Reader Reviews

April 2001

Berlin Wall, Past and Present

April 30, 2001 -- From a reader from Australia who is affiliated with the site

It is one of the best sites on the net for info on the Berlin Wall.


Julia’s Rainbow Corner

April 29, 2001 -- From Kris, a reader from Florida, USA who is affiliated with the site

Julia’s Rainbow Corner is a fun, safe, interactive site designed specifically for those who cannot yet read. Kids can explore independantly, learning about colors, numbers, letters, animals and playing fun games.

Why is the sky blue?

April 29, 2001 -- From Alwyn, a reader from Hartbeespoort, South Africa who is affiliated with the site

This website contains explanations for the following questions: Why is the sky blue?, Why are clouds white?, Why are sunsets red?, Why is the ocean blue? It has a set of 5 quizzes with 10 questions each to test how well students understand these explanations. This Web site could be used for middle school reading comprehension exercises as well.

Adventure Learning Foundation

April 24, 2001 -- From Donald Greene, a reader from Prescott, AZ who is affiliated with the site

These online learning expeditions take students and teachers on virtual journeys around the globe. Provides lesson plans and activities while promoting a greater understanding of different cultures.

Zoo Atlanta

April 24, 2001 -- From Nicole Page, a reader from Atlanta, GA who is affiliated with the site

Zoo Atlanta’s site is one of the most widely visited sites for animal information, kids activities and on-site activities for children.

Mexico for Kids: Paper Zoo

April 24, 2001 -- From Barbara, a parent from San Diego, CA who is not affiliated with the site

A zoo of fourteen paper animals to print, cut and glue together.

Baby Playtime, Inc.

April 22, 2001 -- From Vanessa Hernandez, a reader from Los Angeles, CA who is affiliated with the site

The site is aimed at helping parents learn how to use PLAY with their children to assist child’s development and to have fun. In addition to clips of the award winning videos (Aegis awards and Council for Quality Children’s Media – KIDS FIRST! endorsement) relevant and current information and research is presented in the Articles and Links sections to help parents find beneficial information. As a new mother, I found it hard to locate the type of information the videos and articles/links provide. This, and my desire to be a good parent inspired me to start the company.

Eartheasy

April 20, 2001 -- From Greg Seaman, a teacher from BC, Canada who is affiliated with the site

Eartheasy is an online guide to how we can, as individuals and families, reduce our impact on the environment. Over 75 pages offer earth-friendly alternatives to everyday lifestyle and consumer choices.

Sky Diary KIDSTORM

April 19, 2001 -- From Chris, a reader from Florida's Space Coast who is affiliated with the site

Sky Diary KIDSTORM provides information on individual pages devoted to tornadoes, lightning, hurricanes and storm chasing, addressing a lot of the common questions kids and adults have and explaining the science involved. There are also safety tips, photos, illustrations and links to other sites with valuable information. Plus, on the first page are links to: real-time severe-weather watches and warnings; satellite and radar images; and a storm word search.

Harry Potter – Making Friends

April 18, 2001 -- From Katie Baron, a parent from New Jersey who is not affiliated with the site

If you’re looking for Harry Potter crafts or games or ideas for a party, this is the place to go!