Thursday, October 15, 2009

Great Websites for Kids

The Association for Library Service to Children has made available their list of Great Websites for Kids.

In the midst of so many webpages, it is smart to be a good information consumer. These websites for children were evaluated by librarians using the following criteria:
~ Authorship/Sponsorship: Who Put up the Site?
~ Purpose: Every Site Has a Reason for Being There.
~ Design and Stability: A Great Site Has Personality and Strength of Character.
~ Content: A Great Site Shares Meaningful and Useful Content that Educates, Informs, or Entertains.

The full list of criteria is available here. These are good suggestions for evaluating any web site, whether for children or adults.

The web sites included are for children up to 14 years of age. The include topics such as dinosaurs, science experiments, computers, history sports and cultures of the world. Also included is a section for parents, caregivers, and teachers.

I've also added this to the library's section of finding information online.