Q-files: The Children’s Encyclopaedia

Recently, I came across the website q-files.com, an online encyclopaedia for children that covers a number of areas, currently:

  • Prehistoric;
  • History;
  • Culture;
  • Geography;
  • Space;
  • Technology;
  • Science;
  • Life;
  • Earth.
  • What I like most about the site is that it is very easy for children to navigate. It gets straight to the point, with no ‘noise’ from adverts, unhelpful content or complicated menu structures. It’s simple, very visual and only provides the most useful content. It’s certainly a great starting point for internet research on a range of topics and also includes a helpful search bar.

    My favourite section so far (they promise to continue to update the content) is the Geography section, which provides some very useful information about many countries. In the ‘About Q-files section’ of the site, it also makes this impressive claim:

    “…pages covering the geography and brief history of every country in the world will soon be making their appearance.”

    So, a useful and growing resource to help children conduct research. Check it out and see what you think.