Week of August 10, 2014
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GPB Kids

Sal the Pizza GuyEnjoy videos, games and stories with your favorite characters at GPB Kids, gpbkids.org. Purchase yummy snacks when you play the Money game in Count on It. Do you like to dance? You’ll be ready to get out of your seat and move to the beat as you sing along with fun music videos in Laughing Pizza. Can you speak Spanish? In Salsa, help Sal build a Pizza – but he only speaks Español! Next, check out DinoVentures and participate in magical museum adventures with paleontologist Professor Ridley.

Play Giraffe Dash
Giraffe Dash

Ace That Paper

A PaperTime For Kids Homework Helper, timeforkids.com/
, is a terrific site to use during the school year. A+ Papers has organizers for eight types of papers, including biographies, book reports and persuasive papers. Select Get Started and you’re on your way. Flash-Card Maker is a great study tool. From history dates to state capitals, you can create cards and ace that next test. Do you ever lose points on punctuation? Grammar Wizard provides practice. Writing Tips will help you beat writer’s block.

Join the Wimpy Kids

Wimpy KidIf you are a fan of the famous series “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” join the Wimpy Kid Club, wimpykidclub.co.uk. First, design your own avatar at Wimp Wizard. Now you are ready to challenge your friends when you play Wimp Wars. You can earn Mom Bucks if you win. Registration is simple; all you need is a parent’s permission. Club News and Competitions keeps you informed of the latest news on upcoming books and contests. Step into Greg’s Neighborhood to see where all the characters live. Looking for new reading material? Read a chapter from each book in Books and Stuff, then print your own hilarious Wimpy Kid masks in Downloads.

Speak Out

What did you read over summer break? Tell us about it!

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Dear Amy: I’m thinking about joining a social networking site, like Facebook. Do you have any advice on how to stay safe? — Martin R., Springfield, Ill.

Dear Martin: While social networking can be a fun way to connect with friends, it is very important to talk to your parents before setting up an account.

There are steps you can take to stay safe. First, remember that any pictures or information you post can be seen by others, so be careful not to share private information that you would not share with a stranger. Only accept friend requests from people you have met in person, and set your privacy settings to “only friends.”

Always include your parents on your friends list so people will know your parents see what is posted to you. If you experience cyberbullying, tell a parent or an adult you trust right away. If the issue is not resolved, tell another adult until it is taken care of. Cyberbullies only have power if you say nothing; if they know you are protected, they are less likely to repeat the offense. Check out Kids Socializing Online, onguardonline.gov/articles/0012-kids-and-socializing-online.

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