Inter-activities for the Whole
Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street? Easy! Just go straight
to www.sesameworkshop.com. The Children's Television Workshop is now broadcasting fun on the Web.
Sure, the Sesame Street gang is there, but there's also stuff for older
kids, too. Check out Kid City, where you can start an e-sticker collection,
get in on the latest popular stuff, and even build your very own Web site.
Take the Sesame Street trivia quiz, play some games, see the behind-the-scenes
puppet world, and tickle Elmo with your mouse. Parents can help tots with
learning games, such as playing with "food" to make art, and games
to play on car trips. The Workshop site is full of cool colors and familiar
faces-and it's always being updated.
Hip to be Square The battlefield of chess is
full of pitfalls and danger. That's why understanding this fascinating
game from the inside-out is crucial. Make your next move to Chess Dominion
at http://library.thinkquest.org/10746. Stop by the Gallery of Champions to meet legends from Morphy and Botvinnik
to Kasparov and Deep Blue. Travel through time and across the globe, listening
to the sounds of chess spoken in many tongues and examining chess art from
Europe to the Americas. The site also has a super tutorial, which gives you
the lowdown on every chess move, from bishops to rooks to pawns. Checkmate!
Jump into the pond at http://allaboutfrogs.org/froglnd.shtml. Once you're swimming around this place, it'll be hard to head back
to dry land! From Jurassic hoppers to pet store shoppers, this site covers
every bit of froggy territory. Start by meeting the pet African frogs and
Firebellied toads of the woman who created the site. How did frogs learn to
jump? Why do frogs fall in love? It's all there in Weird Facts about frogs
and toads. Spend hours in the swamps listening to frog songs, gazing into
the eyes of tadpoles, and even learning what YOU can do to help save frogs.
You'll be feeling so froggy, you might get a craving for flies! If all
these cute herps get you wanting one of your own, there's some great advice
for frog pet care (they canÌt help you with getting permission
from your parents, though...). Even if there are no frogs in your future,
there's plenty of "ribbiting" stuff here for anyone who likes
animals. Hop to it, kid! (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)
When is Ernie's birthday on Sesame Street?
Dear Amy: How do I upload pictures onto a Web site?-Darryl, Ansonia,
Dear Darryl: Once you save your pictures in the .gif or .jpeg format, you
will need a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) application, like Fetch (Mac)
and WinSock FTP (PC), to move the image files from your computer to
your ISP's server. You can use your Web browser to download one of these
programs from a FTP server. For information on WinSock FTP, check out http://www-personal.umich.edu/~dwinkel/work/wsftp
and to download Fetch for the Mac enter ftp://
ftp.dartmouth.edu/ pub/ software/ mac into a Netscape browser. (The second site is no longer available.)