Reader Reviews

January 2008

Whitehouse Countdown

January 16, 2008 -- From Sarina, a reader, from Los Angeles, CA, who is affiliated with the site.

Whitehouse Countdown is a fun and informative look at the 2008 presidential campaigns. Users play games and participate in a variety of activities to “support” the candidate of their choice by earning virtual bucks for their candidates’ campaign chests. The site is factual, non partisan, and highly engaging with wonderful animation including a special animation, Vote For Me, which features all the candidates in a comedic setting, dancing to the music of Woodstock veterans, Sha Na Na. Kids and parents alike will enjoy this light-hearted look at the upcoming elections and hopefully be motivated to become more involved in the democratic process.


Science Tutorials

January 16, 2008 -- From John, a teacher, from Kent, UK, who is affiliated with the site.

Provides several useful chemistry tutorials and links to many other chemistry pages, includes some fun chemistry crosswords.

Mandy and Pandy

January 15, 2008 -- From Nicole, a reader, from North Carolina, who is not affiliated with the site.

I adopted my two children from China and have always wanted them to have some idea of their heritage despite growing up in the states. I found this book that helps to teach Chinese phrases with a CD to help out with the words. My children have really enjoyed it, even to the point we now play the CD in the car some mornings going to school. I’m planing on getting some of the finger puppets for their Easter basket this year as a surprise.

Crafty-Moms.com

January 14, 2008 -- From Rachel, a reader, from Washington State, who is affiliated with the site.

Fun and easy crafts for kids of all ages. Seasonal crafts, rainy day crafts, sleepover crafts, and more.

MarvelKids.com

January 14, 2008 -- From John, a reader, from New York, NY, who is affiliated with the site.

MarvelKids.com is the OFFICIAL kids site for Marvel Comics and Marvel Entertainment. From free Digital Comics to all ages activities and more, MarvelKids.com is THE stop for children interested in some of the most famous characters ever created — Spider-Man, Iron Man, The X-Men, The Hulk and so many more. The site currently features exclusive Iron Man animated videos!

Rose Color Meanings

January 11, 2008 -- From David, a reader, from Massachusetts, USA, who is affiliated with the site.

A good resource for introducing kids to the time-honored formula that matches a rose’s color to its intended meaning as a Valentine’s Day gift.

Facepaint & Fun With Talking Cat Zola

January 11, 2008 -- From Hilary Leigh, a reader, from Dallas, Texas. USA, who is affiliated with the site.

Kid Chats, Fun website with face painting photos, cat photos, cat videos, child safe video site and live cams. Live Talking cat webcam 247 cat cam. Live hand painting and facepaint for family fun. Free Family Shows watch weekend painting live from the artist Leigh. Poetry, Skate clips (watch leigh skating) The most unique and unusual website for free stuff and free fun.

Mr. White’s Computer Lab

January 9, 2008 -- From Mark, a reader, from Willard, OH, who is affiliated with the site.

This site contains several educational links, keyboarding or typing resources, parental, teacher and technology links, and computer projects for anyone who enjoys learning.

The Invitation

January 9, 2008 -- From Nidge, a reader, from Devon, UK who is not affiliated with the site.

This website is written by a woman who has suffered bullying and wants to raise awareness and invites us all to publically denounce bullying by saying ‘No’. She also has an online forum which is free to join, where contributors recieve anti bully points when they post. Its a friendly but serious peer supportive sight.

The Anti Bully Program

January 6, 2008 -- From Mike, a reader, from Connecticut, who is not affiliated with the site.

Mike Bogdanski was a victim of bullying who travels to schools across the country with his ANTI-bully message. Mike is a martial arts master who delivers a message that bullying is wrong and that we need to stand up for kids who are targets.