Friday, December 30, 2005

Ride For Kids®

Support "Ride for Kids" because their efforts support the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

Come join thousands of your motorcyclist friends and help us to help the medical research community find the cause and the cure of childhood brain tumors. When you ride with us side by side in that endless column of bikes, people waving at you a every turn, you know you're making a positive statement for our sport at the same time.

To learn more, visit the Ride For Kids®: Home Page.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Welcome to BOOK IT!

Reading as a family activity is a great way to bring a family closer together and to develop great reading skills in school age children. Pizza Hut has been making reading fun since 1985 with the BOOK IT!® program. More than 21 millian children across the nation participate in the program each year. Learn more about BOOK IT! on the web at www.bookitprogram.com.

Welcome to BOOK IT! Sponsored by Pizza Hut

Booktrusted.com - All About Children's Books

Children's books resource www.booktrusted.com is run by Booktrust, an independent charity promoting books and reading through it's work in education, arts, media and the public sector.

Check out Booktrusted.com - All About Children's Books.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Bringing Up Baby

Local St. Louis television channel KSDK NewsChannel 5 has a page for parents of babies, toddlers and young children. There you can find:

  • Answers from Experts
  • Checklists
  • Party Planning
  • Kid-Friendly Restaurants
  • Child-Friendly Websites
  • Teaching Your Child to Read
  • Product Recalls

Subscribe to Bringing Up Baby.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Missouri Botanical Garden: Education

The Missouri Botanical Garden was founded for 'the promotion of knowledge.' Today, over 150,000 children learn about math, science, and the natural world at Garden facilities. An acknowledged leader in inquiry-based instruction and professional training, the Garden has worked since 2002 to facilitate improved learning and teaching in surrounding public schools, growing young minds for future greatness.

Learn more at the Missouri Botanical Garden's Education Page. Also, find activities for Kids and Families at the Garden's site as well as the MBGnet.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Kim Possible - What's the Sitch?

Disney's smash hit Kim Possible is all about a high school teen, balancing the cheerleading captain position, honor roll, and many more, including saving the world from villains. Of course, all heroes need a wisecracking, clumsy partner. "KP" is no exception. The comic relief of the heroic duo, Ron is always there for Kim, though his pet and second best friend Rufus, the naked mole rat, is...

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Games for the Brain

Whenever a software company tries to get cute and make educational games fun, it inevitably ends up with something kind of simplistic.

But Games for the Brain is a departure from the norm. Here is an up to date list of the games they currently have.

Magic Kids™ & Company, Inc.

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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Kidproteq, LLC

The experts at Kidproteq.com have everything you need to childproof your home in one stop.

Order Everything You Need to Childproof Your Home From the Best Source on the Internet!

[We offer a] 30-day Money-Back Guarantee, Free Shipping and the Best Customer Service. We only sell Child Safety products that feature the highest ratings for safety. We take Child Safety very seriously.

KidCo G11 Gateway in White G11 Gateway - White -Price: $67.99

CuteFamilyPets.com

The place where animal lovers meet - Proud of your family pet? Come show them off at our site.

Show off your puppy photos, kitten photos, cats, dogs, and view adoptable pets and animal theme gift ideas at CuteFamilyPets.com.

Meet our friendly community forum members who love to post about their fur-kids at CuteFamilyPets.com.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Disney Princess -- The Official Website

The Official Web Site for the Disney Princess Collection featuring the magical worlds of the Disney Princesses - including Ariel, Mulan, Cinderella, Snow White, Jasmine, Aurora, Belle and Pocahontas - together for the first time ever! Find DVDs, trailer, music video, games, activities, stories, sweepstakes and much more!

Visit The Disney Princess Official Website.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Sudoku Puzzles

Here you find lots of free Sudoku puzzles. The puzzles can be played online, printed out and even exported as PDF-File.

The rules for solving a Sudoku are simple: Each row, column and region must contain the numerals from 1 through 9 exactly once...

Check out Sudoku Puzzles.

Friday, November 25, 2005

FeedTheChildren.org

Feed The Children is a Christian, international, non-profit relief organization with headquarters in Oklahoma City, Okla., that delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to individuals, children and families who lack these essentials due to famine, war, poverty or natural disaster.

