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4Kids2Play
Engaging, colorful games for skill practice.
GRADE LEVEL: K-3

http://www.4kids2play.nl/eng/

CONTENT:
This site from the Netherlands presents several Flash-animated games appropriate for young kids and could be used in classrooms or at home with parents.
AESTHETICS:
The games have bright colors, sound, and animation -- all the bells and whistles that are sure to appeal to the intended audience. Flash plug-in is required
ORGANIZATION:
The site is easy to navigate. Users can just click on the area of interest on the front page. Subsequent pages have graphical links to the various games and back to the home page.
REVIEW:
Young students are sure to enjoy these engaging games as they practice skills such as memory, hand-eye coordination, and mouse skills. The Brainwork page offers a challenging Tangram puzzle to practice spatial skills, a Memory game, and Tic-tac-toe.The Click & Drag page allows children to actually manipulate the screen and practice mouse skills as they dress characters, search for differences, and put together puzzles. The online Coloring Book allows children to practice their colors as they use their mouse skills to color the pictures. Additionally, students can choose a Screensaver to download to their own computers.
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Reviewed by Hazel Jobe
Education World®
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12/12/2001

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