Theodore Tugboat Bulletin

Mark Larson (mark@cochran.com)
Wed, 18 Oct 1995 19:49:52 +0100


BERIT'S BEST SITES FOR CHILDREN
(update for October 20/95)

HALLOWEEN

Halloween Haunt
http://remarque.berkeley.edu/~tigger/halloween.html
At the Halloween Haunt, you'll find many scary coloring pages such as
trick-or-treaters, a haunted house, a witch, a skeleton, and a cat in a
jack-o'lantern. Color them on your computer or print them out and use
crayons. My rating: 5/5.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Arbor Heights Elementary
http://www.halcyon.com/ahcool/home.html
Check out the Cool Writers' Magazine which includes writing by students at
Arbor Heights Elementary in Seattle, USA. There are also ideas and tips for
writing your own stories, an a-MAZE-ing puzzle for you to solve, and more.
My rating: 5/5.

ENVIRONMENT

Mount Ruapehu Volcano
http://www.actrix.gen.nz/ruapehu/
Mount Ruapehu Volcano in New Zealand has been active since the end of
September, 1995. See what's happening there yourself by viewing the latest
live pictures from the erupting mountain. My rating: 3/5.

Hurricane: Storm Science
http://www.miamisci.org/hurricane/
Visit the Miami Museum of Science exhibit about the greatest storms on
Earth. Find out what makes a hurricane, what it's like inside one, how they
are detected and monitored, and meet a family which survived Hurricane
Andrew in 1992. There are also instructions for making a weather plane, a
hurricane spiral and a weather station. Very interesting: 5/5.

KID'S PAGES

The Kidz Page
http://www.rubyslippers.com/fridge/kidzpage.html
Features lots of great artwork by Ben Harris including monsters, dinosaurs,
aliens, bugs, heroes, animals, pond life, the jungle, the ocean, and his
family. My rating: 5/5.

Spacecraft
http://hillside.coled.umn.edu/max/max.html
Seven-year-old Max shares his report on spacecraft with you. He answers 5
puzzling spacecraft questions and includes original artwork. My rating:
5/5.

JUST FOR FUN

Muppet Pictures
http://www-leland.stanford.edu/~rosesage/Muppetpics.html
Rose Sage's picture album of Muppet puppets and toys. For more information
about the Muppets and their creator, episode guides for Muppet
shows, and links to other Muppet sites visit the Muppets Home Page. My
rating: 4/5.

SCIENCE

Yuckiest Site on the Internet
http://www.nj.com/yucky/
Eeeeeek! It's Cockroach World! Guess where different types of cockroaches
live, see inside a cockroach, find out how Rodney Roach spends his day,
catch and keep a cockroach to see for yourself, and more. If you like bugs,
this site is for you: 5/5

STORIES

A Unicorn's Tale
http://www.webfeats.com/illusion/sherry.html
A poem about a unicorn who wanted 2 horns. Sherry Randall wrote this for
her daughter Casey. My rating: 4/5.

The Brave and Bold Squirrel
http://www.primenet.com/~incwell/ERWBold.html
Gather 'round to hear McGregor, an elder of the Red Squirrel clan, tell a
tale about a brave and bold squirrel. Text is large, easy-to-read and is
accompanied by beautiful illustrations. This story is from the Tales of
Edgeriver Wood by Keith B. Shaw and Dick Strandberg. My rating: 5/5.

Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too!
http://www.lehigh.edu/~jbh6/jbh6.html
Meet Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and other characters from A. A. Milne's Winnie
the Pooh books. Find out more about the author, his books and characters,
visit the Winnie the Pooh Frequently Asked Questions page. My rating: 4/5.

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