Reader Reviews

August 2011

ZiggityZoom Preschool Games

August 20, 2011 -- Submitted by Share, a reader from Virginia Beach, VA, who is affiliated with the site.

ZiggityZoom is a fun & educational site for preschool kids. Free online games help reinforce preschool concepts, like Letters, Number and Colors. Kids can play Letter Blaster, BeepBeep , Mermaid Island and more.


The Educational Pledge

August 20, 2011 -- Submitted by Alberto O. Cappas, a reader from New York City , who is affiliated with the site.

A site promoting Education and Self-Development for children, youth and family; provide links to self-development sites, business development sites, and resources. Also feature the Educational Pledge in English and Spanish, a pledge for students to make, to help in the devlopment of character and a successful journey in life.

Little Lilly Polka Dot

August 20, 2011 -- Submitted by Wendy Reed Grimm, a reader from Jacksonville FL, who is affiliated with the site.

This is a very fun interactive site with animation, games, learning tools, a narrated book that teaches kids about the doctor in a fun way, activities and free downloads.

Financial Coloring Book for Children

August 20, 2011 -- Submitted by Arno Hauck, a reader from USA, who is affiliated with the site.

A surprisingly entertaining way to teach your children the financial Habits they need to grow up happy, healthy and wise! If you’re looking for the perfect way to start teaching your little ones about the value of money, you have stumbled onto a financial education tool that not only teaches kids about money but doesn’t require that you be the expert first! If you’re one of the many parents who say they don’t know how to talk to their children about money…and the concepts that will help them be financially successful in life…you’re not alone, and…you’re in the right place.

Casey and Bella

August 20, 2011 -- Submitted by Kristin Helmz, a reader from USA NY area, who is affiliated with the site.

Casey and Bella is an amazing website and brand based on 2 real dogs, Casey a Jack Russell Terrier and Bella a Yorkie. The website helps inspire literacy in children through a free annual writing contest, where each year a child becomes a published author and hundreds are recognized with awards. The site also offers free games, Free Ipad Casey and Bella App, and positive and inspirational messages for children. The characters Casey and Bella have also launched an anti-bullying campaign for children both inside and outside of schools.

Shmoop

August 20, 2011 -- Submitted by Paul Thompson, a reader who is affiliated with the site.

Shmoop (named “Best in Tech 2011″ by Scholastic Administrator Magazine) is a new learning and teaching resource, lovingly made by experts and educators from Stanford, Harvard, Berkeley, and other top universities. Shmoop offers learning resources and homework help for Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven, along with other Literature topics, poetry, US History and Test prep resources, which would be a helpful resource for your website visitors.

MakeBeliefsComix.com

August 20, 2011 -- Submitted by Bill Zimmerman, a teacher from New York City, who is affiliated with the site.

MakeBeliefsComix.com, the free online comic strip generator, has launched a new Special Needs Section to help educators, educational therapists and parents use the site to enable children with a wide array of disabilities communicate more effectively and express their ideas by creating comic strips online. Creating comic strips is a fun way to encourage writing and reading. The new section provides examples of how educators use the site with children who are on the Autism Spectrum, who are deaf/hearing impaired, who have head injuries/brain tumors, stutter, are struggling writers, or have physical and mental disabilities.

9 Viral Videos That Are Actually Advertising

August 17, 2011 -- Submitted by Theresa, a parent from Los Angeles, who is not affiliated with the site.

These nine videos may look convincing, but they are all hoaxes. Some were created by advertising firms to promote a product, and others are simply April Fools jokes. If you want to show them to someone WITHOUT letting on that they are hoaxes, you can go to the individual YouTube pages, and display the videos in full screen.

VocabKing

August 2, 2011 -- Submitted by VocabKing, a reader from Princeton Junction, NJ, who is affiliated with the site.

Ace the verbal test by improving your Vocabulary. The better your vocabulary, the higher your score in the verbal section. The VocabKing SAT/ACT application helps one achieve high scores on the Critical Reading section of both the SAT and ACT. Through various games including Hangman and Streak make what once was a tedious chore of learning vocabulary into a fun and exciting exercise.

Tessellations

August 2, 2011 -- Submitted by Sethness, a teacher from Thailand & Japan, who is affiliated with the site.

Tessellations.org is a totally kid-safe website designed with four things in mind: Tutorials for beginners (including one written by a kid!), a guest art gallery for budding artists and whole geometry/art school classes to show off their work, a gallery of tessellations photographed in nature and in the city, and a brief history and definition of tessellation.