Kid Friendly Research Sites

So it’s after school and your child has a report due tomorrow. He needs to research but you have things to do, so you can’t sit and supervise the search online entirely. What to do?

The web can be dangerous for kids. Parental controls don’t always work. Direct supervision has always been imperative. Nowadays though, kids researching on the web could not be simpler and safer. There are many sites available now that keep your child safe and focused while researching. These websites tend to be fun,engaging, full of pictures, videos and audio. Here are some:


Library Spot– an general research site for any topic

Dictionary– for writing and spelling assistance

Brain Pop– this educational and entertaining site requires a subscription but is well worth it

Info Please– this is a general information research site for many subjects

Kids Search– internet research sites for kids -Yahoo Kids ( search engine

Fun Brain -Math and reading educational and entertaining site

National Geographic for Kids -all about world cultures, animals, ecosystems etc.

Nova Video Programs – covers various topics

Fact Monster -factual research for kids

I Know That – research—by grade level

World Almanac For Kids -research—chapters by subject

Woopid -Videos on many topics

School Tube —learning videos from YouTube organized by topics

NASA for Kids -science headlines

KidsClick  -safely search the internet

Thesaurus -word search help

World Book Online -online encyclopedia subscription required

Kids4Research -science laboratory information

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