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Nickelodeon -- http://www.nick.com/-- Nick online!  
Noggin --
http://www.noggin.com/-- Games for preschoolers, featuring Maisy, Miffy, Oobi, and more!
PBS Kids --
http://www.pbskids.org/-- Featuring Barney, Arthur, Sesame Street, Mr. Rogers, and other PBS favorites
Playhouse Disney --
http://www.playhousedisney.com/-- Games for preschoolers, featuring favorite Disney characters like Rollie Pollie Ollie, Bear in the Big Blue House, and Winnie the Pooh.
Polly Pocket --
http://pollypocket.everythinggirl.com/home.aspx-- Hangout in PollyWorld at this site!
Primary Games --
http://www.primarygames.com/-- Educational and arcade style games for kids age 6-12.
Sesame Street --
http://www.sesameworkshop.org/sesamestreet/-- Have fun with all your favorite Sesame Street friends
Sports Illustrated Kids Games --
http://www.sikids.com/games/index.html-- Fun games about sports, like baseball, dodgeball, and BMX biking.
Starfall --
http://www.starfall.com/-- Reading< games for pre-kindergarden through 2nd grade.
Strawberry Shortcake--
http://www.strawberryshortcake.com/-- There's lots of Strawberry Shortcake and Friends to enjoy!

Movies, TV and Cartoons
Angelina Ballerina --http://www.hitentertainment.com/angelinaballerina/us/index.htm l-- based on the enormously popular books by Helen Craig and Katherine Holabird, this is the story of a remarkable little mouse who dreams of becoming a prima ballerina.
Between the Lions -- http://www.pbskids.org/lions/ -- The official website for the PBS kids show all about Reading!
Bob the Builder-- http://www.hitentertainment.com/bobthebuilder/usa/snowedunder/homepage.asp -- The Official web site of Bob and his helpers.
Boobah -- http://www.boohbah.com/-- A TV show for kids designed to encourage creative thinking and physical activity.
Caillou -- http://www.caillou.com/eng/index.htm -- The English web site of the French pre-school cartoon.
Cartoon Network -- http://www.cartoonnetwork.com -- The best place for cartoons online: tons of games featuring the world's biggest cartoon stars.
Chicken Little -- http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/chickenlittle/ -- The Official website for the movie with games and downloads.
Clifford the Big Red Dog -- http://pbskids.org/clifford/ -- Games, stories, printables, backstage, and more
Create Your Own Adventure -- http://www.pbs.org/kratts/crazy/madlibs/index.html -- This is such a fun site based on the TV show "Kratts Creatures". Hold on and prepare to laugh until your belly hurts.
Disney Channel -- http://www.disney.go.com/disneychannel/ -- Want to know what is going on in the wonderful world of Disney? Then check this site out; it has plenty of fun stuff to keep everyone busy.
Fox Box -- http://www.foxkids.com/ -- Get into games graphics lab, sounds and videos from Fox Kids characters like Eek! The Cat, Bobby, X-Men, and C-Bear & Jamal.
Franklin the Turtle -- http://www.franklintheturtle.com/ -- Includes fun and games, a reading room, woodland adventures, and more.
Goosebumps -- http://www.scholastic.com/goosebumps/ -- Games and more about both the TV show and book series.
Harry Potter -- http://harrypotter.warnerbros.co.uk/main/homepage/intro.html -- The official web site of the Harry Potter movies. With clips, games, quizzes and more.
Jetix -- http://tv.disney.go.com/jetix/ -- The official site of the JETIX lineup of action-adventure programming, seen seven days a week on ABC Family and Toon Disney.
Kids WB -- http://kidswb.warnerbros.com/web/home/home.jsp -- Classic cartoons such as Tweety and Sylvester, and new faves Loonatics and Cardcaptors are all collected at Warner Brothers' kids ' site.
Lizzie McGuire -- http://psc.disney.go.com/disneychannel/lizziemcguire/index.html -- Official site for the TV show, with photos, games, and activities.
Nick.comwww.nick.com -- A fun site for older kids that includes games, music, and other fun activities.
Nickjr.comwww.nickjr.com-- Have fun with Dora, Blue's Clues, Little Bill, Franklin and other Nickelodeon friends
PBS Kidswww.pbskids.org -- Featuring Barney, Arthur, Sesame Street, Mr. Rogers, and other PBS favorites.
Playhouse Disney -- http://www.playhousedisney.com -- Play online with Rollie Pollie Ollie, JoJo the Clown, the Koala Brothers and more of your Playhouse Disney Friends.
Reading Rainbow -- http://gpn.unl.edu/rainbow/ -- Booklists, family literacy kits and storymakers from the long running television show.
A Series of Unfortunate Events -- http://www.unfortunateeventsmovie.com/main.html -- Official site for the movie, with clips, character info and more.
Sesame Street Central -- http://www.sesameworkshop.org/sesamestreet/ -- Games, clips and a parents' guide from the Children's Television Workshop.
Shrek -- http://www.shrek.com/home/main.html -- Fun and games from everybody's favorite green ogre.
Sony Pictures TV -- http://www.sonypictures.com/tv/kids/ -- Information and games from the TV shows Jackie Chan Adventures, Stuart Little, Harold and the Purple Crayon, and Others.
Strawberry Shortcake -- http://www.strawberryshortcake.com/ -- Stories, games, music and videos from the sweetest girl around.
The Wiggles -- http://www.thewiggles.com/ -- Official home of the Australian children's musicians.
Sports
General Sports
Exploratorium Sport Science -- www.exploratorium.edu/sport -- Online activities, hands-on experiments, and cool sites that explore the science of baseball, cycling, hockey, skateboarding, and surfing.
With KidsClick! Sports & Recreation -- http://www.kidsclick.org/topspor.html -- Explore links to sports from archery to wrestling, plus computer and board games.
Maya and Miguel World of Sports -- www.pbskids.org/mayaandmiguel/english/games/sports/index.html -- Interactive archery, boomerang, horseshoes, ping-pong, and soccer.
Sports Illustrated For Kids -- www.sikids.com -- Online magazine for boys and girls who love sports. Read articles about your favorite sports, play online games, and send E-cards.
Sports Tips and Instruction -- http://eteamz.active.com/company/instruction/index.cfm -- Jam-packed with tips and drills covering everything from baseball and bowling to cheerleading and water polo.


