Learning Fun for Kids Online

Home school and after school, kids online can access some great sites and games that are both educational and fun. This site reviews and links to the best, and also discusses some parenting articles and homework sites of interest to parents.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Trivia Archer

Trivia Archer is a "Mind Game" over at Zeeks.com, and gives multiple choice answers to general knowledge questions about history, geography, science, math and culture.

Of course, first you have to shoot your arrow to hit the type of question you'll be getting (and the point value). If you're not a great shot, you'll lose points, so aim carefully!


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Taking Care of Babies

Kids like to take care of babies, and under Strategy Games at FreeArcade.com, there's a demo game called Kindergarten where babies need to be fed, changed, put down for naps, and otherwise kept happy. There's a tutorial, but I think it's more for us parents than the kids!

The better you do at keeping the babies happy, the more babies will be in your care and the more complex the game grows. Hint: turn off the sound before you begin!



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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Mary Queen of Scots

If you've got a child interested in the saga of Mary, Queen of Scots, send them to the BBC. Their game Burgh Life in Mary's Time is informative and fun. There are four sections to a quiz that must be completed before entry to the castle is allowed.

To explore what the BBC has for kids, go to their History for Kids page, and from there you can Walk Through Time, find out what life was like for Children in WWII, or discover the world of Ancient Rome.

The activities are for kids ranging in age from 4 to 14, so parents should check first to what difficulty level is presented.


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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Pixie Hollow

Disney's movie, Pixie Hollow, has an online game that's free and fun to play. Within Tinker Bell's world, you can make three fairies and there are 4 talents to choose from: water, light, garden and animal. If you're not happy about how your fairy looks, you can always remove her and customize a new one, from her wings to her hair to her toes.

There is a paid monthly membership offered as well. This lets you buy things from the stores, like furniture, clothing and decorations, many of which are not available to non-paying members. It's a fairly nominal fee of $6/month. Just remember to cancel the membership when your daughter's no longer interested!

My 10 year old likes Pixie Hollow (the movie and the game), but my 12 year old isn't quite as entranced by it.

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Monday, December 08, 2008

Grade 4 Math

My daughter is working on symmetrical shapes, which they call lines of symmetry in her class. I needed to help her, but it's been a while since I've had anything to do with symmetry or shapes (unless it's pie-shaped of course!).

Anyway, I was very happy to find a Grade 4 Everyday Math Resource page, with Unit 10.4 titled Lines of Symmetry. The instruction was clear and the manipulative made both of us able to easily understand the concept of mirror image.

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