Kids & Parents

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Kids Events
There is always something going on at the Neenah Public Library for kids. Check our calendar to see what is happening today.

Overdrive for Kids
Downloadable ebooks and audiobooks are the perfect solution to your kids reading and listening to needs.

Tumble Books
Animated, talking picture books with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles. Read-Alongs, Ebooks, and Puzzles & Games too.

Available in-library only.
Early learning site for children ages 2-7, covering reading and language arts, math, science, social studies, art, and music.

Support your children's creativity with these take-home projects.  These preschool-age kits include the materials you need to make fun process based art.  The kits check out for 2 weeks and all you need to return when you're done is the empty case!

Design, build, concoct, and discover with these kits perfect for curious kids.  Kids will experiment, explore, test, play, and learn a great deal through problem-solving and hands-on experiments.   The kits check out for 2 weeks and all you need to return when you're done is the empty case!

Play and Learn Totes
Encourage learning with a play.

Internet Links for Kids

  • Starfall: Free site to teach the basics of reading. Features interactive books and phonics games.
  • Kinderweb: Educational Childrens games: For ages 1-4 years old. The site includes coloring pages, letters and numbers games, animal games, shape games, and more!
  • PBS Kids: Preshool-4th grade. All the PBS characters with games, coloring, and music!
  • Nick Jr: Preschool – 2nd grade. Play preschool learning games and watch episodes and videos that feature Nick Jr. shows like Paw Patrol, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Dora, etc.
  • Sesame Street: Ages 3-7.  Games and art.
  • Animal Planet: Ages 4-8 Games, animal information
  • Kikki's Workshop: Ages 4-7 Construction games
  • Star Wars: Play free online Star Wars games and get the latest on upcoming titles, including Star Wars Battlefront, the LEGO Star Wars series, and more.
  • ages 3-12. Games, jokes, brain teasers, cool links, and quizzes.
  • Funbrain: 1st-8th grade. Number and word games, science and history games, reading games, printables, and more.
  • For ages up to 10. Games, coloring pages, math, reading, mazes, and puzzles.
  • Barbie: 1st – 4th grade
  • EPA Fish Kids Website: Join the Fisher family on a day of fun
  • Scholastic Kids Games: 1st – 6th grades
  • Random House Kids Games: 1st – 6th grades. Looking for a book-themed game to entertain your child? Play games that feature your favorite Random House Kids titles, including Dr. Seuss, Junie B. Jones, etc.
  • Nickelodeon: Play Kids Games, Watch Videos From Popular Shows, Free Online Games!
  •  1st-5th grade. Includes brain teasers, boredom busters, crafts, science experiments, magic tricks, jokes, and even recipes for kids.
  • BrainPop: BrainPOP creates animated, curricular content that engages students, supports educators, and bolsters achievement.
  • grades K-8. We link kids, parents and teachers to U.S. government information and services on the web from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations, all geared to the learning level and interest of kids.
  • Kids National Geographic
  • Started by a 9-year-old and his dad in the 1990s, this portal has links to websites on a library of topics (mythology, botany, Java programming) as well as homeschool resources.  (description credit to: Family Fun magazine)
  • the interactive multimedia content keeps kids engaged and learning  (description credit to: Family Fun magazine)
  • Khan Academy: Can't remember how to find the volume of a cube? Narrated videos walk kids through a wide variety of topics.  (description credit to: Family Fun magazine)
  • Use thousands of teacher- and student-created quizlets to study for a test, or create your own.
  • America's Library: Created by the Library of Congress, the largest library in the world, this site is especially for young people. It provides information on famous Americans, historical events in the United States, and much more!.
  • This Day in History: History Channel, updates daily
  • Chicago Field Museum
  • Country Reports: CountryReports provides over 35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world.
  • This collection of facts and statistsics about each member of the union also features links to local newspapers, state capital quizzes, and printable maps.
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy
  • EEK! Environmental Education for Kids: EEK! Environmental Education for Kids an educational online magazine brought to you by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
  • Astronomy for children, students, and kids of all ages., part of the KidsKnowIt Network, is the absolutely free astronomy resource designed to teach children about the exciting world of outer space.
  • The Space Place: Features ways to look at our sun and earth, solar system and the universe beyond.
  • Star Journey: Journey through the stars with National Geographic Online. View the nighttime sky with popular National Geographic Star Chart.
  • WebElements: periodic table of elements
  • Center for Science Education: The UCAR Center for Science Education has a small (but growing!) collection of games related to weather, climate, atmospheric science and space weather education.
  • xtramath: a web program that teaches addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts which are critical to success in mathematics.
  • Mathplayground: Play with math and give your brain a workout! Math Playground is filled with 100s of math games, logic puzzles, math word problems and step by step videos.
  • Cool Math: free online cool math lessons, cool math games and fun math activities.
  • Khan Academy: Can't remember how to find the volume of a cube? Narrated videos walk kids through a wide variety of topics.  (description credit to: Family Fun magazine)
  • Museum of Modern Art in New York City
  • Scratch Programming


Resources for Parents