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ALFY: The Web Portal for Kids
http://www.alfy.com
GRADE LEVEL: Pre-K-3
Written By: Hazel Jobe

CONTENT:
Alfy, an entertaining and educational site for kids, is loaded with fun, interactive stories, games, crafts, activities, and much more.

AESTHETICS:
Cute, colorful, animated graphics are sure to capture the interest of children worldwide.

ORGANIZATION:
Even prereaders will have no trouble navigating this site. The entirely graphic interface is combined with sound to guide young learners through the pages with ease.

REVIEW:
ALFY is a dynamic environment offering kids stimulating activities to develop literacy, and numerical and reasoning skills. To ensure a safe place for young surfers, links from the site are hand-selected by a group of educators. Kids will love visiting the activity centers, where they can practice their ABCs or 123s. Other activities include listening to interactive stories, playing musical instruments and listening to the tunes, adopting a pet and watching it grow, sending animated greeting cards, and designing a homepage. Every kid will want to check out ALFY's Arcade with nine categories of games. The site also provides teaching resources, including thematic units, lesson plans, literature activities,and more. A Virtual Lesson Planner and a tool for creating a class Web page also are available. This is one site your students won't let you forget!

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