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Classroom Resources for Health, Physical Education, Family & Consumer Sciences

  • Berenstain Bears :Adventures of a fun-loving family of Bears whose love, loyalty and humor allow them to overcome any obstacle that finds its way down their sunny dirt road. For ages 2 through 7.
     
  • Caillou : Kids can visit this site and pretend that they are somebody else — a deep sea diver, a clown, a firefighter on a fire truck, or even a paleontologist studying dinosaur fossils. The games on the site will monitor each player’s abilities and adjust difficulty levels to any player profile, big or small. For preschoolers.
     
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog :This site's educational focus is centered on Clifford's Big Ideas/Ideas to Grow On. All activities on the site are based on these ten important life lessons. For ages 3 to 7.
     
  • Consumer Information Internet Bibliography: A list of internet resources compiled by the NYS Library reference staff.
     
  • Don't Buy It :This websitre aims to provide children with tools to evaluate and analyze the media messages they see. Included are classroom activities intended for children in grades 3 to 5 and suggestions to incorporate media education into your curriculum.
     
  • Fizzy's Lunch Lab :A vibrant, fun and kid-friendly Web-only series featuring original characters and funny stories that entertain and educate families about the importance of good nutrition, a balanced diet, and physical activity. For grades 1 to 4.
     
  • Health & Medicine Internet Bibliography: A list of internet resources compiled by the NYS Library reference staff.
     
  • Homework Hotline :Students statewide can call in live with their homework questions to be answered by the Rochester Teacher Association's Dial-A-Teacher volunteers. Homework Hotline airs on public television at 5:30 pm Monday through Thursday when school is in session.
     
  • It's My Life :This website for children aged 9 through 12 features informative articles, story sharing, games and activities, quizzes and polls, and video clips of kids talking about their feelings and experiences. Older kids and experts respond to kids’ comments and questions. The site also features interviews with celebrities about stuff they had to go through when they were kids.
     
  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood :This site is designed to give families a time to interact together, to talk together and have some fun playing and learning together. The activities will allow preschoolers to have their own independent, creative fun.
     
  • NOVELny: Online access to the full text of hundreds of journals, newspapers, and other references.
     
  • PBS LearningMedia New York :This website provides free access to public television program clips, teachers guides, interactive learning objects, instructional strategies, and much more, searchable by curriculum area and grade level.
     
  • PBS Programs A-Z :Access to all the websites for PBS programs and their related educational resources.
     
  • Sesame Street :The PBS Sesame Street Web site will unlock the power of imagination to create an interactive and educational experience for both adults and children. Complete with fun and engaging games, videos, and activities, the site’s educational and developmental curriculum fosters school readiness. For ages 2 to 5.
     
  • Summer Reading at New York Libraries: Materials and links to library resources to support a summer reading program in your community.
     
  • Throughout the Ages: A visual educational resource that focuses on using historical records as learning tools in pre-K–grade 6 education. The site offers more than 500 digital images of historical photographs, letters, broadsides, maps, and paintings.
     
  • Toopy and Binoo :Toopy and Binoo invite preschoolers to delve into their fantastic world through short compelling stories. Each story begins in the real world, where Toopy seizes an opportunity to slip into an imaginary universe. Deliberately free of moralizing, these stories encourage young viewers to use their imagination and look at things with a fresh perspective.
     
  • Uncommon Approaches to the Common Core: This website contains a searchable map showing cultural institutions in every county of the state, lesson plans, open educational resources, listings of upcoming events, and more.
     
  • Using Historical Records in the Classroom: Historical Records: what, why, where and how. A brief course on using historical records in the classroom.
     
  • Webonauts Internet Academy :Webonauts Internet Academy is a web original game for PBS KIDS GO! that gives 8 to 10-year-old kids an opportunity to have some fun while exploring what it means to be a citizen in a web-infused‚ information-rich world. It is an engaging experience on its own but becomes all the more powerful when parents and teachers use game play as a springboard for conversations about media literacy and citizenship in the 21st Century.
     
  • ZOOM :The ZOOM Web site brings together nearly 75 separate areas that are updated with the latest stuff from kids. With nearly 1/4 of a million weekly web visitors, and an average 32,000 weekly e-mails, the ZOOM Web site has become a top web destination for 6-13 year olds, introducing them to health, science, volunteer and many other opportunities.