The Internet is a part of daily life for a lot of children. With so much information out there, it is hard for parents and kids to sort through and find what is appropriate. Part of a librarian’s job nowadays is to help select resources and guide users. Information literacy and technology literacy are becoming essential skills for children to have. Whether it is homework help, games, or current events, it is so important to find the best quality available. We have a few tricks up our sleeves; read on to find out!
Part of the American Library Association, the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) puts together this website packed full of carefully selected and reviewed links for children. Sites are divided by subject with an option to search as well as a featured site each month. Links are provided along with a short description of the site. They just added dozens of new sites, so check it out!
Much like ALSC, this site has hundreds of websites divided by category. It is a user friendly site great for kids, teens, and adults. Go ahead, explore!
The Palm Beach County School District has a great site for PreK-12th grade. Educational games, databases, and more appear in a colorful layout. Some of the resources will require you to log in, but there are plenty that don’t and some nice web links. My favorite tool on this page is TumbleBooks. Kids can read along, listen, and see the pages on these eBooks. Play around!
Don’t forget about us! Our KidSpace page has lots of links for Homework Help, Fun & Games, Parent and Teacher resources, events, and Books!
Tech Savvy Kids
Kids create their own awesome invitations while learning computer and Internet basics!
Computer Lab 2nd Floor
Monday, July 26