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3 Best Online Dictionaries for Kids
Why is there no dictionary for kids you ask? Ah ha, there is! We found a few that will help your child understand in a way that makes sense to them.
Is Starfall Educational Website a Good Place...
A full review of the Starfall.com educational website, including pros and cons.
Find Books Online for Free
These sites allow you to listen to or read books online for free. There are classic books, children's books, reference books and more.
A Review of Plants vs. Zombies
Plants vs. Zombies is a quirky casual game with plenty of surprises in store. Find out if Plants vs. Zombies is right for your family.
What Is Sexting and Why Is It a Problem?
Sexting is becoming more prevalent among young people as technology advances. What is sexting and why might you be concerned?
Does Your Family Computer Have Enough Memory?
How much memory does my computer really have? Are KB bigger than MB? Why is my hard drive smaller than I thought? Find the answers to your computer storage and memory questions.
How to Make Facebook Photos Private
Want to share your Facebook photos with some friends and family, but not everyone? Learn how to make your Facebook Photos Private.
6 Places for Kids and Teens to Learn How to...
Imagine making your own video games or virtual worlds! Learning to program is not just fun and useful for future career opportunities. It builds logic, problem solving and creative thinking skills, too.
7 Best Science Websites for Kids
Kids and science can go hand in hand again thanks to this great list of science websites for kids. We've vetted each site for its science awesomeness.
16 Free Places to Watch TV Online
Do you want to watch TV online? Find the best spots to watch your favorite old and new TV shows online for free.
10 Favorite Kid-Safe Videos on YouTube
YouTube is a wonderful resource for finding videos for kids online. These are some favorite kids' videos on YouTube.
Virtual Field Trip to the Pyramids
This virtual field trip to the pyramids is a fantastic tour of the ancient tombs and temples of Egypt, aimed at elementary, middle and high school ages.
DreamBox Learning K-2 Math
DreamBox Learning K-2 Math is a math website designed to grow with your child, as well as provide useful feedback to parents about the child’s skills.
9 Greatest Toy Laptops for Kids
Toy laptops for kids can be just the thing to get kids motivated to learn a few new skills. These are affordable and educational.
Disable the Firefox Popup Blocker in 5 Easy Steps
Disable the popup blocker in Mozilla Firefox
Einstein For Kids
Einstein for Kids is an article about Albert Einstein and his famous relativity equation E=MC2. The article lists educational web pages about Einstein for kids in elementary school, middle school, and high school.
5 Great Email Programs for Kids
Are you looking for safe email for kids? Here are some options for allowing your kids to exchange email with friends and family - and no one else.
5 Starter Tablets Your Kids Will Love
5 great starter tablets for your little one.
Find, Discover And Watch Movies Online With The...
Four websites that will help anyone find, discover and watch streaming movies online
5 Ways Kids Can Read About the Declaration of...
The U.S. Declaration of Independence for Kids introduces children to the history and heritage of our American democracy. K through 12th grade students can learn about the Declaration of Independence by visiting a series of high quality websites.
The Best Media Streaming Device For Your Family
Comparing the main players in the Digital Media Streaming device category to help families choose what to buy.
6 Best Handheld Gaming Devices for Kids
Looking for handheld video games for your kids? Here's a list of some of the top handheld gaming devices for kids.
Virtual Tour of the White House
Virtual Tour of the White House offers information about planning a fun, informative online trip. Visit the White House from the comfort of your home by taking a virtual tour of the White House.
Free Creative Photo Editing Online
Picnik allows you to edit your photos online with a variety of fun and powerful tools.
6 Things to Consider Before Buying an Xbox...
Is the Xbox Kinect a family-friendly option, or is that a lot of hype? Here are some thins you should know before you buy Kinect for Xbox 360 for your family.
Is it Safe to Post Photos of My Kids Online?
Is it safe to post photos of your kids? Learn the dangers of posting photos of kids, as well as ways to keep them safe.
7 Free and Fun Virtual Worlds for Kids
Let's find a safe space online for kids to hang out and have fun in. These sites are age-appropriate and generally free.
Kids Online: Parent's Guide to Internet Safety
Online safety is a big concern for parents. Learn how to go beyond the filters to promote Internet safety for your kids.
New Parents Will Love These Baby Apps And...
