Resources for Kids

Raising a Reader

Parents play a primary role in bringing the joy of reading to their children. These sites contain a variety of tips, activities and book lists that will encourage your child to become a lifelong reader. Whether your child is just learning the skills that will prepare him for reading or is already reading independently, your participation is a key factor in your child's success.

In addition to these links, keep in mind that the library staff is available to help you choose books and other materials that will nurture a love of reading and learning in your child.

Fun & Games for Preschoolers

Build-a-Monster
Create your own monster.

Clifford
Playtime is big fun when it's shared with Clifford.

Curious George
Follow the antics of the world's most loveable troublesome monkey.

Disney’s Preschool Games
Exciting games for preschoolers featuring their favorite Disney characters.

Fun with Spot
Fans of Eric Hill's Spot books will enjoy playing these games and reading the animated versions of some of these books.

Maisy’s Fun Club
Read, play games, and make things with Maisy and friends.

Nickelodeon Jr.
A site created for younger children with a variety of games, activities and fun-from the people who bring you the Nickelodeon Channel.

Seussville
Welcome to wonderful wacky world of Dr. Seuss!

Thomas the Tank Engine
All aboard, Thomas the Tank Engine fans!

Fun & Games for School Age Kids

Barbie
Games and activities made especially for girls.

Between the Lions
Get wild about reading with songs and fun games.

Cartoon Network
A wide variety of games featuring popular cartoon characters.

Dino Dictionary
This site offers a searchable database, discussion of current theories, a listing of dinosaur sites and clip art.

First Palette
A step-by-step guide to kids’ crafts.

Funbrain
Try this site and see just how fun learning can be!

Highlights for Kids
Plenty of activities for kids who love Highlights magazine.

I Spy
An interactive version of the popular books from Jean Marzollo and Walter Wick.

PBS for Kids
Games and activities related to PBS programs for children.

Sesame Street
Come and play with Elmo, Cookie Monster and all of your other friends on Sesame Street.

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