Research made easy

Are you looking for something on the internet to help with your homework or class topics?

Are you overwhelmed by all the information you get on google?

Then try  some of these to make things easier:


I had fun on this search engine looking at ancient explorers. 


This is also a very child friendly search engine which many classes are already using.

 Kids national geographic

For children who love learning about animals and other fun facts this Kids National Geographic site is great fun.

On the side bar of this blog is a link to /

This is a quick way to access this site which is managed by New Zealand librarians from the National Library. On school days between 1 and 6pm you can go on to their site and actually have a virtual lesson on making the most of your internet searches. They are real librarians in real time and rather than give you an answer they will chat via email back and forward to help you find the right answers yourselves. Very cool.

And if you don’t want to talk or connect with a real librarian then you can still search the site for answers to your questions  from the many links already provided. The great thing is that they have done the work for you and checked out if the sites are safe.

Just a reminder that if you click on the page Homework Help there are many more sites to enjoy.

Have a great long weekend.



Websites for fun and learning

  Not just for fun


We have been exploring this new search engine kidrex which is great for doing research. Many of you are doing special topics so it is worth checking out as I know you will find something useful here. It has been checked as ‘kidsafe’ and that means it is a safe site to use. Remember however, that at any time you are on the Internet whether at school or at home, if you leave a page, sometimes you end up where you don’t want to be. Remember your digital safety rules and tell an adult and close the page immediately. I’ve added a few favourites as well.

Remember also that these links and heaps more can be found on the “Homework Page”. The link is at the top of this page.


National Geographic for kids

Christchurch City kidsblog

The Christchurch City Library kids blog  is great and has competitions all the time. One special competition is a chance to win a book on ‘Free book Friday’.

Do take a look anytime but especially Fridays if you want to try and win a book. During book week we had a special visit from Zac who read a number of books to the juniors and middle teams. Well, Zac manages this kids blog so you already know him.