Theodore Tugboat Bulletin

mark@cochran.com
Wed, 10 Sep 1997 11:23:16 +0100


Berit's Best Sites for Children
(September 8, 1997)

ACTIVITY CENTERS

Jan Brett's Activity Pages
http://www.janbrett.com
Coloring pages and projects to make based on Jan Brett's children's books.
My rating: 4/5.

Circle of Friends Fun Pages
http://www.circle-of-friends.com/fun.htm
Coloring pages, word finds and mazes to print featuring cartoon kids from
different countries. You can also meet each character to learn more about
where they live. My rating: 4/5.

CRAFTS AND COLORING

The Fun Room
http://tac.shopnetmall.com/www.funroom.com/
Craft ideas and a few games and recipes for holiday and everyday fun. Make
yarn art, a macrame bracelet, sand paintings, a tie-dyed t-shirt, paper bag
puppets, Halloween, Christmas, Valentines and Easter crafts and sweet
treats. The craft pages include instructions with some illustrations and
pictures of completed projects. My rating: 4/5.

GAMES

Where's Waldo Arcade
http://www.findwaldo.com/city/arcade/w_arca01.asp
Shockwave games include Connect-the-dots and Paint, Codename "Waldo" and a
Puzzle Game. My rating: 4/5.

SPORTS AND RECREATION

Games Kids Play
http://www.corpcomm.net/~gnieboer/gamehome.htm
A grown-up, Geof Nieboer, has a site with instructions and rules for
hundreds of outdoor kids' games and jumprope rhymes. My rating: 3/5.

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.

ANIMALS

Sedgwick County Zoo
http://www.scz.org/kids.html
Read facts about animals around the world, print and solve activity pages,
test your animal knowledge with quizes, and view slide shows. Some areas
use Shockwave. My rating: 4/5.

ART GALLERIES

Metropolitan Museum of Art - For Kids
http://www.metmuseum.org/htmlfile/education/kid.html
So far, the Museum presents an online game called "What is it?" and a guide
to two Winslow Homer paintings of children. My rating: 3/5.

ENVIRONMENT

Geo- Globe
http://library.advanced.org/10157/
Geo-Globe offers games and quizes about geography. Try to find the
locations of countries, cities, rivers, lakes, and mountains, play a
version of "twenty questions" to reveal an animal or bird, learn about
interesting natural landmarks, discover how plants adapt habitats around
the world, and learn what's above and below the Earth's surface. Uses Java.
My rating: 4/5.

HISTORY

Great American Landmarks Adventure
http://www.historychannel.com/kids/landmark.html
Each week, the History Channel for Kids presents 4 new drawings about
American history for you to print and color. My rating: 4/5.

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