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Fun Activities for Summer Break


By Elizabeth Wasserman

After four days of downpours earlier this summer, Jacqui Greene, a mother of two, was relieved to have a distraction for her daughters since the neighborhood pool was closed. A friend told her 8-year-old daughter, Samantha, about a web site where kids could safely play with each other: Club Penguin (clubpenguin.com). In this cyber world, children become penguins and they can play games, use emotion icons and chat with other penguins using a pre-screened assortment of phrases.

"My children are very interested in being on the computer," says Greene, an educator who lives in Northern Virginia, "and so I wanted to try to find some fun and safe alternatives for them to spend their summer days, when they're not outside." Greene says she and her daughters sometimes log on to different computers in their house and chat back-and-forth with each other through Club Penguin -- just for fun. "I'm on the site all the time watching," Greene says. "And it's perfectly safe."
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