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Table of Contents
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Safe Email for Kids
3. Weekly Topic: Dress Up Games
4. Note from a Printables Club Member
5. Related Games
6. Quote of the Week
7. Classified Ads
8. Subscription Management
#1. March 31, 2004
Bravery, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. Several times this week I have been called brave. Yet the things I did were easy for me. Which does not mean I do not have fears, just my fears are different from yours, and yours and yours. So what were my amazing acts of bravery? Removing a rat trap with a live rat from my sister-in-law’s house, and revealing the story of my “the-gate-is-open and the dog-is-missing” hysterics (see http://blog.surfnetkids.com/archives/cat_my_life.html#000473 ).
So what does scare me? At the top of my list is medical procedures and surgeons. Okay, the list does go on, but I’m not brave enough to share them all.
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Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
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#3. Dress Up Games
by Barbara J. Feldman
Dress Up Games Printable (** for premium members only)
I remember dressing paper dolls with tabbed paper clothes, and spending hours changing Barbie from one outfit to another. While those are still worthwhile pastimes, the following interactive
dress up games add another dimension to the dress up genre. To play all the games, you will need both Shockwave ( http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download ) and Flash ( http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer/ ) .
Adventures of Ricky Racoon: Dress Ricky
Cute little Ricky Racoon can be dressed for the beach, tennis or baseball. If you correctly match all the right clothes and accessories (for example, you bring the sand bucket to the beach, and not the baseball glove), Ricky rewards you with a small animation. Heidi Hedgehog (you’ll find her link just below Ricky) can be dressed as a doctor, a soccer player, for playing outside or in fancy grown-up dress-up clothes.
Angelina is a delightful ballet-dancing mouse created by Katharine Holabird and Helen Craig. In this interactive story, not only can you dress Angelina for her dance recital, you can also decorate the stage, practice the steps, choose the music, and watch the show. To begin, click on Game, then Dress Up. In addition to the game, there are mini-posters and coloring pages to print, e-cards to send, and a description of all the characters in the Angelina books. This charming site is my dress up pick of the day.
Barbie Princess Dress Up
Here’s one for all you Barbie fans. “The fairy tale princess has been invited to a ball. She’s going to meet her prince, so handsome and tall.” First step is choosing your story: Rapunzel, Swan Lake, or Nutcraker. Once inside, some of the accessories are click and drag, while others are simply a click. But discovering all the hot spots is part of the fun, so I won’t divulge any more. When your picture is complete you can print it out, or email a friend about the game.
#4. Note from a Printables Club Member
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#5. Related Games
Mr. Potato Head
(Learn how to make games just like this with my step-by-step manual. )
#6. Quote of the Week
A Minute of Inspiration: Light a Fire Movie
Daily Education Quote via Email
“Preparation, I have often said, is rightly two-thirds of any venture.” ~~ Amelia Earhart (1897 – 1937) American aviator
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