Baby Ellington is dedicated to providing educational and enrichment resources for children that help them learn to love and respect themselves, their siblings and the world in which they live.
Kid Friendly Sites:
Kids Art Website – Metro Museum of Art http://www.metmuseum.org/learn/for-kids
Science Website – NASA http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/index.html
Nature and Animals Website – National Geographic Kids http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/
Early Childhood Development Website – PBS Kids http://pbskids.org/go/
Website To Teach Children About Music – San Francisco Symphony http://www.sfskids.org/templates/musicLabF.asp?pageid=23
Vocabulary website http://weboword.com
Math Website http://nrich.maths.org/public
- Reading Rockets
- Reading Is Fundamental
- Ready Kids
- Parents and Teachers
Places for Parents
The physical Exploratorium is housed inside San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts and was founded by Dr. Frank Oppenheimer; the web version sprawls over 18,000 pages and hundreds of scientific subjects.
Starfall. This site is all about helping kids learn to read, with everything from the ABC basics to Chinese fables and Greek mythology for those who already know their way around a book by themselves. Its phonics foundation helps kids learn how to recognize sounds and eventually figure out words on their own.
The Kidz Page. A portal to a plethora of games, coloring pages, puzzles and more. The free games are in two categories, educational and “regular.”
Funbrain. Kids learn most easily when they’re playing, which is one reason why Funbrain is popular with parents and teachers alike. The teacher’s page directs you to practical things like flash cards and curriculum guides, but parents who are looking to give their children a more casual learning experience can head right on over to the free games section.
Enchanted Learning. Enchanted Learning offers easy-to-digest printables for preschoolers and kindergarteners, as well as plenty of craft ideas tucked in among the lessons.
Nick Jr. The games here sharpen language recognition, hand-eye coordination, sorting and organizational concepts, and puzzle- and problem-solving skills using characters and ideas your preschoolers probably recognize.
Kids Know It. This site allows kids to explore a number of subjects, from human biology to spelling to astronomy; there’s also a database of free, downloadable songs in MP3 format to help kids reinforce what they are learning.
Zula Patrol. This site seems more game-oriented than educational, but don’t be fooled — there’s some serious learning going on here. The science and astronomy-focused program is geared towards kids from Pre-K to 2nd grade.