Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Sites to See

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Sites to See

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Looking for Web sites with educational value, or where children can play games this summer? We've rounded up a list of 37 sites that we've reviewed in the past two years. Check out a few - and if you go to the Learning page at, we'll link you up to any of these sites.


For students headed to college this fall, the Free University Project's Online Summer School helps you polish writing skills, build vocabularies, and improve grammar.

For $4.95 a month and the price of books, users can take all the courses they want on a range of topics from Ziff Davis University.

This site for college students offers a cornucopia of free communications features (like phone-access e-mail), forums, and discounts.

High-schoolers can get advice on what type of school is best for them, scholarship information, and virtual tours of various colleges.

Get help coping with college life - and save money while doing it.

An award-winning guide for untangling the college financial-aid puzzle.

This site is aimed at attracting young voters to election polls this November.


Need to find a school? The American School Directory provides a listing of more than 100,000 K-12 schools in the US.

Thinking of homeschooling your child? Home Education Magazine's informational site on homeschooling features articles, a resource page, and an online newsletter.

In-depth information on hundreds of camps - some of them offbeat, like surf or filmmaking camps.

This exhaustive site includes tips on everything from fixing your toilet to cracking a coconut or removing tree sap.

Need some pointers on how you can get involved in your child's education? Here you can find advice from education experts, news articles on parenting, online discussion groups, and other useful services.

The Children's Literature Web Guide helps parents navigate the ever-expanding world of children's literature.


Ask Jeeves for Kids is a kidfriendly Internet search engine.

The American Library Association lists 700-plus notable sites designed especially for parents and children.

A virtual reference desk - including encyclopedias, dictionaries, maps, phone books, and statistics - for students, educators, or anyone who likes to do research.

Educational Web adventures that teach about a subject through an engaging history or game.


Full of interactive puzzles and games, as entertaining as they are educational.

Craft ideas, online art, a coloring book, and a wide selection of games and activities for kids and adults.

A one-stop site on the art of juggling for everyone from the complete novice to the seasoned juggling pro. …

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