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January 23, 2002

Reading by 9 is a project aimed at helping Baltimore-area students learn to read well by third grade. This section will offer advice, resources and stories designed to help parents and children have fun reading together.

Sweet Dreams

Put on your pajamas and get to Sleep from A to Zzz at http: / / library. thinkquest.org / 25553 / . Get down to the basics and discover why your body needs sleep and what goes on in your body while you sleep. This site offers tips for getting a good night's rest and dealing with insomnia. Enjoy this site and sleep tight.


The LifeBytes Web site at www.lifebytes.gov.uk provides helpful and interesting facts about changes during adolescence. This site also touches on important practices such as eating healthily and exercising enough. When you feel stressed, take a Mental Health break and learn how to deal with your emotions.

This Old House

Explore the lives of five families and the 200-year history of a single house. Smithsonian's National Museum of American History presents Within These Walls ... at http: / / americanhistory.si.edu / house / . This house was built before the American Revolution and was dismantled in 1963. Now it is an exhibit in the museum. Play the Go Back in Time game to see how historians piece together clues. You'll be amazed what's within these walls.

Kid Quest?: What do white and black flags on the beach mean?

Kid Quest?: How many hours of sleep do infants need each day?

Kid Quest?: What was the street address of this house in Massachusetts?

Kid Quest? Challenge

To complete the Kid Quest Challenge: Visit the Web sites featured in this issue, find the answers to our questions, then go to www.4Kids.org / kidquest / .

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