Reader Reviews

July 2011

Online Jigsaw Puzzles

July 26, 2011 -- Submitted by Dan Eker, a reader from Israel, who is affiliated with the site.

In this easy to use site you get a new jigsaw puzzle every day! You can start your morning with our free and unique puzzles in a variety of shapes and images! Every day we will post a new puzzle with a different theme – Nature, Places, Animals, Scenery and more!

Outdoor Nature Child

July 26, 2011 -- Submitted by John Chilkotowsky, a parent from Duvall, WA, who is affiliated with the site.

Lots of outdoor nature activities for kids, teens and families.

Math IQ Games

July 26, 2011 -- Submitted by Aramis, a teenager from Seattle, WA, who is not affiliated with the site.

I like Math IQ games for the following reasons: First of all, all games are fun to play and target a specific math skill necessary for math curriculum or standardized test. Almost all games are free after registration, which is needed to keep history of scores to monitor progress over time. Highly recommended over general brain games.

Reading Juice

July 19, 2011 -- Submitted by Mark Megson, a reader from Devon, UK, who is affiliated with the site.

Reading Juice is a collection of funny poetry and short stories for children featuring illustrations by the author. Some are short, some are long, some are pretty whacky, but most of all they’re fun.

Quiz Factor

July 12, 2011 -- Submitted by Poppy, a reader from London, England, who is affiliated with the site.

Quiz Factor is the fun, fascinating and free quiz site where you can test your knowledge, challenge your friends and even win a prize. There are fun and educational quizzes for kids of all ages – there’s a quiz for just about everybody!

July 4, 2011 -- Submitted by Jeanne Rakovec, a parent from Cleveland, Ohio, who is not affiliated with the site.

I like this history site for several reasons. It has short articles. The articles are easy and fun to read. And the site covers a lot of ground. For older kids interested in history or doing history homework – middle school and above – it’s a gold mine of information. Among my favorites articles: “Mark Twain,” “Ten Great Cars From the History of the Indy 500,” “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World,” “Lowriders,” “Fifty Important Battles of Modern History,” “Mary Lincoln,” “The Attempt to Steal Lincoln’s Corpse,” “Chinese Cooking in the U.S.,” “Cleopatra,” and “Beaver Trading and Trapping in the Early 1800s.” Also “Pop Songs Immersed in History.”

Bug-Eaten Leaf Award

July 4, 2011 -- Submitted by Jim Conrad, a reader from Yucat√°n, Mexico, who is affiliated with the site.

Naturalist Jim Conrad offers bronze, silver and gold awards for those who send lists with the names of 33, 66 or 100 plants and animal species found around the student’s own home.

July 4, 2011 -- Submitted by Mike Fabrikant, a reader from Buenos Aires, who is affiliated with the site.

Recently I created a Spanish learning website based on an idea I had for sudo language immersion. There are thousands of short audio clips accompanied by Spanish transcriptions and English Translations. The navigation is based on verbs. The site is free, however, there are some clips containing slang that might not be appropriate for children.