Reader Reviews

April 2009

Family Capers – Fun & Unique Activities

April 28, 2009 -- From Bryan, a parent, from Princeton, NJ, who is affiliated with the site.

This site contains several excellent articles for unique ideas for fun activities & adventures, detailed guides for events & outdoor activities, and plans & designs for projects & building activities. Many are even written from a kid’s perspective.

Some of the content:
- Lemonade Stand Business Plan & Building Design
- Marshmallow Shooter Design and Physics Principles
- Comprehensive Guide to Backpacking
- How to Have an Adventure with a Local Town Mystery
- Cool Mall Scavenger Hunt

Short Poems-Marinela Reka

April 27, 2009 -- From Nela, age 13, from London, who is not affiliated with the site.

Mostly poetry for kids, with a lot of meaning. This website has poems of all sorts.

Kids Can Have Fun

April 21, 2009 -- From Kidsfun, a reader affiliated with the site.

A family website offering free printables and online games for kids. Users have access to crafts, games, coloring pages, party ideas, school bus zone and so much more.

Origami n’ Stuff 4 Kids

April 21, 2009 -- From an anonymous reader.

Tammy Yee’s Origami, Crafts and Learning Fun. What is the world’s smallest cat? Why are the hatchlings in a sea turtle’s nest all male or female? Filled with fun facts, crafts, and print and fold origami to make learning fun.

Family Friend Poems – Mother Day Poems

April 20, 2009 -- From Donald, a reader, from Maryland USA, who is affiliated with the site.

Family Friend Poems has over 300 carefully reviewed poems celebrating mothers. The poems were submitted by ordinary people like you and me. Categories include Mother Poems, Poems between Mothers and Children, Mother Daughter Poems, Poetry between Husbands and Wives, Grandmother Poems, and even some Great Grandmother Poems.

Free Stories for Children

April 20, 2009 -- From Daniel, a reader, from New York, NY, who is affiliated with the site.

This site offers a new and original children’s story with comments every week to promote free media for those who deserve it most. It also includes the fully illustrated online storybook, “The Journey of the Noble Gnarble.” Always free.

April 19, 2009 -- From Deborah, a parent from London, England, who is affiliated with the site. is a new website for children learning the cello. It includes links to fun cello games and videos on the internet, listings of concerts and courses and pages on famous cellists. There’s also a Printables section with manuscript paper, coloring pages and word puzzles and a Your Space section for children to send in their drawings, jokes and compositions. Current features include interviews with Steven Isserlis, who is also honorary patron of the site, and with Francesca Simon, author of the Horrid Henry books, about Perfect Peter and his cello.

English Grammar Revolution

April 15, 2009 -- From Elizabeth, a teacher, from Saint Paul, Minnesota, who is affiliated with the site.

The best and most fun way to learn English grammar is through sentence diagramming! This site has lessons and exercises covering the parts of speech, sentence types, and plenty of examples of sentence diagrams.

Dive Into Your Imagination

April 14, 2009 -- From Michele, a teacher, from USA, who is affiliated with the site.

This is an outstanding website for educators, families, and folks of all ages. Annie Crawley has carefully crafted imagery that relates information about or global ocean, marine life, and tips for its future that we can all learn from. This site is regularly updated with tips, information, interviews, and ideas. It is fresh, original, and exciting!

The Kids Window

April 10, 2009 -- From Anne, a parent, from London, England, who is not affiliated with the site.

I was looking for a web site that had content written for children as general interest and as a help to my son wnhe he’s doing his homework. Someone on the BBC parenting forum recommended this site to me, and I thought I’d share with you. It has a lot of interesting pages for children to read on all sorts of subjects.