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Interactive Sites for Parents and Kids

The following sites all allow for fun and games, exploring and learning without leaving your browser. All are great sites for families to explore together.

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Whyville

At Whyville, sponsored by the Getty Foundation, visitors can search the world for art treasures, develop a cure for WhyPox, or rescue and retrieve aliens from earth. Take a look!

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Cool Math For Kids

Cool Math For Kids has games, puzzles, and teasers for families.

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Exploratorium

The Exploratorium museum, one of the first to mount online exhibits, has created an area for parents and kids to learn together.

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Chateau Meddybemps

Chateau Meddybemps has collected learning activities for preschool and primary elarners in addition to guides for parents about child development. Youngsters can practice alphabet skills and print their own drawings.

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It's My Life

It's My Life, a project of PBS, is a forum for teens to discuss issues relating to friends, family, school and emotions. Questions from real students are interwoven with advice from mentors and trained professionals.

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Sesame Street

SesameStreet complements the educational television program with followup activities for young kids and advice on both learning and social topics for parents.

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Figure This

Figure This, another NSF-sponsored site, offers challenging math puzzles for the family and illlustrations in literature in which the plot turns on a mathematical understanding. The site is also in Spanish.

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Wonderville Science Alberta Foundation

Wonderville, developed by the Science Alberta Foundation, projects its own cast of cartoon characters to help with home-grown science activities.

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Kindersite

Kindersite shows 1000's of links for children with audio explanations.

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Spanish Games

Not all parents have English as their first language.

Here's a site from PBS that kids in Spanish peaking households can enjoy with their family.

The major advantage of sites, such as these, is that families can enjoy online activities together which, as educators, we know is important for children of all ages really.

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