The Kid's Corner

  •  There’s lots to play with in this room and it’s not all just for kids! There’s many neat links on keeping healthy and safe.

    Safety

    • FEMA for Kids - This site teaches you how to be prepared for disasters and how you can prevent disasters by taking action now! You can also learn what causes disasters, play games, read stories and more.
    • Kidd Safety - The Consumer Product Safety Commission introduces Kidd Safety and all of his pals. Explore and play all of the challenging safety games.
    • Ready Kids - Your family can use this Web site to create a plan that will help you be ready for many different kinds of unexpected situations.
    • Smokey Bear - Learn about Forest Fire Prevention, Smokey the Bear, games, and more from the U.S. Forest Service.
    • USFA Kids Page - The U.S. Fire Administration’s kids page is full of tips that can help you and your family be safe from fire. Test your knowledge, identify fire hazards, and escape planning knowledge.
    Security

    Health

    • BAM! - was created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to answer kids' questions on health issues and recommend ways to make their bodies and minds healthier, stronger, and safer.
    • FDA Kids' Page - Learn about animal care, food safety, vaccines and much more about the Food and Drug Administration.
    • GirlsHealth.gov - The www.girlshealth.gov web site, developed by the Office on Women’s Health in the Department of Health and Human Services gives girls between the ages of 10 and 16 reliable, current health information. The site focuses on many health topics that respond to adolescent girls’ health concerns and motivates girls to choose healthy behaviors using positive, supportive and non- threatening messages.
    Environment

    • Explorers' Club - Lots of interesting things about recycling, plants and animals, air pollution, and the environment.  Sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency. 
    • NOAA for Kids - Natural hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes effect both coastal and inland areas. You can selet your quiz subject from thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, winter storms and others. Learn more about weather safety and setting up a family disaster plan.
    • National Weather Service Kids Page - The National Weather Service's kids' page serves up age- appropriate fun for all kids. Download an informative tornado-safety coloring book for your preschooler. While he/she is coloring, your older children can click on the Severe Storms Lab Weather Room where lightning flashes across the screen while they choose from a mean-weather menu. Tornadoes? Hurricanes? Lightning? Learn how to read a weather map or read about the scientists who chase storms.
    • Star Child - If you've ever wanted to be an astronaut, definitely check this out?  You'll learn about the solar system, the universe, and (ta-da!) space stuff.  Sponsored by NASA. 
    Other

    • NASA for Kids Only - This NASA kids site brings the world into your playroom. Listen to an earthquake's rumble. Look into the eye of a hurricane. Find out why the wind blows. Visit storms up close. Play games. The kids' quizzes here feature sound effects. Flashy graphics and well-written text make complicated science kid-friendly. Guarantee: If a child spends at hour at this site, she'll learn a few things most adults don't know.