19 websites for kids

Where to go online for information, entertainment and inspiration

By Anjali Kapoor
19 websites for kids

Search for Information

Kids Click! This site was created by a group of US librarians so kids could find age-appropriate Web content on everything from science to health to popular entertainment. All links are non-commercial and non-violent.

How Stuff Works This award-winning site clearly and concisely tells kids (and adults!) how different things work — from the everyday (how automobile engines run) to the unusual (how Jell-O sets).

Fact Monster This is a one-stop reference source of kid-friendly facts and articles. The award-winning site also has loads of interactive tools that encourage kids to improve their math, spelling and vocabulary.

Amuse and Entertain

CBC Kids This terrific extension of CBC’s educational and entertaining programming for kids targets specific ages like preschool, afterschool and teens. Activities include non-violent games like Canuck Rally and interactive horoscopes.

PBS Kids The activities and games on this award-winning site feature many of the characters from kids’ favourite TV shows, including Caillou, Clifford, Barney and Oscar the Grouch. Easy navigation makes it friendly for young and first-time Internet users. There’s also an extensive resource section for parents and teachers. A great place for kids to find things to do — not just at the computer, but anywhere. The million and one games, magic tricks, recipes, experiments and craft projects will put a stop to the “Mom, I’m bored” syndrome.

Educate and Learn


Virtual Museum of Canada Multimedia presentations, image galleries and interactive games make learning Canadian history and geography a lot more fun.

CoolMath4Kids Games, brain twisters and colouring-book activities for a variety of age groups help make math fun. A great site for kids who are struggling with multiplication and need to practise their skills.

Science Made Simple This no-frills site helps kids learn science the easy, hands-on way with clear, detailed answers to their questions and lots of fun projects and experiments. Interactive tools and games like Grammar Gorillas and MathCar Racing entice kids to learn.


Canadian Wildlife Federation This site encourages young naturalists to actively participate in wildlife conservation, including building a backyard habitat for birds and butterflies.


National Geographic Kids! () The best part of this all-round great site is the current affairs section, written in easy-to-understand language, so kids can keep on top of new archaeological digs and historical discoveries.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration A perfect place for budding astronomers to learn about the galaxy. Kids can receive up-to-the-minute bulletins about space programs or use the multimedia section to view current images in space.

Anjali Kapoor is the editor of Microsoft Home Magazine.

This article was originally published on Sep 07, 2004

Weekly Newsletter

Keep up with your baby's development, get the latest parenting content and receive special offers from our partners

I understand that I may withdraw my consent at any time.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.