Search Engines For Kids

Yahoo for kids, designed for ages 7 to 12. Sites are hand-picked to be appropriate for children. Yahooligans is the oldest major directory for children, launched in March 1996.

ALA Great Web Site for Kids
An organized directory of sites selected by members of the American Library Association using rigorous guidelines. 

Looksmart's Kids Directory
The Kids Directory is listing of over 20,000 kid friendly websites that were hand picked by employees of the Looksmart subsidiary, Net Nanny.

Backed by librarians, KidsClick lists about 5,000 web sites in various categories.

Ad free, non-commercial directory of web sites designed for child-safe searching.

Fact Monster
Reference provider Information Please produces this site which provides facts and information oriented around the needs of children.

Family Source
This focused crawler-based service has indexed nearly 1 million kid-friendly URLs.

Other Interesting Kid-Searches

FirstGov for Kids
From the U.S. Federal Citizen Information Center, this directory provides links to government-related kids' sites along with some of the best kids' sites from other organizations, grouped by subject.

ThinkQuest Library
featuring 5,500+ websites created by students around the world as part of a competition.