Theodore Tugboat Bulletin

Mark Larson (mark@cochran.com)
Thu, 8 Feb 1996 14:21:11 +0100


BERIT'S BEST SITES FOR CHILDREN
(February 7/96 update)

ANIMALS

Hickory Dickory's Safari Adventures
http://www.newedge.net/pixel/safari_adventures.html
Travel on the Safari Adventures to learn about many different types of
animals. My rating: 4/5.

BY KIDS, FOR KIDS

NewsWave Canada Online
http://www.ottawa.net/~pugglers/online.htm
NewsWave is a Canadian news magazine created by students for students. Each
issue focuses on a different topic with all news articles, comments, art
work, puzzles are by students. Excellent: 5/5!

Kidworld
http://www.bconnex.net/~kidworld/
Kidsworld presents art and stories by kids, as well as the Kids Cornfield
magazine of jokes, comics, news, puzzles, and facts. My rating: 5/5.

CRAFTS AND COLORING

Zini's Activity Page
http://www.autobaun.com/~kbshaw/Zini/Zini.html
A growing collection of coloring, cut and paste, dot-to-dot, maze, same and
different, and tracing pages. My rating: 4/5.

FAMILY AND KID'S HOMEPAGES

Karlea's World
http://www.iolaks.com/karlea.html
Meet 7-year-old Karlea and her 2-year-old sister Hailey from Iola, Kansas.
Be sure to visit Karlea & Hailey's Kid Page to check out some of their
favorite kids' sites. My rating: 5/5.

Eric's Childrens Stories
http://www.mindspring.com/~jjweinb/eric/eric.html
Visit 8-year-old Eric Weinberg's page of fun and exciting short stories he
has written. My rating: 5/5.

Bull's Home Page
http://www.enter.net/~erosner/bull.html
Meet 10-year-old Bull and visit a few fo his favorite sports sites and
other places on the Internet. My rating: 5/5.

GAMES AND TOYS

Kool-Aid Fun Page
http://ugweb.cs.ualberta.ca/~gerald/koolaid/
Guess what's wrong in the pictures and play wacky rhymes and matching
games. My rating: 4/5.

HISTORY

Royal Ontario Museum
http://www.rom.on.ca/
In addition to information about this excellent Canadian museum and its
collection, you'll find Fun Stuff for kids: learn to make your own mummy,
spell your name with hieroglyphics, find out about backyard archaeology,
play family games and quizzes, and more. My rating: 5/5.

Hickory Dickory's Adventure Page
http://www.newedge.net/pixel/leap_page_to_intros.html
Travel though time with Hickory Dickory and his Time Machine to Egypt, Rome
and Dinosaur Land. You can also learn about clocks, water clocks and
sundials. My rating: 4/5.

Martin Luther King Jr. Timeline Page
http://carle.pps.k12.or.us/timeline/kingframe.html
Students at Buckman Elementary in New York present a illustrated timeline
of major events in Dr. King's life. You can also visit their Happy Birthday
Dr. King to view more art work and read the text of the I Have a Dream
speech. My rating: 5/5.

SCIENCE

Mad Scientist Network
http://pharmdec.wustl.edu/YSP/MAD.SCI/MAD.SCI.html
If you have a science question, here's the place to ask it. A group of
scientists will hunt down an answer for you. My rating: 4/5.

STORIES

Mr. Bear's Birthday Book
http://pages.prodigy.com/U/S/A/USFY50A/party1.htm
You're invited to join Mr. Bear and his friends at his Brithday Party. This
is a short story by Lynn Dever. My rating: 4/5.

WebTime Stories with Webster the Spider for little Webcrawlers
http://www.web-concepts.com/wts.htm
Read Mandy's Saturday and Brandon's Cat, stories based on the true life
experiences of their author, Barbara Taylor Webster. These rhyming one-page
stories are illustrated by R.L.Bradley. My rating: 5/5.

The Brave and Bold Squirrel
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. For other stories,
poems and activities visit Spectrum: Family Internet Magazine. My rating:
5/5.

AND MORE

The Adventures of Gyro!
http://www.aa.net/~thelady/cover.htm
Join Gyro and his friends on their adventures around the Internet. Play
Name That Tune and Name That Number and explore a well- organized
collection of links with descriptions to many other kids' sites. This
ever-expanding online book uses large, bold text along with interesting
backgrounds. Awesome: 5/5!

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