Theodore Tugboat Bulletin

Mark Larson (mark@cochran.com)
Fri, 1 Dec 1995 16:01:28 +0100


BERIT'S BEST SITES FOR CHILDREN
(December 1/95 update)

SEASON'S GREETINGS

Christmas Toy Trek
This adventure story about several toys who fall out of Santa's sleigh on
Christmas Eve is a delight. It is accompanied by cool computer-made
illustrations, sounds, movies and QuickTime VR. My rating: 5/5.

Twas the Night Before Christmas
http://www.netm.com/eh/christma/st.htm
This large text version is easy to read. If you like, you can listen a
narrated version of Twas the Night before Christmas. My rating: 5/5.
http://north.pole.org/santa/twas_the.html

Aunt Annie's Christmas Crafts
http://mineral.galleries.com/annie/
Make a pop-up Holiday Greetings card, fancy ball ornaments and cone
ornaments for your Christmas tree. My rating: 5/5.

Christmas Candy Twisters
http://www.mbnet.mb.ca/~stonymtn/candy.html
Try these tricky tongue twisters created by the Grade 4 students at Stony
Mountain School in Manitoba, Canada. My rating: 5/5.

Christmas Word Find
http://www.neosoft.com/~jrpotter/xmas.html
Try a Christmas Word Find or a Winter Word Find. My rating: 4/5.
http://www.neosoft.com/~jrpotter/winter.html

Christmas Carols
http://www.auburn.edu/~vestmon/christmas_carols.html
The words and music for some classic Christmas carols. My rating: 4/5.

Nonie's Advent Calendar
http://www.redshift.com/~erickson/
Explore a kid's site each day as you count down the days 'til Christmas. My
rating: 5/5.

ACTIVITY CENTERS

DoDo Land in Cyberspace
http://www.swifty.com/azatlan/
DoDo Land is an unusual place where children can visit the Island of Eyes,
Night Bubble, Giant Flower Islands, and the Dragon Ship. My rating: 3/5.

FAMILY AND KID'S HOME PAGES

Daniel's Homepage
http://www.lookup.com/Homepages/62266/daniel.html
Meet Daniel who's in 6th grade and lives in Cottage Grove, Minnesota. His
homepage includes information about his home town, some cool links, links
to a few kid's pages, and more. My rating: 5/5.

SPORTS

Sports Illustrated for Kids Online
http://www.pathfinder.com/SIFK/index.html
This special version of Sports Illustrated features news, a
behind-the-scenes look at top stories, an gallery kids' work, a trivia
challenge, a calendar of sports stars' birthdays, and more. My rating: 5/5.

1996 Olympics - The Fun Side!
http://olymp3.olympic.org/acog/fun/d-index.html
Try a trivia quiz for kids, meet IZZY- the popular children's character of
the 1996 Games - and his family and friends, view a short IZZY animation,
and read the Legend of the Olympic Torch. My rating: 4/5.

TELEVISION

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
http://www.pbs.org:80/rogers/mrr_home.html
At Mister Rogers' Neighborhood on the Internet, you'll find a greeting from
Mister Rogers and King Friday, plan & play activities, lyrics to Mister
Rogers' most popular songs, and more. My rating: 3/5.

Lamb Chop's Play Along
http://www.pbs.org:80/lambchop/intro.html
At Lamb Chop's Play-Along , you'll find coloring pages, knock-knock jokes,
and creative activities. My rating: 5/5.

AND MORE

Toddlers-12 Sites
http://www.pointcom.com/gifs/reviews/kito.htm
Point Communications' Toddlers-12 page rates and reviews what it considers
to be the top 5% of Web sites for kids. My rating: 5/5.

Playroom
http://openweb.vassar.edu/students/dohernandez/kids'corner/playroom.html
Topics include Critters, Educational Fun, Games Place, Home Pages,
Literature, Music, Our Stuff, and Toys. Rated one of the top 5% of Web
sites by Point Communications. My rating: 4/5.

Theodore Tugboat Online Activity Center
http://www.cochran.com/tt.html