Just for kids

February 09, 1999

Be a 4Kids Detective

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

1. How old was Jane Goodall on her first trip to Africa?

2. At Freezone, what is the first rule to become an e-pal? (Go to http://www. freezone.com to find out.)

3. Name the three mice in one of the Pitara poems.

Pitara

``Pitara'' means ``chest full of surprises'' in Hindi, and surprises are just what you'll find when you click your way to http://www. pitara.com. Pitara is a cool site for preteens who want a different view of the world - and who want to be treated like smart kids! Everything here is about creativity. First, gear up with a folk tale from India. Check out the tale of the magic turtle, and see what Haka and Paka the twin jackals are up to. There are lots of other stories and poems, too, in English and Hindi. If you're a more visual kid, check out the arts activities, including the coloring book full of great pictures from Indian culture. Be sure to check out the Kathakali mask! Of course, there are interactive brain teasers and, best of all, YOU can design your own news Web page. It's easy. And why not meet some international smart kids like yourself on the e-pals network. This site makes the Web a welcoming place for kids, so explore the Web from an Indian perspective today.

Monkey Business

Immerse yourself in the world of chimpanzees at the Jane Goodall Institute's Web site. From Jane Goodall's famous primate research to the amazing intelligence of the chimps, you'll get the lowdown on some amazing monkey business. Safari with Jane out to http://www.janegoodall.org/. The site contains a wealth of chimpanzee information, with topics ranging from habitat and physical characteristics to their legendary communication skills. You'll love the food call, a mixture of grunts, barks and hoots! Don't forget to check out the Roots and Shoots project, which promotes care and understanding of the environment, animals and human communities globally. So get ready to spend some time with Jane Goodall studying chimpanzees in Tanzania.

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