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All Kid's Humor
Offering family safe fun for kids and adults!

Arizona Kid's Net
Jokes usually don't need instructions (listen, and then laugh or groan as appropriate) but the Az Kids Net Jokes are interactive and require your participation by clicking or hovering your mouse. Each joke section of Az Kids Net is formatted a little differently, so you'll need to read the directions. For example, the Knock Knock jokes require you to mouse over (but not click) on "Who's there?" and then again on "Answer," while Silly States needs a mouse click on the "Answer" button. All this clicking and mousing adds up to great fun, so don't miss it.
Featuring dozens of cartoonists from United Media, Creators, and Washington Post Writers Group, has fresh content daily along with thirty-day archives, e-cards for all occasions, and comics via e-mail subscription. Snoopy (AKA Peanuts) and Dilbert are two of the most popular, and they each have their own complete site, just click on the buttons near the top of the page. Other family favorites include Luann, Heathcliff and Momma. If you've ever dreamed of being a cartoonist, take a look at "So You Want to Become a Cartoonist" on the Luann page.
Comic strips from Tribune Media Services include classics such as Gasoline Alley, Annie, Dick Tracy, and Brenda Starr. Along with a ninety-day archive, many of the comics include a reader forum, interactive games, and a bit of strip history. From the front page, site navigation is divided into strips (comics with multiple frames, such as Shoe) and panels (single frame cartoons such as 9 to 5.) Bulletin boards for discussion are available from the entry page, as well as from each cartoon's main page.

International Collection of Tongue Twisters
Just for Fun!! Welcome to the world's largest collection of tongue twisters! With entries in 77 languages!! 

Their collection tops 12,175 jokes in more than a dozen categories. Some topics are tried-and-true favorites such as Riddles and Knock Knock Jokes, while others are novel categories such as Internet Jokes, Boy Jokes and Girl Jokes. All joked out? also has a Games page.

Smirk City
"Welcome to Smirk City. The current population is 10,054 jokes." That's a lot of jokes! The kid-submitted jokes are categorized into wacky neighborhoods such as Yuk Street and Groansboro. While touring the town, be sure to vote for your favorite joke, and don't forget to submit a joke or two of your own.

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Our aim is to create a safe, entertaining and informative place for kids to explore, while stimulating their curiosity, their desire to learn, and their sense of country.

The first section that weíve launched is PreK/K (or our Preschool and Kindergarten section). There are all sort of fun and informative things there for busy little minds. We have designed that section of the site with a visual navigation so that they can explore with an adult or on their own.

Cool Math
designed for the pure enjoyment of mathematics...

Dr. Seuss: Characters and Unusual Creatures
Although this site lacks graphics and animation, it's a valuable reference. Visit to peruse a list of all of Seuss' books, followed by an alphabetic list of all his creatures (from Aaron, the alligator to Zummers.) Did you know the word "nerd" dates to 1950 when it first appeared in Dr. Seuss' "If I Ran the Zoo"? "I'll sail to Ka-Troo And Bring Back an It-Kutch a Preep and a Proo a Nerkle a Nerd and a Seersucker, too!"

Dr. Seuss National Memorial
Geisel was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, which is now home to the Dr. Seuss National Memorial. Best bets are the Geisel biography (All About Dr. Seuss), the tour of the sculpture garden (National Memorial), and Dr. Seuss Art Gallery. Although all the work at the gallery is for sale, you don't need to buy it to enjoy it. Be sure to view the Secret Art Gallery, which displays art not created for any of his books.

E-Buddies creates e-mail friendships between people with and without mental retardation. It is the newest program offered by Best Buddies, a nonprofit organization that provides friends and jobs to people with mental retardation.

Education Place for Kids
We hope that you're as excited as we are about the new design of Kids' Place. Please take a site tour to begin exploring our games and special features that await you.For many years our Houghton Mifflin Education Place staff has provided responsible and quality content for children.

FEMA for Kids
I'm Herman, the spokescrab for the site. This site teaches you how to be prepared for disasters and how you can prevent disaster damage. You can also learn what causes disasters, play games, read stories and become a Disaster Action Kid. A story about my search for a disaster-proof shell is great reading, too!

Free Learning Tools
In total, we have over 50,000 professionally written problems and thousands of distinct practice tests across 120 subjects. This includes all levels and areas of math, science, English, history, and foreign languages, as well as all the common standardized exams such as the SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, ISEE, SSAT, and so on. In total, students have taken over 20 million problems on the site. Each question is tagged down to the core academic concept being tested:
The Internet's #1 site for K-8 teachers and kids

Fun Island
Fun Island is an interactive site filled with fun educational games, puzzles, and links to subject area resources.

Fun-Attic Activity Guide
Unique games, physical education lesson plans, and activities for all levels of play, including the disabled. Fund raiser ideas for your next money making event

Funschool is a web site with more than 500 educational games called activities which are organized into grade levels. The activities start at the preschool level and progressively become more difficult as a child develops.

Headbone Zone
Welcome to the Headbone Zone, a spot where you can hang out with over 300,000 like-minded kids around the world! Sound complicated? Well, it's not. In fact, there's only one rule on the Headbone Zone: Have Fun!

How to Write Your Name in Mayan Glyphs
"This is one of the questions I get a lot of email about, and since there's so much interest, I thought I'd put up a list of instructions to help people out. This page will lead you on a guided tour in steps to show you how you can put together your own name glyph, and finishes with an example."

I Know That
This site is fabulous for kids from 2 to 12. The activities available include the Sticker Book, where kids can create their own stories using hundreds of animated characters, sound effects, text, and backgrounds.

Infoplease: Dr. Seuss
"His books were originally considered too outlandish to appeal to children. His first, 'And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street' (1937), was reputedly rejected by twenty-eight publishers before it finally found a home at Random House." Infoplease brings us an excellent one page bio, and related articles from their encyclopedia. Best link is Grinchy Trivia, which compares the 2000 live action movie and the 1966 TV movie with the original "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" book.

To be launched in 2001, the Keo satellite will fly through space over 50,000 years before returning to deliver our messages to Earth's future generations. What will your message be? Post it here, in English, or your Native language.

Kids Konnect
KidsKonnect is a valuable portal, created by educators, that allows children to safely and successfully explore the Internet.

Kindle Park
Kindle Parkô is a gateway to a colorful world of family learning and fun. Itís an ever-changing world shared and shaped by grownups and preschoolers, where "A-ha!" and "Wow!" await every click of the mouse

Pet Name Finder
Welcome to the Pet Name Finder! It's Fun and it's FREE!

Sesame Workshop
To create innovative, engaging content that maximizes the educational power of all media to help children reach their highest potential.

Sodaconstructor lets you build models onscreen that are cute -- and addictive. . . .

Welcome to / Bienvenido a ePALS Classroom Exchange
Over 4.4 million students and teachers are building skills and enhancing learning with ePALS. Established in 1996, ePALS has 63,995 classroom profiles bringing people in 191 countries together as cross-cultural learning partners and friends.

Welcome to The Learning Planet
Welcome to We hope you enjoy our fun, interactive learning activities

Welcome to PBS Kids Online.
With thousands of pages to explore, you'll have loads of learning fun.


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