Free preschool games feature favorite Sesame Street characters. You'll find games that teach shapes, numbers, letters, feelings, music, science, disabilities and self-confidence. This site also has a Play Together parent tip for each game and an offline activity that you can do with your child in connection with the game.

KidsCBC 

Canadian Broadcasting Corp. offers extensive learning games for the preschooler, including find-and-match games to help exercise memory as well as large, printable drawings for offline coloring.

Sprout 

Great preschool content. Different categories and recommended age groups are listed. This site also features coloring pages, craft ideas and fun activities with Sprout characters.

BabyTV 

Games for preschoolers and other youngsters. Games are simple to play because they require kids to click on highlighted items in order to move through the story line.

Fisher-Price

Lots of activities searchable by age, character or type, including alphabet coloring pages, learning animal noises, shapes, numbers, ABCs and more. Play & Learn section for parents highlight different learning skills activities.

Treehouse

Educational and fun free preschool games feature all sorts of TV characters. You can choose games by skill level.

Knee Bouncers 

Educational games about the alphabet, numbers, sounds and colors for toddlers and other youngsters. Some games cost money, but you'll have adequate warning. Other games include music maker, bubblepopper and choo-choo train.

Kids Pages 

Flashcards, worksheets, coloring pages, educational stories, games and puzzles.

Fun Brain Jr. 

Engaging games, stories and printables for preschoolers and kindergartners.

Boowa & Kwala 

Educational games and activities for babies, toddlers and kindergartners. Over 800 games divided into categories: songs, stories, musical games, craft activities, cooking, recipes and more.

ABCYa 

Games for kids in K-5 sorted by grade level on topics such as math and language arts while introducing basic computer skills.

Disney Junior 

Fans of the Disney characters like Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins and Jake and the Neverland Pirates will enjoy the interactive games and videos on this colorful site.

Seussville 

Activities and games based on Dr. Seuss books with an interactive Seussville Story Maker and information on the author and his works.

Cookie 

Educational games and fun activities designed by child experts and educators. Kids learn to read with phonics and build skills in math, language, social studies and science.

Story Place 

Beginning reading, counting and coloring skills are developed while participating in activities based on five themes: colors, teddy bears, crocodiles, animals and monkeys. Each activity includes an interactive story, an online activity, a take-home activity and a reading list for parents and teachers.

Games for school-aged kids

 

Virtual Piano

Use your keyboard or mouse to play music on a virtual piano. Sheet music selection ranges from classic musicians as well as popular modern artists. 

Professor Garfield's Comics Lab

Create your own comic strip

Scratch

Make your very own computer game

Scholastic 'The Stacks'

Games featuring popular book characters from books like the Rainbow Magic Fairies, Tombquest, and the Amulet series. 

Room Recess

Free educational games like Word Ninja, Radley the Read Bot, and more. Choose between math, reading, vocabulary, and science games. 

Disney

Play games that feature popular and familiar characters. 

Funbrain

Created for kids ages preschool through grade 8, offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy.

Prongo

Fun, interactive and free educational games, jokes, and quizes. Games can be narrowed down by age range. 

Marvel Kids

Play games that feature popular and familiar characters.

Nickelodeon

Play games that feature popular and familiar characters.

For research

Easy Bib 

Need help citing sources?  Here's a bibliography tool that creates citations for you.


Searchasaurus  

Primary Search, designed specifically for the young researcher, contains full text for more than 60 popular, elementary school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).


Encyclopaedia Brittanica Elementary School 

Look for people, places, and things. Watch and learn with videos and animations. Have fun with games and activities. 


SweetSearch

Search for information and images to include in your presentation or report.


Encyclopedia of Life 

Learn more about life on Earth and all of its magnificent creatures. 


CIA World Factbook 

Globetrot around the world and learn about its people and places. 


 

Activity sites

Kids Health 

From the silly to the serious, find answers to questions like, "Should I clean out my belly button?" or "How do I help a kid who's bullied?"


Nat Geo

Adventure into the wild and learn about animals roaming planet Earth. 


OLogy

 A science website for kids from the American Museum of Natural History. 


 

Tumble Books  Biblioteca Tumblebook

TumbleBookLibrary Premium has over 1100 titles for grades K-6, and includes unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, national geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. You'll need your library card number to access these from home. Teachers, please talk to your Media Specialists to gain access for your classroom. 


Storyline Online

Listen to a famous person read you a story (which makes it way cooler, right?). 


International Children's Library  

International Children's Library's goal is to provide free online books in many diverse languages. Check these out - you can search by country, too! 


Download e-books, audiobooks and more to your computer, e-reader and MP3 player