Website for Kids Makes Learning About the World Fun: World Heritage Pointer Features Adventure Stories and Games for Children

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Through the adventures of a curious dog that travels to World Heritage Sites around the globe, offers kids fun with an educational twist. Five fun activities help children learn about nature, different cultures and geography. They can read the story, play games, explore maps, participate in contests, and follow their curiosity through links to other informative sites. Depending on their age, kids do the activities on their own or together with a parent, grandparent or other adult.

Children delight in the online adventures of a curious dog named Sonya as it travels to World Heritage Sites around the globe on the website and its e-zine (electronic newsletter).

Kid-oriented stories showcase the wonder and beauty of World Heritage Sites, the 21st-century successors to the ancient Seven Wonders of the World. They include such extraordinary places as the Great Wall of China and Yellowstone National Park.

"The World Heritage Pointer offers fun activities with an educational twist," said the website's creator, Rose Muenker, an award-winning travel writer. "While children read the adventure stories, they learn about fascinating cultures and natural environments around the world. Puzzles and games build on the facts and vocabulary in the stories."

The website ( and its e-zine feature five fun activities that help children learn about the world. Depending on their age, kids do them on their own or together with a parent, grandparent or other adult. These five activities are:

1.    Read an adventure story. In each story, Sonya, the World Heritage Pointer, explores a World Heritage Site. Each story is presented in three episodes over a six-week period.

2.    Play games. A new Word Match game based on vocabulary in the story accompanies each episode. Other games and puzzles add to the fun.

3.    Learn geography. Each story includes links to maps that show where the site is located.

4.    Participate in contests. As children prepare for each story¬ís contest, they expand and deepen their knowledge. Winners receive prizes that relate to the World Heritage Site featured in the story.

5.    Follow their curiosity. Children can learn more about the animals and places in the stories by following links in "Sonya's Picks." For example, while the Everglades story is running, Sonya provides several links to informative websites about alligators.

A new adventure story is posted every two months. The current adventure takes place in Everglades National Park. In the coming months, Sonya will explore Mesa Verde National Park; Yellowstone National Park; the historic center of Salvador, Brazil; and Monticello. Earlier stories remain posted on the website.

The free e-zine announces the next World Heritage Pointer episode and provides links to subscriber-only pages on the website, such as Word Match. The e-zine is published the first and third Friday of each month.

The website,, and its e-zine are published by Muenker Media LLC, Denver, Colorado. The owners, Rose and David Muenker, are a professional writer/photographer team passionate about World Heritage Sites.

World Heritage Sites exemplify nature's and humankind's greatest works. Currently there are 812 World Heritage Sites inscribed by the United Nations Cultural, Educational and Scientific Organization (UNESCO). Twenty of them are located in the United States.

For more information, contact:

Rose Muenker

Muenker Media LLC


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