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Celebrate memorable events such as birthdays, proms, girls night out, bachelor or bachelorette parties, concerts, sporting events, tailgating, corporate events, and much more.

Alloy.com is a great site that incorporates clothing and quizzes. Everything from celebrity gossip to what stars are wearing is covered. There is even a specialty section for guys and men’s fashions. The overall tone is sarcastic and youthful...

A Mighty Girl Your go-to site to find empowering and inspirational books, toys and movies for girls of all ages. Founded by two American women who were tired of searching for the right gifts for their nieces, A Mighty Girl puts all their girl-powered picks in one place.

BBC Kids Your mini anglophile will be all over the Canadian online home to the BBC Kids TV channel. The website offers ups listings, a selection of tv shows and games from across the pond.

Brain Pop This American site offers fun and educational animated videos and games to help reinforce the school curriculum from kindergarten through grade 12. (Check out Brain Pop Jr. for grades K to 3.) A subscription is required to access the entire site but there is still plenty of content available for free.

Build It’s a virtual Lego set for the little Lego lover in your life. Lego and Google Chrome teamed up to create a site for master builders of all ages to build their own creations. And no clean up required!
Canadian Geographic Kids This is a great resource for fun and learning about all things Canada. It’s the online home for kids of the popular Canadian Geographic magazine and offers games, videos, animal facts, kid-friendly articles, a virtual atlas and more.
Cartoon Network is home to your favorite cartoons, full episodes, video clips and free games. Play with your favorite Cartoon Network characters in Teen Titans GO! games, Adventure Time games, Regular Show games, Gumball games and more. Watch episodes and video clips of your favorite TV shows like Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball, Regular Show, Ninjago, Teen Titans GO!, Steven Universe, We Bare Bears, Clarence and more.
Challenge You is a computer game design website. Teen boys can design games on the site or play games designed by other kids and teens. They can share their games with friends or participate in weekly game-building contests. There is also a chat room and a forum where site users can discuss game building and play.
Curious WorldBrought to you by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Curious World is designed to prepare kids for kindergarten. Tiny tots learn not only math and reading readiness skills, but also social skills. A super cool feature is the flashcards you can customize by your child’s age and subject area you want him to learn. Just select criteria from a pull down menu, and enjoy activities that can be done anywhere, any time.
My Party Affair Disney Junior Fans of the Disney staples like Sofia the First, Doc Mcstuffins, and Jake and the Never Land Pirates will swoon for the interactive games and videos on the colourful site.

DOGOnews Kids can catch up on current events with news stories written just for children. Started by a San Francisco mom, DOGOnews is a great resource for homework, projects and curious minds.

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Doodle.ly This is essentially and ultra-simple virtual sketchpad that any creative kid would love. You can choose to publish the drawings on the site or older kids can share them to Facebook or Twitter. It’s also an iPhone and iPad app!
Fan La LaFan La La gives teens who love teen celebrities, music and TV shows a place to interact. Get the latest news and gossip on favorite shows. Take quizzes and polls to test knowledge. Teens can follow Fanlala on social media and interact with other teens.
Funbrain Kids won’t even realize they’re practicing math and reading skills while playing these games. Funbrain offers great games, books and comics for grade school aged kids and guilt-free distraction for their parents.
Funology This is a great site to visit with your kids for fun and creative activities to do together. Older kids will also have fun browsing the great selection of crafts, recipes, science experiments, magic tricks, games, jokes and trivia. Save it for a rainy day.

The InSite is designed for teens who have an interest in improving the world. Teens can learn about social justice, building a positive self-image and helping the Earth. They can also submit artwork and writing or participate in discussions about making the world a better place.

