Reader Reviews

October 1999

Nutrition Explorations

October 26, 1999 -- From Melissa Amour, a reader from Newtown, Pennsylvania, who is affiliated with the site

Nutrition Explorations was designed by the National Dairy Council to serve as a safe, educational destination for learning about healthy eating habits. With the theme of Eating Smart and Growing Strong, the site provides fun and easy activities, related links and other resources that educators can use to teach children about nutritious foods and a healthy diet. The site also includes special sections for kids, parents and school food service professionals.


Airtime! Coasters and Thrill Rides

October 25, 1999 -- From Brian Rockhold, a reader from West Mansfield, Ohio who is affiliated with the site

This site is a review of over 175 rollercoasters that we have ridden as a family, and the amusement parks they are in. We provide a glossary, hundreds of pictures, historical section, industry news and rumors, and general amusement park and rollercoaster information.

Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators

October 24, 1999 -- From Kathy Schrock, who is affiliated with the site

A site with over 1600 categorized sites to help educators find the resources to effectively integrate technology into the curriculum.

Funology.com

October 24, 1999 -- From Brian Adams, a reader from Virginia, USA who is affiliated with the site

Funology.com is the best place on the Web to find things to do. Not just while you’re sitting at the computer, but anywhere. Things to do by yourself or with your friends, your parents, your pets, anyone. We’ll teach you a million and one ways to make things, explore the world, and discover skills you never knew you had. You’ll use words, numbers, facts, ideas, and objects you find around the house. It’s one place where you’ll never be bored!

Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators

October 24, 1999 -- From Kathy Schrock, who is affiliated with the site

A site with over 1600 categorized sites to help educators find the resources to effectively integrate technology into the curriculum.

HeroicStories

October 22, 1999 -- From Randy Cassingham, a reader from Boulder, Colorado, USA who is affiliated with the site

You always hear about the people who do wrong, hurt others, take advantage, rob and steal. But they are the minority. HeroicStories are about everyday real people who step up to the challenge and help others when they’re needed. It’s not just the people who save lives or stop a crime, but the stories are true, they’re from all over the world and, most of all, they’re interesting — not sappy, syrupy-sweet (or religious) tales you roll your eyes over when your grandmother tells them. (They’re also short! No story is over 500 words.) You can sign up and get the stories sent free by e-mail.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Kids Pages

October 19, 1999 -- From Margaret M. Parr, a parent from Arlington, VA who is affiliated with the site

These new Patent and Trademark Office Kids’ Pages are rich with fun materials to encourage kids to be creative. We have games, puzzles and contests for kids of all ages and educational materials for kids, parents and teachers about patents, trademarks and copyrights. We have lots of stories about inventors and inventions and a calendar showing an interesting patent, trademark or copyright which was granted or registered each day of the year. Check out our Halloween pages -”The Little Shoppe of Patent and Trademark Horrors!

Monsterfun: Free Emailed Cartoon Monsters

October 18, 1999 -- From Mario, a reader from Milwaukee, Wisconsin who is affiliated with the site

Now you can get free emailed cartoon monsters by professional cartoonist Mario D. Macari

Scary.com

October 18, 1999 -- From Karl Kronenberger, who is affiliated with the site

Kids are drawn to stories that scare them, and for the first time, we’re bringing scary tales created for them to the Internet. We plan to offer fresh episodes of chilling programs year-round on the site.

Gilchrist Studios Online

October 16, 1999 -- From Linda, a reader from Connecticut who is not affiliated with the site

I am a mother of three children; ages 10, 9 and 6 years old. We are avid fans of gilchriststudios.com. We found this website through the Sunday comics in the Hartford Courant, “Night Lights And Pillow Fights”. My kids absolutely love this interactive strip and have Guy Gilcrhist’s latest books.