Monday, January 18, 2010

MEET ME AT THE CORNER Website Review


Are you looking for a way to see the world with your child(ren)? Then we have the site for you. MEET ME AT THE CORNER (http://www.meetmeatthecorner.org/), Virtual Field Trips for Kids takes you to meet fascinating people from all over the world with new educational, kid-friendly episodes uploaded every two weeks. Included are links to fun websites and their Learning Corner with follow-up questions.

Check out The Big Apple Book Club filled with video book reviews for kids by kids, too!

I just love this site. I have been visiting MEET ME AT THE CORNER (http://www.meetmeatthecorner.org/) for the past two years. Some of my tips about events and holidays have come from some the virtual trips I have taken there. It’s very kid friendly and a great way not only for parents, but teachers too to share the world around us with the children in our lives.

The idea behind MEET ME AT THE CORNER (http://www.meetmeatthecorner.org/) is to encourage individuals with a dynamic, interactive site, with participation through video submissions from children worldwide. Through these video pod casts, MEET ME AT THE CORNER hopes to create a community of children, who learn the art of self-expression and storytelling through video.

Donna W. Guthrie, the author of more than twenty award-winning books for children, founded METT ME AT THE CORNER (http://www.meetmeatthecorner.org/) in 2006. Donna taught kindergarten through fifth grade, in Pennsylvania and Colorado, in both public and private schools. She is now a visiting professor at Colorado College where she teaches children’s writing.

When MEET ME AT THE CORNER (http://www.meetmeatthecorner.org/) first started, the video pod casts highlighted the people, events and history of New York City. Now you can find children’s submissions highlighting the people and events of other towns, cities and nations, too.

This site is set up with easy to navigate tabs; making it a breeze to get around even with younger children like Tyke. There are tons of things to check out, under each video is a list of books that relate to the subject and other free websites. You will even find a learning corner if you are using the site for educational purposes.

To date MEET ME AT THE CORNER (http://www.meetmeatthecorner.org/) has video podcasts from California, Colorado, North Carolina, Texas, and Maryland. They are always open to the people and events in your corner of the world, so get out your camera and take a tour around your hometown. You never know what you might fine and who will be interested in you what you have to say.

We are all looking for inexpensive or free activities for the family and this website fits right in. Your trip to the free museum, national park or community festival could take on a completely new life if you and the kids were shooting a video tour for other kids.

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