The Savvy Five: Websites for Kids


If you don’t know your GooTube from your FaceSpace, then chances are you aren’t the best guide to help your kids hang ten around the world wide web. But have no fear: help is at hand. We have the SavvyFive for you this month on the best kids’ websites, sites that will satisfy even the most curious minds, and that come with parent sections so you can swot up when no one is looking:
Andy Camper (
Good for: Getting kids excited about the great outdoors
Why It Made the List: This virtual back yard will keep your six to 12 year olds fascinated when the weather is too nasty to explore the real thing. The Canadian site is chock full of fascinating facts about nature and the great outdoors. You can get answers to all your outdoor-related questions, watch nature documentaries and find information on topics such as geocaching, the stars, bugs or animal tracks.

CBC for kids (
Good for: Canadian content
Why It Made the List: For older kids who love to play video games, read books or watch movies and enjoy sharing their opinions online, bookmark They can post a review about their latest discovery there. There’s also a great section here called the Outlet where kids can upload their own videos and share them online. Click on the Preschoolers tab to take you to for games, videos and activities for younger websurfers, with favourites like the Doodlebops and Lunar Jim to keep them having fun.


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