Surfing The Net With Kids
Barbara J. Feldman, the creator of Surfing The Net With Kids website has combined her skills and experience as a programmer, computer consultant, newsletter publisher, shareware author, mom and syndicated newspaper columnist to produce a first rate website for families and kids. Each week, Barbara writes site reviews for kids and families based on a theme.
Website reviews are listed here under the following categories: Arts, Crafts, Music, Computers and Internet, Games, Hobbies, Sports, Geography, Holidays, History, Bios, Language Arts, Math, Parents and Teachers, Preschool and Kindergarten, Science and Animals. Reviews are also available by a keyword search or by a popup menu. Each theme has up to five site reviews based on a rating system of spectacular (five stars), wonderful, (four stars) and great (three stars).
There is even an Honorable Mentions section listing links to new discoveries or sites that didn’t make it into her newspaper column because of space constraints. There are also links to reader suggestions, toys, books and jokes all related to the theme.
Other features listed include: Book Club, Calendar, Forum, Games, Jokes, Newsletter, Postcards and Top Ten. The Calendar lists important dates, major holidays and anniversaries. There are also links to educational website reviews and contests of interest to parents, teachers and students. It is updated weekly, and lists four weeks of events.
The Forum is a discussion board moderated by Barbara to ask Internet questions and share ideas with other parents and teachers. Click on the Games link and choose Word, Math, Science, History and Holiday, Picture, Arcade, Trivia, Art and Music games and more. A free semi-weekly newsletter keeps readers in touch with the best online sites for families and teachers.
This is a wonderful site for teachers looking for carefully reviewed theme based and rated websites for their students.