Feeding Hungry Children Around the World and in the United States

Network for Good

As you gather with your family and friends this year, please consider how you can reach out to people in need.

Give Thanks and Give Back

Thursday, November 17, 2005

4KIDS TV

Visit these 4Kids TV sites.

Other Kid's Television related resources:

The Letter O

Learn about the letter "O" at Starfall.com.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Parental Controls - TV Ratings

TV-Y
All Children: This program is designed to be appropriate for all children. Whether animated or live-action, the themes and elements in this program are specifically designed for a very young audience, including children ages 2-6. This program is not expected to frighten younger children.
TV-Y7
Directed to Older Children: This program is designed for children age 7 and above. It may be more appropriate for children who have acquired the developmental skills needed to distinguish between make-believe and reality. Themes and elements in this program may include mild fantasy violence or comedic violence, or may frighten children under the age of 7. Therefore, parents may wish to consider the suitability of this program for their young children.
TV-Y7FV
Directed to Older Children - Fantasy Violence: For those programs where fantasy violence may be more intense or more combative than other programs in this category, such programs will be designated TV-Y7-FV.
TV-G
General Audience: Most parents would find this program suitable for all ages. Although this rating does not signify a program designed specifically for children, most parents may let younger children watch this program unattended. It contains little or no violence, no strong language and little or no sexual dialogue or situations.
TV-PG
Parental Guidance Suggested: This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children. Many parents may want to watch it with their younger children. The theme itself may call for parental guidance and/or the program contains one or more of the following: moderate violence (V), some sexual situations (S), infrequent coarse language (L) or some suggestive dialogue (D).
TV-14
Parents Strongly Cautioned: This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age. Parents are strongly urged to exercise greater care in monitoring this program and are cautioned against letting children under the age of 14 watch unattended. This program contains one or more of the following: intense violence (V), intense sexual situations (S), strong coarse language (L) or intensely suggestive dialogue (D).
TV-MA
Mature Audience Only: This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17. This program contains one or more of the following: graphic violence (V), explicit sexual activity (S), or crude indecent language (L).

Avatar: The Last Airbender

This is currently one of the best shows on Nick. Here is some information and a plot summary from the listing on Nick.com.

Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Only the Avatar was the master of all four elements. Only he could stop the ruthless Fire Nation from conquering the world. But when the world needed him most, he disappeared. Until now... On the South Pole, a lone Water Tribe village struggles to survive. It's here that a young Waterbender named Katara and her warrior brother Sokka rescue a strange boy named Aang from a cavernous iceberg. Not only is Aang an Airbender--a race of people no one has seen in a century--but they soon discover that Aang is also the long lost Avatar. Now it's up to Katara and Sokka to make sure Aang faces his destiny to save the tribe--and himself. Did we mention he's only 12? (TV Y7FV)

Here are some other pages about the show:

The show caught my attention due to the Earth/Air/Fire/Water thread in the plotline. Essentially, each element has it's own continent and nation. They lived in peace for centuries but then the Fire Nation attacked. The Airbender was a hero of old who was a master of all elements and was supposed to intervene in times of trouble and restore the balance. But when the hero was needed the most, he disappeared.

Now, many years later, a new Airbender has been found. He is powerful, but young and inexperienced. Will he become the hero he needs to be in time?

The elemental balance is marginally important in the spirtual lives of my favorite Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting, Dark Sun.

Monday, November 14, 2005

NIEHS Kids Page

The NIEHS, the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have an official government website for Kids with many different resources.

You should visit the NIEHS Kids Page -- Spelling Bee for fun spelling/science games.

Check out the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences website for Kids.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

St. Louis Children's Hospital

St. Louis Children's Hospital is dedicated to improving the health and lives of children. The hospital is recognized nationally for the treatment of pediatric illnesses, congenital disorders and diseases.

WHAM! gaming - KIDS

WHAM! Gaming for Kids has news and information on video games for children. Here are some recent headlines:

WHAM! Gaming is a division of Canoe, Inc.

The Dr. Seuss Web Page

Disclaimer

Neither The Center for Seussian Studies, or The Dr. Seuss Web Page are official pages of or related in any way to Dr. Seuss Enterprises. These pages are the work of a fan for all of you out there who share a love of Dr. Seuss. Just so's you know.

