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Arts & Crafts

Art for Kids
h
ttp://artforkidshub.com/

TinkerLab
http://tinkerlab.com/
Tinkerlab is a hub for celebrating child-directed projects that value process over product.

 

Book Related

Books Every Geek Should Read to their Child
http://alturl.com/6c874

Children's Books for Parents & Teachers
http://www.childrensbooksforparents.com/

Start With A Book
http://www.startwithabook.org/
Themed books (fiction and nonfiction) and activities to engage children in
reading and learning during the summer. Helpful literacy tips, resources and
printables for parents and caregivers.

 

Current Events

Macaroni Kids | South Birmingham Events and Activities
https://sbirmingham.macaronikid.com/

LCBC Kids
http://www.cbc.ca/kids/
Produced by the Canadian Media Fund, Kids CBC is an attractive and timely mix
of newsworthy events, entertainment, games, animals, nature, science and pop
culture.

TEDEd Lessons Worth Sharing
http://ed.ted.com

Tween Tribune
http://tweentribune.com
Daily news sites for kids, tweens and teens. From animals to entertainment, you
will find the most compelling, relevant and interesting news all on one site!

Tween Tribune en Español
http://tweentribune.com/spanish
Daily news in Spanish for children and adolescents. Noticias diarias en
español para niños y adolescentes.

 

English

BiblioNasium
http://biblionasium.com/
Kids connect with friends, parents and teachers to share and recommend their favorite books. They can setup virtual bookshelves, catalogue books, and track their progress.

EasyBib
http://www.easybib.com/
Automatic works cited and bibliography formatting for MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian citation styles.

Rutgers' Riot
http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/lib_instruct/riot/
Take this interactive tutorial created by Rutgers University to learn about various aspects of the research process.You can select specific modules to help with your individual needs. The five modules are: (1) Selecting a Topic, (2) Finding Sources, (3) Selecting Keywords, (4) Identifying Citations, and (5) Evaluating Sources. These tutorials were designed for Rutgers' students and therefore some of the resources discussed, such as RefWorks, are not available through North Shelby Library.

 

Fun Stuff

Dav Pilkey's Extra Crunchy Website-O-Fun
www.pilkey.com
Meet Dave Pilkey in comic book form! Explore his books, videos, games and book app! Be sure to check out "Fun Stuff" for more activities and silly facts.

Knowledge Kids
http://www.knowledgekids.ca/games


History

Digital History
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/
Enhances American history teaching and research through primary sources, an online textbook, extensive reference resources, and interactive materials.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
https://www.gilderlehrman.org/

Google Cultural Institute
http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/
The Google Cultural Institute brings together millions of artifacts from multiple partners, with the stories that bring them to life, in a virtual museum. Please be advised this website contains mature content and parents may wish to view the material before their children.

NYPL Digital Collections
http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/

SmartHistory
http://smarthistory.org

Smithsonian Education
http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/students/
Explore, Discover, Learn: Art and culture, history and travel, science and nature. Explore all the Smithsonian has to offer at Smithsonian Students.


Miscellaneous

CBeebies
http://www.cbeebies.com/lat-am/
BBC presenta programas educativos, juegos y actividades para los niños. Hay
informació para los padres también.
BBC presents educational programs, games and activities for children. Parent
information is also included.

Classics for Kids
http://www.classicsforkids.com/
Learn about some of world's greatest classical composers and listen to amazing
music! This site also includes information about the history of music, games,
and materials for caregivers and educators, and lots of multimedia content.

DIY
https://diy.org/
Become a Maker. DIY is a club for Makers to earn Skills. DIY Makers do challenges, share their work with the community, and earn patches for the Skills they accomplish.

Kidzone with the New York Philharmonic
http://www.nyphilkids.org/games/main.phtml?
Discover the world of the New York Philharmonic and go backstage to learn about
music and instruments. Kids can explore famous composers, play games, and
create music.

Macaroni Kid
https://sbirmingham.macaronikid.com/
Macaroni Kid publishes weekly, hyper-local e-newsletters and websites featuring events, activities, products and places for moms, kids and families. We host local events and parties and connect with our communities via our rich and extensive social media channels.

Mocomi
http://mocomi.com/
Mocomi is a fresh approach to content for kids with the perfect blend of fun
and learning that helps the left & the right brained child learn through
experiences.

North Shelby Kids Pinterest
http://pinterest.com/northshelbykids/
Start following North Shelby Kids for book lists, literacy ideas, arts & crafts we love, updates on new books we've added to the department and more.

PBS Kids Lab in Spanish
http://pbskids.org/lab/es/
Juegos y actividades que desarrollan habilidades de matemáticas y lectura.
Games and activities that help develop math and reading skills.

Postcrossings
http://www.postcrossing.com/
A postcards exchange project that invites everyone to send and receive postcards from random places in the world.

Sheppard Software
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/
Hundreds of fun educational games and activities for kids to play online. Topics include math, geography, animals, and more.

Smithsonian Kids
http://www.si.edu/Kids
Smithsonian Kids includes a lot of information and activities about a lot of
topics, including dinosaurs, world cultures, animals, outer space, history, and
more...many of which are also exhibits at the Smithsonian museums.

Sparky the Fire Dog
http://www.sparky.org/
Sparky the Fire Dog is web site created by the National Fire Prevention
Association that promotes the message of fire safety for young children. There
are cartoons, games, downloadable materials, and simple interactive activities
that reinforce the site's main message.

Tagul
https://tagul.com
Create beautiful word clouds with this site. Flexible and fun!

We All Live in the Forbidden City
http://www.walfc.org/about-us/

Wonderopolis
http://wonderopolis.org
Spark children's imaginations by sharing a "Wonder of the Day" and exploring a
"Wonder Playground." A project of the National Center for Family Literacy.

