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Interesting and Educational Web Pages for Children?

Cliff posted more than 11 years ago | from the exposing-young-minds-to-the-digital-world dept.

The Internet 450

watashiwananashidesu asks: "I am a teenager with no siblings and a a good number of little cousins. Being something of a nerd, I'm incredibly popular with these cousins, especially the ones who are 8-11. Recently, when my first cousin (female, 8) was over, I began a collection of links that she might enjoy--sites that were appropriate and fun. Now that the Cold/Flu season is over, I can expect more visits from my first, second, and third cousins, and I'm left with a dismally small collection of links (eight, to be specific) for them to peruse. Also, the few I have are unsatisfactory; they're mainly corporate sites like Barbie.com and Lego.com with a few non-corporate games mixed in. None of the sites have any educational value, least of all about the things that I really want to expose them to--science, math, literature, and computers. In fact, I especially need sites that will teach them about computers, so that they'll be able to better keep in touch with me, when we're all older. What are some good sites I can bookmark for my cousins that are: educational, appropriate for children aged 5-11, (mainly three boys and two girls), fun, not a security threat, non-corporate (though this last one is optional) Also, how can I make my friends/protégé(e)s/cousins make the best of what few links I have or manage to find?"

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Brainwash them (-1, Troll)

benna (614220) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740476)

How about some far left political websites. Its never to early to brainwash...I mean educate...them.

first post (-1, Offtopic)

tinrib (632120) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740478)

sorry - life long dream

well then... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5740562)


Keep Dreamin' Buddy.

Goat Sex! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5740479)

Don't forget about http://www.goatse.cx/ the kids love it!

Re:Goat Sex! (0, Flamebait)

Vej (199488) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740499)

So did every site I hacked. It's a lovely calling card to leave.

A real treat! (obligatory) (-1, Troll)

Tuffnut (618438) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740483)

I'm sure they would LOVE this website [goatse.cx] :)

Noggin (4, Informative)

bgog (564818) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740486)

It's slightly corporate but a great site. www.noggin.com is the site for the kids tv channel Noggin. It has some great educational games etc. My 2 year old LOVES to play 'Pigeon patterns' with Bert on in the "play with me seseme' section.

Re:Noggin (3, Informative)

ralico (446325) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740511)

Friends of ours have a 5 and an 8 year old. I know that the 8 year old is at barbie.com alot, as the article mentions, but the 5 year old likes Nick Jr [nickjr.com] .

OH GOD IT'S SLIGHTLY CORPORATE! RUN! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5740542)

nt

Home Star Runner! (5, Funny)

cscx (541332) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740630)

What 8-12 year old is complete without watching StrongBad's Email [homestarrunner.com] weekly?

TV Channels with web presence (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5740647)

I don't know much about Disney.com's Toon Town [go.com] , but my little siblings are on that frequently.

I also agree that Nick Jr [nickjr.com] , or Nick/Nickelodeon [nick.com] is popular too for the pre/low-teen crowd.

Edumakation (2, Insightful)

blitzoid (618964) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740493)

The problem with finding educational sites is that when you look for 'Educational', it's almost always pointed at an older demographic (Older than 8-11, anyway.). I hear companies going on and on about how the internet is great for kids - but aside from Homework and FPS games, what is there?

I apologize for my rambling.

Re:Edumakation (0)

JeffSh (71237) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740549)

The ability to get access to pornography without going through your dad's drawer? I know when I was 10, I would have killed for a tool like the internet, and wouldn't have been risking my hide as much as rooting around in his dresser for some skin mags to enlighten myself with ..

Re:Edumakation (3, Funny)

kmac06 (608921) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740563)

...aside from Homework and FPS games, what is there?

Isn't that enough? Minus the homework, I mean.

Sexual Education (1)

antis0c (133550) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740494)

By far is the most researched topic online.

I really hope that.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5740603)

... this guy is able to keep his two lists of bookmarks separate...

otherwise he might have to be explaining female anatomy instead of why birds and bees can fly...

a single page (1)

SHEENmaster (581283) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740495)

with screenshots linking to games [frob.us] .

