Educational Services

Fun Educational Activities

Arthur the Aardvark

Meet Arthur, "the world's most famous aardvark", his best friend Buster, his puppy Pal, and the rest of the gang as you play games, color, read stories, learn about the show's characters, and more.

Berenstain Bears Activities

Join the Berenstain Bears for dress-up games, trivia, mazes, interactive stories, coloring book fun and more.

California Fact Cards

Find social studies fact cards on California. Fact cards are a quick reference resource for students in grades 4 through 8 interested in the topic of California.

Chateau Meddybemps Online Activities

Features fun and educational activities for preschoolers that teach spatial concepts, matching skills, color recognition, and early writing skills.

Dora the Explorer

Get ready for fun and adventure with Dora the Explorer and her best friend, Boots! Play online games, read a story, learn how to say words in English and Spanish, color a picture online, plus lots more.

Science experiments, math games, writing projects, and more.


Games include Math Baseball, Power Football, Change Maker, Fresh Baked Fractions, Line Jumper, and Shape Surveyor.

The Magic School Bus Activity Lab

Pictures to color plus other fun and educational activities.

History Educational Resources

Ancient History Encyclopedia (AHE)

Grade 7 Up - Ancient History Encyclopedia with an index, timeline, maps and more!

Ancient Civilizations Online

Grade 5 Up – History resources on ancient civilizations.

Bowers Museum

As one of Southern California’s finest museums and Orange County’s largest, Bowers Museum promotes human understanding through art.

Discovery Cube

A leader in hands-on, science-based interactive exhibits for kids and families.

Heritage Museum

The Heritage Museum is a cultural and natural history center in Southern California, and home to the H. Clay Kellogg House and John Maag Farmhouse. 

National Geographic’s Ancient World News (AWN)

Grade 6 Up – World news on ancient civilizations.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online.

Smithsonian Museums

The Smithsonian museums are the most widely visible part of the United States' Smithsonian Institution and consist of 20 museums and galleries as well as the National Zoological Park.

The World Heritage List

A UNESCO geographic website aims to catalog and preserve sites of outstanding importance, either cultural or natural, to the common heritage of humankind.

Math Educational Activities

A+ Math 

This site has plenty of activities and games to help beginning to intermediate math students improve their skills. Flash cards, concentration games, more.

AAA Math

Designed for grades K-8, this comprehensive math resource contains hundreds of pages of basic math skills and randomly created interactive practice activities.

This site is fully interactive and allows the user to sharpen basic math skills, play math-related games and explore new math concepts.


Math games for all ages. Games include Math Baseball, Power Football, Change Maker, Fresh Baked Fractions, Line Jumper, and Shape Surveyor.

In the mood for a fun collection of games that might just teach you something at the same time? Practice your math skills in games like Lemonade Larry and Batter's Up Baseball. Also includes age-specific games like checkers, connect the dots, matching, word and maze games.

Music and Movies

AMG All Music Guide

A comprehensive list of music information including reviews and biographies.

Internet Archive

A non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 424 billion archived web pages.

National Jukebox

Presented by the Library of Congress, National Jukebox makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge.

Online Learning


A free online learning platform that offers massive online courses in various subjects, such as engineering, data science, machine learning, mathematics and computer science.


Free online university-level courses by Harvard, MIT and more. An opportunity to gain new skills and earn a certificate of completion.

Khan Academy

A nonprofit organization with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW)

Whether you are a student, a teacher, or simply a curious person that wants to learn, MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) offers a wealth of insight and inspiration.

Universal School Library

The Universal School Library is a collection of fiction and nonfiction books curated by a national advisory group of school librarians, librarian educators, and researchers. With more than 2,000 books available, the collection is meant to promote academic, cultural, and career literacy.

Story Book Activities

Aesop's Fables

A nice collection of Aesop's Fables, some of which are animated using Flash. Original and modern versions of the tales are available, although some of the modern versions are not finished as of yet.

Andersen Fairy Tales

Read along as you hear the story of Princess Kayla told to you. Is she the Real Princess the Prince has been searching for so long? Only the Queen knows how to find out for sure! Features attractive graphics and animation.

BeanTime Stories

Join Tippity Witchet at her windmill house as she shares 4 very nicely illustrated stories with you. Also includes a number of preschool activities.

Grimm Fairy Tales

Read along as you listen to Rick Miller tell the tale of four animal friends in The Brementown Musicians. As you read, press the "Play" button on each page to activate the nice animations that accompany the story.

Hans Wilhelm's Storytime

Hans Wilhelm has written and illustrated over 100 books for children and adults. Visit his site to read one of his nicely illustrated children's stories.

Lil' Fingers Storybooks

Lil' Fingers Storybooks is a great collection of animated stories that parents can read with their toddlers. Each story includes child-friendly features and introduces subjects like counting, colors, shapes, facial expressions, and more. A fun assortment of games and activities is also included.

Storyline Online

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation records well-known actors reading children’s books and makes graphically dynamic videos so that children around the world can be read to with just the click of a Storyline Online video book image.


Here's a great story site for preschool and elementary age children! Currently there are 7 stories available for preschool readers and 1 for older children, with more promised. Each has great graphics, animation and sound effects. Activities, both online and "take home" are included. A must-see!

Unite for Literacy

The online library contains more than 120 diverse books with 26 language narrations, making them perfect for emergent readers everywhere. It also has a very small collection of books that come with a video with American Sign Language.

Wacky Web Tales

Geared for grades 4 and above, this site first asks you for nouns, verbs, and other words which it then enters into a story. A wacky tale is the result!


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