Theodore Tugboat Bulletin

Mark Larson (mark@cochran.com)
Mon, 29 Apr 1996 09:56:40 +0100


BERIT'S BEST SITES FOR CHILDREN
(April 29/96 update)

CRAFTS AND COLORING

Cartoon Mania
http://www.worldchat.com/public/jhish/COURSE.cartoon.html
Jerry Hish, a cartoonist/illustrator, offers an easy-to-follow online
cartoon drawing course. Learn to draw a lion, an alligator, a gorilla and
an elephant. Visit the gallery to see cartoons drawn by other boys and
girls. Grrreat: 5/5!

TOYS AND GAMES

The LEGO Group
http://www.LEGO.com
This official LEGO company site offers information about LEGO products and
services, a company history, information on all three LEGOLAND amusement
parks, and more. My rating: 4/5.

STORIES

Mr. Flibby
http://home.navisoft.com/bcd/flibcov.htm
Mr. Flibby is story about a man with long arms - very long arms - that get
him into lots of trouble. This 28-page picture book for children aged 4 to
6 is written in large text with colorful illustrations. My rating: 5/5.

The Roving Reporter
http://www.indigo.ie/local/mikero/
Join Mike Rafone - the Roving Reporter - on his detective adventures inside
the Internet. Episodes are on-going, each one running for about 9 weeks
before a new adventure is added. You will also find fact files that include
a picture and brief biography of each character. This story is intended for
children aged 8 to 12. Engrossing: 5/5.

Disney Storybooks
http://store2.disney.com/DisneyBooks/new/StoryBook/StoryBook2.html
Read Disney Serialized Storybooks online - now featuring Pocahontas and Toy
Story. You can read these picture books in color or in black and white for
quicker loading. Unfortunately, these stories are very short and repeat
some illustrations. My rating: 3/5.

Lewis Carroll's Works Illustrated
http://www.cstone.net/library/alice/index.html
Contains text and computer colorized illustrations from Alice's Adventures
in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass, and Hunting of the Snark. All
stories include an entire chapter on each page so they take some time to
load. My rating: 4/5.

TELEVISION, MOVIES AND RADIO

Balto
http://www.mca.com/home/balto/story/
Read a cartoon story about Balto, an Alaskan dog that became a hero. You
can also meet <A
HREF="http://www.mca.com/home/balto/chars/balto.html">Balto and his
friends</A> and try some fun <A
HREF="http://www.mca.com/home/balto/playroom/">activities</A>. My rating:
4/5.

Sesame Street Connection
http://yakkowakko.res.cmu.edu/Sesame/
Visit Sesame Street's unofficial home on the Web. It includes pictures and
sounds, news, links to other Sesame Street pages, and more. My rating: 5/5.

KIDS HOMEPAGES

The BOY Club
http://www.angelfire.com/free/boyclub.html
Twelve-year-old Nigel Lee of Hong Kong has created the Boys Online Youth
Club (BOY Club). If you are a boy between the ages of 8 and 15, you're
invited to join. My rating: 5/5.

B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper
http://www2.pgh.net/~pinch13
B.J. is 9 years old and with the help of his Dad he has created a page with
more than 110 links to math, science, English, history and social study
sites. My rating: 5/5.

ANIMALS

Zoo in the Wild
http://ape.apenet.it/EDV/ZOO/n_ing.html
Visit this "virtual zoo" in Italy for images, sound and information about
150 diffferent animals in their natural environments. My rating: 5/5.

ENVIRONMENT

Rainforest Kids' Action
http://www.ran.org/ran/kids_action/index.html
Learn about the animals and people of the rainforests and find out what
kids can do to help save the world's rainforests. My rating: 4/5.

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