Apps for Grades 5–8

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.

Homework Help

Resources designed especially for kids in kingergarten through eighth grade, available free with your Wilmette Public Library card. Click here for a complete list of library databases.

Tutoring & Learning Tools

BrainFuse: Ignite Your MindBrainFuse

Free live tutoring, 2:00-11:00 p.m., plus online tutorials, practice problems, and test preparation.

 

MuzzyMUZZY Language Learning

Interactive language learning games, activities, and video in eight languages.

 

Tumble Book LibraryTumble Book Library

Animated, talking e-books great for pre-readers, beginning readers, and English language learners.

 

Research for Grades K-8

Britannica Library ChildrenBritannica Library – Children

Encyclopedia Britannica for elementary and middle school students.

 

CultureGramsCultureGrams Kids Edition

Information about different countries and the way people live all over the world.

 

PebbleGoPebbleGo

An encyclopedia with audio options, great for beginning readers.

 

Something About the AuthorSomething about the Author

Articles about the lives and careers of children's book authors.

 

World Almanac KidsWorld Almanac for Kids

Articles on popular school topics, plus science project ideas, educational videos, and homework tips.

 

World Book KidsWorld Book Kids

World Book for young students, focusing on popular topics. Includes science project ideas.

 

World Book StudentWorld Book Student

World Book for elementary and middle school students, including tools for writing a report.

Apps for Preschool–Kindergarten

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.

Apps for Grades 1–4

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.

Websites for Grades 5–8

Arts & Entertainment

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.

Kerpoof
Create your own cards, movies, and pictures in this electronic art and production studio.

Khan Academy
Watch instructional videos and participate in free educational activities.

Make Beliefs Comix
Create your own comic strips using this virtual studio.

MazeWorks
Solve a series of brain teasers and chess puzzles.

Math & Science

99 Bricks
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.

Exploratorium
Explore online interactives, hands-on activities, and videos from the Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco.

Fantastic Contraption
Try to solve this physics puzzler.

Math Apprentice
Test your real-life math skills as a math intern.

Math Arcade
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
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.

Language Arts & Social Studies

FBI Kids
Learn about the Federal Bureau of Investigation through these games.

FunBrain Reading
Read popular books in electronic format and explore other language arts-themed games.

iCivics
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.

Peace Corps
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.

Young Zine
This website features games and articles that help young adults learn about the world.


 

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