Old link lives! (5, Informative)

BrynM (217883) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740496)

I dusted off an old Netscape Navigator 2.x bookmark list to pull this one out, but it still works!

http://www.educationindex.com/ [educationindex.com]

It's a site of educational links, but has categories for age group and more. Unfortunately, all the kids I used to send there are young adults now and can find stuff themselves.

Politics? (0, Troll)

Threni (635302) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740498)

Like this site:
http://www.whitehouse.org/kids/index.asp

Re:Politics? (1)

benna (614220) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740515)

Thats not politics its propoganda.

Re:Politics? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5740631)

grrrr...see my furrows of worry....everything is really serious....i cannot see that that is a humourous site...therefore no-one can....greeee..

Mod parent down. (1)

nuwayser (168008) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740590)

The parent post is no better than spam with a benign subject with pornography in the body of the message. Not intended for kids... especially the line about abstinance:

"The sexing is to have for only adults. Also, with trampoline for frolicking in the poo."

OK, I giggled a bit, but when I remembered I was a parent myself, I stopped laughing.

btw s/org/gov/ gets you a 404.

how stuff works (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5740501)

www.howstuffworks.com is pretty good, though it might be for the older of your cousins.

also... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5740539)

if you are in the San Francisco bay area, there are two good museums.

1) the Exploratorium (http://www.exploratorium.com/) is one of the best hands on science museums in the world. no matter how old you are, or young, you will find this place facinating and spend all day there, even if you don't like science.

2) the san jose tech museum, that's pretty hands on too, but much more high tech.

Try this... (2, Informative)

Cyno01 (573917) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740502)

Bonus.com [bonus.com] not so educational, and some ads, but lots of fun games for kids ages 8 to 80. Battlefield is an especially addictive mulitplayer cartoony tank game, lots of fun.

slashdot (4, Funny)

bdigit (132070) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740504)

What could be more educating then slashdot.org. Your cousins will learn how to spell and use appropriate grammar from CmdrTaco and other certified instructors. They will post the same story more then once to make sure you have learned everything you can from the article.

Dont forget the trolls! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5740595)

With the abundance of troll instructors, your little ones will be educated about the truth that is so lacking in the bias that is Slashdot.
And crapflooders will teach any child to turn ASCII into Goatse.

Sorry to break it to you but... (5, Funny)

disneyfan1313 (138976) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740505)

Being something of a nerd, I'm incredibly popular with these cousins, especially the ones who are 8-11.


Welcome to being a teenage nerd.


Fortunatly you have started reading slashdot at a young age so you will learn all sorts of incredibly cool and geeky stuff and probably make a decent living and have cool tech toys.


Unfortunatly being popular with cousins aged 8-11 will be a theme for your entire life.


Enjoy!

Re:Sorry to break it to you but... (2, Funny)

benna (614220) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740540)

Well now you depressed me. I can see the slashdot artical now. Teen boy jumps off cliff because of slashdot article coment.

NASA, encarta, google :-) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5740507)

what about sites like Encarta.com...that's where I learn all the stuff I need to know....no, wait a minute..it's been replaced by www.google.com :-)

I can only suggest trying google.com

Have you checked out NASA or some NASA related website?

how stuff works (2, Informative)

bodrell (665409) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740508)

i assume you've already used the link howstuffworks [howstuffworks.com] ? it's pretty appropriate for any age, and has a great section on computers.

How about playing catch or something OUTSIDE? (-1, Offtopic)

tstoneman (589372) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740510)

Kids spend far too much time watching TV and doing nothing real.

Why not pick up a baseball and teach them to throw? (You do know how to throw a ball, don't you?)

Maybe bring them to the science museum, or teach them how to build models, or get a chemistry set and teach them about basic chemistry.

How about going on hikes into the forest, or biking, or playing street hockey, or soccer, or throw a frisbee around?

Why the hell would you want to teach an 8 year-old kid to sit on their ass in front of a computer screen at such a young age?!?!? They have plenty of time to do that shit during college, hell that's when I started.

Forget Virtual Reality and think Real Reality, bro.

Re:How about playing catch or something OUTSIDE? (1)

jeffkjo1 (663413) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740537)

Forget Virtual Reality and think Real Reality, bro.

