These are fun and educational apps suggested by WPL librarians for grades 5 through 8. The Library has purchased these apps for our iPads, which are available for kids' use in the Youth Department. Follow the links for further information about content and pricing.
Resources designed for kids in kingergarten through eighth grade, available free with your Wilmette Public Library card. Click here for a complete list of library databases.
Free live tutoring, 2:00-11:00 p.m., plus online tutorials, practice problems, and test preparation.
Interactive language learning games, activities, and video in eight languages.
Animated, talking e-books great for pre-readers, beginning readers, and English language learners.
Encyclopedia Britannica for elementary and middle school students.
Information about different countries and the way people live all over the world.
Search dozens of encyclopedias at once. This resource is geared toward adults, but it's great for tough research topics.
An encyclopedia with audio options, great for beginning readers.
Research especially for grades 3–5, focusing on American Indians, the 50 states, and science.
Articles about the lives and careers of children's book authors.
Articles on popular school topics, plus science project ideas, educational videos, and homework tips.
World Book for young students, focusing on popular topics. Includes science project ideas.
World Book for elementary and middle school students, including tools for writing a report.
These are fun and educational apps suggested by WPL librarians for preschoolers and kindergarteners. The Library has purchased these apps for our iPads, which are available for kids' use in the Youth Department. Follow the links for further information about content and pricing.
These are fun and educational apps suggested by WPL librarians for grades 1 through 4. The Library has purchased these apps for our iPads, which are available for kids' use in the Youth Department. Follow the links for further information about content and pricing.
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis: Just for Kids
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis recommends these games for middle schoolers.
DSO Kids (Dallas Symphony Orchestra)
Learn more about music theory and musicians at the website of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Create your own cards, movies, and pictures in this electronic art and production studio.
Watch instructional videos and participate in free educational activities.
Make Beliefs Comix
Create your own comic strips using this virtual studio.
Solve a series of brain teasers and chess puzzles.
Use different shaped bricks to build the highest tower.
After School Mathematics
Search games by purpose and topic at this resource for independent or team learning.
Cool Math 4 Kids
The math-themed games on this site challenge all levels of learners.
Conservation Central from the National Zoo
Learn about the temperate forest through these online games and explorations.
Explore online interactives, hands-on activities, and videos from the Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco.
Try to solve this physics puzzler.
Test your real-life math skills as a math intern.
Practice math skills through this interactive board game.
Math Moves U
Discover math concepts and uncover hidden facts while participating in these explorations.
Math Playground features multiplayer math games as well as online manipulatives and flashcards.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
The Monterey Bay Aquarium presents games and interactive activities.
Mr. Nussbaum’s Math Games
This website features links to dozens of math-themed games.
San Diego Zoo Kids
The San Diego Zoo website features animal-themed educational games.
Learn about the Federal Bureau of Investigation through these games.
Read popular books in electronic format and explore other language arts-themed games.
Learn about American Government as you experience these civics games.
Mr. Nussbaum’s Language Arts Games
This is a great collection of language arts games.
Mr. Nussbaum’s Social Studies Games
Browse through tons of social studies games involving geography, economics, and history.
National Geographic Kids
Explore these nature games, puzzles, and quizzes from National Geographic Kids.
Solve challenges that involve helping others at this website from the Peace Corps.
Social Studies Land
Explore the Titanic, start your own coffee shop, experience historic Jamestown, and more.
This website features games and articles that help young adults learn about the world.