What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this well-organized, kid-friendly mega resource is the place to go for fun facts and homework help. It's brought to you by educational professionals, so no need to worry about the content. The multiple ads per page are the only annoying thing to be found.
What's it about?
Sponsored by the online education provider the Family Education Network, FactMonster offers info on dozens of topics, including science, math, and U.S. history. Clear instructions teach kids new math and other skills; a homework help section offers periodic tables and other tools. Users can also access an atlas, dictionary, and other resources. It’s unlikely that kids will run out of things to do on the site after just one or two visits -- however, to ensure they keep coming back, FactMonster also frequently adds quizzes and games.
Is it any good?
Where else will you find timelines on so many topics, from a history of Crayola crayon colors to a history of the Internet? Browse through the more than 30,000 short biographies or head on over to the Homework Helper section for an educational boost. State nicknames? They're on the fun-to-use FACTMONSTER.COM, as well as information on flags of the world, countries, oceans, and rivers. And, when it's time for recess, you can play some educational math and language games.
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