The official LEGO website provides parents with an inside look at LEGO, including a brief guide to child development. Tips for using LEGO toys to encourage children’s skills and creativity.
The official Crayola website contains games, family activities, craft ideas, poetry and coloring pages.
Kidscom – An educational and entertaining playground for kids 4 – 12. Chat, play games, share your opinions, stories and video game tips. Remember: Play Smart, Stay Safe and Have Fun!
Bubbles, bubble blowing, bubble solutions, bubble history, bubble fun, bubble games, bubble machines and bubble trivia are found on this website… and you can learn all about Professor Bubbles.
Kids’ Space! By Kids and for Kids! An educational learning site devoted to bringing out the creativity in Kids of all ages around the world. Share your stories, pictures, and musical compositions!
Students for Exploration of Space! SEDS is an independent, student-based organization which promotes the exploration and development of space. SEDS pursues this mission by educating people about the benefits of space, by supporting a network of interested students, by providing an opportunity for members to develop their leadership skills, and inspiring people through our involvement in space-related projects. SEDS believes in a space-faring civilization and that focussing the enthusiasm of young people is the key to our future in space.
Many of the sites at KidSites can be amateurish or boring, so it can take some searching to find that special gem of a site. In the Arts category, one of our favorites comes from The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Their section for kids features a long list of online applications where kids can learn about color, go on Aaron’s Awesome Adventure (the site will even read the story aloud to your child!), as well as a long list of other fun games and activites that exposes kids to the exciting world of Art.
The world is filled with an endless array of natural wonders and stunning places for kids to learn about, and it makes sense that National Geographic would be the entity that would offer the best nature site for kids with National Geographic Kids. This website has amazing images and explanations of animals and places on earth for kids to explore. Of course they do also have interactive sections like an online coloring book and a games section. And yes, the games section is very cool, with one game where you race a turtle in a scene that is reminiscent of Finding Nemo. Your child will attempt to swerve and dodge the various undersea objects, animals and plants. Okay, not terribly educational of course, but totally fun! And when your kid is done, they can go back to reading stories or learning about animals on the other sections of National Geographic kids site.
The San Francisco Symphony, with their impressive website SFS Kids – Fun With Music is a great music educational site. There are all kinds of really cool activities for kids at this site. The best example I found was “The Music Lab,” shown above, where kids can learn about tempo, rhythm, pitch and other aspects of music through an awesome interactive game. As they adjust the music, they can watch the metronome and listen to the music being played to learn about how the various elements of sound come together to make beautiful music.