Guest Author - Leena Kothari
Children familiar with the Internet need search engines for homework, school project research and many more activities. The main purpose of Internet search engines and directories is to find resources relevant to a field of study or activity. A list of search engines below are especially for kids.
Askforkids : Ask for Kids is an electronic catalogue, covering a wide range of subject-areas and which allows kids to access at a touch of a button the world wide web. Kids can ask questions and do web searches on this site. The site provides quick access to all the sites that may interest kids and also has a user-friendly interface. The software is reliable and works smoothly. Its a good tool for children in their daily routine spent on the Internet.
Yahoo Kids : Yahoo is one of the top search engine in the world pays attention to its younger Internet surfers. Children can perform plenty of activities such as get homework help,play games,learn about science,look up words,read jokes, ask questions,explore an encyclopedia and so on. It’s simply amazing. Yahoo Kids International offers Japanese and Korean languages search engine.
Kids Click : A very professional and well organized search engine for kids by librarians. You can do searches which demand precision along subject lines or which require working across several subject catalogues like : Science & Math, The Arts, Weird & Mysterious, Computers/The Internet and more. So many interesting things on this search engine that you need plenty of time to enjoy them.
AOL : This search engine is made to save time for Internet users of all ages. The site offers training and development of important skills. When it comes to the organization of the subjects the site focuses on age so that it is easy
to find material that you can understand and that will help you. From the point of view of reliability and factual precision the site is great. The interface is easy to understand and user-friendly.
Kids 4 Kids: Kids 4 Kids is owned by kids and for kids search engine. This site contains many directories and libraries which have large collections related to your specific interest as a parent or for your children. From the point of view of the
returning results the site is reliable. The site is full of bright colors and the design is interesting, also the page layout makes it easy to access what you need. It has plenty of options and a good feedback.
Ask: This search engine provides an easy interface with the possibility to make a term search. In this case the site provides also other terms for a new search. It has some special features : the areas of search, you get to choose from Web, Images, City, News. You also can expand your search or narrow it, also you receive a list of related searches, all these of a real help. All of this makes it different from others and makes you as a parent appreciate it.
Dibdabdoo : This site offers many libraries and links to hundreds of additional searching resources in numerous categories such as the World, News, Reading, Writing, Speaking, Computers/The Internet, Health & Family, Science & Math, Strange & Mysterious etc. You can choose subject categories and subcategories related to your