The Dr. Seuss Web Page

Kaboose Kids Domain - The Family Internet

ChevyMall - Chevy Kids

Chevy Kids




Golden Retriever Plush
$25.00



Dalmation Plush
$25.00



SSR Youth Ringer Tee
$16.00



Youth Nostalgic Pigment Dyed T-Shirt
Was: $16.00
Now: $9.09



Youth Born in the USA Ringer T-Shirt
$17.00



Chevy Teddy Bear
$30.00

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

San Francisco Public Library - Kids

At SFPL.org they have Online Homework Help, where you can chat with a live tutor who is just waiting to help you with your homework. They also have links and lists of Recommended Reading, web by subject at Kidsclick.org and Just for Fun and much more.

Also visit these other pages:

Monday, October 31, 2005

Happy Halloween

Spooky Haunted HouseFrom everyone at Arconati.us, have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Classic Kids on Classic 99.1 KFUO FM

Chances are, your kids have already heard a lot of Bach, Brahms and Beethoven...

of course, they were watching Bugs, Daffy and Elmer Fudd at the time.

Visit Classic Kids

Kids Medical Alert Bracelets

Check out Kids Medical Alert Bracelets - MC M280CC & M280CS or search for other Fine Gifts for Kids at Blue Box Treats.com

Learn-To-Play.com - Drumming For Kids (DVD)

Your Search Results For Search Criteria: "kids" at Learn-To-Play.com

Purchase Drumming For Kids (DVD)

Monday, October 24, 2005

Music Kids' Korner

Welcome to the Kids' Korner! Drop in, play some games, do some learning, meet some friends.. something new each month!

Visit The Music Education Madness Site

John Deere collectibles and gifts at GreenFunStore.com

At GreenFunStore.com we offer the largest selection of Officially Licensed John Deere merchandise found anywhere. Kids of all ages have enjoyed shopping our site since its inception in May of 2000, with John Deere collectibles for every age and taste.

Here are a few kid-friendly John Deere pages at GreenFunStore.com:

Visit John Deere collectibles and gifts at GreenFunStore.com

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Welcome To Kids-Korner.com!

Kids-Korner.com is an interactive, on-line community built especially for kids 14 and under. We have lots of things to do such as chatting, sending kidkards, find a penpal and so much more. If you get tired of hanging with us, we have a terrific links section for you to explore. Sign up for your FREE Membership TODAY and become a part of Kids-Korner.com!
The Arconati Family Kids's Korner is not affiliated with Kids-Korner.com but is simply linking to them on this page.

Kids & Divorce

When a family separates, and the parents are getting a divorce, it can be very difficult on a child. While, no matter what, it will be hard for them, there are a few things that you can do to make this time as easy as possible on the child.
Kids Information - Kids and Divorce

Arguing Around Children

For years, the standard advice to parents about arguing in front of their children has been that you should never let your children see you argue. Fortunately, this advice has changed. Experts now agree that there are many benefits to letting your child see you argue with your spouse, but only if you argue in the correct way. By seeing their parents argue correctly, children can learn many skills that they can use later in personal relationships, business relationships and with casual friends like how to compromise and how to agree to disagree. On the other hand, not arguing correctly in front of your children deprives them of these important relationship lessons and can also teach them to avoid conflict or even to fear it.
Kids Information - Arguing around children

Kids First Internet.org - Bedding Source

Kids First Internet - FALL SALE - 70% off our Handsewn Quilts

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

FBI Publications - A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety

Here is a parent's guide to Internet Safety.

Our children are our Nation's most valuable asset. They represent the bright future of our country and hold our hopes for a better Nation. Our children are also the most vulnerable members of society. Protecting our children against the fear of crime and from becoming victims of crime must be a national priority.

Unfortunately the same advances in computer and telecommunication technology that allow our children to reach out to new sources of knowledge and cultural experiences are also leaving them vulnerable to exploitation and harm by computer-sex offenders.