 

Parenting

Allergic Child
http://allergicchild.com

Birmingham Mom
http://www.birminghammom.com

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
http://www.foodallergy.org

Kids With Food Allergies
http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org

Kids Guide to Electrical Safety 
https://www.saveonenergy.com/kids-electrical-safety-guide/

National Center for Learning Disabilities
http://www.ncld.org/
A user-friendly resource for parents, caregivers, or anyone impacted by or
concerned about learning disabilities (LD). Features guides for understanding
LD symptoms and treatments in an age-appropriate context, from preschool
through adulthood.

 

School Related

B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper
www.bjpinchbeck.com
One of the oldest and broadest directories of carefully chosen web sites for students, this father-son collaboration is a "go-to" destination for anyone with homework to do, a research or science project, or any other informational need.

Common Core
http://www.corestandards.org
Devoted to the task of defining Common Core State standards, this site provides detailed detailed definitions of what students are exptected to learn. It serves as a resource to teachers and parents embarking on the education of young people, especially in the context of relevance to real-world knowledge and skills that are necessary for success in college and careers.

Discovery Kids in Spanish
http://www.tudiscoverykids.com/
Videos and games featuring favorite characters from Discovery Kids. Also
includes helpful information for parents. Videos y juegos que presentan sus
personajes favoritos de Discovery Kids. Incluye también información útil
para los padres.

Fact Monster
http://www.factmonster.com/
Fact Monster is a free reference site for students, teachers, and parents. Get homwork help and find facts on thousands of subjects, including sports, entertainment, geography, history, biography, education, and health.

Study Blue
http://www.studyblue.com/online-flashcards/
StudyBlue is your online home to store lecture notes and make flashcards. Study online and on your phone for effective, productive learning.


Science/Math

ALMA Kid
http://kids.alma.cl/

Discovery Kids

http://kids.discovery.com/
Discovery Kids inspires kids to explore the awesome world around them and satisfy their curiosity with innovative games, activities, quizzes and articles.

Engineer Girl
http://www.engineergirl.org/
The Engineer Girl website is designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunies that engineering represents for girls and women.

Get the Math
http://www.thirteen.org/get-the-math/

GlacierWorks: Everest
http://explore.glacierworks.org
Glacierworks utilizes stunning photography and videography to educate visitors
about the glaciers of the Greater Himalayan Region. The importance of the
glaciers, the changes they are experiencing, and their documented history are
brought to life by this amazing collection of work.

Howtosmile.org
www.howtosmile.org
A collection of hands-on science and math activities, created by staff from science museums around the country, this website is a resource for educators, homeschoolers, parents, and anyone looking to teach school-aged children about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) using interactive, non-classroom methods.

Lawrence Hall of Science
http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/kidsite/
The Lawrence Hall of Science is UC Berkeley's public science center; 24/7
Science is the kids page, which includes a variety of science experiments and
activities, as well as games and citizen science opportunities.

Learn.Genetics
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/
Discover Genetics! Learn and explore cell biology, human health, evolution, and
science labs. Interactive labs and teacher materials available. Created by The
Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah. "Making science easy
for everyone to understand"

Matemáticas Visuales
http://www.fundacioncnse.org/educa/matematicas/

Math TV
http://www.mathtv.com/

Mineralogy4Kids
Mineralogy4Kids.org

NASA
http://www.nasa.gov/
NASA.gov brings you images, videos and interactive features from the unique perspective of America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions.

NASA Kids' Club
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/index.html
The NASA Kids' Club is a games-based Web site that stimulates children's interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by incorporating five skill levels, national education standards and NASA content.

Nanospace
http://nanospace.molecularium.com/
An interactive theme park that explores the nanoscale universe of atoms and molecules through games and animations.

National Geographic Kids
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/
Features different people, animals, and places with facts, games, activities, and related links.

Nourish Interactive in Spanish
http://es.nourishinteractive.com/kids
A fun site to learn about nutrition with interesting games for kids and
interactive nutrition tools and tips for parents and health educators.
Aprenda sobre la nutrición con juegos divertidos para niños. Incluye consejos
sobre la nutrición para los padres y educadores también.

Project Noah
www.projectnoah.org
Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

SciGirls
pbskids.org/scigirls
A PBS site for girls interested in science. SciGirls includes games, project
ideas, videos and more.

Smithsonian Education
http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/students/
Explore, Discover, Learn: Art and culture, history and travel, science and nature. Explore all the Smithsonian has to offer at Smithsonian Students.

Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms
http://www.genome.gov/Glossary/
A wide range of genetic terms are explained thoroughly but concisely by leading
experts in the field. Multimedia elements include downloadable PDFs, audio
clips with explanations of terms, and 3D models.

Social Studies

iCivics
http://www.icivics.org/
Web-based education project designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in U.S. democracy.

Kids.gov
http://kids.usa.gov/
The US Government's website for kids explores jobs, health, art, school
subjects and more. Choosing personal interests or researching your latest
school report can be done on this website through text, games and informational
videos.

Kids in the House
http://kids.clerk.house.gov/
Learn all about the legislative branch of the United States Government. Created
by the the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives Kids in
the House covers a wide range of topics about the House of Representatives and
the legislative process. With sections for young learners, elementary school,
middle school, and high school, information is broken down in a way everyone
can understand.

Seterra
http://www.seterra.net/
Seterra is a challenging educational geography game with more than 100 different exercises. Learn about countries, capitals, oceans, flags and cities in Africa, Europe, South America, North America, Asia and Australia, using outline map exercises!

Time for Kids
http://www.timeforkids.com/
Time for Kids is a news magazine geared toward students in grades K-6.Timeforkids.com offers age-appropriate news stories.