Inter-activities for the Whole Family
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.)

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Dear Amy: What can I do to keep healthy? But I want to have fun while I do it. -Elisa, Mesquite, N.M.
Dear Elisa: Staying healthy is numero uno. Getting lots of exercise is important and, as we learned in health class, eating the right stuff is part of it. From the USDA Web site at www.cnpp.usda.gov you can download a PDF (a compressed file that you can print out or read on your computer) of The Food Guide Pyramid for Young Children. The pyramid helps you choose which kinds of foods you should eat more and which foods to eat less often. Plus, it has some tips and games you and your family can do to learn about good nutrition.

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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.)

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