Here are 11 cool places on the Web to take your favorite children – maybe your grands? You can explore together and find FREE entertainments, games, stories and time passers for children and adults to share.
- Every Video Game - Here you’ll find not every, but tons of old video games, playable online, free. With or without grandkids, you’ll revisit this more than once!
- FREE Audio Books online - Tom Sawyer, Wind in the Willows – thousands of downloadable classic ebooks. Sit back, feet up, snuggle with your favorite kid and listen to a great read.
- Google Earth – If you haven’t hooked up here yet, you are missing something special. A very easy download gets you started. See how the birds see your planet – including your own back yard. Help a kid learn geography – when a special girl of mine joined the NAVY and was ordered to Spain, she said, “Wow! I always wanted to see South America!”. Spend time on this site, learning all it can do – hours of amazement.
- Frenchtoast.com- Got a little girl in your family? Here’s a set of FREE virtual paper dolls to play with. Click the icon in the left margin. More paper dolls at Zwinky .
- A clock you won’t believe! Atomic clock -my favorite timepiece on the Internet (More about Time)
- Lego my Legos online – requires an activeX control and Shockwave, but you can build virtual Lego toys by following patterns. FREE.
- Disney – On the left navigation bar, choose an age or choose “boy” or “girl” for age/sex appropriate games, stories and video.
- Etch-a-sketch online. (Classic Etch A Sketch Magic Screen)
- FREE Backyardigans coloring pages. Preschoolers to about first grade.
- Word puzzles - more for grandma and grandpa, but fun for advanced kids, too
- M&M Morph – Transform yourself into an M&M – who could resist? An impressive array of body parts (sort of like Mr. Potato Head)
) -when you’ve created your perfect personality you can make movies, post cards, letterhead and whatever. Play with your food.
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