Korner the Market
If you're looking for fun and friends, make a trip to Kids' Korner Network. The site has all kinds of cool things to do, from puzzles to games and stories and songs. Join your host Topper, the smiling car, and prepare to putt-putt all over this great kids' spot at www.kidskorner.net. Once here, you'll find three exciting tales about the adventures of Pigaroo. Find out what happened when this cute piggie behaved badly. For an artistic challenge, you can choose many pictures to print and color. You can even send in a favorite coloring page of your own. Like games? Then try your hand at Mr. Veghead or Dot and Dash. Or prepare to laugh yourself silly at the Riddles & Rhymes section. You can even sign up for the Kids' Korner e-mail newsletter. Topper, Pigaroo and the rest of the gang are waiting for your arrival.
Call of the Wild
Listen carefully, and chances are you'll hear the call of the wild coming from the World Wildlife Fund's Web site. The Kid's Stuff section is a collection of fascinating Web sites dedicated to the amazing animals that populate our earth. Grab your safari hat and head to www.worldwildlife.org/how/fun. You'll love the cutout paper tiger activity and strange facts about frog slime and dancing birds. The site also has in-depth endangered species fact sheets on rhinos, pandas, elephants and other animals that need our help. Test your animal logic by taking the Biodiversity IQ Quiz, and find out how much you know about biodiversity. Or visit the WWF Virtual House where you can learn about many environmental issues, such as endangered seas, toxic chemicals or the wildlife trade. You were born to be wild.
If you're a girl who's looking for some more elbow room in the World Wide Web, Girl Tech is the site for you. Book girls, sports girls, art girls, volunteer girls and pop girls are all cool girls, and they're all welcome at Girl Tech. Stretch your fingers to the tune of www.girltech.com and you'll soon be zooming to places like NASA space camp, Amelia Earhart's plane, and the scary mind of author R.L Stine. But that's just a start. Every place you click leads to more cool stuff. You can learn to interpret handwriting, say hello in Icelandic or sign language, tell the world about your favorite book, meet famous girl musicians and athletes, make a friend in the Philippines and more, more, more! There's a galaxy of fun, plus "Tech Trips" that link you to dozens more girl-friendly sites, with everything from art projects to games to volcano science. Pretty soon your new favorite word will be "comput-her."
Call of the Wild
1. What did soggy cereal inspire Mary Spaeth to invent?
Dear Amy: Who was the youngest astronaut ever? --Annabelle, Wausau, Wis.
Dear Annabelle: The youngest astronaut ever was Major Gherman Titov, of course, who was 25 years old for his first space launch. OK, I had to look that one up. I found a really cool site that has all kinds of space trivia questions. Visit the NASA Neurolab Space Trivia Page at http://neurolab.jsc.nasa.gov/trivia_index.htm. You'll find many different categories of questions, such as famous space firsts, women in space, historical missions, shuttle trivia and more. Keep reaching for those stars.
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