‘Michigan Kids’ full of free funPublished 9:45pm Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Michigan has placed all its kids content onto one website, free to children of all ages. Michigan Kids! offers a range of information and activities from online games to links to homework help resources.
The first place to start on the website is a link on Internet Safety for Kids. This page outlines a few tips to help insure a child’s safety on the internet.
For younger children, a 35-page child safety coloring book is available for printing, and free online games mix entertainment and education, featuring the Germ Buster Game.
Under the Homework Help tab, visitors can learn how government works, access reading lists and get homework assistance from the Michigan eLibrary or a federal help page with hundreds of resources for virtually every school subject.
This section also enables visitors to learn about how a bill becomes a law and how your state government works.
Click on the Reading tab for links to Michigan Notable Books, a list highlighting the Library of Michigan’s annual selection of books reflecting the state’s rich cultural heritage. You can also search for Michigan authors and illustrators in this section.
In the History section, children can click on Kids Stuff and learn about a large variety of activities from the Michigan Historical Museum.
Learn how to make a Civil-War-era drum or a lighthouse or tour numerous galleries about the history of our state on this site.
Move to the State Symbols and Facts section and see a series of stories on subjects like the state bird. “Michigan Adventure! Discover Our State Symbols” was first published by the Detroit Free Press in 2002 and is available for a full-color download.
This is just a partial list of the valuable resources for parents and kids of all ages that are on this user-friendly website. I encourage you to make learning fun and easy by visiting Michigan Kids! at www.michigan.gov/kids.
Sen. John Proos, R-St. Joseph, represents the 21st District, which includes Berrien and Cass counties and most of Van Buren County.
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