Program Officer, Communications
CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, has added more sites to Great Websites for Kids, its online resource featuring hundreds of links to exceptional websites for children.
The newly added sites are:
The Radio Adventures of Eleanor Amplified - www.eleanoramplified.org
Space Scoop - www.spacescoop.org
Babyradio (español) - http://babyradio.es/
LEGO Star Wars (español) - http://www.lego.com/es-es/starwars
Engineering, Go for It! (eGFI) - www.egfi-k12.org/
NRICH - http://nrich.maths.org/frontpage
Choose My Plate - https://www.choosemyplate.gov/
Scholastic Election News 2016 - http://election.scholastic.com/
Girls' Life - http://girlslife.com/
KinderArt - www.kinderart.com/
"The GWS Committee is excited to announce the next round of Great Websites. Among the ten new sites the committee has chosen are two online radio stations for children, Spanish language sites, science and math resources that will appeal to a wide age range, and a very timely guide to elections,” said Alia Shields, librarian, Cherry Hill (New Jersey) Public Library, and Lisa Taylor, librarian, Jacksonville (Florida) Public Library, co-chairs of the Great Websites for Kids Committee.
Great Web Sites for Kids (GWS) features links to high-quality websites of interest to children 14 years of age and younger, organized into diverse subject headings, from Art to Astronomy, Computers & Technology to Politics & Government; and more. Each site entry includes a brief annotation and the recommended grade-level(s). GWS users can rate sites, save their favorites for quick access, and share sites via social media and email.
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 2016 Great Websites for Kids Committee are: Lisa Taylor, co-chair, Jacksonville (Florida) Public Library; Alia Shields, co-chair, Cherry Hill (New Jersey) Public Library; Ariel Cummins, New Braunfels (Texas) Public Library; Jill Eisele, Naperville (Illinois) Public Library; Renee Grassi, Dakota County (Minnesota) Library System; Diane E. Janoff, Queens (New York) Library; Sujei Lugo, Boston Public Library; Beth A. Munk, Kendallville (Indiana) Public Library; and Elizabeth Saxton, Tiffin, Ohio.