The Internet can be a tool or trouble depending on what sites your kids find. Jean Armour Polly, author of "The Internet Kids & Family Yellow Pages," a book to promote learning and safety on the Web, operates a site of her own (www.netmom.com/ ikyp/bowk.htm). Here are her suggestions of Web sites for kids:
*www.ajkids.com (Most Kid-Friendly Search Tool) -- This kid-geared search tool powered by "Ask Jeeves" weeds out adult sites and sticks with those rated "G" to help children with homework, research and fun.
*kids.infoplease.com (Best General Information Site) -- Instead of taking you to a list of sites, this page takes you to a list of fast facts.
*www.coder.com/creations/tale (Best Language Arts Site) -- Kids pick their own paths as they read these stories online. At the end of each page, the reader gets to choose what happens next, involving them in the story's creation.
*www.randomhouse.com/seuss-ville/games (Best Games or Interactive Site for Kids) -- This site brings Dr. Seuss' creations to life and asks you to sort out the Sneetches or help the Lorax save trees.