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Users are invited to join the Poetry Parade and read some online poems which are accompanied by animation and sound effects to make them really buzzy. They can click over the Poetry Parade to find some famous lines from famous poets of old, and they are also encouraged to write their own poems.
This online story is begun with the opening of a gorgeous Vietnamese cupboard with its tantalizing drawers and doors. Tan's grandmother shows him the cupboard and explains that in each drawer is an object and a wish. Each object takes the user to a Vietnamese folktale but then back to young Tan. He is longing for his Mum to come back with his cousin from Vietnam but is distracted by the delights of the wishing cupboard. The last space is empty and his grandmother tells him, Tan can make a wish. In fact he makes more than one wish. The user must play a game to find out whether Tan's wishes come true.
This is a place where you can jump right off into stories of an unusual kind. That's not all you can do at Weirdstop! There are really cool games attached to each story which increase in difficulty as you go. If you get through to the end and then try the Thinksmart quiz, you can win a Weirdstop Certificate. There's a section for teachers and parents as well.
Winner of the Australian Interactive Media Industry Awards, 2003.
Are you into sport? Into scooting down hills on a mountain bike or conquering the soccer field? Then get into some cool action here at Coolstop. Six wild stories with games, puzzles and great graphics take you through the thrills and spills of an active lifestyle. Teacher/ parent section as well.
Winner Society of Woman Writer's of NSW Inc. Childrens, 2005.
Shortlisted for the ATOM (Australian Teachers of Media) Awards 2005.
You can take the journey with Bodge and Widge, the Wandering Wombats. You can help ward off the evil Boom and Jag who want to steal their magic computer, Lumino, and help them to arrive safe and sound at the Land of Most. The only thing is, you have to get through 8 stops, picking up important environmental messages about things like recycling, threatened species or water conservation. You have to play games and answer a quiz to be able to go on. Teacher/parent section as well.
Winner of the Energy Australia National Trust Award- Education, 2006.
Shortlisted in the ATOM Awards, 2006.