Richmond County Public Library has all you need–homework help, good reads, activities, and programs.
Richmond County Public Library offers weekly story hour for preschoolers ages 3-5 years old in our children’s room. Parents or caregivers are required to stay with children. Each week different themes are offered along with reading and fun activities. Free to public. Check out the Library Calendar for more details!
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Literati is a great place to begin your research. This database links to 10,000 Topic Subject Pages on topics such as the American Revolution and coal and also link to other websites throughout the Internet. You can find images, audio, and video to help you on a report or a school project. This resource easily allows you to cite your information as well.
Looking for fun things to do? Check out these pretty cool websites!
Try sing-a-long songs, educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts and other PBS KIDS shows!
Starfall has been teaching children to read with phonics for well over a decade. Our systematic approach, in conjunction with audiovisual interactivity is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.
CoolMath calls itself “an amusement park of math and more.” Children can play online math games that help them with addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, money and more. CoolMath is geared toward ages 13 and up, but sister site CoolMath4Kids.com is appropriate for ages 3 through 12. CoolMath-Games.com includes math games for preschoolers.
Watch animal cameras, learn interesting tidbits about animals, see and share photos of nature, learn about different countries and try science experiments. These activities don’t even begin to scratch the surface of the National Geographic Kids website. There’s even a “Little Kids” section for the younger explorers in your house.
The Kidz Page has more than 5,000 pages of learning games and activities. Online coloring pages, jigsaw puzzles and word games are just a few sections of this massive site. Each holiday also has its own section of activities and games to enjoy with your children.
One visit to Fun Brain and you’ll want to bookmark it for your kids. Math, reading, online books and learning games are just some of the site’s many treats. Fun Brain caters to preschoolers through 8th graders.
When you want to know why the sky is blue, how a tornado forms or any number of other questions that can come up with on a daily basis, head on over to How Stuff Works. The articles break down subjects like autos, culture, entertainment, science, money, technology and more. Games, quizzes and videos also round out your children’s learning experience.