Apps to help new parents with their babies and a website to help shop new parents shop for the best baby products
Virtual Field Trip to the Liberty Bell
Take a virtual field trip to the Liberty Bell to learn about this American symbol of freedom. This online tour lets families visit the Liberty Bell in Historic Philadelphia via the Internet.
How to Disable the Popup Blocker in Internet...
Disable the popup blocker in Internet Explorer
How to Disable Your Popup Blocker
How to Allow Pop Ups When You Have a Pop Up Blocker Installed.
Web Browsers for Kids
Looking for the perfect Web browser for your kids? There are plenty of options out there for safe web browsing.
Free Games for Toddlers
Does your toddler want to play some free games? We took a look around and found the best of what's free.
Your Kids Will Love These Unique And Very...
Three Unique and Very Creative Apps For Kids, which they will love and learn from.
Buying a Family Computer: Laptop or Desktop?
Take these factors into account when buying a new computer to help you decide between a laptop and a desktop.
New Advanced Wearable Technology Products For...
New and different wearable technology products being developed.
4 Virtual Worlds for Teenagers
Which sites are still cool? If you're looking to get lost in a virtual world, boy do we have a list of site for you!
This MIDI Keyboard Will Have Your Teens...
The K-Board is an inexpensive, unbreakable, professional, MIDI keyboard for play and composing music.
Seussville - A Visit with Dr. Seuss
Visit Seussville and interact with your favorite Dr. Seuss characters through games and activities.
Best Free Sites to Watch Videos for Kids
From their favorite TV shows and cartoons to videos on YouTube, kids love to watch videos online. These are some of the best free sites to watch videos for kids.
Adding a New User Profile in Windows Vista
When several people share the same computer, it is best to give each user their own profile or account. This prevents them from accessing each other's files and settings. Adding a new user to Windows Vista is as easy as can be. This handy tutorial will show you how.
6 Virtual Worlds Tweens Will Love
If your kids are outgrowing Webkinz, but are too young for Teen Second Life, these transitional virtual worlds for tweens are just the thing.
How to Limit Your Child's Computer Use
How much time should your child spend online and how do you enforce those rules? Find out.
How Were the Presidents Chosen for Mount...
Go online to take a Virtual Field Trip to Mount Rushmore and see a breathtaking 360 degree panoramic picture of the National Monument. Learn about Mount Rushmore online and experience one of the USA’s most awesome attractions.
The Dangers of Smart Phones
The convenience of a smart phone is undeniable, but, as a parent, what are the risks for my kids, and how can I protect them?
2 Fun Virtual Worlds Girls Will Enjoy
Girls just wanna have their own space! Check out these great virtual worlds for girls.
How To Remove Programs from Windows
Follow these simple steps to declutter your computer.
The U.S. Constitution for Kids
The U.S. Constitution for Kids introduces children to the highest law of our American democracy. K- 12th grade students can learn about the constitution by visiting a series of high quality websites.
PBS Kids Online
PBS Kids Online is a hot spot for toddlers and preschoolers. With games, music, movies and more, there is plenty to do and see.
10 YouTube Channels for Kids and Teens
YouTube Channels with videos that will engage kids through teens.
How To Clean Your Desktop Keyboard
With lots of little hands using your desktop computer keyboard, it can get pretty dirty. Regular cleaning will keep your keys clicking and grime free.
3 Ways Your Child Can Make Their Own Video Game
Online video game design programs for kids, tweens and teens to learn about game design and have fun.
Make a Stop Motion Animated Movie
Make a stop motion animated movie with your kids. It's an easy and fun project for rainy days.
A Parent's Guide to Cyberbullying
Cyberbullying is becoming a big problem, especially among teens. Learn what cyberbullying is and how to avoid it.
Parents Guide to Video Games
A guide for parents on everything they should know about video games and gaming for their kids.
Create Your Own Virtual Sand Art
Create your own virtual sand art at Thisissand.com
Recommended Ages for Computer and Online Time
There is no right or wrong time to introduce your child to the family computer. The choice is based on your parenting style, your values and your child.
LeapFrog Tag Reading System
The LeapFrog Tag Reading System helps kids learn to read while having fun. Is it right way for your kids to learn?
Disney Digital Books
Disney Digital Books brings your favorite children's stories to your computer with an interactive reading experience that includes quizzes and rewards.
Tips for Using YouTube with Your Kids
Don't miss out on all of the great YouTube videos for kids. These tips can help you have a positive YouTube watching experience with your family.
