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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

A Safe Place for Kids on the Internet - SparkTop.org

SparkTop.org is a safe site for kids, and one that specifically helps those children with learning difficulties, including learning disabilities and AD/HD, understand that they are smart, have unique talents, and can succeed in school and life.

It's operated by the Professor Garfield Foundation (PGF), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the FREE delivery of fun, engaging educational content. Jim Davis, Garfield creator, overcame asthma and stuttering as a child and feels that ALL of us have some challenge to overcome as we learn.

SparkTop,org is a place for kids to discover their unique ways of learning, develop their strengths and self-esteem, and discover strategies to succeed in and out of school. The online community provides a safe place for kids to interact, share their worries, concerns and successes, and get feedback from kids just like them.

One of the best slogans I read at SparkTop.org is actually in their FAQs where it says -- REMEMBER: Every kid learns differently, because every kid's brain is different. That's a good thing!



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posted by Stephanie @ Wednesday, December 02, 2009  

2 Comments:

  • At 7:06 AM, Blogger CarMar said…

    What great information!

    Our kids today live in a global, networked culture that we of prior generations never imagined. Schools are playing catch-up now, and the emphasis on technology and using the Internet as a resource will only keep growing.

    A website like this expands opportunities for children with learning disabilities to be a part of this new culture in which our children live, compete and grow. Parents and schools can incorporate such resources into learning opportunities for children with special needs.

    Hopefully we'll see a lot more websites like this coming on the scene!

     
  • At 9:01 AM, Blogger Stephanie said…

    Thanks for the comment, CarMar! Any site that promotes understanding and increases self-esteem certainly gets my vote.

     

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