UNTANGLING THE WEB
AKIVA ATWOOD - Fall 1997
TORAH TOTS On-line
Welcome to the latest addition to HORIZONS ' Untangling the Web, in which we give you information about Web sites you might want to check out. Unlike other lists, ours has a very simple goal - to find the Web sites that are good for you, our readers. We're looking for content that is suitable for the Jewish family. We're not interested in hype or glitz, and we're sure you aren't either.
Ultimately, you have to decide what's acceptable for your children (and you, for that matter) to see on the Web. Untangling the Web is only a guide. (In other words, don't blame us if you disagree with something on the site.)
We're always on the lookout for new sites, so send your recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org. And be sure to check out our constantly updated list of sites at www.targum.com - see the HORIZONS pages for Untangling the Web.
And now, we present our first "untangled" Web site.
The Torah Tots, with two tapes out, now have their own home page. Who (or better, what) are the Torah Tots, you ask? Well, in the words of their creator, Mr. Reuven A. Stone:
From the home page, your children can:
1. Learn more about the Torah Tots - who they are and what they do.
2. Hear samples from both Torah Tots tapes. To do so requires a sound card and the Real-Audio 3 program. The Torah Tots page has links to download it.
3. Review the parashah via an entertaining summary, games, and pictures to color. The parashah summary is written for children, and, while accurate, some parents might not approve of the light and humorous tone.
4. Learn about (and order) the Torah link collecting cards. jumping on the card-collecting craze among youngsters there are already five series available: Rabbanim, Tanach, Hashem's Creatures, Ancient Coins, and Synagogues. Rabbi Eli Teitelbaum supervised the gathering and writing of the fact-filled information on each card.
5. Educational material (not yet available for review).
6. Torah Tots Live - while not yet available, this will be the site for checking the schedule for live performances.
While the site has its commercial side, the educational parts make it a welcome site for children. If they happen to be fans of the Torah Tots, so much the better. Check it out.
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