Reader Reviews

March 2013

HeadBodyFeet

March 11, 2013 -- Submitted by Rufus, a parent from Boston, who is not affiliated with the site.

HeadBodyFeet is based on an old drawing game. A piece of paper is folded into thirds and one player draws a head on the first section. The paper is then turned over and the next player draws the body on the next section without seeing the head. Same for the feet, and then the paper is unfolded to reveal how it all fits together. This app is the same but with players across the web (although it can be used with three people at the same computer).


JumpStart

March 11, 2013 -- Submitted by James Lord, a parent from New York, who is not affiliated with the site.

Today, I was browsing your SurfNetKids website! And I found some good resources about the readers reviews of different websites, which could also help my kid in her online education. And by the way, I’m following such similar resource for years on kids educational games – http://www.jumpstart.com & http://www.knowledgeadventure.com which helped my kid in all her subjects.So I believe, giving a review to this websites, will be definitely helpful to your visitors, especially for the kids & parents.

Reading by Phonics

March 11, 2013 -- Submitted by Jim Yang, a parent from Vancouver, BC, Canada, who is affiliated with the site.

Reading by Phonics is a wonderful free resource dedicated to the topic of teaching children to read and become better readers. Our site is categorized into 4 key sections:

1) About phonics – this section contains detailed and informative articles discuss phonics and phonemic awareness.

2) Early reading – this section contain articles detailing tips, ideas, and methods for teaching young children to read. It also include many amazing videos showing young children reading.

3) Phonics worksheets – this contains many many free printable phonics worksheets. These are provided free and available for downloading in PDF format.

4) Letter sounds – this section contains detailed methods along with videos explaining how to teach letters and letter sounds.

Quoto

March 11, 2013 -- Submitted by Jason, a reader from United States, who is affiliated with the site.

A directory of famous quotations and exclusive picture quotes featuring hundreds of topics and thousands of authors. In addition to the quote itself, Quoto also highlights the context, interpretations, variations, and relevant trivia to the quote.

The Molecularium Project – NanoSpace

March 11, 2013 -- Submitted by Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, a reader from Chicago, who is affiliated with the site.

Where can you take a ride in a nanotube, climb the Periodic Table and build an atom in its simplest form? In NanoSpace, the Molecularium® Project’s online science “theme park,” where kids in 5th-8th grades are finding that science can be fun – and fascinating. The leading scientists from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute that brought us the memorable characters Oxy and Hydra in the Molecularium® Project’s Molecules to the Max! and Riding Snowflakes have just unveiled NanoSpace. This interactive, fun online environment is easily accessible for both the kids who play within it and the teachers who use the free educational curriculum in the classrooms. More than 25 games and animations entice kids to learn more about atoms and molecules in NanoSpace. Visitors can try to beat the clock in “Periodic Memory Game” and click-and-drag atoms to construct molecules in “Build’em.” Answer multiple-choice questions in Who wants to be a Quidecillionaire?, and hope the answer is correct before you fall down to the bottom rung again. Five new animations feature the Molecularium computer “Mel” talking to his young friends about atoms and molecules, polymers, and even understanding DNA as “The Software of Life.” NanoSpace is much more than a website; it is an online theme park designed to increase science literacy in children with all interests and backgrounds – not just those who have an existing passion for science. As our country faces a “quiet crisis” with STEM-related workforce development shortages, the Molecularium® Project’s latest initiative fosters new ways of teaching science to kids through engaging games and activities.