Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.

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mouse's picture mouse

This is cool. We'll have to check some of these out!

We've set up our old laptop with a profile for Scooter. On that Firefox, Trillian set up a bunch of links on the Bookmarks Toolbar of sites where he can play games (Playhouse Disney, Noggin, PBS, etc). But I'll definitely head him to NASA and look at other similar sites too.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

What a great idea, Mouse! L. has a computer but it doesn't have internet...maybe down the road. But your way is a great method to both keep tabs on what your child is doing on the computer, and encourage them to use the computer.


Lilianpw's picture Lilianpw

Great post, I really want to check these out with Kelvin. So far his time online is generally spent at the PBS kids. I don't like it when he goes play games at the Hot Wheels site, mostly for the non-educational value and the blaring disagreeable music, but he hardly ever goes there.

I do have one funny story. One afternoon while I was getting things organized at home he was trying to find Curious George videos, so he ended up on YouTube (learned about it from some older friends from church :-( ). They began to watch a Curious George video and my ears perked up immediately, the voices had been dubbed and someone kept saying: "George loves drugs" -- I got all upset and then set the rule that I NEED to be nearby if he EVER goes searching for videos on YouTube.

Anyway, my first comment in a long time -- I have to add this to my blogroll and begin to come here more often to catch up.

At least you're still here... :-(


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Too funny, Lilian--Curious George pushing drugs...YouTube scares me because I've seen what comes up when L. does searches!


Berry Bird's picture Berry Bird

SodaBoy showed me some geography games just yesterday that are definitely educational:

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Geography.htm

They have tons of other games there that I can't vouch for, but L. might enjoy the geography games, since he likes maps so much. For example, with the countries game, a map of a continent or region will be displayed. The name of a country will show at the top of the screen, and then you click on the map where it is.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Thanks SO much for this link, Berry Bird. L. and I will check it out later today...