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KidsHealth for Kids

KidsHealth for Kids

Fall 2008 Website
Ages: 8 - 11 yrs.
Designer: Nemours Foundation Center for Children's Health Media
Developer: Nemours Foundation Center for Children's Health Media
Producer: KidsHealth
KidsHealth for Kids tackles every physical and mental health-related topic your ‘tween could imagine, from the fluffiest (when can I wear make-up) to the weightiest (how to handle child abuse and contact someone for help).

Content ranges widely: "Dealing with Feelings" features articles about cheating, cliques, bullies, test anxiety, family tensions, and even how to deal with the death of a pet; "Staying Healthy" offers advice on pre-teen issues like acne and bad breath; "Recipes" doles up kid-friendly foods, including options for kids with specific allergies and illnesses; "Growing Up" tackles puberty-related topics; and "Kids Talk" answers kids’ questions, including a whole section of When Can I questions--as in, when can I baby-sit, shave, etc. "The Game Closet" is loaded with games, quizzes, activities and even experiments while Safety and First Aid Tips and a Glossary of medical terms round out the site’s content.

One of the most dynamic areas of the site is "How the Body Works," which offers a high-level overview movie with the opportunity to click for more information. The site offers many opportunities for additional levels of information, including right hand navigation tabs that offer the option of "More Articles Like This" and "Resources" specific to the topic the user is browsing. The entire site is also available for viewing in Spanish.

Rosa Mumm   ©2008 Parents' Choice
My background is in the IT arena, previously employed by a large e-commerce company as a user interface design specialist. I now specialize in the science of usability; specifically, the human computer interaction.

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