Theodore Tugboat Bulletin

Mark Larson (mark@cochran.com)
Mon, 18 Mar 1996 14:52:40 +0100


BERIT'S BEST SITES FOR CHILDREN
(March 18/96 update)

ACTIVITY CENTERS

OWLkids Online
http://www.owl.on.ca
There are lots of fun things to do and neat things to learn at OWLkids
Online (from OWL and Chickadee magazines for kids). Chickadee Net,
especially for kids 8 and under, features Puzzles and Fun, Tell Me Why,
Chirp Chuckles, I Can Make, and Hotlinks to Fun areas. Kids 8 and up will
enjoy Wired OWL's Joke Zone, CyberSurfer, and Net Blasts pages. The Mighty
Mites even have their own Web page that includes an archive of BioBytes.
Super Duper: 5/5.

Platypus Family Playroom
http://www.orst.edu/~dickt/playroom/playroom.html
Visit this family's Playroom for a great collection of large print stories,
creative activities, weekly mazes, and songs (lyrics and sheet music). The
Playroom is also available in Spanish. My rating: 5/5.

TELEVISION, MOVIES AND RADIO

MCA Home Entertainment Kid's Playroom
http://www.mca.com/home/playroom/
Here you'll find stories, interactive coloring adventures and games for
MCA's home video releases, including Babe, The Land Before Time, Casper,
Timmy the Tooth and more. My rating: 5/5.

Disney's TVplex
http://www2.disney.com/DisneyTelevision/WaltDisneyG.html?GL=H
Check out show information, pictures, sound bytes, games, coloring pages
for Disney's television shows. Wow: 5/5!

STORIES

Kody's Beary Scary Story
http://www.usit.net/public/johncg/Kody/KodyPage.HTML
Join Kody, a Black Bear cub, on an adventure in the Smoky Mountains.
There's also a fun dot-to-dot page for you to color. My rating: 4/5.

BeanTime Stories
http://www.meddybemps.com/5.1.html
Visit the fantasy Island of Meddybemps where the Beano Sapien jelly bean
people live. These preschool level big print stories are easy to read and
the illustrations are colorful and fun. Delightful: 5/5.

Marlo Marmelade
http://www.marlo.com/
Read the 'Wood Berry Tales' by Marlo Marmalade including The Winning Game,
A Bird Without a Song, Ah, Slither and Slide. and Knock,Knock by JJ Jamm'.
They are all displayed in large print with fun cartoon pictures. For
children aged 5 and up. My rating: 5/5.

Candlelight Stories Home Page
http://users.aol.com/cimal/candlelight/candle.htm
Read the children's picture books Sally Saves Christmas, Sally on the
Island, and Pard's Day. These story is easy-to-read and illustrations are
colorful and fun. My rating: 5/5.

GAMES

Just for Kids
http://www.hmco.com/hmco/school/kids/index.html
The Houghton Mifflin Company presents a collection of educational games for
kids. Test your knowledge of our planet with GeoNet, guess the real
definitions of words in Fake Out, create Wacky Web Tales, and try some
challenging Brain Teaser puzzles. My rating : 5/5.

Mazes
http://www.wln.com/~deltapac/maze/mazepage.html
The Hands On Children's Museum provides collection of colorful mazes for
you to solve. My rating: 4/5.

Triangle Puzzle
http://touchstonegames.com/triangle.shtml
"This is a simple little puzzle that's challenging to solve. As you jump a
ball, you remove it from the board. The object is to end with only one ball
on the puzzle. It's harder than it looks." My rating: 4/5.

KIDS AND FAMILY HOMEPAGES

Platypus Family Playroom
http://www.orst.edu/~dickt/playroom/playroom.html
Visit this family's Playroom for a great collection of large print stories,
creative activities, weekly mazes and songs (lyrics and sheet music). The
Playroom is also available in Spanish. Super Duper: 5/5!

Gregory Boubel's Star Trek Club
http://www.angelfire.com/free/enterprise.html
Are you a Star Trek fan? Gregory is too so he has created a Star Trek club
with a really cool Web page. Meet member officers and view the starship's
log to find out about this month's exciting mission. Answer skill-testing
Star Trek questions and you can join the club too. Great: 5/5!

Patricia Thrall's Home Page
http://www.tiedyes.com/pattyspage/pattyshomepage.html
Patty's page is chock full of interesting things. Learn about
vegetarianism, visit her Tofu Olympics 1996 comic strip, read her Journey
of Spring Flowers story, and more. Good work: 5/5.

Jason's Snakes and Reptiles page
http://www.shadeslanding.com/jas/
Thirteen-year-old Jason shares information and pictures of his pets, and
his collection of cool reptilian sites. My rating: 5/5.

SCIENCE

YES Mag: Canada's Science Mag for Kids
http://www.islandnet.com/~yesmag
This online magazine is designed to make science exciting and fun.
Interesting pages include Science and Technology Watch, How Does That Work,
Brain Bumpers, Projects, Cool Science Links, and more. My rating: 4/5.

WORLD TRAVEL

The Adventures of Fargo Phraugh
http://tawny.bu.edu/JandJ/Fargo/Fargo.html
Join a frog and his friends on a trip around the world. The Dear Diary page
includes Fargo's travel diary and photos. My rating: 4/5.

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