Fun Websites

Child Websites

  • Great websites for kids: Selected by the American Library Association
  • Storyline Online: Celebrities read picture book stories and the pages become a slide show movie.
  • Starfall: A fun online phonics approach to learning to read
  • Vocabulary Games: Fun vocabulary games for new learners and ESL
  • Family Playground: Fun and educational games from Scholastic
  • Books and Games: Free online games featuring book series
  • PBS Kids: Games and stories from your favorite PBS shows! 
  • Nick Jr.: Dora, Peppa Pig, PAW Patrol, and Team Umizoomi
  • Sesame Street: Fun with your Sesame Street friends
  • Go Mo: Meet all of author Mo Willem’s friends and play games
  • Seussville: All things Dr. Seuss
  • Speakaboos: Classic fairy tales, mother goose, fables and fun. Free trial, most pay afterwards. See Storyline Online for completely free stories.
  • Prodigy: Math games for grades 1-8. Parents can have an account, or children can sign up with their parents' email.
  • NitroType: An absolute favorite for grade school children - this website allows them to race cars, gain points, and upgrade their cars by becoming more skilled at typing!
  • Practice typing with fun games and interactive lessons.
  • Slime Kids: Typing games, learn typing by playing games!
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Parent Resources

  • NSTeens: Online Safety Games for children and teenagers. Includes videos and quizzes about online safety (Especially what is safe to post online).
  • Card Games for Car Road Trips: Description and rules for classic family card games. (Does not have any online games)
  • Born Learning: Born Learning, a site from the United Way, offers ideas for parents, grandparents and caregivers on how to turn everyday experiences into learning opportunities for children (also in Spanish).
  • Great Group Games: Hundreds of great ideas for fun and educational games to play with kids.
  • International Reading Association: This site offers PDF, printable resources for parents on literacy, helping your child read and write better, using technology and preparing your baby or preschooler to learn to read; an excellent site for parents.
  • Kid’s Health: Great information on children’s health issues, their growth and development and how to talk to your children about their health.
  • Click Magazine: Click is a science and exploration magazine for young children. Its website features fun science articles, many from the current and past issues of the magazine.
  • Michigan Department of Children and Families: Public services of all types offered for children and families in Michigan.
  • Grand Rapids Kids: Family oriented events and more around the Grand Rapids area.
  • Ottawa Area Intermediate School District: Parent resources on the Ottawa Area Schools.