Websites For Kids in Preschool through Kindergarten
The internet is a fun and educational place for children and adults. Parents should visit the "Webwise Tips" page first and then explore the "Links" pages together with your children. The ages given are only recommendations. Children of all ages will find appealing sites in both areas.
GreatKidsCT is a web site for parents devoted to information on parenting, education, and health and safety. Resources available on this site are related to children from birth to eight.
CTparenting.com A service of the Department of Children and Families. Here you will have access to fully researched links that provide important parenting information.
Sites for Kids
Arthur - The official site for Arthur and his friends featured in the popular books by Marc Brown.
Barney and Friends - Play games, watch video clips, print coloring pages and get craft ideas.
The Big Comfy Couch - Play games, watch video stories, print coloring pages, and listen to songs.
Build A Monster - This site, with hardly any text, teaches kids to use a mouse while creating a not so scary monster.
Children's Storybooks On-line - Original stories with animated illustrations and simple descriptions young children will understand. Story titles include The Farm Animals and Buzzy Bee.
Crayola Creativity Center - play games, get craft ideas, send or print and color cards, learn color facts and do color experiments, get coloring and activity pages.
The World of Curious George - Have fun with everybody's favorite curious monkey! The site features an on-line mini adventure for kids to follow.
Disney.com The Web Site for Families - The official web site for all Disney activities. The Kids page features activities for kids to do such as coloring pages, games, etc. using various Disney Characters such as Winnie the Pooh, Mickey Mouse, etc. Elementary age children will also enjoy the activities found here.
IKnowThat.com - a fun learning website for kids from preschool to 6th grade. Have games and activities per grade level per subject with teacher’s guides too.
Kendra's Coloring Book - An easy to use coloring page with simple pictures that can be printed out for coloring or painted right on the computer page.
Lego - for the lego lover. Play games and activities.
Mary Lou Pickle - through games and activities and music teaches children to respect people, animals and the world.
Mother Goose Rebus Rhymes - A site designed for children who are learning to read. Kids will enjoy picking out the words they can read in their favorite nursery rhymes.
Playhouse Disney Preschool Time Online - [For access from the public computers for children from inside the Library only. Please ask staff for access assistance.] A fun interactive experience featuring Playhouse Disney friends teaching letter and number recognition, shape and color identification and counting in stories with themes such as friendship or bravery. Every two weeks, new games and activities are introduced.
123 Sesame Street - contains games, online videos and activities for preschoolers. Every weekday there's a new "playlist" for kids and parents to explore together.
Sesame Street Central - This site features the popular Sesame Street characters in simple online storybooks that are fun to read. It also contains lots of web pages especially designed to print out and color.
Seussville - The Seuss characters welcome kids to Seussville, Dr. Seuss's playground in Cyberspace. You can play games, chat with The Cat in the Hat, and do much, much more!
Thomas the Tank Engine - Play games, print coloring pages, send ecards.
Treehouse TV - for the 6 and under child has games and activities, coloring pages, etc.
World Village's Idea Box - This site is updated weekly and features both a site and idea of the week, along with news of interest to parents, teachers, and librarians. You can also find links to lots of printable learning, activity and coloring pages, as well as projects, games, and crafts.
PBS - The starting place to find your favorite PBS shows on line, such as Mister Roger's Neighborhood, Shining Time Station, Wimzie's House and much, much more!
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