Friday, 26th February 2021

This Month's Magazine
Kids' Corner

Kids' Corner

A selection of websites for kids of all ages

Hello Kids of all ages! If you have any comments to make on this page , please do send them to the On the other hand if you have some websites that you would like to share with all other kinds, do send them in with your own photo and when we publish it you will be able to show off to your friends with your name and photo in print and online in Web Express Guide.
According to Japanese tradition, one way to pray for good health is by folding a thousand origami cranes." Published by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kids Web Japan introduces Japan to schoolchildren around the world. This section of the site includes instructions for thirteen origami models such as Dog, Cup, Piano, Balloon and Box. Click Next to visit the Download Center, where you'll find printable origami patterns with fold marks, and colored printable origami paper.
In 1998, Ken Blackburn's 27.6 second paper airplane flight set a new Guinness Book record for time aloft. It all started at age thirteen, when Ken created a paper plane that could fly over a quarter of a mile. He kept refining the design, and while in college won his first world record. It takes Ken "three months of working out and airplane-tweaking" to prepare for a record breaking. And yes, he does share the plans for his record breaking planes. Look for them in Paper Airplanes You Can Fold, Planes From Workman
Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. is's chemistry guide. But you don't need a Ph.D. to follow her recipes for a bouncing polymer ball, electroactive slime, fake snot (eww!), Metamucil flubber, or glow-in-the-dark slime. I was fascinated by her illustrated Floam recipe. "Floam is like slime with polystyrene beads in it, that kids can mold into shapes. You can sculpt with it or use it to coat other objects. You can store it to reuse it or allow it to dry, if you want permanent creations."

BBC has put together a fantastic collection of interactive games (Building the Ultimate Tomb and The Mummy Maker), multimedia galleries ( Gods, Animals, and a tour of Khufu's Pyramid Complex), and feature articles. Everything here is excellent, but here are three of my favorite clicks: the illustrated Egyptian timeline from 3100 BCE to 395 CE; The Short History of Pyramidology, which reveals some pretty wacky theories about who actually built the Pyramids; and hieroglyphic postcards to send to friends and family.

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