The Internet computer in the children's room is now LIMITED to certain sites, instead of going to all sites that are not caught by our filter. This list is a starting point. You may recommend other sites to add to this list; a librarian will review them. New sites will only be added once a month because changing the configuration of this computer is time-consuming.
No search engines will be added because most of the results they return will not be on this list!
- A Game A Day
This site offers puzzles, games, and related materials designed to stimulate learning, problem solving, and creative thinking.
- Cartoon Network
Games related to your favorite Cartoon Network shows. Cartoon Network India has also been recommended.
- Chateau Meddybemps
All kinds of fun for families with younger kids.
Will the black or the red pieces win this time? Simple directions provided.
- Chess Is Fun
Want to learn how to play chess? Want to learn how to play a bit better? Here are some fairly easy “lessons.”
- Chess Kids
Learn to play chess with interactive lessons, quizzes, games, and puzzles.
Computer generated Checkers. “A long-term objective of solving the game of checkers, i.e. determining the game-theoretic value of checkers.” This is a very tough game.
- Comic Zone
Your very own newspaper comics section! Includes Dilbert, For Better or Worse, Peanuts, Rose is Rose, and a lot more.
- Crazy Bone
Have fun with dozens of on-line games, jokes, magic tricks, recipes, tongue twisters and coloring sheets.
- Discovery School's Puzzlemaker
Puzzlemaker is a fun and easy puzzle generation tool for all ages that allows users to create and print customized word search, crossword and math puzzles using your own word lists.
- Enchanted Learning
Activities, quizzes, crafts, dictionaries, and much more.
This is a sliding puzzle site based on a toy of years ago. It offers interesting challenges and is totally addictive.
- Five Field Kono
This beautifully designed strategy game is played on a Java board. It’s worth the wait for the board to load up. Based on Chinese Checkers.
- Fun Brain.com
Who ever thought learning math could be so much fun? Test your math skills with these fun and interesting games. Inlcudes some teacher and parenting resources.
- Garfield Online
Heard the latest? Garfield’s the greatest! Check out what’s happenin’ with everyone’s favorite fat cat! Jim Davis’s official fat-cat site!
- GirlTech Game Cafe.
A Web page just for girls. You can create stories or work in science and math games.
- Harry Potter at Warner Bros and Harry Potter at Scholastic
J.K. Rowling's young wizard on the web.
- Joan Irvine: The Pop-up Lady
Joan Irvine is a Canadian author of children’s craft books. Three of the books have instructions on how to make pop-up cards, a set of pop-up instructions, and a contest. Includes links to other pop-up sites.
- Kids Hub
Geared to elementary and middle students as a fun learning center that features free online interactive lessons, educational games, puzzles and quizzes. Includes parent and teacher resources.
- Kids Play Park
Games, jokes, crafts, recipes, etc.
Visit the Land of Narnia (from the books by C.S. Lewis).
- NASA Kids
Space art, stories, and more!
- Nick and Nick Jr
Games and more with your favorite Nickelodeon characters.
- Official Disney Web Site.
Movies, animation—everything Disney!
- Official Star Wars Web Site.
For Star Wars fans everywhere!
- OwlKids Online.
This is a site based on the magazine for children in Canada. Nicely constructed site. The age breaks are helpful.
- PBS for Kids.
Games and activities connected to your favorite PBS programs, including Arthur, Between the Lions and Sesame Street. Also provides information for grownups on using the site.
Solve this challenging puzzle on a very cool board and then let your friends try solving it. More of a puzzle than a game.
Locate free online games, e-cards, quizzes, jokes, brainteasers, wallpaper, screensavers, and more.
- Puzzle Choice.com.
Choose from crosswords, word searches, word play games, logic and number puzzles and more.
- RIF Reading Planet
Write and illustrate your own stories, play reading games, express yourself through poetry – this site is a wonderful resource for younger children to explore reading and writing.
Visit with a favorite character. Personality profiles of the characters and Schulz’s thoughts on why they behave the way they do!
- Squigly's Playhouse
Look here for games, crafts, jokes, brainteasers and more.
- State Games
Many games about the 50 states, from easy to challenging. A lot of fun!
- Tiger Aki
Animated storybooks and games feature Tiger Aki. Games include mazes, interactive puzzles, nap, coloring and more.
- Veggie Tales
Games with your Veggie Tales vegetable friends, Penguins, and LarryBoy.
If there's a site you would like to see added to this list, please either fill out a form (next to the computer) and give to the Children's Librarian, or if you have email, email Hilary (the computer person). The site list will be updated monthly. Thanks!