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.

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.

Posted in Phonics


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.

Posted in Quotations

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.

Posted in Chemistry, Physics

Top 10 Greek Mythology Stories

February 26, 2013 -- Submitted by Helene Poulakou, a parent from Greece, who is affiliated with the site.

Greek mythology stories that still enchant us: Prometheus, Pandora, Heracles, Theseus, Jason, and more. Written by a native Greek — with scientific (historical, archaeological, anthropological, etc) allusions. Beautiful artwork by famous painters.

Posted in Greek Mythology

FreeMathHelp.com

February 11, 2013 -- Submitted by Ted, a reader from Silver Spring, MD, who is affiliated with the site.

This free site offers a wide selection of math lessons, along with other resources like calculators, solvers, games, worksheets, and a very active math help forum.

Posted in Math Homework Help

ParentingInformer

February 11, 2013 -- Submitted by Elle Yi, a reader from Croton, NY, who is affiliated with the site.

ParentingInformer is the multi-author website of parenting advice, tips, styles and stories from real parents like you. It is a website that was built so that experienced parents could share their knowledge about how to take care and educate children with those who have recently become parents for the first time.

By sharing information from other parents around the world, ParentingInformer would like to create a community that fosters better and positive parenting practices.

ParentingInformer would like to make a commitment for making the world a better place and developing value and significance with people’s lives in terms of “Parenting“.

Posted in For Parents

Ridiculously Funny Poems

February 4, 2013 -- Submitted by Marc G Lewis, a reader from Montreal, Canada, who is affiliated with the site.

Really funny, original and free poems for kids!

Posted in Funny Poets, Laugh-Out-Loud Poems

Lulek and Rosie

January 28, 2013 -- Submitted by Daria Modelska, a reader from Poland, who is affiliated with the site.

LulekandRosie.com is a miniature, animated kingdom of Lulek and Rozie in which there are a lot off educational games, colouring games and stories of different types. The service provides the pre-schoolers with a broad range of games and entertainment connected with education in safe and friendly conditions which are also adjusted to the developmental needs of the youngest children. The story line of the games is set in 10 fairy tale lands: Littleland, Countryside, Castle, My House, Marine Expedition, Forest, Music Station, Railway Station, My Little School, Creative Land. The child may enter them safely without using the game catalogue and not requiring constant assistance of an adult.

Posted in Games for Preschoolers, Preschool Activities, Preschool Games

Stories for Kids

January 28, 2013 -- Submitted by Andrew Ziola, a reader who is affiliated with the site.

Tons of wonderful free stories for kids ebooks are available to read at readstoriesforkids.com

Posted in Stories, Story Hour, Story Hour

SciGirls

January 14, 2013 -- Submitted by Rachel Tringali, a reader from New York, NY, who is affiliated with the site.

Calling all SciGirls…! Every girl can be a scientist, tech guru, engineer or mathematician with the interactive SciGirls website that aims to transform the way tween girls look at science, technology, engineering and math (or STEM)! The fun, informative and very engaging site works hand-in-hand with the groundbreaking, Emmy Award-winning SciGirls TV series airing on PBS stations from coast-to-coast. Today, it’s especially important to foster girls’ interest in STEM since total employment in science and engineering occupations will increase at nearly double the overall growth rate for all jobs between 2004 and 2014. Sadly, women currently represent only a quarter of the college-educated workforce in science and engineering positions (even though they comprise nearly half of the workforce with degrees!).

Posted in Science for Girls