AwesomeLibrary.org a publication: "Awesome Library organizes the Web with 26,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education." This kid-friendly site also includes a "Talking Library" option. Information on sponsors, selection criteria, and selection methods is located on their "About Us" page. (12-28-04)
Helping Your Child Become a Reader : a publication of the U. S. Department of Education by Andrea DeBruin Parecki.
Homework Spot : Homework Spot and Library Spot are two of many web "spots" in the ...spot.com series. There is some advertising but it doesn't blow you away. Indexed in Elementary, Middle, and High School sections there are also pages with information and links of interest to parents and teachers. (12-28-04)
Insure Kids Now - Texas Page : Information on assistance with affordable health care for children.
Kids Count 2000 : Site has census-type information on children in the United States. Supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Kid's Search Tools : This page has over a dozen searchable links to research tools useful for homework, hobby, or just because you want to know. Not updated since April 2003, all but one of the links (Encarta) is direct and it still links to new pages. This one is neat because one page provides direct access to your request from a variety of sources. (12-28-04)
KidsComJr : "KidsCom Jr. is a safe, educational and entertaining electronic playground for kids ages 3 to 7. Our mission is to give young kids, and their parents, an opportunity to engage in fun, educational games and activities." (12-29-04)
KidSpace @ the Internet Public Library : Started as a student project at the University of Michigan, this effort has grown wings. KidsSpace is one of several divisions. There is a TeenSpace section plus numerous subject sections. (12-28-04)
Multnomah County (OR) Public Library Homework Center : their mission statement says "The Multnomah County Library Homework Center, an Internet subject directory, consists of Web resources that specifically concentrate on K-12, homework-related subjects. Web resources included on this site are reviewed by reference staff from Multnomah County Library." (12-28-04)
National Geographic for Kids : "After more than a century the National Geographic Society today is propelled by new concerns: the alarming lack of geographic knowledge among our nation's young people and the pressing need to protect the planet's natural resources. As our mission grows in urgency and scope, the Society continues to develop new and exciting vehicles for broadening our reach and enhancing our legendary ability to bring the world to our millions of members." (12-29-04)
PBS Kids Page : Lots of fun activities and favorite characters from PBS children's programming.
Smoke Free Kids : Page sponsored by the American Cancer Institute.
Toy Manufacturers of America - Guide to Toys and Play : Guide to selection of safe and age-appropriate toys for children.