The 20 most useful websites for children and families
Games, stories and updates on every under-six’s essential viewing.
Wonderful interactive site by Keith Haring, an artist who loved children – activities, stories, animations and an addictive .
Sound, straightforward and well-judged advice for children and teenagers.
How Stuff Works
Engaging encyclopedia of the modern (and not so modern) world, with good illustrations and clear text.
Addictive series ofincluding the hypnotically soothing Boomshine.
Social networking for teens.
Cruel 2 B Kind
Like Assassins but you have to do nice things to people.
A You Tube-style site for campaigners. Make a short video and get your message across.
Videos, games, stories and more from 24 of Roger Hargreaves’ unbeatable creations.
Play games, share your avatar, download screensavers and catch up on your favorite www.nickjr.co.uk), customized for pre-schoolers.at the Mecca of TV cartoondom. Plus Nick Junior (
A gentle celebration of all things Cat In The Hat.
From a calligator to a dogophant, create crazy new animals online.
Guinness World Records
Searchable database of record-breaking feats – but only some, of course, they still want you to buy the book.
Great series of games and activities from the smoothies people. Match the animal with its poo is particularly engaging.
Ten- to 15-year-olds pick and review their favorite books. More than 2,000 entries and growing.
From Brain Drains to Boredom Busters, jokes, games and interesting factoids – with a little learning along the way.
Well designed and good fun reference site for all those homework queries.
Safe search engine for children.
And two for parents…
Bad Mothers Club
Meeting the ups and downs of parenting head-on
Traveling with Children
Tips, products and destinations for taking the little darlings on the road