::Obligatory Simpsons Ref::
Sideshow Bob: By the way, I'm aware of the irony of appearing on TV in order to decry it. So don't bother pointing that out.

catch OUTSIDE? (cool, but...) (1)

dbCooper0 (398528) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740580)

I had my 5 yr old and 3 yr old boys in front of Atari 8 bits - the 21 year old youngest is now MIS at a VERY large ISP in Michigan. The 24 year old is as proficient in M$ Winderz as the younger is at Linux, but he's in the Navy (recruiter now).

And we played catch a lot, as well. Outside.:)

Re:How about playing catch or something OUTSIDE? (0)

MekkaMenelaus (239314) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740617)

I agree...

you've got the rest of your life to sit on your duff staring mindlessly into a glowing screen. get them out there and play in the mud while they still have a creative mind yearning for development.

somebody please... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5740512)

tell me why on earth i care about this enough for it to be on /.

b

Re:somebody please... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5740605)

obviously you care enough to use your (precious?) time to air your lack of interest

SOL (1)

$criptah (467422) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740514)

Stands for 'shit out of luck.' Unfortunately there are more sites that they should NOT look at than sites that they should visit. But if you want to keep them busy go to www.ratemycan.com. It can keep them enterntained for hours and they can learn a lot about what is hot and what is not :)

Ummm... (0)

The Bungi (221687) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740522)

Being something of a nerd, I'm incredibly popular with these cousins, especially the ones who are 8-11

I was going to make a lame joke about this and then I thought better about it. Not worth the karma hit.

Oh, wait...

Volcanos!!!! (4, Informative)

AmigaAvenger (210519) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740525)

Just have to plug my own site. We get 1m+ per month, bookmarked by most schools, and considered one the best kid related sites for volcanoes... (and yes, we run linux!!)

Volcanoworld [und.edu]

Make them smarter. (2, Interesting)

0xffffffff (161827) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740526)

When I was 12 I could have spent whole days recursing this site:

http://www.treasure-troves.com/

Instead I had to read real books. Drat.

Cat got your tongue? Try this instead! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5740527)

Don't forget about Barney the Dinosaur [goatse.cx] 's site...the kids love it!

Bah childrens (1)

The Terrorists (619137) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740528)

Nuts to that. In the old days there was no curriculum and every educated person was autodidact or tutored. They knew something about what there was to know.

Childrens' media are meant more to limit knowledge or transmit ideology. I read doctors journals as a kid and am glad I did.

Howstuffworks.com (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5740533)

www.howstuffworks.com is my favorite educational website, They are starting to add more advertising but it shouldn't hold you back from checking it out...try doing a search on "computers", "mp3" or some other computer related term...maybe try "fiber optics"?

Orisinal.com (4, Informative)

thefinite (563510) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740534)

Orisinal.com [orisinal.com] . The coolest collection of flash games you will ever find. Just have mercy on his server :)

Re:Orisinal.com (3, Funny)

Ballresin (398599) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740601)

Great....

Now you've sucessfully wasted another 3-20 hours of my life...

And please my girlfriend (she loves simple games, being somewhat simple herself (don't tell her i said that)).

Double-sided blade i guess.

Re:Orisinal.com (1)

abcxyz (142455) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740669)

OK, I had to try it too. Much fun, love the bumblebee catching!

howstuffworks.com (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5740536)

Everyone I point towards this site is thrilled, check it out.
www.howstuffworks.com [howstuffworks.com]

Google to the Rescue (1)

abcxyz (142455) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740538)

Try the following Google search for "Educational Websites for Children" [google.com] . There are tons of links to follow and noticed several are by age group as well. Guarantee you will find several that are of interest to you as well. Gotta go now, I found a really cool link for making Geodesic Gum Drops! [exploratorium.edu]

-- Rick

Steer clear of.. (1)

Gefiltefish (125066) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740544)


Just remember to steer them clear of the pedophilia sites --bad news for all.

And while you're at it, you may want to steer clear of those yourself...

...."popular" cough cough

(mainly three boys and two girls) (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5740546)

Umm...so what, pray tell, are the rest of them?

Here's one to stay away from (1)

anon*127.0.0.1 (637224) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740554)

http://www.cool-2b-real.com/

See if you can figure out who sponsers it!