KidsReads This is the perfect place for your book worm-in-training to nerd out. It’s chalk full of kids books reviews, articles, contests and author spotlights. It’s never to soon to become a discerning reader, after all.
Knowledge Kids This simple and fun website is run by the Knowledge Network, British Columbia’s public broadcaster. There’s a good selection of wholesome videos, games and activities perfect for preschool and kindergarten-aged kids.
NASA Kids’ Club Junior astronauts will have a blast exploring this fun and exciting website. There’s information and games geared to a variety of ages and skill levels to help feed their love of space.
My Party Affair Art Games This delightfully interactive and fun website is hosted by Buffalo, New York’s Albright Knox Art Gallery. Kids from 4 to 12 will have a blast creating their own masterpieces and playing art-spirational games.

National Geographic Kids Stunning photography, games, articles and videos will keep your kids happily engaged on this magazine’s website. There’s also a special Little Kids page that makes learning fun for kids 3 – 8. It’s the next-best thing to taking your own trip around the world. Has your child ever asked you a question like, “What are baby penguins called?” Well, National Geographic Kids has the answer! Kids can watch videos, play games, and best of all, learn about animals, nature and the world around them. You know, in case you don’t know everything!

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Owl Kids Have any Chirp, Chickadee or Owl fans in you house? Each great Canadian kids’ magazine has it’s own blog on the Owl Kids site. Kids can check back regularly for the latest review, craft, recipe, joke and so much more.
PBS Kids There are lots fun and educational games and activities for kids on the PBS website. The American public broadcaster is known for quality content and delivers on it’s kids’ programming too. Sadly, though, their videos aren’t available from Canada. You watched PBS as a kid, and now your little ones can hop online with some of the same friends you remember, like Elmo and Curious George. Of course, there are new friends, too, such as Peg + Cat. Select games by character, difficulty level or latest available. The site also has a huge library of printables for your child’s educational enrichment.
 Pottermore Three words, parents: Harry Potter website. There is so much information to dig through on this site, you could easily organize the basement while your Hogwarts wannabe takes it all in.

Sports Illustrated Kids Sports fans will love this up-to-the-minute online cousin to the SI Kids magazine. It has a huge selection of great news stories, games and interactive features geared directly at kids.

Sesame Street When it comes to programming we trust for our young children, what parent doesn’t love Sesame Street? This website is especially good for keeping preschool and kindergarten kids entertained. In fact, they’ll probably learn something too.
Teens who love to read will enjoy TeenReads. The website features reviews of new and popular books for teens, along with polls, contests and places to discuss favorite books. Teens can also work their way through the “ultimate” reading list on the site.
Teen Nick fans will find information on the latest shows, as well as games, videos and quizzes through Teen Nick’s website. While the site offers updates about Teen Nick shows, it also has features that interest teens such as surviving high school and back to school ideas.
Time for Kids Current events and news stories written just for kids will keep your own mini journalists well-informed while flexing those important reading muscles. It will probably make for more interesting dinner conversation too!
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Treehouse Give your kids their Max and Ruby fix on the fun and friendly digital companion to every preschooler’s favorite cable channel. There’s enough games and videos to keep them entertained while you make dinner and printables to bring with you if you go out.
TVO Kids The content on TV Ontario’s kids’ website truly is top notch. In addition to the standard fare of games, video and contests, they have developed their very own educational games and apps that will challenge your kids in new ways. Choose from content designed for 2 – 5 year olds or content for anyone 11 or under.
SpatulattaLearning takes place in the kitchen, too, according to Spatulatta. Kids can learn cooking basics and try out new recipes built around the type of meal and favorite ingredients. What better way is there to transform your picky eater into a budding chef?
Web Math helps teens who are struggling with math find the answers to challenging questions. However, instead of simply providing answers, the website shows teens how to arrive at the answers they seek by providing step-by-step instructions.
 Stardoll features games that allow teens to express their fashion sense. Design outfits or play dress up games to experiment with different types of fashion. The company consistently produces new and exciting features like new fashion lines as well as a host of ways to make the ultimate experience more exciting for teens and tweens. There is always something new going on at Stardoll.

Starfall This is the site for early readers still trying to get a grasp on phonics. It offers a complete program of reading games and tools to compliment the school curriculum. Who knew you’d want your kid to play more computer games?

 

 

 

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