The Old Farmer’s Almanac website is a wealth of fun and information for kids. The bright colors, fun animation and easy-to-use interface makes this site a winner with adults, as well as curious kids.
One of my favorite features is the calendar. All of the holidays and important dates for the month are highlighted on the calendar. Mousing over a date will reveal some great animation, such as King Kamehameha of Hawaii beating at his breast, or Dad giving visitors a wave for Father’s Day. My daughter loved the jumping strawberries. Along with the animation are fun facts about the date.
Entering your zip-code will personalize the website, giving you access to your local weather and information on sunrise and sunset, among other features.
My eldest son especially liked the birthday finder feature, in which you can look up a date to see who else shares it as a birthday. His birthday is coming up, so he is a little birthday obsessed right now.
Right off the home page, you will also find cool stuff, such as the question of the day: “What is root beer and who created it?” And clicking on the telescope with the blinking eye will get you all sorts of information about sky sightings for the month. The website will even tell you how to find a meteorite this month.
From the home page, kids can also try jigsaw puzzles, send an e-card or visit the web-cam and see what is going on outside at the Old Farmer’s Almanac headquarters in picturesque Dublin, NH. They can also participate in the kid friendly poll. The current question: What is your weekly allowance? I confess that I clicked on this poll just to see what the average is for myself.
The side bar features links in the following categories: home, calendar, sky watch, weather, history, pets, outdoors and puzzles. There is also a parents section.
I just can’t say enough good things about the Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids. Click here to discover it for yourself.
Mary Ann Romans also writes for the Frugal Living Blog here at Families.com, where she shares money saving tips for today’s families.