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Kids Health

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General Reference

KidsPost (Washington Post)

Scientific american kids


Food & Cooking


Cooking magazine and website for kids

NYT Food for kids


Salem parks & recreation

Parks maps & information, activities, reservations and 2019 Summer day camps

Gilbert house

Children’s museum in Riverfront Park named after the inventor of the Erector Set. Activities are indoors and out, for toddlers through middle school, though preschool through early elementary kids will like it best. Gilbert House has a preschool and offers classes & camps throughout the year. Special events and news are posted on their Facebook page, and you can subscribe to email news. Daily admission and memberships available.


Salem Keizer Education Foundation offers something for everyone, with activities ranging from reading and writing to gardening and dancing. Student art show, after school sports, Urban Ag Fest, school supply drive, after school at some SK schools, school break & summer day camps, learning gardens…

Awesome 3000 One of the largest timed youth running races in the nation and a Salem tradition for preschool through high school kids of ALL abilities!



Salem Keizer Education Foundation offers a variety of sports throughout the year. Fun for all ages, and a great way to build good habits of staying active.  

City of Salem Parks & recreation department

Year round sports programs and camps managed Salem Parks & Rec

Books & Reading

Salem Public Library

Library Events for Children

Library Events for Teens

Libby app

Free app for reading e-books and listening to audiobooks; sign up with your local library card to borrow through the app.


Reading for all ages & stages

Summer Reading: Book Lists and Tips for Every Age


Reading app for all ages of kids. Requires subscription but has a free trial and free teacher version.

Dr. K’s Book Wish Lists on Amazon

Help & skill books for kids and teens

Kids’ nonfiction books

Activities, projects and nature books

Kid and teen fiction, little kid and baby storybooks



A magazine to inspire girls age 5-10 to be strong, smart, fierce and, above all, true to themselves. 

New Moon Girls

Girls' magazine and online communities of girls, parents and allies raising strong girls in a still-unequal world.

Cricket Media

Excellent, advertising free magazines tailored to different age groups and interests, from infants to teens. Babybug, Ladybug, Click, Ask, Spider, Cricket, Dig, Faces, Muse, Cobblestone and Cicada Magazines in print or digital subscriptions.

National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids and Little Kids magazines, 

Ranger RicK

National Wildlife Federation magazines for babies through elementary school kids.

Stone Soup

A creative writing magazine by kids, for kids, featuring stories, poems & art by kids.

Xyza News for Kids

News presented in a fun and engaging way for elementary and middle school kids, intended to provide a starting point for interesting conversations. It's available in several formats and has a Junior Reporter program. 

Chop Chop & Chop Chop Sprout


Educational and creative fun for all ages: Hello Ages 0-2, High-Five Ages 2-6, Highlights Ages 6-12.


Children’s magazine with content dedicated to educate and empower children ages 8-12. Aims to encourage reading and learning, building good habits, and understanding how to make good healthy choices. Visit the Blog for the digital option of the publication. There is also a free App available for iPhone and iPad. So many fun ways to be exposed to adventure, nutrition, personal care, fitness, sports, safety, character development, and much more. 


A creative, colorful, and educational hands-on magazine for children ages 6-9.



youth section & calendar


Bullying- Report a tip


Lawnmower Safety

Outdoors & Nature

Oregon State Parks

Junior Rangers

Champoeg State Park & Friends of Champoeg

Park brochure & map

Google map

Campground map

Silver Falls State Park

Hikes & Walks

Waterfall Hikes Around Salem 


Salem Art Association

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Explore Art with David Hockney


Salem Public Library

Concert calendar

Salem Youth Symphony

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Science & STEM

How things work for kids


smithsonian kids

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Social activities & support



Boys & Girls club


Bullying: It's Not OK -


Feelings & worries

the mighty



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Puberty, adolescence

Gender Spectrum


Planned parenthood


Apps & Entertainment


Storybots helps kids discover the world of learning while making it fun! Lots of educational books, videos, interactive games and more! Fulfill your love for dinosaurs or planets or anything else you can discover. Check out the app as well, suitable for iPhone or iPad. 

toca boca

Allowing kids to discover the power of play through their own persepctive using creative digital toys and everyday products. Apps also available. 

PBS Kids



Interactive astronomy guide App that engages kids to explore the world around them. Not only a fun and detailed app but very educational as well. Available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Amazon kindle fire, and Microsoft. The most beautiful star-gazing app!




The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.
— Peggy O'Mara
Every child deserves a champion - an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.
— Rita F. Pierson