Reader Reviews

Have you found (or created) a terrific site for kids? Please share it with us by submitting a reader review. If accepted for publication, your site review will be posted here.

Colonial Williamsburg Electronic Field Trips

July 28, 2014 -- Submitted by Dale Van Eck, a reader from Williamsburg, Virginia, who is affiliated with the site.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, America’s largest outdoor living history museum, is proud to announce its next generation of Electronic Field Trip programming! For the first time, the Emmy Award-winning one-hour LIVE Electronic Field Trip broadcasts are complimentary to all viewers. Watch via online streaming or broadcast television. The broadcasts feature historical documentary or dramatic video in combination with live discussion by experts and historians, as well as interactive opportunities for all viewers via Twitter or our instant feedback poll. The broadcast schedule features seven programs airing October through April at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET. Designed for students in grades 4 to 8, this year’s lineup will include programs on the global economy, the Revolution on the frontier, science, 18th-century entertainment, the Emancipation Proclamation, working children and a program that teaches students about research, primary sources and how to validate online materials. Visit the home page for trailers, standards, how to find a broadcaster near you!

Posted in Colonial America


Babies & Toddlers

July 18, 2014 -- Submitted by Nagendran, a parent from india, who is not affiliated with the site.

There are many types of car seats available on the market today. In order to be able to make an informed decision it is best to check out car seat manufacturers. You can also check any consumer guide for information on recalls, seats that have been crash tested, the best type of restraint systems for your child. Before that even starts be aware of the fact that there are many types of car seats. The choice you make will be based on your prior research and your child’s needs. A note of caution: before you purchase a car seat check the manufacturer’s recommendations and be sure the seat is compatible with your vehicle.

Posted in For Parents

KasimsWeatherWatcher

July 17, 2014 -- Submitted by Kasim Awan, a teenager from the United Kingdom, who is affiliated with the site.

KasimsWeatherWatcher is an interesting weather site. It has easy navigation and is easy to read for young people.

Posted in Environmental Science, Weather

Knock Knock Story Book

July 17, 2014 -- Submitted by Madison, a teenager from Mount Pleasant Michigan, who is affiliated with the site.

A few knock knock jokes in an interactive, flippable, storybook for kids.

Posted in Funny Jokes, Reading Activities, Reading Games

Famous Clowns

July 17, 2014 -- Submitted by Tom Raymond, a reader from Mount Horeb, WI, who is affiliated with the site.

Biographies of famous clowns of the stage, circus, screen – don’t forget that National Clown Week is coming on August 1st!

Posted in For Parents, For Teachers, Laughing Out Loud, Magic Tricks, The Circus

Linens Direct Knitting Guide

July 11, 2014 -- Submitted by SilverbeanSam, a reader from Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, who is affiliated with the site.

In my opinion, Knitting is a therapeutic activity that can help you unwind.

It’s also logical and methodical, which are useful things to learn as a child! (We all know that work can be exactly that way sometimes…)

This guide from Linens Direct will take you through the basics of knitting in simple terms and provide a glossary of terms you’ll probably see around while you’re researching your knitting projects.

You’ll learn what you’ll need to get started, what equipment you’ll need and how to get things off to a flying start.

There’s also basic explanations on different kinds of wool, needles and patterns.

A lot of this information is then condensed to really useful ‘Pointers’ that you can easily jot down and keep by your side as you and the kids get knitting!

The useful table of stitches that are used in patterns is another ‘printable’ resource that’ll come in handy as you get more advanced with the wonderful scarves, socks and blankets you’ll end up making if you enjoy it!

Posted in Knitting

DegreeStory

April 24, 2014 -- Submitted by Phil, a reader from Scottsdale, AZ, who is affiliated with the site.

DegreeStory is a free website for people to share college and career experiences. We collect real-world stories from people in all different fields and make them freely available on our site for anyone to read. This helps students choosing their first career field, or adults making a mid-career change, to get a more detailed, accurate picture of the different career options.

The idea behind DegreeStory is that many people choose their career field without a lot of information about what it’s really like. Once they finish school and start working, they often realize that there is a big difference between how they thought their career field would be and how it actually is. This is particularly serious in the current job market, where different fields have such different opportunity and potential.

DegreeStory provides that “missing piece” of the career decision puzzle – real experiences from real people. Reading their stories on our site can give someone a better picture of what the different career options are like and hopefully make a more well-informed career decision. Anyone who is already in school or working (or retired) can also share their own experiences on our site to help out others.

DegreeStory was launched towards the end of 2013. We currently have about 2,400 stories on our site, including about 1,000 general stories from all different fields and about 1,400 stories from teachers. We are working hard to increase our story base and hopefully get it over 100,000 by the end of 2014.

Posted in Career Explorations

NanoSpace

April 24, 2014 -- Submitted by Patrice Harris, a reader from Milwaukee, WI, who is affiliated with the site.

This site offers wonderful, free games that can be used by kids, teachers and parents to increase literacy in science in a fun, interactive and educational way. NanoSpace has more than 25 games and activities in an amusement park setting that keeps kids engaged while learning about science. Teachers can also find free resources including lesson plans and age appropriate worksheets in the Educator Resources of The Molecularium Project website.

Posted in Cool Science Experiments, Easy Science Experiments, Science for Girls

Scrabble and Anagram Word Solver

April 24, 2014 -- Submitted by Steve Race, a parent from United Kingdom, who is affiliated with the site.

This Scrabble based puzzle help website is also great for educational purposes, you can firstly solve anagrams using there free tool, you can define any word you enter simply enter a word and it generates the definition, synonyms, verbs, adverbs etc You can use this site to check to see if a word is acceptable in different dictionaries for example SOWPODS. The website is a great website to learn new vocabulary, solve your anagrams and find out definitions of words.

Posted in Scrabble

Good Riddles Now

April 24, 2014 -- Submitted by Madison Zablocki, a teenager from Mount Pleasant, MI, who is affiliated with the site.

A collection of riddles to test and work the brain that is added to on a daily basis. Read through hundreds of riddles quickly and revel the answer by simply clicking ‘show answer’.

Posted in Riddle Me This, Riddles, Riddles