Read A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety

Wizards of the Coast

A division of Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast is the World Leader in Hobby Gaming. Among many other arms and publishing divisions, WotC is responsible for -
  • Avalon Hill Games - Strategy, history & high adventure combined in exciting board & miniature games.
  • A&A Minis - Engage in hard-hitting, fast-paced historically authentic, squad-level tactical combet set across the vast panorama of World War II.
  • Duel Masters - Command the mightiest creatures, cast the most devastating spells & own the zone!
  • d20 Modern - Build the ultimate Modern, Future or Past campaign filled with adventure from any era.
  • Dungeons & Dragons - Action & adventure await in the original epic fantasy roleplaying game filled with swords, sorcery, monsters & magic.
  • D&D Miniatures - Whether you play tabletop skirmishes or roleplaying adventures, D&D Miniatures will add new life to your games.
  • Eberron - Campaign Setting for Dungeon & Dragons
  • Forgotten Realms - Campaign Setting for Dungeon & Dragons
  • GI Joe TCG - Use the Online Demo, find out How to Play & sign up for the Message Boards.
  • Kids Next Door - The Codename: Kids Next Door™ trading card game is a fun, fast & exciting game! Use STICK-AHS to build your own cards. Compete with your friends to rid the world of the evil adult menace!
  • Magic Online - Find MAGIC: The Gathering® events & information.
  • Magic: The Gathering The best trading card game players are Magic: The Gathering® players. You can take our word for it. Or the words of six million rabid fans.
  • Star Wars Miniatures - Learn to play Star Wars Miniatures & find all the latest news and product information.
  • Star Wars RPG - The greatest space fantasy of all time comes alive in epic battles & exciting adventures that span the galaxy.
  • Star Wars TCG - Products, card lists & rules - Learn to play the Star Wars Trading Card Game & learn about tournaments & championships.
Visit Wizards of the Coast

Monday, October 17, 2005

Hasbro Toys, Games and Youth Electronics

Hasbro site with product information for all Hasbro toys, games, youth electronics, puzzles & more. Shop, product search & play. Hasbro is the parent company for many favorite children's product lines: Find these and other products in the HasbroToyShop.com or at Hasbro.com

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

MonsterCommerce - Shopping Cart Storefront

Hosting for the following sites was provided by the shopping cart software provider, MonsterCommerce. By helping small businesses create successful ecommerce stores, MonsterCommerce has earned a solid reputation in the ecommerce industry. Here are just a few examples of companies that are benefitting by the ease of use of the MonsterCommerce Shopping Cart Software. Though MonsterCommerce is not specifically a web site to help kids, many clients sell great products and apparel for children. The sites listed above were just some examples. To see more, go to check out the following pages.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Chicago Public Library - Sign of the Owl

Find book lists for your children from the CPL. There is a list of Kindergarten-age books and more.
Especially for Babies

It's never too early to start reading with your baby!

Rhythm, Rhyme, And Good Sounds

Nursery rhymes are so soothing!

Simple Concepts

Colors and shapes, letters and numbers are all important concepts for young children to learn.

Let's Hear it for the ABC's

Learning the alphabet is a vital building block for learning to read and getting ready for school.

Pattern Stories

Pattern stories keep children guessing what happens next.

City Sights, City People

Young children ask a lot of questions about what's around them.

"Very" Beginning Readers

Readers, or primers, introduce words and use them again and again throughout the story.

Favorites & Classics

These are much loved classics that your child will ask you to read over and over again.

These are from the site for Sign of the Owl - Chicago Public Library

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire

The new Harry Potter movie comes out in November. Here are some links that I found about Harry Potter.

JKRowling Official Site - Harry Potter and more

Official site about the author and the Harry Potter books. Includes book rumours, biography, movie information, FAQs, news, and links.

Scholastic.com | Harry Potter

Go inside the best-selling series to learn more about Harry Potter and his world through wizarding games, a discussion chamber where you can share ideas ...

The Official Harry Potter Website

The official site of Harry Potter! Movie trailers, film clips, behind the scenes at Hogwarts. JK Rowlings' wizards and witches Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, ...

MuggleNet.com | The ULTIMATE Harry Potter Site

Visit MuggleNet.com!Features interactive forums, Potter profiles, and information about the books and the movie.

Update: Here is the countdown to the next Harry Potter movie -
And.. here is are the Harry Potter related links I've gathered through my del.icio.us account.

Radio Disney - The Official Homepage

Radio Disney.com is your online destination for cool new music, Disney music, music videos, prizes, games and more! Broadcasting all over the United States, Radio Disney brings together listeners with music from Hilary Duff, Aaron Carter and the D-Tent Boys!