(I gotta figure out how to post links as links someday)

Re:Here's one to stay away from (1)

CybSirius (13966) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740635)

Where's the beef?

Re:Here's one to stay away from (1)

weston (16146) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740692)

Take a look behind the scenes [themorningnews.org] of this campaign....

Yahoo! (1)

daevux (626542) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740556)

Yahooligans! [yahooligans.com]

Sounds rather sick... (0, Troll)

Axe (11122) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740559)

Pardon me, but being popular among 8-year old girls does not sound... umm... completly normal...

Re:Sounds rather sick... (1)

ewhenn (647989) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740648)

What is so bad about someone actually wanting to place some information in a childs hands, especially kids who *want* to learn. I think it's great. It's too bad our own government doesn't value educating our children and giving them constructive things to do the way this person does, the govt. would much rather be off imposing our will on foreign countries through military force. Nowadays it seems as if being imperialists is all us Americans are good at. We have declining industry, an eroding educational system, health care is in a downward spiral wiht an economy to match, but we can deliver munitions via rockets within 1 meter of target. Its too bad, more people, especialy our leaders, dont value education as much as this individual.

rant.end

safeplaces.net (3, Informative)

Chuckaluphagus (111487) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740560)

Safeplaces.net [safeplaces.net] is a beautifully done Flash animation site geared towards kids. Very good graphics and sound and lots of things to interact with on the pages. It isn't exactly educational(other than getting them comfortable with using a mouse and experimenting with an interface), but it is certainly entertaining and completely appropriate for small children.

(And now I pray they won't get /'ed for this.)

How about... (2, Informative)

kotj.mf (645325) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740564)

...the page of the children's department at your local public library. Or mine [cincinnatilibrary.org] . Plenty of links, all nicely vetted by real live children's librarians.

Yes, I work for them.

ABC Kids (2, Informative)

steveroehrs (74840) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740568)

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (our version of PBS) has a great kids site - lots of flash games, science pages, etc.

http://www.abc.net.au/children

Try a public library's website. (3, Insightful)

Asperity (9314) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740570)

Most libraries have already tackled this topic, and provide at least some annotated links, as well as suggestions for Web directories aimed at children. For a non-local example, try the Internet Public Library's offering [ipl.org] . Your local public library probably has something similar, tailored to local interests.

Easy one (3, Informative)

bravehamster (44836) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740573)

Nothings makes me smile more than seeing a child tell you exactly why everything in a movie is incorrect or physically impossible. I suggest getting them started with:


BadAstronomy.com [badastronomy.com]

quia games ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5740576)

How about quia.com -- get them into some games for history, or language, or another language ?

pogo.com (1)

cenonce (597067) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740577)

If it hasn't been mentioned yet, try Pogo.com [pogo.com] . There are your basic casino games and arcade type games, but then there are lots of time-diverting word games and trivia games (the educational stuff). Since you are a geek, there are also classic strategy games like chess, checkers, etc. I've played chess matches with people all over the U.S., which is a lot more fun than playing the computer!

Unfortunately, it is quite slow with Macs, so I have to play on a Winders machine (I haven't tried it with a Linux machine so I can't attest to how fast it is).

I don't really think there is anything on there to actually teach them about computers though... except of course, the process of going to the website and playing the games.

Have fun!

-A

Check the sites in the CyberSurfari (1)

Refried Beans (70083) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740585)

A couple years ago I used to do an Internet treasure hunt called the "CyberSurfari [cybersurfari.org] ." It was run by the SPA and sponsored by search engines like Lycos and Yahoo. During the hunt you would follow links through educational sites mostly targetted at children.

Looks like they are a few weeks away from starting the Spring treassure hunt. It might be something you want to do with your cousins.

A great site! (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5740589)

Send them to the whitehouse.com (http://www.whitehouse.com/). It's an excellent site for learning more about the United States government. It's fun for kids too!

Try this (2, Insightful)

djupedal (584558) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740591)

...set up your own page, and pepper it with family info (nothing too private), a few photos, basic family tree, vacation photoes, etc. Start with a few links to things like dictionaries, maps and some easy flash based games. Once they get the hang of things, you can add more links to the outside. Doing your own site first will allow you control, while showing an example of what they can expect, in terms of a 'good' site out on the net. Watch the logs for extraneous activity, and again, keep the personal info to a minimum. Predators always appreciate it when you make things easy for them.

