Theodore Tugboat Bulletin

Mark Larson (mark@cochran.com)
Mon, 22 Jan 1996 15:43:52 +0100


BERIT'S BEST SITES FOR CHILDREN
(January 22, 1996)

IT'S SNOWING!

Snow Activities
http://www.alaska.net/~mteel/kids/kids.html
The Teel Family of Alaska helps you celebrate winter with 2 pages full of
fun ideas. Learn about snow crystals, catch some snow and keep it, make
sparkle snow paint and an edible glacier, cut out a six-sided snowflake,
make a snow scene in a jar, and more. My rating: 5/5.

Wiarton Willie
http://www.wiarton-willie.org/~willie
Wiarton Willie is Canada's famous weather forecasting Ground Hog. On
Groundhog Day, February 2nd, you can find out if Willie sees his shadow and
what the weather will be like until Spring. Visit <a
HREF="http://granite.sentex.net/~willie/kstuff/kstuff.html">Willie's Kid's
Stuff</A> page for coloring pages, mazes and art work, and read a story
called Wiarton Willie's Adventures. My rating: 3/5.

ANIMALS

Day with the Elephants
http://www.aazk.ind.net/ema/emaday/day.html
Come and spend a virtual day with Sophi, Cita, Kubwa, Tombi and Ivory, the
elephants at the Indianapolis Zoo. My rating: 4/5.

Pictures of Animals
http://www.aazk.ind.net/animal_gifs
Picture of all kinds of animals in GIF format provided by American
Association of Zoo Keepers. My rating: 3/5.

PetStation Kids!
http://petstation.com/kids.html
Meet kids and their pets. My rating: 4/5.

FAMILY AND KIDS HOMEPAGES

Amber's Place
http://www.davelash.com/users/davelash/amber.html
Eleven-year-old Amber of Hamilton, Massachusetts presents her favorite
links, a Girls Internationally wRiting Letters page, and links to many
other kids' homepages. My rating; 5/5.

Amy's homepage
http://coastnet.com/dhouston/Amy.html
Visit 11-year-old Amy of Vancouver, Canada and meet her cartoon bird
characters. My rating: 5/5.

Terra's Homepage
http://www.ualberta.ca/~rayrasmu/terranova.htm
Terra is an 11-year old who lives in Edmonton, Canada. She includes lots of
good information on endangered animals as well as a story and photos from
her hiking trips. My rating: 5/5.

HISTORY

Happy Birthday Dr. King
http://buckman.pps.k12.or.us/king/king.html
Children at Buckman Elementary in New York present art work about Martin
Luther King and the text of the I Have a Dream speech. My rating: 5/5.

INSECTS

Ant Farm
http://sec.dgsys.com/antfarm.html
Have you ever wondered what goes on in an ant farm? Visit this online ant
farm to see the tunnels, bridges and hills made by ants. My rating: 3/5.

Wonderful World of Insects
http://www.ex.ac.uk/~gjlramel/six.html
Fascinating facts about the most successful life form on the planet. My
rating: 3/5.

STORIES

Koala Trouble Series
http://www.peg.apc.org/~balson/story
Join Max, a baby koala, on his adventures. The idea and pictures for these
charming interactive short stories are by 5-year-old Alex Balson of
Australia. For children up to age 6. Wonderful: 5/5!

Keys for Kids
http://www.gospelcom.net/cbh/kfk/kfk.html
A short daily story for kids with a Christian moral message. My rating: 3/5.

Wacky Web Tales
http://www.hmco.com:80/hmco/school/tales/
Fill in the blanks to create a silly story. These Wacky Web Tales are
geared for grades 4 and up. You will need to know basic parts of speech. My
rating: 4/5.

TOYS AND GAMES

Web-a-sketch
http://www.digitalstuff.com/web-a-sketch/
Try this easy-to-use Web version of Etch-a-Sketch. My rating: 4/5.

John's Word Search Puzzles
http://www.neosoft.com/~jrpotter/puzzles.html
John Potter has created many word search puzzles for you print and solve.
There are puzzles for TV shows, super heroes and more. My rating: 4/5.

TELEVISION, MOVIES, AND RADIO

Radio Aahs Online
http://www.pathfinder.com/Aahs/aahome.html
An awesome Web site by the Radio Aahs radio network for kids. Find out
about tv/film/music stars, sports, and what other kids are up to. My
rating: 5/5.

http://www.warnerbros.com/
The Warner Brothers Online Kids Page presents Looney Tunes Karaoke with
RealAudio songs and the words so you can sing along.

WORLD TRAVEL

World Surfari
http://www.giaco.com/surfari
Developed from the mind of 10-year-old Brian Giacoppo, World Surfari takes
you on a virtual journey through a different country every month. Learn
some history, facts about people and society, and fun stuff about each
country. My rating: 5/5.

MayaQuest Expedition
http://mayaquest.mecc.com/Update.Images.html
This page includes pictures taken on the 1995 MayaQuest expedition to
explore ancient Maya ruins and civilization. My rating: 4/5.

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