Best Kids Websites for Reading and Science


Giggle Poetry Children’s poetry by Meadowbrook Press. Lots of funny poems, poetry contests and more! Ideas for educators on teaching poetry in fun and interesting ways.

PBS Kids Reading Language Section Great information and fun activities for kids learning letters, sounds, and to read.

Starfall A free website to teach children to read. Perfect for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. Contains exciting interactive books and phonics games.

StoryPlace Spanish & English versions. Listen to interactive children’s stories, play with on-line activities, print out take-home activities.


Brain Pop Animated Science, Health, Technology, Math, Social Studies and English movies, comic strips, activity pages and school homework help for kids. Science Activities and Experiments for kids. I especially liked making nature and dinosaur fossils with my kids. The recipe is very easy and found at click for fossil directions

Inner body- Human Anatomy Online Do you have a child that wants to be a doctor check out the different systems of the body- skeletal, digestive, nervous and more. A site geared at kids over 7 or 8- lots of big words and drawing of each body system.

Kids Astronomy Powerful and fun resource for kids, exploring astronomy and other space related topics. Play games, learn through interactive applications, and much more.

Ology American Museum of Natural History site for kids. Learn a lot about astronomy, paleontology, and the definitions of other “ologies” on this site. Science experiments and activities for kids at PBS Kids.

Science Explorer- Home or School Experiments for Kids Make science experiments with household items- find out how to make a volcano, sun clock, balloon blow up, chopper, and tons more. Science and nature activities and experiments for preschoolers. Tons of great ideas to get your children interested in science and nature. Learning can be fun.

Weather Channel Kids’ Site Information and games about the weather.