Once again, on behalf of the Great Websites for Kids Committee, I’d like to share our newest sites and enlist your help.
- Center for Game Science, University of Washington – http://centerforgamescience.org/games/
- Smart Girls – http://amysmartgirls.com
- Wonderville – http://www.wonderville.ca/
Great Web Sites for Kids (GWS) presents links to high-quality websites of interest to children 14 years of age and younger, organized into diverse subject headings such as animals; art; history; literature; sciences; and more. Each site entry includes a brief annotation and a grade-level rating. GWS users can also rate sites, save their favorites for easy access, and share sites via social media and email.
Only three sites were added during this round. Because of previous committees’ excellent work in ferreting out great sites, and the trend toward more app-based content, the task of finding websites that meet GWS standards has become more difficult. If you know of a great site that you believe merits inclusion, please submit your suggestion via this link: http://gws.ala.org/suggest-site.
Similarly, if you find broken links, etc. on the site, please alert us to that as well. Comments and suggestions are always welcome.
Members of the 2015 Great Websites for Kids Committee:
- Lara Crews, co-chair, Forsyth County (North Carolina) Public Library
- Lisa Taylor, co-chair, Ocean County (New Jersey) Library
- Emily E. Bacon, Yorktown (Indiana) Public Library
- Ariel Cummins, New Braunfels (Texas) Public Library
- Jill Eisele, Bellwood (Illinois) Public Library
- Krishna Grady, Darien (Connecticut) Library
- Joanne Kelleher, Kings Park (New York) Central School District
- Elizabeth Saxton, Tiffin, Ohio
- Alia Shields, Cherry Hill (New Jersey) Public Library