Links for the Grandkids

Played all the games? Told all the stories? Sang all the songs that you know?
And the kids are starting to drive you (just a little) crazy?
(when are their parents coming home???)
give them a turn on the computer with these fun, family safe links- some of them are even educational!
(sshhhh)
Ask Jeeves for Kids
The child-safe version of the adult search engine- Ask Jeeves.com.
The kids type in their question and Jeeves directs them to the answer

PBS Kids
The Public Broadcasting website with fun- games, stories, music, coloring- from their favorite TV shows- Arthur, Barney, Berenstein Bears, Clifford, Dragon Tales, Reading Rainbow, Sesame Street, Teletubbies, more...

National Geographic for Kids
(where was this when our own kids were full of questions???)
I had a great time looking around this site from National Geographic magazine (fascinating article on polar bears....who knew....?) The pictures are fabulous, and there are games, activities, experiments and homework help. I loved it.

Funology.com - The Science of Having Fun!
here's what they have to say about their great site:
Welcome to Funology.com!
Funology.com is the best place on the Web to find things to do. Not just while you're sitting at the computer, but anywhere. Things to do by yourself or with your friends, your parents, your pets, anyone. We'll teach you a million and one ways to make things, explore the world, and discover skills you never knew you had. It's one place where you'll never be bored!

Seussville- The Wonderful Dr. Seuss!
click and play games, print and play activities and the seussville storymaker

Crayola
the crayon people- lots of coloring and easy activity ideas

Marilee's Paper Doll Page
Lots of dolls to print and play, houses and furniture too.
I still love paper dolls!

here are a couple of good game sites- some for the kids and some for you too, to enjoy after they go to bed or go home!

Fun Brain
Interactive educational games categorized by age (6 and under, 7-10, 11-15, 15 and up). Each game has a brief description and level of difficulty.

Big Fish Games

and finally,
when you've had a chance to recoup some energy and you're ready for some fun "together time" again-
visit this site - Games Kids Play
It has hundreds of good old fashioned (non computer!) games and the rules for how to play them. The folks there say that the reason for their site is two-fold:
One- to let you remember some of those old games we used to play and to bring a smile to your face and Two- to try to catalog a fascinating piece of oral tradition and make sure none of these games are ever lost forever.

Starfall
It's fun to read! This website devoted to beginning readers is loaded with activities, free printouts and downloads-
a great site sent to me by Mike -
(thanks, Mike!)


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