Reader Reviews

August 2009

Poptropica

August 29, 2009 -- From Crystalmae, age 12, from United States of America, who is not affiliated with the site.

This is a FUN adventure site that is a learning experience for all and loads of fun! This site is a site where you create your own character, then save it and come up with a nickname and password! Then you pick and Island to go to and save it according to the info the people you’re helping give to you, to help you out a little. There is an Island called Time Tangled Island where you help everyone their by going WAY, WAY back in time and putting everything back in it’s rightful place in order to save the future! In every one of the Islands in Poptropica there is a building where you go in to chat and play with the other boys and girls who go to Poptropica to learn and play! Whenever you save an Island, one of the persons there gives you a reward called a Gold Medallion plus 100 Credits (Poptropica’s version of virtual money) which you spend by clicking on the gold star at the top right corner of the Poptropica screen. What you do is click on then when it loads click on the tab that says Store, There you can buy special outfits and costumes for you Poptropica character! When you go into one of the chatting , and gaming rooms you can not get these special outfits from other players! Because when you click Costumize (you’ll find out, it’s too hard to explain) and then a character with one of these outfit or costumes it won’t let you put on any of the clothes or accessories that they contain! Well, I don’t want to spoil the surprise awaiting you so that’s all I’ll tell you! Enjoy the game and have loads of learning, chatting and playing experience!


Craft Ideas For Kids

August 23, 2009 -- From JD, a parent, from Washington State, who is affiliated with the site.

A fusion of kids crafts, education, entertainment, travels, and imagination. All seen through the eyes of McAveler The Time Traveler and his adorable little sister Mimi.

Children’s Storybooks Online

August 23, 2009 -- From Carol, a reader, from Los Angeles, who is affiliated with the site.

Offering original stories with color illustrations for young children as well as older children and young adults, Children’s Storybooks Online seeks to combine education and entertainment to amuse and engage children’s imaginations. There are also riddles, mazes, and coloring book pages.

ABC Fast Phonics

August 23, 2009 -- From Carol, a reader, from Los Angeles, who is affiliated with the site.

ABC Fast Phonics is a free tutorial that uses cartoons and sounds with audio narration and clickable words to teach phonics. This method teaches just basic phonics concepts without struggle or frustration and includes rules for vowels, consonants, and blends along with practice pages.

Kids Firefighter

August 20, 2009 -- From Dave, a parent, from Orange County, CA, who is affiliated with the site.

The Kids Firefighter site is dedicated to bringing kids fun and entertaining videos, games, pictures, crafts, activities, and websites about firefighters, fire trucks, and fire safety.

Metrication Matters

August 20, 2009 -- From Pat Naughtin, a reader, from Geelong, Australia, who is affiliated with the site.

Find out why, without the influence of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington there would be no metric system!

Learn more about metric conversion

Find out how others have been always been successful with their metrication upgrades, by reading about the history of metrication in the Metrication timeline

Find out how the metric system was invented in England by John Wilkins (in 1668)

Learn how Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington successfully influenced the decimal nature of the metric system in the 1780s and 1790s using the Metrication timeline.

Difference Between

August 19, 2009 -- From seralathan, who is not affiliated with the site.

Answers any question which begins with “What is the difference between…”

Student Travel

August 19, 2009 -- From Monica, a reader, from USA, who is affiliated with the site.

A great site for both kids and parents, to discover fun travel opportunities to places like the Smithsonian.

Let Kids Lead

August 19, 2009 -- From Chris Karim, from Syracuse, NY, who is affiliated with the site.

Let Kids Lead was built to help keep your imagination flowing. It is a place where you can don your thinking cap and create stories, offer solutions to sticky situations, play games (see Brain Fun), provide feedback and do a whole host of other stuff. This Website is always improving so be sure to visit often. Already, kids are sending me jokes, mnemonics and work samples (see Kid’s Voice). Your voice makes this site really great. Enjoy, be challenged, have fun. This is a stress-free, learn-at-your-own-pace environment.

Happily Ever Art

August 18, 2009 -- From Stephanie, a reader, from Maryland, who is affiliated with the site.

This site features the Children’s art work of K. Michael Crawford. Kids of all ages are invited to find the magic within themselves. K. Michael Crawford encourages imagination, learning and creativity. In addition, this site offers a number of games and printable coloring pages. So let the adventure begin…