Reader Reviews

February 2011

All Write with Me

February 22, 2011 -- Submitted by Diane Owens, a reader from Orion, IL, who is affiliated with the site.

This creative writing program/community assists and motivates young writers in a safe, encouraging environment. Developed by a published author, the site reinforces the 6+1 Trait Writing Model and is designed for 4th-6th graders. The site includes tips and techniques to excite and engage readers, writing activities, story prompts and online resources. Kids can publish their writing to the site and comment on others’ posted work. They can also create stories together.


Mayan Ruins

February 21, 2011 -- Submitted by John, a reader from Michigan, who is affiliated with the site.

History of Mayan ruins in Central America and Mexico

Educator Life

February 21, 2011 -- Submitted by Jud Soderborg, a reader from Salt Lake City, UT, who is affiliated with the site.

At Educator Life, we aim to be the best reference site for school teachers and administrators. Explore, search, and learn about what matters to current and aspiring educators here.

Kids Public Radio

February 21, 2011 -- Submitted by PJ Swift, a reader from Santa Cruz, CA, who is affiliated with the site.

Three ad-free, commercial free webcast channels for kids 0-10, available 24/7. Our programs include Rabbit Ears stories, a lullaby program from Linda Arnold, singalongs and holiday specials, and stories from StoryBee, all with public radio sensibilities. No membership or sign up required. Two of our channels are hosted almost entirely by kids.

Children’s Book Reviews

February 21, 2011 -- Submitted by Lou , a parent from North Carolina, who is affiliated with the site.

This is an online community for tweens and teens who blog about book children’s book reviews and their views. The site has bloggers from US, Canada and UK.

Anyplace America

February 15, 2011 -- Submitted by Michelle Evans, a parent from Canyon City, OR, who is not affiliated with the site.

My kids and I have a lot of fun on this free site – and learn a lot about maps and US geography, too! The site features over 1 million different geological features, searchable by feature, county, city, state, or zip code. You can print your maps out, and have a treasure hunt or just go exploring around your area. We have used this site for scout projects, too.

Time Monsters

February 15, 2011 -- Submitted by Marc Gunderson, a reader from United Kingdom, who is affiliated with the site.

TimeMonsters.com is the most complete and easy to use animated website on the internet to teach children to read time. It does not require the user to know how to read and explains everything about learning to read time.

Eat Your Kimchi

February 15, 2011 -- Submitted by Simon, a reader from Seoul, South Korea, who is affiliated with the site.

The Life in Korea and Kpop Video Blog Site

Creativity Games

February 15, 2011 -- Submitted by Ryan, a teacher from Sydney Australia, who is affiliated with the site.

Weekly games, challenges and resources to develop your creative thinking. The games are word based and can be used in a variety of situations.

There is also a random word generator which is designed to work well on a smartboard or projector and can be used for many word games or other activities.

Kids Search Site

February 15, 2011 -- Submitted by Rick, a parent from New Zealand, who is not affiliated with the site.

I like this site and think you should add it to yours. It blocks adult sites from Google search results.