Parents (and even teachers!) flummoxed by their kids’ impossible-to-answer questions can breathe a sigh of relief – children’s online encyclopedia ‘Q-files’ is coming to the rescue.
The website – one of the most popular fact-finding sites for children – will provide answers to tricky questions on a wide range of subjects including science, nature, history and geography via its new Q-&-A feature.
Everyone is invited to submit questions via the “contact us” page on the site, or by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. Experts from Q-files will then select the most interesting questions and publish answers on the site. These will form a permanent part of the encyclopedia.
Q-files kicked off the feature with the first two questions “Why is the sea salty?” and “Why do birds sing?”. Visit: www.q-files.com to find the answers.
The site, which is run by top children’s reference publisher Orpheus Books, is aimed at children aged 8 to 14 to help them with classroom and homework projects as well as to use just for fun. With over 1200 pages (and more being added all the time) it covers every area of the Key Stage 2 and 3 Curriculum.
Managing Editor of Q-files Nicholas Harris said: “We so often hear of parents, and sometimes even teachers, confounded by children’s weird and wonderful questions. In an age where general knowledge seems to be on the wane the last thing we want to do is discourage such curiosity. So we created the Q-&-A feature to offer a helping hand.”
All entries are written in crisp, engaging, age-appropriate language covering a wealth of subjects in Science, Nature, History, Geography, Technology and the Arts. Topics range from more serious encyclopedia fare such as types of animals and ecosystems to more whimsical entries such as pirates and galleons. The site is also brimming with photos, illustrations, diagrams and videos showing children how things such as electricity and plate tectonics work. Written by expert children’s writers, working alongside the experienced editorial team at Orpheus, every page is scrutinized and verified by a team of academic consultants – and the site is constantly updated and checked for accuracy.
Q-files has the KidsSafe seal, is freely available online and as no log-in is required you can rest assured that you won’t be forever bombarded with junk after registration.
So if you;ve ever found yourself struggling to answer your child’s difficult questions look to www.Q-files.com for the answers!