Website Reviews

age 8+
 
Summer reading program encourages reading (and sells books).
URL: http://scholastic.com/summerreading/
(2009)
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age 8+
 
Social networking gives kids' fitness site an edge.
URL: http://www.gotrybe.com
(2009)
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age 8+
 
Lame games drive the way to Monster Car marketing.
URL: http://www.hotwheels.com
(2004)
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age 8+
 
Bet you can't play just one.
URL: http://www.popcap.com/
(2005)
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age 8+
 
Girls who are way into fashion -- but not much else.
URL: http://www.bratz.com/
(2011)
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age 8+
 
Comcast's site lets kids pick their own content.
URL: http://www.kabillion.com
(2007)
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age 8+
 
Poofy-haired teens aren't the best "troll" models.
URL: http://www.trollz.com
(2008)
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age 8+
 
Safe, fairly fun book-based site pushes brand.
URL: http://www.beaconstreetgirls.com/
(2008)
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age 8+
 
Safe virtual pet site focuses on making money.
URL: http://www.neopets.com
(2007)
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age 8+
 
Lively community area saves fan site from product overkill.
URL: http://www.bakugan.com
(2009)
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age 8+
 
Sensational twist on science is fun -- but ads distract.
URL: http://www.extremescience.com
(2009)
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age 8+
 
Mostly OK games with a few off-site links and iffy videos.
URL: http://www.funnugget.com/
(2010)
age 8+
 
Find free educational experiments for all ages.
URL: http://www.reekoscience.com
(2006)
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Ty
age 8+
 
Unimaginative site with little fun for fans.
URL: http://www.ty.com/
(2004)
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age 8+
 
A groovy little music simulation site.
URL: http://www.turntables.de/start.htm
(2004)
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age 8+
 
A few decent activities for Saturday morning TV show fans.
URL: http://tv.disney.go.com/abckids
(2011)
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age 8+
 
LEARNING
Cheerful paper toys to print and assemble.
URL: http://www.thetoymaker.com/
(2004)
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age 8+
 
LEARNING
Kid-friendly definitions make site a great reference.
URL: http://www.wordcentral.com
(2011)
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age 8+
 
Action-packed site for jr. sport buffs; some ads.
URL: http://www.sikids.com
(2007)
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age 8+
 
Flat with a thin jam filling.
URL: http://www.poptarts.com/
(2005)

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