Just for kids

July 07, 1998

Take a V.I.P. tour

At the White House for Kids, V.I.P. stands for Very Important Pet. Socks the Cat is it, and he's your personal guide for a great tour of the most important home in the country. Getting to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is as easy as clicking on http://www.whitehouse.gov/ WH/kids/html/home.html Have you heard about Buddy, the new dog at the White House? There were a lot of other presidential pets making messes on the White House lawn before Buddy came along! And there were lots of kids before Chelsea Clinton to play with those official animals. Check out the history of White House pets (from ponies to puppies) and the "First Children" who played in the halls of this amazing mansion. Oh, and while you're at the White House, don't forget to send an e-mail to the president!

Sing Along with Kermit

Join your favorite Muppets for the sing-along of a lifetime at the Muppets Movies Lyric Archive. Follow the rollicking sounds to http://www.lclark.edu/ ryono/ muppets.html and get in tune with Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear and Rowlf. The Web site, dedicated to Jim Henson and Richard Hunt, features lyrics from "The Muppet Movie," "The Great Muppet Caper" and "The Muppets Take Manhattan." Plus, there's movie dialogue and photos of your favorite Muppets characters. From "The Rainbow Connection" to "The Muppet Baby Song," you'll be singing, dancing and laughing along with this classic gang. Be sure to save a dance for Miss Piggy!

Walking on the Moon

Humankind's first landing on the moon is one of the great historical events of recent times. The TV series "From the Earth to the Moon" tells the story of the astronauts who made the voyages and the men and women who made it possible for them to go. The new Web site continues where the miniseries left off, with all of the lunar landings, splashdowns and flight simulators that space nuts love. Lift off to http://www.hbo. com/apollo/ and you will even get the lowdown on the Soviet Moon Story. To add some fun to your factual intake, be sure to play the space games for kids, too.

Be a 4Kids Detective

When you know the answers to these questions, go to http://www.4Kids.org/detectives/

Who takes a picture during the song "Happiness Hotel"?

What was the name of President Johnson's favorite dog?

What does the term "FABU" mean to astronauts?

Pub Date: 7/07/98

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