Neopets. (1)

Anonymous Freak (16973) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740596)

It's fun, very child-friendly, reasonably ad-free (a few small ones in the corners, and the occasional 'sponsored game',) and free.

Oh, and it's addicting for child and adult. (My 30 year old sister got me hooked on it after students in her class told her about it, I got my wife and her son hooked.)

It's kind of a tomagotchi that won't die, combined with a game/fake auction/online-pokemon all-in-one. And you can even play the games (some good, some not so good, mostly 'generic' copies of other simple puzzle or action games) without creating an account.

Neopets [neopets.com]

You people are losers (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5740640)

If you want something to play with, here's my cock:
8======D ~~o ~~o

Ah, sweet release... IN YOUR EYE!

the real sex ed! (1)

Beatbyte (163694) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740602)

thats easy, give them a dose of the real sex ed!

www.sublimedirectory.com
www.ninenine.com

just don't click that goat something another link!!!!

For science, check out: (2, Informative)

Greg Couch (544551) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740604)

The Exploratorium [exploratorium.edu] . Especially, the activities in the "Accidental Scientist" and "Try This!" sections. And if you're ever in San Francisco, you should visit it. Lots of hands on exhibits designed for kids. Can't say enough good things about it.

Hey (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5740607)

This is your cousin. Your room smells like shit and I'll never be back there again, nerd. Bye

No one mentioned this yet! (1)

hdc (665183) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740608)

Sesame Street! Should be of some entertainment to the 5-8 year olds at least.

CeeBot-A (0)

mungeh (663492) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740610)

This isn't an educational website, rather it is an excellent 3D game, called CeeBot-A. This game, made in France, teaches you programming in C+ and JAVA.
Here's the google translation [google.com] of the developers site.
I've been playing it for a while now and it has helped my comupter science marks quite a bit!

Well DUH!!!!! (2, Funny)

Lord_Dweomer (648696) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740616)

Just don't let them go to http://www.slashdot.org if you want them to learn any spelling or grammar.

Interesting AND educational? (1)

David_Bloom (578245) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740620)

Interesting AND educational? Now let's try to stay away from those oxymorons...

Good Site....If You've Got Earplugs (3, Informative)

Snagle (644973) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740622)

http://www.sfskids.org/templates/splash.asp is the san francisco symphony orchestra's kids site. It's got a cool little flash app that runs in the browser that lets kids compose their own music with a variety of different instruments. If nothing else it'll teach them a little about music and possibly get them interested in playing an instrument.

What about (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5740627)

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com
It's never too early to brainwash them...

The best site for education (1)

dduardo (592868) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740634)

I always enjoy this page [about] , especially when I'm really bored!

International Children's Digital Library (1)

meanTurtle (666266) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740636)

http://www.icdlbooks.org/ thought this site was cool

neopets.com (2, Informative)

Maria D (264552) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740642)

This is a virtual pet site with MANY games and other interesting things to do. It is absolutely free and the ads are small.

The most important thing of all... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5740644)

pr0n

Happy Tree Friends (2, Funny)

highcaffeine (83298) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740646)

Happy Tree Friends [happytreefriends.com] .

Nice (Flash) cartoon site. Very appropriate for kids, especially the very young, impressionable ones.

sites (4, Informative)

MCS (202073) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740649)

a classic [slashdot.org]

Now that the obvious joke is out of me, here are some more serious ideas....

one poster mentioend why not getting them outside and do something physical. With that in mind, you can look here at yes mag [yesmag.bc.ca] . Yes Mag is a good science and engineering magazine aimed at children around your cousins age. The website has links to articles, sites and some good from hands on science/engineering activities.

Another site I used heavily this past summer at the computer/tech camp I worked at was Space Kids [spacekids.com]

Actually looking at the national organzation, actua, that ran the camp I've worked at just now, they also have a list of project and links you can do here: Actua Projects [actua.ca]

If you want to teach them something about programming, I've been looking around for Logo [softronix.com] I believe this site has some good tutorial movies on how to use the program.

