Using the Web with Young Children

Safety Considerations:

  • Use filters and pop-up blockers
  • Monitor children on the Internet.
  • Bookmark pre-approved sites and only allow children to use those sites.
  • Always receive parental permission before posting children's photographs, names or likenesses.


When looking for game/activity websites to use with young children, follow similar guidelines as you would if you were evaluating software.

There are several sites that will help expand language and literacy development in young children:


PBS Kids

Reading Rainbow

Preschool Library


Kids Space

Virtual Field Trips such as: Museum Connections

Live Animal Webcams such as: Monteray Bay Aquarium