Free, Fun Websites for Girls
These free, fun websites for girls are bound to make you smile.
Math Websites for Middle School
Math Websites for Middle School Students offers five helpful websites created specifically for middle school students. The sites listed in this article are free, educational, and fun.
Free Coloring Pages for Kids
Kids love to color, but you may not always have a coloring book on hand. These sites will keep your kids busy coloring with characters they already love.
How To Have a Photo Scavenger Hunt
A photo scavenger hunt is a great family activity and a way to keep kids busy while having fun.
Mickey Mouse & Friends in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Enjoy the adventures of Mickey Mouse & Friends in the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse series on Disney Digital Books. Page 2.
Dance Mat Typing
Learn to type with fun characters and lots of encouragement. This is a great site to teach kids to type.
7 Back to School Productivity Apps for Your Child
Mobile apps that will help teenage high school and college students be more productive.
Summer Reading For the Whole Family: Free...
Enjoy summer reading by downloading free classic books including The Time Machine, White Fang, and The Jungle Book, Wizard of Oz, and Sherlock Holmes. Travel to fantastic lands and meet classic characters by reading masterpieces of literature loved by children, middle school students, high school students, and adults.
8 Book Recommendation Websites for Children,...
Book websites that will help parents of children, teen and tweens find books that their kids will enjoy. Teens will enjoy some of the book websites also.
10 Best Kids Apps For Learning
10 Apps for kids, that they will enjoy, and are creative, and that will also provide a great learning experience for them.
Classic Books Online: 20,000 Leagues Under the...
Read a classic book, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne, for free over the Internet. Travel beneath the sea with Captain Nemo by reading this classic science fiction story loved by high school students, and adults.
Scenes from Disney's High School Musical
These scenes from Disney's High School Musical are the prologue for a chapter book from Disney Digital Books. Page 3.
Best Websites for Back to School
The best of the web for getting your kids re-engaged in the learning process after summer.
Educational Websites for Kids from Magazines
Kids' magazines often have some of the best websites for kids. They are engaging, educational and, most importantly, age appropriate.
How To Create Custom T-Shirts for Party Favors
Custom T-shirts make great party favors and are a fun family computing project.
How is a Blog Different from a "Regular" Website?
Is there a difference between a blog and a website? If so, what is it?
Highlights Magazine Hidden Pictures
Highlights Magazine has brought our favorite activity to the Internet. Enjoy interactive Hidden Pictures Puzzles online, or download and print them out.
Family Computer - Elementary School Children
Using the family computer with your elementary school child can be both fun and rewarding. Here are some great games, websites and tools for making the most out of computer time with your elementary school child.
Classic Children’s Books Online: The...
Read a classic book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, for free over the Internet. Learn about Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion by reading this classic children’s book.
Sheppard Software
Overview of the Sheppard Software website
A New Smart Toy Will Be Your Kid's Best Friend
CogniToy is a new toy project on Kickstarter, a toy that talks and listens made from IBM Watson's cognitve computive capabilities.
The 8 Best Apps for Acing the SATs
8 apps for anyone taking the SATs or even the ACT exams to help them study and get ready for taking these standardized tests.
myPC Toddler Stage 1 Keyboard Review
The myPC Stage 1 Toddler Keyboard is spill-proof and dishwasher safe. Find out if it's the right keyboard for your kids.
Top Instant Messaging Programs
Looking for a great IM program? Try AOL AIM, Yahoo, Trillian or MSN Messenger.
Tech Gifts and Video Games for Babies and...
Babies and Toddlers like to dabble with computers. These gifts help them make the most of the experience while keeping the computer safe.
How To Use Pinterest For Ideas, Organization...
Description of Pinterest. Family Technology.
How To Get Started With Instant Messaging
Get started with instant messaging and you can chat live online with your friends and family. Popular programs include AIM, Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo! Messenger.
5 Tech Tools to Help Parents Stay Organized
Tech tools to help families keep their schedules organized, store memories and shop for groceries.
How To Make Your iPad Safe For Your Kids
Sharing your iPad with your kids in a safe and protected way.
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa is an article which offers a virtual field trip to the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. A great learning activity for kids, Leaning Tower of Pisa provides a 360 degree panoramic tour of the famous medieval tower in Tuscany.
