Reader Reviews

May 2001

Astronomy for Kids

May 21, 2001 -- From Joanne, a teacher from Twin Falls, Idaho who is affiliated with the site

With “Astronomy for Kids”, I am trying to create a comprehensive resource about astronomy and space. This site includes articles about timely astronomy topics, news links, and links to astronomy resources. It also features a page of lesson plans and activities that parents and teachers can use.


Canku Ota (Many Paths)

May 20, 2001 -- From Paul, a reader from St. Paul, MN, USA who is affiliated with the site

Canku Ota” (Many Paths) is an e-zine for and about Native America … the native people of North America … Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, and First Nations People. It is a celebration of the traditions and cultures of these wonderfully diverse people. Each biweekly issue contains news articles, about events and issues, contributed by premier writers and artists. We also share stories, recipes, nature articles, opportunities, school news, projects, and anything else of interest to our readers, young and old. We focus on positive, yet factual information. Our extensive resource pages offer links to some of the best, legitimate Native Web sites.

Kinderstart.com

May 17, 2001 -- From Frank Recino, a parent from the US who is not affiliated with the site

KinderStart.com is the Web’s largest index-directory of information about parenting, pregnancy, child development, health, education and learning activities.

WebMath for grades 3-8

May 17, 2001 -- From Eric Ward, a reader from Knoxville, TN who is not affiliated with the site

WebMath, part of DiscoverySchool.com’s homework help site, features problem solvers and calculators that help kids check their homework. Students enter their math problems and, with the click of a button, receive a step-by-stepexplanation and an answer. Now this powerful resource features problems for kids in grades 3-8. From fractions and decimals to rounding and place value, WebMath will help your students understand their homework.

africam.com

May 17, 2001 -- From Chuck Rolland, a reader from Eden Prairie, MN who is not affiliated with the site

This is a site with waterhole cams, safari cams that run at certain times and bird nest cams. Also has two really neat underwater cams running 24 hrs in the Bahamas.

Jay Jay the Jet Plane

May 16, 2001 -- From Carol Snyder Dufault, a reader from Washignton, DC who is affiliated with the site

Let your imagination take flight with this companion site that follow the adventures of a playful and curious six-year-old jet plane named Jay Jay and his friends who live and play in Tarrytown. Play hide and seek, watch clips from the show, and access activities that use kids’ everyday life experiences to encourage imaginative and positive behavior.

Animaland

May 16, 2001 -- a reader from NYC, NY who is affiliated with the site

The ASPCA’s Animaland, sponsored in part by the Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund, teaches children about companion animals and endangered species. The site is fun and educational. Children can play games, send postcards, read about careers with animals, watch cartoons about pet care, and submit their questions to a macaw named Azula. Great fun for kids ages 4-12.

National Memorial Day Concert

May 16, 2001 -- From Carol Snyder Dufault, a reader from Washington, DC who is affiliated with the site

Celebrate Memorial Day with a trip to this site that features information about the 2001 Memorial Day concert and its participants and pays tribute to the men and women who served our nation in the name of freedom. Hear FDR’s famous “Day of Infamy” speech and an audio clip of a radio broadcast announcing the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, link to a live Webcam of the USS Arizona Memorial, and view a video montage of the Gulf War. Plus, take an interactive music quiz, visit a virtual Vietnam Wall and more.

iKnowthat.com
Puzzle Maps

May 14, 2001 -- From Lisa L. Kirchner, a parent from Pittburgh, PA who is affiliated with the site

Complete puzzles depicting land forms and world geography, hear and see animations that give more detail, then send your “passport” to friends and family. Or check your knowledge with a quiz. Geography has never been this fun AND effective.

Eye Educate U

May 14, 2001 -- From Tammy Movsas, M.D., a reader from New Jersey, USA who is affiliated with the site

New, fun, educational site focusing on spreading the word of eye health through fascinating eye facts and important eye health tips. Visitors can test their Eye-Q with the monthly eye trivia quiz and can enter the free eye secrets trivia contest. Free Eye Secrets newsletter written by board-certified ophthalmologist for all ages from young to old.