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Kids - Grades 1st - 3rd

World Book Kids takes the depth and breadth of information in a full reference library and presents it in an interactive, easy to read format that is perfect for younger students.

Age-appropriate content invites children to dive into topics of interest and begin to make connections between different subjects. Image-based navigation ensures that young learners can access the information they’re looking for.

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  • World of Animals - Learn about hundreds of animals around the world while improving compare and contrast skills.
  • Science Projects - Get hands-on with these projects and lesson plans in a wide variety of S.T.E.M. and natural science subjects.
  • Compare Places - Compare any two states, countries, provinces, or continents, and see a side-by-side of important facts or dive deeper into each one.
  • Maps - Explore an interactive map that connects children to relevant encyclopedia articles. Check out the Atlas and find maps showing political, demographic, and weather information, and more. Download and print blackline, maps with or without labels, and flags for students to complete and color.
  • WebQuests - Printable, self-directed research and explore lessons, perfect to supplement a homeschool curriculum.
  • Important People - Search hundreds of biographies filtered by categories such as gender, area of expertise, or time period.
  • Games, Activities, Pictures and Videos, a Dictionary, and much, much more. Borrowed and adapted with pride from World Book Digimag.

Pictures and Videos

Explore pictures and videos

World of animals

Learn about hundreds of animals from around the world

Games and Activities

Enjoy learning games and activities for kids

Maps and More

“Explore an interactive map that links to relevant articles for kids. Download and print maps showing many different types of information.

Important People

Search hundreds of biographies filtered by multiple categories

Compare Places

Select any two states, provinces, countries, or continents and see a side by side comparison

Science Projects

Get hands on with hundreds of science projects and lessons from a wide variety of subjects

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How many parent accounts are included with a childs license?

Every family account includes 2 parent accounts

I am part of a homeschool group and we share teaching responsibilities. How can I access those accounts?

LightSail has created a Teacher/Coach role that can connect with multiple accounts. This is available as an add-on purchase. This account acts as additional parent with full teacher control to all connected accounts.

Is your platform only Faith-Based?

LightSail is available for both Faith-Based and Non Faith-Based families. A parent can choose to allow Faith-Based content or hide Faith-Based content including Library Collections and Lesson Plans. LightSail has created hundred of Faith-Based and non Faith-Based Library Collections, Bookmarks, Quotations, and Lesson Plans.

If I want to purchase a book with your E-Commerce store, do I have to buy a copy for each license I purchased?

No, when you purchase a book using our E-Commerce store you only need to purchase 1 copy for your entire family. Your purchase includes unlimited checkouts.

How does LightSail’s childsafe protection work?

At LightSail, a parent’s ability to oversee their child’s online experience and align it with their faith and values is of the utmost importance. To this end, LightSail contains an entire suite of parental control features and never-before-seen ChildSafe Content Controls giving parents ultimate peace of mind.

These content controls contain dozens of nuanced subcategories for potentially objectionable material based on both maturity and religious factors. Then, it shows parents if a book contains a reference to any of those subcategories and allows them to block or allow single titles or entire subcategories for each child individually. Our ChildSafe Content Controls offer unprecedented insight into and control over the content your children consume without the need to read every book in advance.

  • Block or allow individual pieces of content.
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  • Require a child to request parental approval before opening entire subcategories of content.
  • Block, allow, or require requesting parental approval for all Classics library content.
  • Block or require requesting parental approval for all unrated content.

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