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Top 20 Sites

1. ABCya : ABCya provides educational activities for grades K-5 including lessons in language arts, math and basic computer skills.

2. Bed Time Math : Like a bedtime story, Bedtime Math is a blog that offers daily math problems instead of stories. Math problems are offered in three levels of challenge (preschool, kindergarten through first or second grade, and second grade and up).

3. Brainpop : Short videos on a variety of topics. Some are free, others require a subscription. There is a free daily video - usually pertains to current events.

4. Dance Mat Typing *: Dance Mat Typing is a fun, free, cartoon-filled online touch-typing program from the BBC.

5. Great Websites for Kids : for Parents, Caregivers and Teachers-Sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children -a division of the American Library Association-

6. Guys Read : Guys Read is a site by author Jon Scieszka dedicated to finding great books that boys will love to read. The place to go for your male reluctant reader.

7. KidsNumbers.com : This website was designed by teachers for kids. It includes free math games and programs, making math fun!

8. Kidsreads :  Kidsreads is site about children's literature, full of reviews of children's book written by children, as well as lists of new books and interviews with children's authors.

9. Melissa Stewart's Science Clubhouse : Kids science website from award-winning non-fiction writer Melissa Stewart.

10. Mo Willems.com : Official site for the author of the much loved Elephant and Piggie books, as well as the Knuffle Bunny books, the Pigeon books, and many others. See Willems newest doodles, keep up on the latest news and even play a game or two.

11. Mousercise * : Simple and fun way to practice basic mouse skills

12. National Geographic Kids : Find fascinating and detailed information about animals and their habitats. This site also provides information about countries all over the world.

13. Plimoth Plantation : Plimoth Plantation brings Massachusetts history to life! Learn about the Mayflower voyage, the Pilgrim's colonial lifestyle, as well as the Wampanoag culture.

14. San Diego Zoo : Site for the massive San Diego Zoo. Include information about animals, great short videos as well as the famous live PANDA CAM!

15. Starfall : Starfall provides phonics practice, stories from many genres, as well as fun and educational seasonal activities.

16. Surfnetkids : Surfnetkids is a directory of what is "wonderful and educational on the web for kids".

17. Turtle Diary : Free and engaging educational games, divided by subject and grade level.

18. Typing Club *: Great website that teaches you touch-typing. If Dancemat seems too silly, this is the one for you!

19. Typing Test.com * : Take a minute to find out your true typing speed and to get a typing skills analysis.

20. Wonderopolis : Answers a different child-suggested question everyday. Encourages children's natural curiousity about the world.

*All caps and asterisked sites are great sites to get ready to take parcc test online.