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    Default Links for Kids games/books etc.

    Just doing a search around the good old web for ideas to throw in here and found this:

    http://www.magickeys.com/books/links.html

    Some great sites linked there, not just books either - scroll down a bit for some games/eductional stuff etc. should give someone out there an idea or two (hopefully).

    Anyone else finds anything that might be of interest to the coders out there, please post.

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    Here is another one http://www.educational-software-directory.net/games/

    Most educational games suck. If they are not entertaining for adults then they would not be for kids. If they are only for kids then the program is limiting. Kind of like how Harry Potter is entertaining for kids and adults, and motivated many kids to read and doing so is educational even though it is not categorized as such.

    An educational game should not scream out that it is educational but scream out that it is fun.

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    Here's a vocabulary game that I actively maintain, but have no time to produce a dreamcast port (I would love somebody to port this to dreamcast.)

    http://www.vocabumonkey.org

    -John Schnittker


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    Default Re: Links for Kids games/books etc.

    That VocabuMonkey game is actually very cool. I would like to see that ported to the Dreamcast. Maybe there is a way to add difficulty levels to the game.
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    The colorized images in the DHTML version are brighter than the eariler DOS version. But the playfield had to be simplified in the DHTML version to support Netscape 4 browsers. Fundamentally, Vocabumonkey is still a very simplistic and basic game.

    I am not a dreamcast coder, but if anyone wrote a dreamcast version then I would bless that :

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    Default Re: Links for Kids games/books etc.

    Found a site called Authorama that offers online versions of many classic PD novels. Didn't look around much, but they might have some cool kids' books on there.
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