[accesscomp] TIP OF THE DAY BY DAN THOMPSON

  • From: "Bob Acosta" <boacosta@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Bob Acosta" <boacosta@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2012 11:14:31 -0700

    Fact Monster

Updated 20. June 2012 - 5:02 by rhiannon



Fact Monster is an ideal reference site for kids ages 8-14 that provides 
entertainment and educational resources. It combines the contents of an 
encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas, and several almanacs loaded with 
statistics, facts, and historical records. A single search engine allows you 
to search all these sources at once."



This site has so much information packed into it that you might suppose that 
it would be a rather dry and lackluster place to visit.  Not so.  While the 
information on the site comes from sources such as the Time for Kids 
Almanac, The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, the Infoplease Dictionary and 
Atlas, Fact Monster has managed to make the site into a real gem.
The site is easy to navigate, and the interface is uncluttered; the ads 
don't confuse or cover the content.

The site excels at presenting relevant information in a clear, conscise 
manner - what you need to know, no more and no less.
The main categories are World and News, U.S., People, Word Wise, Science, 
Math and Money, Sports, Cool Stuff, Games and Quizzes and the Homework 
Center. The sub categories are well done, you'll find topics like the Toy 
Hall of Fame, Food Around the World, Kid Disaster Survival Guide, Mythology, 
World Geography and much, much more.

The Games and Quizzes category has everything from Tic Tac Toe to Sudoku. 
There's a Game of the Week, Quiz if the Week, Poll of the Week and Games of 
the Month.
The site is ostensibly aimed at kids ages 8 to 14. I found it to be fun and 
entertaining, I wouldn't limit it to older age groups. =)

Visit Factmonster

http://www.factmonster.com/



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