Kids
Sites for kids

Hey!   Kids!

Welcome to Hands on Health-SC for Kids. This section of Hands on Health-SC is for you. Get answers to your own questions about health, exercise, sports, and good eating habits. Explore neat sites for games, project ideas, and help in science, math, spelling, and other subjects.

(Parents: This portion of Hands on Health-SC is for kids to find answers to their own health questions. We have selected these sites because they are designed especially for children. They are entertaining, age-appropriate and informative. Parents and teachers may find them useful too. Find health information about children in our section written for adults in Find Out About - Children.)

BAM! Body and Mind
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
Designed for kids 9-13 years old, this site gives you the information needed to make healthy choices. The site uses topics that kids suggested — such as stress and physical fitness — using kid-friendly lingo, games, quizzes, and other interactive features. This site also provides teachers with interactive, educational, and fun activities that are linked to the national education standards for science and health.
http://www.cdc.gov/bam/
Children’s Page
(Medline Plus)
The National Library of Medicine has provided a whole page of links to fun and educational Web sites about health and science. Find general health sites, anatomy sites, dictionaries, coloring books, and games. Many of these sites are also in Spanish.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/childrenspage.html
Environmental Sites for Kids
This is a collection of links that Hands on Health – SC has gathered especially for kids. Learn how your health is connected to the environment through games, videos, and other fun activities. You may even get some help with your homework.
http://www.handsonhealth-sc.org/page.php?id=561
Fact Monster™
(Information Please®)
This information Web site for children designed by Information Please, was recognized as Best Kids' Site by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences in 2001. Their purpose is to provide a safe neighborhood on the Web for children 3 to 12 years old and their families. In the Science/Body section, there are topics about the body, explaining how all the different systems work. There are sections on different types of doctors, folk food cures, healthy habits and bad habits, illnesses that kids get and other special topics. The Food section also has many different interesting areas. You can link to other fun areas and reference tools for kids (atlas, almanac, encyclopedia, and dictionary).
http://www.factmonster.com/
FEMA Ready Kids
(Federal Emergency Management Agency)
This website for children gives tips on how families can be prepared for a disaster. There is a section for games, as well as one for parents and teachers.
http://www.ready.gov/kids
GirlsHealth.gov
(US Department of Health and Human Services)
The National Women's Health Information Center provides girls with information about fitness, nutrition, illness, mental health, relationships, safety and much more. It also offers free eCards, letterhead, a Survival Guide, Buddy Icons, and wallpaper.
http://www.girlshealth.gov/
healthfinder® kids
(Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
On this site, you will find safety tips, health information, games, and contests.
http://www.healthfinder.gov/FindServices/SearchContext.aspx?topic=14314
It's My Life. Friends. Bullies
(PBS Kids)
Read informative articles on bullying and other topics, share your stories, play games and activities, take quizzes and polls, watch video clips of other kids talking about their feelings and experiences and get advice from older kids and experts,
http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/friends/bullies/
Kid's Health: Ages 6 - 12
(Children and Youth Health)
This health information Website is a service of Children, Youth and Women's Health Service of South Australia. Topics were selected by children and reviewed by children. Though it was developed by Australians, it is for children all over the world.
http://www.cyh.com/SubDefault.aspx?p=255
Kids' Health
Kids' Health is a site sponsored by the Nemours Foundation, whose mission is to improve the health of children. A medical review board reviews all material. There are sections on staying healthy, common illnesses, dealing with feelings, growing up, understanding grown-up diseases, and medical terms. There are also games and recipes.
http://kidshealth.org/kid/
Kids' Home Page
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) operates this site. Information is given in a fun and interesting way about food safety, vaccines, cosmetics, tattoos, and other health topics. There are games, quizzes and puzzles.
http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ByAudience/ForKids/default.htm
Kids.gov
(Federal Citizen Information Center)
Kids.gov links over 2,000 Web pages from government agencies, schools and educational resources, all geared to learning interest and level of kids. The websites are divided into subjects such as math, arts and history.
http://kids.usa.gov/index.shtml
ChooseMyPlate.gov
(USDA United States Department of Agriculture)
The Department of Agriculture created this fun site to help children learn everything about food. Here you can learn about nutrition and how to prevent foodborne illness. You can also learn how to grow your own food and how top join a 4-H Club.
http://www.choosemyplate.gov/children-over-five.html
NIEHS KIDS' PAGES
(National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences)
This site has lots of educational and fun activities about health and the environment. Sections include Games and Activities, Story Time, Sing-Along Songs, Brainteasers and Riddles, Hot Topics, Careers, and Projects. Select Other Cool Links and Resources for more fun science sites and games. It also has some environmental justice content.
http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/index.htm
Operation Respect
This nonprofit organization focuses on assuring that each child goes to school in a environment where they are free of bullying, ridicule and violence. There are sections for kids, parents and educators.
http://www.operationrespect.org/index2.php
SafeKids
SafeKids is a Web site about online safety for parents and children. It is a project of The Online Safety Project, which is operated by Lawrence J. Magid. He is a writer for the Los Angeles Times. Several well known companies help pay for the site. There is information for parents, but there are also things just for kids such as Daffy Dave's Safe Kids Online Song and the Online Safety Quiz.
http://www.safekids.com/
See All You Can See
(National Eye Institute)
The NEI's website for kids. Learn about the parts of the eye, eye safety, and how we see. Read, play games, or print.
http://isee.nei.nih.gov/
Sleep for Kids
(The National Sleep Foundation)
Learn why sleep is important to your health and safety, what happens while you sleep, and how you can sleep better. Learn about dreams and nightmares. There are also fun games, puzzles, and a PJ Bear Booklet.
http://www.sleepforkids.org/
StopBullying.gov
(Health Resources and Services Administration)
Provides information from various government agencies (including the Department of Education and the Department of Justice) on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying. Has a section for teens, parents, kids and educators. Also has "Stop Bullying Now" webisodes. Also available in Spanish.
http://www.stopbullying.gov/
The President's Challenge
(The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports)
This website encourages people of all ages to get active. Participants can track their progress through the website and win awards.
https://www.presidentschallenge.org/
The SDA Kids Corner
(American Cleaning Institute )
This section of the SDA's Web site is devoted entirely to children. There are several useful and colorful handouts in PDF format on hand washing. There are also articles about germs, the history and chemistry of soap, and the environmental issues of soap and detergents. Some are written for grade school age children and others are written for older kids. School teachers and administrators can click on Healthy School, Healthy People: It's a SNAP to learn how to start a hand washing program at school.
http://www.cleaninginstitute.org/clean_living/kids_corner.aspx

Last Modified: Thursday February 28, 2013 11:30 AM