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Websites for Youth

A Plus Math
A website designed to help students improve their math skills through interactive games and puzzles. Also includes a flash card creator, home work checker, and many practice worksheets.
http://aplusmath.com/ 
 
BAM
BAM! Body and mind is a website for children by the CDC that uses games, quizzes and interactive fun to teach them healthy lifestyle choices for topics that are important to them such as physical fitness and stress management.
 
Congress for Kids
Designed for fourth- through 12th-graders, the site features chapters on democracy, the Constitution, the three branches of government, elections and citizenship. In addition, there are quizzes, book recommendations and links to audio files, as well as opportunities to learn words and skills
 
Cool Math
An interactive website designed for students that may need extra assistance with their math skills as well as those who enjoy it and want to continue their education. 
 
Family Fun
A website from Disney that includes information on extra curricular activities for families such as party planning, crafts, vacations, and recipes
Financial Literacy for Kids
A list of over 20 resources and activities for teaching key financial literacy concepts to kids. 
http://www.annuityfyi.com/guide-financial-literacy-kids.html

Free Online Economic Resources for Kids
Economics is not simply about money. It's about the way businesses work, such as the amount of money a lemonade stand makes. This website offers some great resources, including online economic games, economic sites for kids, and resources for afterschool providers.
A free educational resource designed using “flashcard” format- choose the right answer and move on. For each answer users get right, Free Rice donates 10 grains of rice through the World Food Programme to help end hunger. Users can choose from various subjects.
 
Fun Brain
Fun Brain is a free website for children, parents and teachers to find fun, educational games and activities to supplement the school day. It includes math, reading, culture, science and more.
Highlights Kids
The website of the popular children’s magazine, Highlights Kid’s has fun games, articles and activities with an educational spin.
 
iCivics
Free online curriculum aimed to prepare young Americans to become knowledgeable, engaged 21st century citizens including 16 educational video games as well as  teaching materials that can be used in the classroom.
 
Khan Academy
All of the site's resources and materials are available to you completely free of charge. Students can make use of our extensive video library, practice exercises, and assessments from any computer with access to the web. Coaches, parents, teachers, and afterschool providers have unprecedented visibility into what their students are learning and doing on the Khan Academy, such as the ability to see any student in detail, a real-time class report for all students, and better intelligence for doing targeted interventions.
 
Kiptown
Kindergartener in Progress”, an interactive online kindergarten readiness tool for use by preschoolers, parents and care providers. The imaginary neighborhood called Kiptown is home to a curious giraffe who learns as he explores sites in his community. The activities are based on early learning standards gathered from state and national resources.
 
Learning Chocolate
This web site aims to help students to memorize English vocabulary in an easy and efficient way, by using pictures, sounds and games.
 
PBS Kids/Teachers/Parent
PBS kid’s includes free educational videos, games, and printable activities for children, while the teacher’s section has resources for supporting K-12 learning. The parent’s section has information about child development and parenting help.  
 
RAZ Kids
This site is an online library for k-6 children where they can listen to books, read with or with out support, and teachers and care givers can monitor their progress through quizzes and updates.
 
Starfall
This website is a free public service to motivate children to read with phonics. The systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, home school, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL).
 
The Stacks
A division of Scholastic.com, this kid focused website offers games, videos, discussion boards and information about their books and authors.
www.scholastic.com/kids/stacks/
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