Online Kid Connection
Laura Emery, Field Editor
Check out these fun and educational Web
sites that cater specifically to kids ...
The Web is filled with things that
chirp, croak, hiss and howl. Let your kids visit the dens and hollow logs of
the Internet, where they will find some amazing creatures. At the
International Wolf Center (www.wolf.org), they can run with the pack. Dig
down to Worm World (http://yucky.kids.discovery.com), one of the yuckiest
sites on the Internet!
Or steer them to National Geographic
For Kids (http://kids.nationalgeographic.com)
to have fun learning about
everything from weather to the worlds biggest cat.
Icky & Sticky
Its time to get slimed! Slither out
and join Wendell the Worm and his human
sidekick Dora as they explore the living sciences through cockroaches,
earthworms and the mysterious human body. From sneezing and snoring to bug
bites, this site covers everything that's sure to appeal to every kid. The
site has plenty of sounds, videos and games to keep them scurrying about,
and they can send gross e-cards to their friends online, or hang out with
Ralph the Roach at Bug World.
Bonkers Over Bugs
If your kids are bonkers over bugs, they
should crawl on over to Gordon's Entomological Home Page, on the Web at www.earthlife.net/insects/six.html.
They will find an online collection of all kinds of bugs, from bees and
beetles to millipedes and mites. For some really buggy fun, visit the Insect
Asides, where you will find unbelievable bits of bug trivia as well as
insect recipes! Have a question that's been bugging you about a creepy,
crawly creature? Here, you can ask an expert anything bug-related. For those
potential ant farmers out there, Gordon has provided a page on caring for
the most easily cared-for pets around bugs! They are cheap to feed, easy
to clean up after and they never bark! Of course, links to other
bug-friendly sites abound, and there is even a Bug Club. So if you're
batty about bugs, Gordon's bug pages are a must-see site on your next WWW
Cooperative Living Just For Kids
Check out Cooperative Living Online (www.co-opliving.com) for an assortment of educational games and activities,
as well as links to other kid Web sites. Play hangman using electricity
terms, grow your own crystals, play the guessing game, and more.
Catering To Christian Kids
CBH Ministries at
http://cbh.gospelcom.net is a Christian Web site for kids sponsored by CBH
Ministries, formerly Children's Bible Hour. CBH Ministries is a media
ministry targeting kids ages 8 to 14 with Bible-based materials. There are
also radio programs, print materials, and other Web-based media.
Making Math Cool
Tired of your kids looking at the wrong
things online? Have them visit Coolmath For Kids (www.coolmath4kids.com), a
great educational Web site. This Web site caters to kids ages 13 and older
and features an amusement park of math games and brain benders sure to keep
any kid busy for hours. Or visit another cool site, Math Cats
(www.mathcats.com). This Web site emphasizes the logic and beauty of math,
rather than drills and practice, and provides open-ended and playful
explorations of important math concepts through on-line games, off-line
crafts and interactive projects. This site requires a free MicroWorld's
Exactly what are Zeeks?
Zeeks (www.zeeks.com) is a premier
online brand for kids that has become a favorite of Internet-savvy families.
Zeeks makes it easy for kids to have fun, explore the Internet, and work on
school reports, crafts, lessons, and projects, all from one site. Parents
and teachers benefit from the safe, reliable online environment that Zeeks
provides for children. Zeeks has won numerous awards, including: Webbieworld
Hot Pick, USA Today Hot Site, PC World Editors Choice, and New Media
Invision Gold Award. Its design is colorful and