Apples & More

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Denise Duval, Common Sense Media
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Fun ways to learn about autumn's favorite fruit.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this educational site from the University of Illinois Extension is all about apples. Some of the site's categories have original content; others are simply a collection of links to other apple resources. There are several games and activities, which are safe for kids -- although younger ones might need help with some of the instructions. There's no advertising on the site, and sites linked to are equally educational in nature, with little or no advertising. Every page on the site is also available in Spanish.

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Adult Written byinternationalparent April 9, 2008

Not very entertaining for kids

This is a good effort at talking about apples but it clearly has no play component for kids... needs a little bit more work to attract their attention.
Kid, 11 years old February 17, 2010

Kiddie Site

This site is pretty wierd and the games are meant for little kids.
Kid, 8 years old May 8, 2013

What's it about?

Did you know that apples are a member of the rose family? Or that they float because 25 percent of their volume is air? That they're grown in all 50 states? If you didn't, this site from the University of Illinois Extension can tell you these facts and many more about apples, including everything from the different varieties, their nutritional value, and things to make and do with them.

Is it any good?

Information is clearly organized, and there are links to a wealth of other educational resources, as well as apple recipes, games, and crosswords. Overall, APPLES & MORE is a great resource for parents, teachers, and kids alike.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about their favorite kinds of apples. How many kinds of apples have you tried? Which are available at your grocery store? Do apples from the grocery store taste different from the apples at you local farmers' market? Why? What are some of your favorite things to eat that are made from apples, or have apples in them?

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