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DECEMBER, 1997

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Benny Goodsport
http://www.bennygoodsport.com/
GRADE LEVEL: 5-12

B CONTENT:
This site provides information, activities and stories about sports and recreational activities for kids.

B+ AESTHETICS:
The information is displayed using frames. The site uses colorful cartoons and drawings that will appeal to children.

B ORGANIZATION:
The left side lists the sections of the site and the right side has the stories and activities. The bottom of each story has links to each part of the story so users can navigate quite easily.

REVIEW:
The central character is Benny the fitness clown. The site uses him and several other cartoon characters to teach children about physical fitness and nutrition. Each theme at the site centers around a multi-page story that uses the group of characters from the site. Users are encouraged to write their own stories about the featured sport or activity and several are posted at the site. For each theme the site also lists rules for the game. Additionally, users can find online activities such as crossword puzzles, word searches and mazes based on physical fitness, exercise and nutrition. Kids are also asked to submit healthy menus to the site for publication. Health and physical education teachers could use this site for younger students to get them interested in a healthful lifestyle.