www.dole5aday.com† The fruits and veggies on this site sing and dance
to help convince kids to eat 5 a day. It has sections for parents, teachers,
and of course, kids. The site is full of games, recipes, activities, and a
reference section. There is also an interactive link where kids can create
their own recipes.
www.healthychoices.com† The Healthy Choices for Kids nutrition
education program was created by the growers of
www.kidshealth.org† is from the medical experts of the Nemours
Foundation. It provides doctor approved information about children from birth
The site is broken up into three sections: one for parents, one for kids, and
one for teens. The site is very organized and easy to navigate. They have great
sections to help kids and teens deal with problems relevant to their age. They
answer questions as silly as ďWhatís a fartĒ to the more serious such as
ďSomeone in my friendís family died, what should I doĒ.
www.beansprout.com† This site has one section for Pediatric
Professionals and another for parents. Beansprout is
a marketing company so Iím sure the site will have quite a bit of bias. The
site does seem have to have a lot of good information on everything from safety
and product recalls to articles on great activities for kids. Most of the links
are short articles and it doesnít look like there is much that is interactive.
This is a great site to get information on kids 0 to probably 5 or 6.
http://kids-world.colgate.com/app/Kids-World/US/HomePage.cvsp† The kids oral health
section is full of games for kids to play. They are divided into age categories,
with some for 4-6 year olds and others for 7-9. The games are fun, but not very
educational in terms or dental health. There is a cute brushing chart that you
can print out. You can also send to get an email from the ďcolgateĒ
tooth fairy. This is a good site to keep teeth on the mind. Itís too bad it is
such an advertisement. I did look at Crestís website to be fair and it had a
very boring kidsí section.
http://www.add.org/content/kids1.htm† This site has information for kids with ADD
or ADHD in kid friendly language. The information is good at this site, but the
layout is very textbook and would not be appealing to
kids. The kids area is a page within www.add.org, which is a large site full of
information and resources.
http://www.bam.gov/fit4life/cards.htm† The BAM (body and mind) is run by the CDC.
This is an interactive kid friendly site that also has a teacherís corner. The
site is geared toward the 9-13 year old and a lot of the focus is on stress and
physical fitness. The teacherís corner has a few websites. It also has a site
map that looks useful. You can see descriptions of everything on the site all at
once instead of clicking back and forth.
http://www.girlpower.gov† This site is run by the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services. This sites looks like it is
geared toward girls from 9-13. It has pages on nutrition, fitness, and other
issues that help girls deal with self esteem issues. The site suggests girls at
age 9 have strong attitudes towards their health and the site tries to
encourage the good attitudes. The site also has a grown up section and a research
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/sleep/starslp/index.htm† The Star Sleeper page is part of a campaign
by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The site is meant to educate
parents, kids, teachers, and healthcare providers about the benefits of
nighttime sleep. The site is well laid out
http://edtech.tph.wku.edu/~ppetty/violence.htm† This site lists many of the stresses children
face. Each topic has bibliographies of children's books, links to Internet sites, and
professional resources for working with children.
For example, the violence topic lists three picture books, 25 professional
resources, and 15 websites. It is nice to have a lot of resources compiled in
one place. I could see myself referring to this site often, especially for the