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January 02, 2002

4Kids: FEATURED SITE OF THE MONTH

THE ART OF ANSEL ADAMS

The Ansel Adams at 100 Web site presents this famous photographer's magnificent landscapes at www.sfmoma.org / adams / . Through seven photographs, this site traces the history and ideas behind Adams' celebrated black-and-white works. Travel back to November 1941 when Adams came upon a beautiful sunset in northern New Mexico. Via Quicktime video, Adams will tell you the story of how he captured the image in a matter of seconds. His mountain photographs detail what great lengths he would go to in order to catch the perfect image. By manipulating the photographs in "Surf Sequence," you can add your own artistic touch to Adams' photographs.

Nominate a cool Web site at www.4Kids.org / nominations / .

Besides Adams' photograph of Manzanar, what other historical significance does Manzanar have?

LEARNING LITERACY

The Literacy Center makes reading and writing as easy as ABC at www.literacycenter.net / lessonview_en.htm. Younger Web surfers can learn the alphabet, numbers and colors in an exciting way. Use giant crayons to make shapes in the Writing section. Learn words in the Words section with pictures, colors and shapes. This site uses Flash technology to make learning interactive and fun. Reading and writing are necessary skills, and this site can get you off to a fast start.

Kid Quest: How many colors are featured in the Colors section?

CAILLOU AND YOU

Even in the middle of winter, Caillou is ready for summer fun at http: / / pbskids.org / caillou / . Music lovers can jam at the Magic Keyboard where every letter on your keyboard makes a noise. Caillou's animal friends are hiding, and it is your job to find them in the Find Gilbert section. After a long day of playing, the Bedtime Counting game will prepare you for a good night's sleep.

Kid Quest: According to the Caillou Theme Song, how old is Caillou?

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