Looking for fun and educational websites for kids? The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), which is a division of the American Library Association, just launched a fantastic, newly-designed resource: Great Websites for Kids.
The site compiles exemplary websites geared to children from birth to age 14 and are selected by a committee of librarians from around the country. To help narrow down the many choices and select only the best of the best, the committee uses the following guidelines (adapted from the Great Websites for Kids Selection Criteria):
How to Tell if You Are Looking at a Great Website
- Author/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.