Useful Websites for Children

CBeebies
www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

Games, stories and updates on every under-six’s essential viewing.

How Stuff Works
www.howstuffworks.com

Engaging encyclopaedia of the modern (and not so modern) world, with good illustrations and clear text.

Nickelodeon
www.nick.com

Play games, share your avatar, download screensavers and catch up on your favourite cartoon characters at the Mecca of TV cartoondom. Plus Nick Junior (www.nickjr.co.uk), customised for pre-schoolers.

Seussville
www.seussville.com

A gentle celebration of all things Cat In The Hat.

Guinness World Records
www.guinnessworldrecords.com

Searchable database of record-breaking feats – but only some, of course, they still want you to buy the book.

Top Marks
www.topmarks.co.uk

Well designed and good fun reference site for all those homework queries.

Ask Kids
www.askkids.com

Safe search engine for children.

Website address Description
www.summerreadingchallenge.org.uk  

The Summer Reading Challenge website helps you keep track of your reading, find new books to read, take part in competitions and play games

 

www.readingmatters.co.uk Reading Matters is about books and ideas for children and teenagers who are keen to choose their own books. There is an interactive book finder form as well as lists of books and authors.
www.childrenspoetrybookshelf.co.uk Children’s Poetry Bookshelf has a lively, fun-filled section for children with poetry puzzles and quizzes and the chance to post their reviews and poems on the site. It also offers suggestions for adults on the best poetry to buy for children.
www.myhomelibrary.org My Home Library enables you to download unlimited quantities of bookplates designed by the UK’s best children’s illustrators. You can submit reviews. Home Library offers Braille books and bookmarks.
www.mrsmad.com Book-a-Rama has all the best children’s books reviewed and rated for young readers.
www.childrensbooksequels.co.uk Children?s Book Sequels is here to help you discover the right order of any series from Harry Potter to A Series of Unfortunate Events, from Alex Rider to Vampirates
www.lovereading4kids.co.uk Book recommendations for all ages including a selection of titles specifically written to help dyslexic readers.
www.kidlit.co.uk Children’s literature character database. Try this site to check which book a character appeared in?
www.readingzone.com Information on children?s books and authors including new books, extracts, reviews, interviews and competitions.,

Early Years

Website address Description
www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies BBC Cbeebies has fun and games, colour and make, ecards, prizes and much more.,
www.hitentertainment.com/tvportfolio Hit Entertainment’s animation of children’s characters.
www.mrmen.com Videos, games, stories and more from 24 of Roger Hargreaves’ unbeatable creations.

Fun and Games

Website address Description
www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/games Children’s BBC. Cartoons, chat, fun and freebies, games, sport.
www.citv.co.uk Children’s ITV programmes and fun.
www.show.me.uk Show me has games and fun activities and ideas for places to go for kids.
www.disney.co.uk/disney-junior/art-attack Art Attack website – lots of ideas and games to help you get painting and modelling.
www.games.co.uk/games/kids Free online games for children.
pbskids.org Educational games and videos.
www.funology.com Lots of fun things to do including jokes and riddles, wacky facts, magic tricks, yummy recipes and weird science.,
www.funbrain.com free interactive games, online books, and comics.
www.summerreadingchallenge.org.uk The Summer Reading Challenge website helps you keep track of your reading, find new books to read, take part in competitions and play games

Homework

Website address Description
www.bbc.co.uk/schools Search by subject and level. Also link to revision site, with online tests.
www.channel4learning.com Channel 4’s learning online, with websites, TV listings and other online services.
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize GCSE Bitesize contains information on how to brush up your skills, and gives you the opportunity to test yourself.
www.topmarks.co.uk Searchable site of thousands of quality teaching resources, interactive resources, homework, exam and revision help. Useful for teachers, pupils and parents.
www.usborne-quicklinks.com/uk/ Weblinks to Usborne Internet-linked books for a wide range of subjects
library.eb.co.uk/ Britannica Junior Reference Online For ages 5 – 11