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2. Sponsor’s Spot: Attention Parents and Teachers
3. Weekly Topic: Travel Games
4. Link to Travel Games
5. Note from a Subscriber
6. Related Games
7. Quote of the Week
8. Classified Ads
9. Subscription Management
#1. July 27, 2005
Urghh! Last week I called “is” a preposition. Obviously the hot San Diego sun has gotten to me. Thanks to everyone who pointed out my mistake.
Sunday was camp pickup day at my daughter’s three-week sleepaway camp. I always look forward to seeing her and hanging out for an hour or two at the camp, meeting her counselors and the other campers.
This year, my sister-in-law worked at the camp, so I was privy to oodles of insider stories. Like the parents who didn’t show up to pick up their daughter. Response when called “Oh.. is pick up today?” After three-weeks? She forgot? What, she forget she had a daughter, or what?
Next story was the grandparents who didn’t want to interrupt their Idaho vacation to pick up their granddaughter with chicken pox. Their suggestion? Can’t you send her to a hospital? Or just let her sleep in an office? Oops… wrong answers.
Okay, okay. These were only two stories out of a couple hundred. But still. Am I wrong here?
Your comments welcome:
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Attention Parents and Teachers
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#3. Travel Games
by Barbara J. Feldman
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Years ago I purchased a travel Bingo card set, and we practically wore it out. Now that my kids are in their teens, we play word games. Our favorite is Ghost ( http://www.kith.org/logos/words/lower/g.html ). This week’s picks focus on car travel games for the younger set. Are we there yet?
A to Z Home’s Cool: Car Games
“Keep the games light,” recommends Ann Zeise. “It isn’t winning that matters here, it is laughing in order to make a long drive pass by quickly.” There are dozens of excellent games here. Some require a bit of preparation (such as printing out the License Plate Check List from http://www.licenseplatesplus.com/cheklist/checklst.htm ) so be sure to look her list over before you go.
Enchanted Learning: Car Travel Activity Book
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Family Education: Travel Games for the Road
The printable road games at Family Education include several oldies but goodies, such as Hangman, Tic Tac Toe, and a version of Dots called Gridlock. My favorite is the printable U.S. map, which can be used to check off license plates as you view them. The states are labeled with two-letter postal abbreviations, so the kids will learn these as they play.
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#6. Related Games
#7. Quote of the Week
“Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those who sang best.” ~~ Henry Van Dyke (1852 – 1933) American clergyman, educator, and author
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