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Table of Contents
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Summer Reading and Book Recommendations
3. Weekly Topic: Father’s Day
4. Link to Father’s Day
5. Note from a Subscriber
6. Related Games
7. Quote of the Week
8. Classified Ads
9. Subscription Management
#1. June 15, 2005
Today I have two housekeeping items. For those of you with websites, I have added a section to the
weekly newsletter with a Web-ready link to the weekly topic (see section #4). For an even bigger selection
of free Surfnektids content for websites (big and small) visit:
And second, based on your previous feedback, I have implemented a new stylesheet (behind the scenes, technical Internet goobly-gook) for this week’s column page at:
If you have any trouble with text or images overlapping each other, please let me know what kind of browser you use, and your screen resolution (if you know it.) Thanks!
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Summer Reading and Book Recommendations
Make reading a fun part of your child’s summer routine.
Find reading games and activities, or choose some books
from our list of suggestions. They’re sure to keep the pages
turning all summer long!
#3. Father’s Day
by Barbara J. Feldman
Father’s Day Printable (** for premium members only)
Sonora Dodd first proposed her Father’s Day idea in 1909. Dodd wanted a special day (much like Mother’s Day) to honor her father, William Smart. Smart, a Civil War veteran, singlehandedly raised Dodd and her five siblings on a farm in rural Washington, after his wife died giving birth to their sixth child. Dodd’s father was born in June, so she chose June 19, 1910 to hold the first Father’s Day celebration in Spokane.
Celebrating Father’s Day at the Holiday Zone
“How is your father’s life different from his father’s? His grandfather’s? Your’s?” This thoughtful Father’s Day site is quite different from most because of its focus on ideas — rather than projects. It starts with Discussion Topics suitable for classroom or dinner table, and includes suggestions for outdoor family games (Father, May I?) and classroom activities for elementary students. Fun stuff includes special songs for Dad sung to familiar tunes, and famous quotes on fatherhood.
DLTK’s Father’s Day Ideas for Kids
DLTK Kids specializes in print, color, cut and glue crafts, and their Father’s Day collection is impressive. Other goodies include printable Father’s Day cards, printable coloring pages, recipes, and links. Best click, however, is the interactive Awards and Certificates, where you can create a custom Father’s Day certificate (such as “#1 World’s Best Dad”) with your own words, colors, borders and graphics. Don’t miss it.
Infoplease: Father’s Day
“Histories, stories, and fun facts to share with Dad” include History of the Necktie, Father’s Day Timeline and facts from the census bureau such as the number of U.S. dads, both married and single. Scroll down for quizzes, quotes, a crossword puzzle, and four features on various kinds of dads: athletic dads, sitcom dads, animal dads and prolific dads. “The BBC News recently reported that Akuku, his wives, and children have solved a rather uncommon family problem: they couldn’t all fit into their church so they built a new one just for themselves.”
… to continue reading, visit Surfnetkids: Father’s Day.
#4. Link to Father’s Day
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#5. Note from a Subscriber
“Love the daily quotes. Thanks for sharing.”
David A. Edelstein, Teacher
Walnut Creek, CA
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#6. Related Games
Fathers Around-the-World Word Search
Printables Fathers Around-the-World Word Search
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/Word_Searches/fathersday-ws.pdf (** for premium members only)
Father’s Day Jigsaw
#7. Quote of the Week
“The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world, but, as in whispering-galleries, they are clearly heard at the end and by posterity.” ~~ Jean Paul Richter (1763 – 1825) German author
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#9. Subscription Management
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