October 15, 2005 2 Comments
Today�s FamilyFirst site is KidsNewsroom.org.
KidsNewsroom.org provides children with a family-safe, kid-friendly site loaded with stories, pictures, contests and opportunities for learning. Each week, a new issue is added to the site with the latest news in sports, music & entertainment, health, history, local events and happenings around the world, all designed with kids in mind.
The site has a wealth of knowledge for the news-savvy kid! Browsing the headlines at press time, I noticed stories about John Gotti�s release from prison, the voluntary efforts of New York City skyscraper owners to dim their lights to help migratory birds, the recent release of footage of a giant squid feeding in its deepwater environment, and the recent marketing of a push-free skateboard.
In other words, it�s current news, but aimed at a younger audience.
Kids can take the current events quiz to see how well they�re keeping up with the world�s daily goings-on.
They can also write their own stories commenting on the articles that they read. And more significantly, kids with a knack for writing can actually become staff writers themselves! Imagine your child�s self-esteem if he or she picked up a writing gig!
Parents, this is a valuable site indeed. Kids can get all sorts of info here that will be valuable in their schoolwork. History, science, mathematics, language, geography, and art are all indexed and searchable.
Of course, it�s not ALL work. There are a plethora of online games to play. Plus, don�t miss Aford Turtle, the resident comic strip.
To sum up, your kids will have lots of fun here while they actually learn stuff!
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