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Online Resources for Kids

RHPL’s online resources for kids aged 0-14 years of age, selected by RHPL Youth librarians.

Bookflix

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Bookflix

Thematically paired fiction and nonfiction titles are designed to bridge learning-to-read and reading-to-learn. Animated classic storybooks introduce early learners to the delights of reading while sparking curiosity, creating a natural springboard into the paired nonfiction text for deeper discovery.

Bright by Text

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Bright by Text

Bright by Text is a program that provides information on child development and local resources to parents and caregivers of children prenatal to age 8. Available in English and Spanish, Bright by Text sends text messages right to your cell phone. Text FAMILYPLACE to 274448 to sign up.

Britannica Learning Zone

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Britannica Learning Zone

Britannica Learning Zone provides teachers and administrators with tools for customizing lessons and generating student reports.

eBooks K-8 Collection

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eBooks K-8 Collection

The eBook K-8 Collection contains titles chosen to support a quality learning experience for K-8 students across all subject areas taught in elementary and middle schools, and content aligns with Common Core Curriculum Standards (for participating U.S. states). The collection also features a selection of teacher resources to support educators and administrators.

Encyclopedia Britannica School

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Encyclopedia Britannica School

Multimedia, reading-level appropriate nonfiction content for K12 students and educators. Content includes over 132,000 encyclopedia articles, 103,000 images, 7,500 multimedia elements, more than 27,000 eBooks, novels and essays, a translation tool for 50+ languages and read-aloud functionality. Includes lexile ranges and is aligned with MDE Academic Standards across a variety of subjects.

Explora

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Explora for Primary Students

Explora for Middle School

Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.

Gale Databases for Kids

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Gale Databases

Complete listing of over 60 Gale Research databases, including Biography, Science, U.S. History, and World History in Context.

 

Hoopla

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Hoopla

Borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, movies, and TV shows with no waiting! Titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.

Middle School Reference Search Plus

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Middle School Reference Search Plus

Middle school magazines and reference books including thousands of biographies, primary source documents, over a million photos, maps and flags. Subjects covered include history, current events, science, sports and biographies.

 

NoveList K-8 Plus

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NoveList K-8 Plus

Recommendations for children’s fiction and nonfiction. This resources offers extensive reader’s advisory services including read-alike titles, series, and authors as well as professional reviews, reader reviews, articles, lists, genre overviews, discussion guides and more. Books are also tagged with appeal factors.

Overdrive Kids

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Overdrive Kids

Download children’s ebooks & audiobooks to your computer or mobile device. The books return automatically and there are no overdue fines!

Primary School Reference Search

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Primary School Reference Search

Children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries, and an image collection designed for elementary school libraries.

 

TumbleBooks

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TumbleBooks

An online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach the joy of reading in a format children will love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which children can read, or have read to them.

World Book Early World of Learning

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World Book Early World of Learning

Content for emergent readers in preschool, Kindergarten and early elementary ages. Helps young learners build vocabulary, comprehension, phonics and reading fluency. Read-aloud narration of classic stories, nursery rhymes, interactive games and original videos.”Treks Travels” offers narrated stories in English and Spanish. “Welcome to Reading” provides 48 stories in four progressive Lexile levels to aid skill development. “Know It” includes visual non-fiction topics for early learners. “Print and Do” activities reinforce developmental themes within the site.

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World Book Kids

World Book for older elementary school aged children. World Book’s mission continues to focus on developing a collaborative digital learning platform that is backed by editorial excellence, invaluable resources, and effective tools that support personalized teaching and learning—serving over 100 million students across 65+ countries.

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ABCya

Over 400 fun and educational games designed by parents and educators for grades PreK through 6th.

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Bedtime Math

Bedtime Math is a national nonprofit whose mission is to help kids love numbers so they can handle the math in real life.

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Chess Kid

Learn and play chess online with other kids.

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Fun Brain

Free online grade level learning.

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Funology

The ultimate parenting toolbox-offering ideas to inspire and entertain children offline.

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Highlights Kids

Free online fun from the creators of the popular Hightlights magazine!

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International Children’s Digital Library

Read books online in more than twenty different languages for free.

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Khan Academy

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.

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Kids Design Collaborative

Kids Design Collaborative is a non-profit design resource dedicated to the education and inspiration of future designers of all kinds.

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Lakeshore Learning

More than 1,000 free resources for learning at home.

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PBS Kids

Online fun with all of your PBS Kids favorites!

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Poptropica

Poptropica® is a virtual world in which kids explore and play in complete safety. Every month, millions of kids from around the world are entertained and informed by Poptropica’s engaging quests, stories and games.

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Scholastic Kids

Your destination for characters, games, stories, and your fellow Scholastic fans. Make new friends as you explore the books you love.

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Scholastic Learn at Home

Day-to-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.

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Sesame Street

Online fun & games for preschoolers with your favorite Sesame Street characters!

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Sesame Street in Communities

Hundreds of bilingual multi-media tools to help kids and families enrich and expand their knowledge during the early years of birth through six, a critical window for brain development. Resources engage kids and adults in everyday moments and daily routines—from teaching early math and literacy concepts, to encouraging families to eat nutritious foods, to serious topics such as divorce and food insecurity.

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Starfall

Free and low-cost online learning for children grades PreK-3rd, focused on language arts and math.

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Storyline Online

Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.