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October, 1998


Kididdles
http://www.kididdles.com/
GRADE LEVEL: K-5

CONTENT:
Looking for children's music? Then check out this site. It's chock full of music and fun for kids.

AESTHETICS:
The font is large and easy to read. There are plenty of bright, colorful graphics (mostly of cute little creatures) that draw the user into further exploration of the site.

ORGANIZATION:
There are lots of ways to maneuver around the site. Each page has a set of navigational links at the top and bottom of the page. Part of the game page is linked to another site that sometimes won't let you use the back button to return to KIDiddles, so be sure to bookmark it!

REVIEW:
The KIDiddles site has "Mojo's Musical Mouseum," a large, well-organized searchable database of children's music lyrics. There is also a section, hosted by musician Eric Nagler, that teaches about making music and musical instruments from common household items such as hoses and spoons. If you keep looking you'll find a music and storybook store, an online music newsletter, music mailing lists, interactive games, and a story section that includes a user-written story that grows a paragraph at a time... Kids will enjoy entering one of the site's several contests that offer children's music collections for prizes. Due to high costs of maintaining the site, KIDiddles is considering becoming a subscription service, so check it out soon!