A Review of Elmo's A-to-Zoo Adventure
Sesame Street Elmo's A-to-Zoo Adventure is a video game for preschoolers that helps them learn basic literacy skills.
Disney's The Princess and the Frog Wii Game...
The Princess and the Frog Video Game for the Wii allows up to four players to explore the world of Disney's The Princess and the Frog
MySpace.com
MySpace can be a fun place to spend your time online. It’s a nice way to connect with friends and family and has some great features. That said, it’s not the safest place for children. Parents who allow their kids to access MySpace, should take the time to make sure their experience is as safe as it can be.
Top Wish List Websites
Create a wish list or gift registry for yourself or your kids. It will make gift shopping easier for family and friends and help prevent receiving duplicate items.
How To Use The Family Safety Tools In Windows 8
Keeping your kids safe on Windows 8 computers with Family Safety Tools.
Barbie Girl MP3 Player
What's hot and what's not about the Barbie Girl MP3 player.
The Best School Tablets for Kids of All Ages
The best value tablets to buy your kids depending on their ages and grades in school.
10 Great Things Teens Learn While "Playing"...
Teens can learn essential life skills while hanging out online. Find out how parents can help teens learn and grow.
10 Ways to Protect Your Children from...
Learn how to protect your kids from cyberbullying attacks.
WebQuest: Troubled Waters – Save the...
Learn About Marine Biology in a WebQuest to Explore and Save the Great Barrier Reef. This webquest is perfect for middle school students.
Virtual Field Trip to the Museum of Natural...
Virtual Field Trip to the Museum of Natural History is an online tour of the famous museum in New York City. The article provides kids and families with an introduction to one of the largest natural history museums in the world.
Guide to Netiquette
The rules of netiquette may feel overwhelming for a newcomer, especially since they vary between email, listservs, live chat, forums, and other communication platforms. That said, here are a few of the basics to help you get started.
All About Everloop
Everloop is the fun, safety-conscious social network site for kids under 13.
Virtual Field Trip to the Louvre
Virtual Field Trip to the Louvre is an online tour of the Louvre museum in France. The article provides an introduction to the famous art museum for kids and families.
Cyberbullies and Bullies - Advice for Teens and...
Some tips and advice for teens and tweens who are dealing with bullies and cyberbullies. Learn how to feel safe and stand up for your rights.
What is Evernote?
The basics of Evernote, and how to use it as a family.
Save Money by Shopping Online
Save Money Shopping Online. Family Technology.
Most Influential Virtual Worlds of the '00s
Virtual Worlds have been around for awhile, but truly rose to popularity in the first decade of this millennium.
Sexting- What Parents Need to Know
Educating parents and children on the dangers of sexting is one of the most important issues in today's culture.
Integrate Your Tablet Into Your Life With The...
The OtterBox Agility Tablet system offers protection and functionality that will integrate the tablet into your family's life
Classic Books Online: White Fang
Read a classic book online, White Fang by Jack London, for free over the Internet. Learn about wolves and the Yukon by reading this classic adventure story loved by middle school students, high school students, and adults.
How To Keep Your Teens Safe On Social Media
One of the best ways to keep your teens safe on social media is to learn their privacy policies and teach them to your teens.
Your Kids Will Love These Fun Educational...
8 great, fun and educational animal apps for kids.
iPad Apps for Kids and Families
The iPad is one gadget you'll have a hard time snagging from your kids. These iPad apps for kids can help entertain - and protect - your little ones.
How Your Kids Can Enjoy Learning To Code For Free
Kids can learn coding through free iPad apps and websites.
Should I Buy a Desktop vs. Laptop vs. Netbook...
Choosing which type of computer to buy for your family can be tricky. Should you buy a desktop vs. laptop vs. netbook?
Why You May Need an Internet Filter
An Internet filter can block out unwanted content, such as pornography and hate group sites using a list of keywords and well-known URLs. More advanced filters can also block or filter chat rooms, instant messages, file downloads and forums. Learn how to keep children from accessing inappropriate material by installing an Internet filter
A Review of Club Penguin
Club Penguin is one of the older virtual worlds for kids. How is it holding up?
Classic Books Online: The Time Machine
Read a classic book, The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, for free over the Internet. Travel 800,000 years into the future by reading this classic science fiction story loved by high school students and adults
Virtual Field Trip to Buckingham Palace
Virtual Field Trip to Buckingham Palace offers information about planning a fun, informative online trip to the Royal Palace. Visit Buckingham Palace by taking a virtual tour and learning about the Royal Family.
