Reader Reviews

July 2009

Project Tuva: Feynman Lectures

July 31, 2009 -- From Barbara, a parent from San Diego, CA, who is not affiliated with the site.

Seven videos of Richard Feynman speaking at Cornell on physics in 1964. Courtesy of the Gates foundation

The Sylph Society

July 31, 2009 -- From Lea, a reader from Nahant, MA, who is affiliated with the site.

A kid friendly website where anyone from ages 5-18 can share their fantasy stories and original artwork.

Fun In Jerusalem

July 30, 2009 -- From Shebet, a reader from Jerusalem, Israel, who is affiliated with the site.

I wanted to let you know about a new blog devoted to Kids Travel and Activities in Jerusalem. Its called and it contains a daily events calendar, a comprehensive attraction list called the FUN List, interesting posts including Swimming Pools in Jerusalem and a great resource tool for tourists called Tourist Info.

I know they would find it valuable. Jerusalem is a great vacation destination with kids and hopefully we can spread the FUN.

Tasteful Inventions

July 29, 2009 -- From Louise, a reader, from Long Island, New York, who is affiliated with the site.

Who invented Twinkies? When did the first McDonald’s open? When was George Mortimer Pullman, inventor of the Pullman sleeping car, born? These and so many more food and eating inventions are explored at Tasteful Inventions. Sit back and enjoy! (site will be updated the first week of Inventors’ Month in August)

Kids Poetry

July 28, 2009 -- From John, a teacher, from Canada, who is affiliated with the site.

Lots of free Poetry Resources for teachers. Acrostic Poem Creator, Shape Poem Creator, Noisy Poems and lots more.


July 28, 2009 -- From Wayne, a teacher from Duncan, British Columbia, Canada, who is affiliated with the site.

This site offers a daily blog about math for Elementary School, Middle School and Senior Secondary School as well as math history, math applications, math tricks and shortcuts and math puzzles and games. Each day of the week offers a different one of the seven topics. The author is a retired math teacher with 37 years of classroom experience.

All Chocolate Tempering

July 15, 2009 -- From Alexander, a parent, from Orlando Florida, who is not affiliated with the site.

Make your own chocolate candy.

Writing Forms

July 15, 2009 -- From John, a teacher from Canada, who is affiliated with the site.

Learn to write a sentence or a letter, journal even a poem. These interactive games are free and come with sound and interactivity. It’s like the teacher is there with you!

July 13, 2009 -- From Andrew, a parent, from California, who is affiliated with the site.

This site offers a lot of great pet related content for kids and parents alike. Kids will have a lot of fun browsing through the huge galleries of dog pictures, watching the online videos, or learning about each dog breed. Once the kids and parents have decided on a breed they can find a dog near them, or better yet they can see dogs up for adoption in their area.

Vocabulary for “To Kill a Mockingbird”

July 8, 2009 -- From Carey, a teacher from Menlo Park, CA, who is affiliated with the site.

99 vocabulary words from this novel plus 20 of these words put into a Fill-in-the-Blanks exercise. Great supplemental resource for teachers (as well as parents and students) who will be teaching/reading this novel.