[Surfnetkids: 16 Feb 2011] Grimms’ Fairy Tales

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#1. February 16, 2011

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

February seems to have an extra helping of holidays, birthdays and celebrations, doesn’t it? And now Presidents’ Day is just around the corner. Here’s a big serving of resources we’ve built over the years.

Presidents’ Day Fun: a brand new site for 2011, but so far all it has is games and coloring pages. Come back NEXT year for more content, but at least I got the design and logo done in time for this year!

Presidents’ Day: site recommendations from Surfnetkids.

For the rest of the list, click here to visit my post at Seasonal Fun:

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

#2. Grimms’ Fairy Tales

by Barbara J. Feldman

Grimms’ Fairy Tales Printable (** for premium members only)

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were nineteenth-century Germans who set out to preserve their country’s oral folk tales by writing them down. The stories were often cruel, but once the brothers saw how popular the tales were with young readers, they started making them softer, sweeter and more moral.

Google Books: Grimm’s Fairy Tales
Google Books brings us a 367-page online ebook reproduction of “Grimm’s Fairy Tales” edited by Frances Jenkins Olcott, illustrated by Rie Cramer, and published by The Penn Publishing in 1927. Because the original book was scanned, the type isn’t as sharp (or as easy to read) as an HTML page, but there is something endearing about reading this ninety-year old book online. It includes classics such as Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White and Rumpelstiltskin.

Grimm Fairy Tales
Perfect for preschoolers and early elementary grades, this site features Flash books with pages that turn with a mouse click, and audio narration that can be turned on or off. “Read and hear interactive, narrated, animated stories. … Grimm Brothers cartoon characters present a biography of Jacob Ludwig Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm. Online books link to e-learning, coloring downloads, arts, flash games, and other kidstuff.”

National Geographic: Grimms’ Fairy Tales
“Looking for a sweet, soothing tale to waft you toward dreamland? Look somewhere else! The stories collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm in the early 1800s serve up life as generations of central Europeans knew it capricious and often cruel. ” National Geographic serves up a graphically-rich adventure into twelve “unvarnished” Grimm fairy tales, some of which include audio. Click on the treasure box for a biography, resource links, and a kid’s activity page.

… Click to continue Grimms’ Fairy Tales .

#3. Printables Club Members Also Get …

Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:

Grimms’ Fairy Tales Printable

Grimms’ Fairy Tales Wikipedia Printable

Hans Christian Andersen Printable

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#5. Surfing the Calendar

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Wilhelm Grimm’s Birthday (one of the Grimm Brothers)
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Feb 25, 1943

First U.S. Chartered Passenger Railroad Service
Feb 28, 1827

Jim Watson and Francis Crick Discover the DNA Double Helix
Feb 28, 1953

#6. Quote of the Week

“You will never be alone with a poet in your pocket.” ~~ John Adams ~~ (October 30 1735 July 4, 1826) second president of the United States. Click here for more reading quotations.

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