The 5 Best Homework Helper Websites
Websites that have many resources to help your kids and teens find homework help.
Watching Free Videos for Kids Online with Hulu
Hulu is a great place to watch online videos for free. Here are some tips and tricks for watching hulu with your kids.
Safe Videos, Unlimited Books and Creative Apps...
Recommendations of a great safe video service, unlimited book subscription service and amazingly creative apps for kids.
Economics For Kids: Resources For Teachers and...
Economics for kids provides five online resources for teachers and parents who want to educate their kids about the economy. Use the Internet to teach economics to students from grades K through 12.
How To Make an ABC Book or Slideshow with Your...
Use your digital camera to help your children learn their ABCs. A great rainy day activity.
Virtual Field Trip to the School Bus
Visit the yellow school bus online for bus safety tips and fun school bus games. Take a virtual field trip to the school bus as you prepare your child for the first day of kindergarten with a school bus party.
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Video...
If you have Harry Potter fans in the house, you may want to try out Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game. Your wizard wannabes will be casting spells, dueling and playing Quidditch in no time.
Play Carcassonne Online for Free
Enjoy a free online version of the German board game, Carcassonne.
Free eCards for Kids and Families
These are the best free eCards for kids and families.
Virtual Worlds for Boys
These virtual worlds for boys serve up plenty of sports, cars and fun.
Teen Guide to MySpace and Online Safety
Learn how to keep yourself safe on MySpace and other online fun spots.
Fisher-Price Easy Link Internet Launch Pad
The Fisher-Price Easy Link Internet Launch Pad provides a safe, controlled Internet experience for kids. They can visit the best websites for kids while staying safe.
Learn About Turtles Online
Learning about turtles online is a great summer activity to share with your family. Use the internet to identify turtles that you observe outdoors.
3 Easy Ways Your Kids Can Learn To Design...
New methods are popping up to teach kids how to design websites HTML and CSS, such as with apps, songs or comic books.
Simple.TV Lets You DVR Live TV And Watch It...
Simple.TV makes it easier to get rid of cable services because it provides a DVR which allows users to View, capture, share and record broadcast shows
Don't Miss Out On Original TV Series On Hulu Plus
Internet Streaming sites are creating a great deal of original content to compete with networks and cable. Here are some shows from Hulu Plus.
WebQuest: Chinese Zodiac for Kids
WebQuest: Chinese Zodiac for Kids introduces children to Chinese culture and history. The activity involves researching the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac.
As Teens Leave Facebook, Learn All About...
Help for parents to learn about Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr, since most teens are moving away from Facebook.
Niche Social Websites Will Help Your Tweens...
Three social networks for tweens that each have a distinct niche - books, video reviews and the arts.
Join the All About Parenting Blog Carnival
This blog carnival is written by some of the best parent bloggers on the Internet. Find great blogs and share your own.
Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell and the Lost...
Are you a fan of Tinker Bell? If so, you'll want to read this review of the Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure DS Game.
Family Computer - Preschool Children
Introducing the family computer to your preschool child can be a lot of fun. Here are some great games, websites and tools for introducing the computer to your preschooler.
National Geographic Wildlife Filmmaker
The National Geographic Wildlife Filmmaker turns kids into directors and producers.
What is a Beta Test?
The definition of a beta test. Family Technology.
Your Kids Will Love These 10 Fun Educational...
10 reference websites for your kids to find information and get answers to questions.
Visual Math for Middle School Students
Visual Math for Middle School Students is an article that provides a review of NLVM, a website for middle school visual math lessons. The article also offers information regarding virtual math manipulatives and visual learning
Where to Place the Family Computer
The location of the family computer in your household may turn into a raging debate as your children get older. The battle lines are drawn between your child wanting privacy, the needs of other family members to access the machine and concerns you may have over the safety of your children while online.
A Review of Blogging All-in-One for Dummies
Have you been wondering how to start blogging? Blogging All-in-One for Dummies may set you on the right path.
Best Video Games and Gadgets for Preschoolers
Video Games for Preschoolers? Gadgets for Preschoolers? Yep. Even preschoolers love to have their own video games and gadgets. This guide will help you choose the best video games, cameras, handheld gaming, and other gadgets for the preschool set.

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