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Discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, and games for grades PreK to 12.
Search elementary school-appropriate magazines, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and images.
Discover resources on animals and biographies for grades PreK to 3. Access resources on states and Native American history for grades 3 to 6.
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Access free, live online tutoring services, tap into age-appropriate resources for learning and research, take practice tests for school exams, and more. Although the research databases are accessed online, content is from published books, magazines, and other periodicals.
Kids InfoBits – Search for information aimed at kids from popular children’s magazines. Learn more about Kids InfoBits: Tutorial, and Overview
Homework HelpNow – Free tutoring services for kids, teens, and adults available from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Britannica Fundamentals – Designed for kids from pre-K-2, this early learning site teaches kids about geography, reading, and math through interactive games.
Britannica Online School Edition: Search Encyclopaedia Britannica content for elementary, middle, and high school grade students. Learn more about Britannica Online – School Edition: Tutorial
Countries of the World: Available on Ebooks Minnesota, this collection of books on countries of the world can be a great resource for student research reports and projects. A library card is needed. Select Washington County Library as your home library.
Explora Kids – Search elementary school-appropriate magazines, encyclopedias, and dictionaries. Learn more: Explora Kids Video Tutorial
NoveList K-8 Plus – Find books (both fiction and nonfiction) kids and teens will love to read by topic, genre, grade level, and Lexile score.
PebbleGo: Animals and Biographies: Designed for kids from pre-K-3, search this site for resources on animals and biographies. PebbleGo makes learning fun and teaches reading and research skills through the use of read along audio, video, and educational games.
PebbleGo Next: States and Native Americans: For kids in grades 3-6, search this site for resources on US states and Native American history. Learn more with multimedia resources like videos, state songs and regional recipes.
For more, see our full list of research databases for online learning resources for all ages.
BookFlix – Watch and read along with video storybooks and nonfiction books for young readers. Includes streaming video, games, and resources for parents.
Notable Children’s Digital Media – This site from the American Library Association provides real-time, dynamic, and interactive media content for children 14 years of age and younger,
Reading Rockets – Collection of resources to help launch young readers.
Scholastic Learn at Home – A collection of free, daily projects and lessons to help kids reading, thinking, and growing. The site includes up to 20 days of instructions for students in grades PreK – 9+ organized by grade groups.
Start with a Book – Choose a topic to explore, find great books to read, then browse a curated selection of activities and educational apps to keep the learning going.
Bedtime Math – Fun math lessons, activities, and games for children of all ages.
CoolMath4kids – Math games for ages 3-12.
How Stuff Works – When your child wants to know why the sky is blue, how a tornado forms, or who invented the Chia Pet, head here.
National Wildlife Federation – Ranger Rick for Kids
Science Buddies – Find cool project ideas and plans, learn about science careers, ask an expert, and check out parents and/or teacher resources.
Science Museum Learn from Home – A community resource where science, equity, and education come together with opportunities for all ages.
Snake Discovery – Emily is one of our most popular visitors at the library! Check out all her critters on YouTube.
Washington County Parks Activities – Washington County Parks offers free materials that are available to download and print for your own use in our parks! Get outside for a scavenger hunt, create your own time capsule, learn about tracking animals, and more.
Play & Discovery
America’s Test Kitchen Kids – Free recipes, activities, and experiments for kids.
Lakeshore Learning – Free lessons, activities, worksheets, and craft ideas.
Mattel Playroom – The free platform offers play-from-home activities, games, content, and expert advice based on its well-known brands, including Barbie, Fisher-Price, Hot Wheels, American Girl, and Thomas & Friends.
Minnesota Children’s Museum – The Minnesota Children’s Museum Parent Resources page has fun activities and ideas to help you keep playing together at home.
TIME for Kids – News for children filtered by grade level
Wonderopolis – Every day at Wonderopolis a new “Wonder of the Day” question is posted. Each question is designed to get kids and families to read, think, talk, and find learning moments together in everyday life.
Cool Stuff for Kids
Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government – Learning adventures designed to inform kids about the Federal Government.
Kids’ Sites.com – A guide to kid sites on the web.
NASA Kids – A site to play games and learn about NASA.
PBS Kids Design Squad – A site to engage kids in hands-on engineering.