Winter Wonderland of Web Sites for Kids: ALSC Great Web Sites for Children
In the depths of winter, when holiday toys pale and sunny days that beckon kids outside are few and far between, American Library Association's ALSC Great Web Sites for Children's new adoptions for 2008 are out, to be found at http://www.ala.org/ala/newspresscenter/news/pressreleases2008/november2008/ALSCexceptionalwebsites.cfm. These fifteen new sites for the master list offer plenty of variety--from Bob the Builder to the Harry Potter Lexicon, from Adolescent Literacy to Zoom by Kids, for Kids, there is something for everyone--games, activities, projects, videos, a safe seach engine (GoGooligans), finger-plays and read-aloud stories, and historic and nature sites for virtual visits.
The Association for Library Services for Children's complete list of recommended sites can be found at www.ala.org/greatsites. The sites are organized into eight major divisions: ANIMALS, THE ARTS, HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE, REFERENCE DESK, MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTERS, SCIENCES, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES.
Check it out and keep the URL handy for times of need!