[Surfnetkids: 8 Feb 2006] Winter Olympics

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1. Introduction
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Printer Low on Ink?
3. Weekly Topic: Winter Olympics 2006
4. Link to Winter Olympics 2006
5. Note from a Reader
6. Related Games
7. Quote of the Week
8. Classified Ads
9. Subscription Management


#1. February 8, 2006

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Barbara,

I’ve been wanting to beef up the Kids Jokes section of Surfnetkids.com for a long time, and it finally occurred to me that the best way to do this would be to spin it off into a separate site.

So, here’s a sneak preview… the site is MOSTLY done, but we’re still busy with a few small finishing tasks, and you are the first ones to see it.

JokesByKids.com
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My favorite part of this site is the cool “Show Punchline” trick I am using to keep the suspense on the jokes. What do you think of it?

Your feedback appreciated at
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See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
http://www.surfnetkids.com

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#3. Winter Olympics 2006

by Barbara J. Feldman
http://www.surfnetkids.com/winter_olympics_2006.htm

Winter Olympics 2006 Printable (** for premium members only)
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/winter_olympics_2006.pdf

The first Winter Olympic Games took place in Chamonix, France in 1924 with sixteen nations and five sports. This year in Torino (or Turin in English) Italy, February 10 to February 26, there will more than 2500 athletes from eighty-five countries competing in fifteen sports.

Infoplease: 2006 Winter Olympics
http://www.infoplease.com/spot/winter-olympics.html
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Infoplease presents a fun mixture of Olympic history, news, biography, trivia, quizzes, crosswords and scandal. “The Summer Games may have it all over the Winter Games when it comes to history, pageantry, and worldwide television ratings, but the Winter Olympics dominate when it comes to good old-fashioned controversy and deliciously irresistible scandal.” Are you old enough to remember Tonya and Nancy? Scandal aside, don’t leave without trying your hand at least one of the six Olympic quizzes or four crossword puzzles.

NBC: Olympics 2006
http://www.nbcolympics.com/
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NBC is the official Olympics television network, and is the go-to site for schedules, results and medal counts. But reasons to visit extend way beyond stats, because this terrific site is full of human interest stories, athlete bios, and some awesome first-person sports games. The games are a bit slow to load (and require Internet Explorer) but if you can make over these hurdles, the snowboard, giant slalom, and bobsleigh races are my game picks of the week. Registration isn’t required to play, but if you do, you can post your scores on the board, and qualify for prizes.

Olympic Primer
http://www.aafla.org/6oic/primer_frmst.htm
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The five interlacing rings of blue, yellow, black, green, and red became the official Olympic logo in 1913. “The Olympic rings represent the union of the five continents and the meeting of athletes throughout the world at the Olympic Games. However, contrary to a popular misconception, the colors themselves do not represent any single continent. The colors were chosen because at least one of these colors is found in the flag of every nation.” Brimming with historical tidbits, this concise site is great place to find answers to your Olympic questions.

… to continue reading, visit Surfnetkids: Winter Olympics 2006.

#4. Link to Winter Olympics 2006

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#5. Note from a Reader

Barbara,
I’ve only checked the A and the B out, but talk about beautiful! My kids color a lot and I have a child with Down’s Syndrome … coloring is very good for her fine motor skills. Moriah just found an ant and we will try to figure out some of the other mystery animals.
Thanks,
Laura

Dear Laura,
Other readers also found an artichoke, auk, aloe, albatross, aster, amarillis, abalone, apricot, ash leaves, antelope, armadillo, albatross, alligator, and an artichoke. If you missed the alphabet coloring pages I announced last week, here they are again:
http://www.surfnetkids.com/coloring/alphabet/animals_and_plants_alphabet/
Barbara

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#6. Related Games

Olympic Torch Concentration
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/olympic_torch-c.htm

Printable Winter Olympics Word Search
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/Word_Searches/winter_olympics-ws.pdf (** for premium members only)

Winter Olympics Word Search
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/winter_olympics-ws.htm

Winter Olympics Coloring Pages
http://www.surfnetkids.com/coloring/sports/winter_olympics/

(Learn how to make kids games just like these with my How to Add Games to Your Site step-by-step manual.)

#7. Quote of the Week

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882) American author, poet and philosopher

Click here for more on Emerson.
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