Reader Reviews

Have you found (or created) a terrific site for kids? Please share it with us by submitting a reader review. If accepted for publication, your site review will be posted here.

A Guide to Protecting Your Children From Predators

August 1, 2014 -- Submitted by Brian, a reader from California, who is affiliated with the site.

Hi ,

We recently put together a guide to protecting children from predators that includes “do’s & don’ts” as well as warning signs for parents and helpful resources. As someone that works to keep children from harm, I thought you might be interested to see it.

Posted in For Parents, For Teachers, Internet Safety, Online Safety


Lulek and Rosie – Educational games for children

July 31, 2014 -- Submitted by Oliwia, a reader from Poland, who is affiliated with the site.

LulekandRosie.com is a miniature, animated kingdom of Lulek and Rosie in which there are a lot of educational games, colouring pages and activities for kids. Our educational website involves free online games for toddlers and preschoolers. Bimbam clock teaches children self-control and helps with learning. Connect learning with fun!

Posted in Alphabet Fun, Alphabet Fun, Animal Pictures, Easy Online Games, Games for Preschoolers, Interactive Storytelling, Kindergarten Readiness, Online Playgrounds, Preschool Activities, Preschool Games

K5 Learning

July 29, 2014 -- Submitted by Phoebe, a reader from CA, who is affiliated with the site.

K5 Learning is an online after-school study program for kids in kindergarten to grade 5. We build reading, math and study skills to last a lifetime.

Posted in A Helping Hand, Alphabet Fun, Alphabet Fun, For Parents, For Teachers, Fun with Math, Fun with Math, Grammar, Grammar, Handwriting, Homework Help, Homework Help, Math Homework Help, Reading Activities, Reading Comprehension

Hidden like Anne Frank

July 29, 2014 -- Submitted by Marcel Prins, a reader from The Netherlands, who is affiliated with the site.

In 2010, Trouw, the Dutch former Resistance newspaper, published a number of stories about Jewish children who, like Anne Frank, had gone into hiding, but who, unlike her, had survived the war. These survivors have lived to tell their own stories of going into hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Filmmaker Marcel Prins, journalist Peter Henk Steenhuis and animator Marcel van der Drift developed the survivors’ stories into a cross-media project, Andere Achterhuizen, consisting of an interactive website hiddenlikeannefrank.com, with animated films and a book. Both the website and the book received excellent reviews.

Posted in Anne Frank, Holocaust, The Twentieth Century

Adventures in Chemistry

July 29, 2014 -- Submitted by Kevin, a reader from United States, who is affiliated with the site.

The audience is mixed, the ABC area is intended for K-2 children, and some the other areas (Experiments, Secret Science of Stuff, the game) go to grades 3-6. We believe this is a very rich resource and we will be adding to all the sections–the ABC area alone has 26 videos, 26 poems, and 26 science activities that can be done at home. For this time of year, many of the activities should appeal to parent/kids at home/camp during the summer. We are a non-profit, with no advertising on the pages.

Posted in Chemistry, Easy Science Experiments

Colonial Williamsburg Electronic Field Trips

July 28, 2014 -- Submitted by Dale Van Eck, a reader from Williamsburg, Virginia, who is affiliated with the site.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, America’s largest outdoor living history museum, is proud to announce its next generation of Electronic Field Trip programming! For the first time, the Emmy Award-winning one-hour LIVE Electronic Field Trip broadcasts are complimentary to all viewers. Watch via online streaming or broadcast television. The broadcasts feature historical documentary or dramatic video in combination with live discussion by experts and historians, as well as interactive opportunities for all viewers via Twitter or our instant feedback poll. The broadcast schedule features seven programs airing October through April at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET. Designed for students in grades 4 to 8, this year’s lineup will include programs on the global economy, the Revolution on the frontier, science, 18th-century entertainment, the Emancipation Proclamation, working children and a program that teaches students about research, primary sources and how to validate online materials. Visit the home page for trailers, standards, how to find a broadcaster near you!

Posted in Colonial America

Babies & Toddlers

July 18, 2014 -- Submitted by Nagendran, a parent from india, who is not affiliated with the site.

There are many types of car seats available on the market today. In order to be able to make an informed decision it is best to check out car seat manufacturers. You can also check any consumer guide for information on recalls, seats that have been crash tested, the best type of restraint systems for your child. Before that even starts be aware of the fact that there are many types of car seats. The choice you make will be based on your prior research and your child’s needs. A note of caution: before you purchase a car seat check the manufacturer’s recommendations and be sure the seat is compatible with your vehicle.

Posted in For Parents

KasimsWeatherWatcher

July 17, 2014 -- Submitted by Kasim Awan, a teenager from the United Kingdom, who is affiliated with the site.

KasimsWeatherWatcher is an interesting weather site. It has easy navigation and is easy to read for young people.

Posted in Environmental Science, Weather

Knock Knock Story Book

July 17, 2014 -- Submitted by Madison, a teenager from Mount Pleasant Michigan, who is affiliated with the site.

A few knock knock jokes in an interactive, flippable, storybook for kids.

Posted in Funny Jokes, Reading Activities, Reading Games

Famous Clowns

July 17, 2014 -- Submitted by Tom Raymond, a reader from Mount Horeb, WI, who is affiliated with the site.

Biographies of famous clowns of the stage, circus, screen – don’t forget that National Clown Week is coming on August 1st!

Posted in For Parents, For Teachers, Laughing Out Loud, Magic Tricks, The Circus