Sunday, November 14, 2010

Wonderopolis: Where the Wonders of Learning Never Cease!

I was recently introduced to a great new website developed by the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL). It’s called Wonderopolis (wonderopolis.org), and it’s updated daily with a Wonder of the Day! Each wonder is designed to promote fun and learning between kids and parents. This is an awesome tool for homeschoolers, teachers, or any family that just loves to learn about new things!

For example, when I went to www.wonderopolis.org today, the Wonder of the Day was: “How big is the biggest whale?” The question was answered through a video, written information about the blue whale (the answer to the question!), fun facts, vocabulary words, an activity to do at home, an interactive lesson plan, and a peek at the next day’s Wonder! You can also access all of the previous Wonders, which are sorted by topic, such as history, holidays, and fairy tales.

Here’s a video that highlights the features of Wonderopolis!



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Feel free to add the following widget to your blog or website so you and your readers will always know what the Wonder of the Day is! Click here to get the code.



I love Wonderopolis because it’s updated daily so it’s something that kids can look forward to every single day! They can even nominate their own Wonder of the Day. Have your kids ever asked you a tough question, such as “Why do possums sleep upside down?” or “Can cats really see in the dark?” These are perfect to submit to Wonderopolis! I hope you’ll head over to www.wonderopolis.org with your kids today!

LINKS

Website: www.wonderopolis.org
Twitter: www.twitter.com/wonderopolis
Facebook: www.facebook.com/wonderopolis



DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary Wonder Jar as a thank-you for posting this review. No financial compensation was provided.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for spreading the word about Wonderopolis, Susan! We're thankful for friends like you who share our passion for learning and literacy!

    Have a WONDERful day!

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