Baseball
Arizona Diamondbacks
-- www.azdiamondbacks.com -- D-Place for D-Back fans to go Gonzo.
Baseball Tips and Instruction -- http://eteamz.active.com/baseball/instruction -- Packed with tips and drills from coaches across the country, plus baseball message boards.
Major League Baseball -- www.mlb.com -- Catch the latest big league news, crunch hardball stats, and visit an online baseball arcade.
Math Baseball -- www.funbrain.com/funbrain/math -- Swing for the fences and solve math problems.
National Baseball Hall of Fame -- www.baseballhalloffame.org -- Tour the Hall of Fame, browse online exhibits, and play games and activities.



Basketball
Basketball for Girls -- http://www.womensbasketballonline.com/youth/ -- Links to selected tournaments and camps, as well as youth basketball teams and organizations.
Jr. Mercury and Jr. Suns -- http://www.nba.com/suns/jrsuns/index.html -- A non-profit statewide youth basketball league affiliated with the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury that offers boys and girls ages 4 - 18 of all skill levels an opportunity to play in up to three seasons each year.
NBA Kids Zone -- http://cbs.sportsline.com/u/kidszone/basketball/ -- Especially for kids who love the NBA. Games, chats and player info.
NCAA for Kids -- http://kids.ncaasports.com/ -- A site for older kids with games and information about college basketball.
Youth Basketball Tournament Locator - http://www.infosports.com/bbtourn.htm -- A database of Youth Basketball Tournaments.



Arts and Crafts
Very Best Kids - http://www.verybestkids.com/ Sponsored by Nestle, this site has fun recipes, crafts and activities that you can do with your youngsters as well as your older kids.
Family Fun -- http://familyfun.go.com/ -- Family Fun is your online source for arts and crafts, recipes, and parties for every holiday, plus hundreds of ideas for kid crafts.
KidZone Fun and Games -- http://www.glendaleaz.com/library/youth/fun_html/fun_crafts_activities.html -- Craft, music, art and activity websites selected by librarians from Glendale Public Library.
Everyrule.com - www.everyrule.com/kids_azlist.html Ever have a child ask, "How do you play…" well here is a site that has rules to any game imaginable.



Behavior and Manners
Good Manners for Kids -- http://www.focusonyourchild.com/learning/art1/A0000016.html -- Tips on teaching your child social, party and table manners at all ages.
Manners for Kids (and Parents) --
http://www.familyeducation.com/topic/front/0,1156,20-11923,00.html
-- Elbows on the table, back talk, and trips to the rest room - how are the kids doing when it comes to the social graces? A site from Family Education.com with tips for teaching manners, quizzes and more.
Manners and Etiquette for Kids-- http://www.kidsturncentral.com/links/mannerslinks.htm -- A link to a list of sites with lots of info about manners and why they're important.



Childcare
Child Care Aware -- http://www.childcareaware.org/en/ -- Child Care Aware is a non-profit initiative committed to helping parents find the best information on locating quality child care and child care resources in their community.
National Association for the Education of Young Children -- http://www.naeyc.org/families/ -- Information for families about, the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8, including booklists, brochures and activities to do at home.

For Parents - Books and Reading
Your Baby Can Read -  http://www.yourbabycanread.com/  Stimulating kit for ages infancy to age five to encourage reading through sensory and visual images.           
Book Zone - http://www.rif.org/readingplanet/bookzone/default.mspx Looking for a book for your child but don't know what to choose? The Book Zone area has the ability to search by author, title, or age group.
Simple Ways to Help Your Elementary Child Learn to Read --
http://www.fcrr.org/ForParents/forparents.htm
-- Some general suggestions for things that parents can do to help support the reading growth of their children. From the Florida Center for Reading Research.
Help My Child Read - http://www.ed.gov/parents/read/resources/edpicks.jhtml?src=ln -- Resources from the U.S. Department of Education about helping children to read and identifying a good early reading program.
The Spalding Forum -- http://www.spalding.org/BB/ -- This moderated list is for teachers, home educators, parents of Spalding students, and anyone interested in learning more about The Spalding Method .
Get Ready to Read -- http://www.getreadytoread.org/ -- Tips and activities for parents with young children y en español aquí http://www.getreadytoread.org/sub_espanol.php

Tutors and Tutoring
TutorNation -- http://www.tutornation.com/ -- An online database that allows you to search for a tutor by age group, subject and geographic area.
Tutors Teach -- http://www.tutorsteach.com/ -- A listing of tutors that is searchable by subject, age group and geographic area, for both in person and online tutoring.
Live Homework Help: Free Help Online from Real Tutors -- Students in grades 3 - college can get homework help for math, science, language arts, and test preparation. Chat online with a real tutor. Homework help is only available during the following hours (Eastern Standard Time):
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