Reader Reviews

April 2007

Gamepuzzles for the joy of thinking

April 13, 2007 -- From Kate, a reader, from Pasadena, Maryland, who is affiliated with the site.

This gallery of all original games and puzzles, created and developed by Kate Jones, also offers a free online Puzzle Parlor where you can solve different levels of challenging puzzles. There are many other playable attractions hidden throughout the site. Most of them are listed on the Site Features page. For the very clever, check out the Mini-Quiz series; your solution could win a prize. See also the online Coloring Book that’s creative fun for all ages. The site’s philosophy is that a child’s mind is the most precious resource in the Universe, and its nurturing through play is an art.

Giggle Poetry

April 13, 2007 -- From Sandi, a teacher, from Schaumburg, Illinois, USA, who is not affiliated with the site.

This fun site includes hundreds of poems to read and rate. The Poetry Class section gives simple instructions and samples of funny poems. Kids enjoy the humor of many published humor poets such as Bruce Lansky, Eileen Spinelli, Darren Sardelli, and many others.

Instant Poetry forms

April 12, 2007 -- From Amy, a teacher, from Ann Arbor, Mi, who is not affiliated with the site.

A fun place my writers like to visit! I’m the advisor for BackTalk Magazine, the writers magazine for Thurston Elementary and Clague Middle Schools, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. My elementary school writers like to create the ice cream poems. I’ll use them more in my classroom, too, for my poetry unit- I’m also a reading specialist, and teach at St. Thomas Elementary School, Ann Arbor, MI

Poetic-Forms: Deviant Art

April 11, 2007 -- From Barbara, a parent, from San Diego, CA, who is affiliated with the site.

Welcome to Poetic Forms, a community where people who want to learn about and write with traditional and modern poetic forms can do so together.

CNN Student News

April 11, 2007 -- From Crystal, a teacher, from Kansas City, Kansas, who is not affiliated with the site.

I use this in my classroom everyday. There is a different broadcast available each day. It is only about 10 minutes long (so it doesn’t take too much time away from set instruction time) with interesting stories pertaining to national as well as international events. This site is most appropriate for grades 5th through 10th. My class always gets a good discussion going after viewing these segments, and the kids really seem to enjoy it. It’s nice to have a “television” broadcast of a news program that is targeted towards kids.

Lunaii Dollmaker

April 10, 2007 -- From Meririm, a reader, from Belgium, who is affiliated with the site.

A dollmaker creating portraits. Many haircuts, colors and clothing choices.

Nursery Rhyme Lyrics

April 10, 2007 -- From Jet, a parent, from Australia, who is affiliated with the site.

This site contains lyrics/words for 100’s of nursery rhymes and children’s songs.

Isaac Newton’s Resources

April 9, 2007 -- From Vitaly, age 12, from North Port, Florida, U.S.A., who is not affiliated with the site.

This site helps with all the info on Newton. I really enjoyed it!

Memorial Day Ecards

April 9, 2007 -- From Kayla, a reader, from New York, who is affiliated with the site.

We are free memorial day ecards site.

Magazine Cartooning – Tips for Beginning Cartoonists

April 8, 2007 -- From Colemantoons, a reader, from Oregon, USA, who is affiliated with the site.

On this website a cartoonist who has been selling magazine cartoons for 40 years shares techniques with those who are new at magazine cartooning. Magazine cartooning is a very competitive field but the author feels with the right approach a cartoonist of average talent can make his fair share of sales. Information on this site is free although there are some links to commercial products such as books.