More Great Web Sites for Kids from ALSC
For Immediate Release
CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, has added more recommended websites to Great Web Sites for Kids (www.ala.org/greatsites), its online resource containing hundreds of links to exceptional websites for children.
The newly added sites are:
Education.com - www.education.com/
Fact Finder Kids Corner - http://factfinder.census.gov/home/en/kids/kids.html
Indy Kids! - http://indykids.net/main/
Inspire My Kids - http://inspiremykids.com/
Weather Channel Kids - www.theweatherchannelkids.com/
Kid Dinners Zis Boom Bah - www.zisboombah.com/
GoGo News - www.gogonews.com/
My Young Child - http://myyoungchild.org/
Neil Gaiman’s MouseCircus - www.mousecircus.com/
Peace Corps for Kids - www.peacecorps.gov/kids
Pigeon Presents! - www.pigeonpresents.com
Science of Baseball - www.exploratorium.edu/baseball/index.html
Teaching Books - www.teachingbooks.net/crc.cgi?id=5
Study Jams - http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/index.htm
Laura Jernigan: Girl on a Whaleship - www.girlonawhaleship.org/
Youngzine - www.youngzine.com/
“This list represents websites that present valuable educational material in a way that is fun and accessible for young learners and their caregivers!” said Beth Medley, co-chair of ALSC’s Great Web Sites for Kids Committee.
Great Web Sites for Kids (GWS) features links to websites of interest to children 14 years of age and younger, organized into diverse subject headings such as dinosaurs, authors and illustrators; games and entertainment; U.S. history; astronomy and space; and music. There is also a special section with sites of interest to parents, caregivers and teachers. Each site entry includes a brief annotation and a grade-level rating.
Members of the ALSC GWS Committee review potential sites for inclusion and vote on the sites to be included. They also regularly check the entire site to ensure currency and re-evaluate sites when necessary.
Members of the 2011 Great Web Sites for Kids Committee are: Rachel Fyrd, Free Library of Philadelphia, co-chair; Beth Medley, Scottsdale, Ariz., co-chair; Ryan Baker, Long Beach (Calif.) Public Library; Laurie Chudzinski, Houghton Lake (Mich.) Public Library; Susan Kusel, Arlington, Va.; Sharon Ledford, Harrison Elementary School, Lexington, Ky.; Christine Scheper, Howard Beach, NY; and Stephanie Simpson, Charlotte, NC.
The complete listing of great sites with annotations and selection criteria can be found at www.ala.org/greatsites.