Discovery Club.org

Looking for the small-church solution for children’s ministry? Visit Discovery Club.org, the only children's ministry designed specifically for the small church! Published by Pioneer Clubs.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Ask Dr. Science!

On one of the local radio stations, WSIE-FM 88.7 @ 9:00am weekdays, you can hear the eminant Dr. Science expound on the mysteries of the universe.
Welcome to the Ask Dr. Science Web Site, the home of America's foremost authoritarian on the world around us. Or at least the world around him. There is a thin line between ignorance and arrogance, he says, and only I have managed to erase that line.
Got a question that you don't need the right answer to? Ask Dr. Science!

Friday, September 09, 2005

Pioneer Clubs - a Christ-centered kids club program

Pioneer Club's mission is to serve God by assisting churches and other ministries in helping children and youth make Christ Lord in every aspect of life.
Pioneer Clubs - a Christ-centered kids club program

Girl Scouts of the United States of America

Girl Scouts of the USA: Official Web Site

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Yahooligans! The Web Guide for Kids

Yahooligans!

Yahooligans! is the ultimate web guide for kids! Features fun and educational resources for kids with games, animals, music, jokes, movies, news, astrology, TV, science, e-cards, reference, and more.

According to About.com, this is Probably one of the best kids sites out there - includes movie reviews, games, reference, etc. Enjoy!

KidsCom

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Ask Jeeves Kids

Ask Jeeves is a trademark of Ask Jeeves, Inc., Copyright 1996-2005 Ask Jeeves, Inc.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Firefox Themes for Kids

Kids' Links

Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem

The Electric Mayhem is the name of a Muppet rock band that appeared on The Muppet Show. Following The Muppet Show, they have appeared in various Muppet movies and TV specials, and have also recorded album tracks.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Trick or Treat Star Wars Style

Dress up with Halloween masks of your favorite Star Wars characters; Yoda, Princess Leia, C3P0, Chewbacca and even Darth Vader!
Star Wars » Kids » Trick or Treat Star Wars Style

Monday, July 11, 2005

Star Wars | Kids

For Star Wars Kids; Explore, Activities & Games. Star Wars: Kids

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Wisdom of Gandhi

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

EverythingGirl.Com

The home of Barbie.com, myscene.com, pollypocket and more...

FunBrain.com

The Internet's #1 Education Site for K-8 Kids and Teachers

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Speed Bump

Speed Bump

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

The Incredibles

Check the official Pixar page and also see The Incredibles on THQ.com where they made the video game for the movie.

Kids & Learning Games

Learning can often be a chore for a child. This is why it is so important for educational software to spark a child's imagination. Apple.com - Games Section

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

JsTetris

This is pretty cool. A Javascript version of the classic Tetris, which first came into my life on the old '90s era 8-bit Nintendo. Use the directional left/right arrows to move the pieces and the up arrow to rotate. The down arrow drops the block into place. Go play the

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Parent's Guide to Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

This guide should be helpful for any parents concerned about their children seeing the latest Star Wars film seeing how it is rated PG-13. This page gives small snippets of all scenes that MAY be unsuitable for younger children. To avoid giving out a spoiler of the movie plot, the text is white on a white background, so you have to highlight it to see it. After seeing the movie, the only scene that I felt might be an issue is labled #4 on this guide. I found this guide very useful in making my own decision for my children.

Monday, May 09, 2005

Nickelodeon

Are 'ya ready, kids?
AYE-AYE, CAPTAIN!
I can't hear you!
AYE-AYE-CAPTAIN!!
SpongeBob SquarePants

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Barbie

Also, check out

Monday, May 02, 2005

PBS KIDS

Here is a list of PBS Kids shows.


















FOSSWEB

The official site for the inquiry-based FOSS science curriculum

Thursday, April 28, 2005

NASA - Kids Home

National Aeronautics and Space Administratrion - Kids Resource Center

Berit's Best Sites for Children

Welcome to Berit's Best Sites for Children
Just For Fun
Holidays & Seasons
Creatures Great and Small
Serious Stuff
Kids on the Net
Safe Surfing
Suggest A Site

Kingdom Hearts

Kingdom Hearts

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Back to School Savings!

Here are some rotating deals just in time for back to school.