There also always the Bill Nye [billnye.com] , Beakmen's [lycos.com] of the world too which may be good starting grounds.

If they like History or just need a lesson... (1)

Mr.Happy3050 (573052) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740650)

How about:
Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/
History (Hitler) Channell: http://www.historychannel.com/

wow (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5740652)

Dude you need to stop hanging around little girls before you become a child molestor. Try chicks your own age.

For the Science Tot... (1)

billstr78 (535271) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740657)

I used to work on a web site that gives kids access to scientists (and astronauts) at NASA through interactive chat and webcasts. Pretty fun stuff if your kid is into space or science:

http://quest.nasa.gov/

http://www.scitoys.com/ (3, Interesting)

Sanctuary (124701) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740658)

http://www.scitoys.com/ [scitoys.com] Lots of information on this site.

www.orisinal.com (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5740659)

wonderfullly original games suitable for children

the abc kids programs and links to links kidsstuff (4, Informative)

wadiwood (601205) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740663)

http://www.abc.net.au/rollercoaster/ [abc.net.au] - slightly older kids maybe 10+
http://www.abc.net.au/outthere/stuff/animal01.htm [abc.net.au] educational


from here http://www.abc.net.au/kids [abc.net.au] abc kids
Sesame streethttp://www.sesameworkshop.org/sesamestreet/ [sesameworkshop.org]
Play Schoolhttp://www.abc.net.au/children/play/home.htm [abc.net.au]


my favourite beginners site. Not specifically aimed at kids but steers well clear of nasty stuff.

Lots of computer links

http://www.blackstump.com.au/ [blackstump.com.au]

From the black stumphttp://www.blackstump.com.au/kids.htm [blackstump.com.au]

at this point you are never going to run out of links, theres links of links

zoo flash extra cool with sounds http://www.oac.schools.sa.edu.au/oes/zoo/ [sa.edu.au]

Education and REAL Science for Kids (4, Interesting)

nsample (261457) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740664)

www.globe.gov [globe.gov]

A good site that kids all over the world that has kids doing real science.

Good times, good times.

Internet Sources for Little People (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5740668)

This site is a portal to a nmber of sites run by various librarians and a number of their links (current and past) and reviews are for people of the age group which you specified: http://lii.org/search/file/newsites

This is also a good place to get answers to your question(s).

Mind-blowing fun for young and old alike: (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5740671)

Milky Way at various magnifications (1)

jkeene (53904) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740675)

Seen this one [fsu.edu] yet? It's the Milky Way in a sequence of 10x zooms.

Great site for all ages! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5740677)

www.stileproject.com

get them desensitized early.

27 and still hooked on cartoonnetwork.com games (2, Informative)

philipx (521085) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740678)

"Yes, officer, I confess. Hand me a piece of paper to write off my guilt.
Twenty-seven, sir, twenty-seven and I'm still playing CartoonNetwork.com [cartoonnetwork.com] games. Even during business hours - that should be definitely added to my charges.
Say what?
Oh, no sir, a please pardon me for letting you down and not getting caught playing legally allowed games like: Grand Theft Auto, Quake 3, WarCraft and other. I find them... err... unrealistic. :)"

Serious now - for kids under 9, just like me (divided by 3), I found the games available on cartoonnetwork.com hard to resist. If you wanna get the addicted to good stuff (of course), that IS the place.

NSA (1)

zurab (188064) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740683)

The NSA website has an interesting kids section - it has some educational material as well as a lot of related puzzles. Kids interested in computers and/or cryptography or solving puzzles in general will enjoy it.

Check it out http://www.nsa.gov/programs/kids/ [nsa.gov] .

www.plastelina.net !!! (1)

mekkab (133181) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740684)

This site is a lot of fun.. [plastelina.net]

infact, forget the kids, I love this site. It has fun games (3 are free) that are cool logic puzzles. Also, the graphic design style is reminiscent of stereolab!

My suggestion (1)

mondoterrifico (317567) | more than 11 years ago | (#5740693)

www.google.com

In all seriousness a part of my degree should go to google, they helped me solve many a problem, especially Theory of Computing type proofs.

Off topic a little i know.
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