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Amazing Travel Bureau (National Geographic). [http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/97/bureau/].
Kids can make interactive journeys into some of the world’s fascinating places and play interactive games. Arthur Page. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/arthur/ For Arthur fans everywhere! This site, maintained by PBS, features games and children’s art. A very popular site for younger children who love the character created by Marc Brown.
A group of games from the ImaginEngine Corporation, using the Shockwave plug-in, that are lots of fun. Included are a tangram and an opportunity to throw pies at a smirking polar bear.
Dav Pilkey’s Web Site o’ Fun. [http://www.pilkey.com/].
One of the silliest sites you will find, from children’s author and illustrator Dav Pilkey. A tongue-in-cheek comic-strip biography, crafts projects, and “boring stuff for teachers” (or is that stuff for boring teachers?) will please fans of Captain Underpants and Pilkey’s other hilarious books.
Jan Brett’s Home Page. [http://www.janbrett.com].
At this site, one can send cyber-postcards, download artwork and activities designed by Jan Brett, find recipes, read about Brett’s books, and much more. Admirers of her detailed style can now access her art and also e-mail her through the Web.
This is one of the Internet “veterans.” Since 1990, more than 100,000 children in 114 countries have joined KIDLINK’s moderated global dialogues, e-mail, chats, and interactive projects. Kids’ Space. http://www.ks-connection.com Find a pen pal, or visit the different “villages”—personal Web pages of other children, organized by subject area (science, literature, etc.). A great page for young people to interact with one another in a supervised environment.
Learner Online Exhibits Collection. [http://www.learner.org/exhibits/].
Interactive exhibits inspired by the video series in the Annenberg/CPB Multimedia Collection, this site is especially suitable for middle-school students. Take a particular look at the Volcanoes and Middle Ages exhibits.
Little Explorers. [http://www.enchantedlearning.com].
Dictionary.html Click on a letter of the alphabet and connect to, not one, but many pictures of works with that letter and hot links to Web sites about that word. Sponsored by Enchanted Learning Software.
Nine Planets: An Interactive Tour of the Solar System. [http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu/nineplanets/nineplanets/nineplanets.html].
One of the best sites for young astronomers (and young people with astronomy homework assignments), this interactive site by Bill Arnett supplies all the vital statistics for all the bodies in the solar system, beautiful photos and diagrams, and even music files.
Sesame Street Central. [http://www.ctw.org/sscentral/].
Play Java games with Cookie Monster, solve an Ernie puzzle, and help Elmo around the farm. This site offers a pleasant collection of Web activities for younger Net users.
Theodore Tugboat. [http://www.cochran.com/theodore/].
For younger children, this Canadian site centers around a popular children’s television show and offers many online activities. It also includes links to more than 600 other high-quality sites.
Virtual Renaissance: A Journey through Time. [http://www.osgo.ks.he.schule.de/Lictenberg/Material/].
Travel back through time and space to a world completely different from today. This site offers opportunities to examine the plague, the times of Shakespeare, the Tower of London, and other aspects of the Renaissance. Created by high-school students as part of the ThinkQuest Competition.
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