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#1. June 6, 2012
Whew! We did it! Our first ebook in Kindle format is now available for purchase at Amazon.com (and some of the foreign sites, such as Amazon.it, etc). It is a compilation of jokes submitted by kids from around the world: Jokes By Kids: Volume 1.
Don’t have a Kindle? No worries. You can read this book on a huge variety of devices (including smartphones and computers) by downloading one of the free Kindle apps here. For more on why I actually prefer reading on my phone (instead of my Kindle) read my blog post: Reading Kindle Books Without a Kindle.
Already bought the book? An Amazon review would GREATLY appreciated. Thank you so much!
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Origami for Kids
by Barbara J. Feldman
Origami for Kids Printable (** for premium members only)
Origami is the ancient Japanese art of paper folding. Today’s tour includes hundreds of easy-to-learn models. You can start with regular printer paper, but as you progress you may be interested in buying a package of special origami paper, which is thinner, easier to crease, and available in many colors and prints.
Activity TV: Origami for Kids
With several dozen how-to videos and printable PDF instructions, Activity TV is a excellent origami resource. Projects are categorized as beginner, intermediate or expert, and are rated by thousands of viewers. Activities include a Penguin, Samurai Helmet, Inflatable Bunny, Dinosaur and a Frog. The printable instructions are not illustrated, however, and therefore do not really stand alone. They work well as a handout while watching the video, or a reminder of the steps after viewing the video.
Kids Web Japan: Let’s Make Origami
“According to Japanese tradition, one way to pray for good health is by folding a thousand origami cranes.” Published by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kids Web Japan introduces Japan to schoolchildren around the world. This section of the site includes instructions for thirteen origami models such as Dog, Cup, Piano, Balloon and Box. Click Next to visit the Download Center, where you’ll find printable origami templates with fold marks, and colored printable origami paper.
Wow! What I love about the Origami Club is that the instructions are available both as a printable diagram and as an animation. And the animation can be sped up, or slowed down depending on your skill level. Other reasons to visit include their newspaper origami section, holiday collections (Halloween, Christmas and Valentine’s Day), and their big page of fifty-one really easy origami models. Just one note of caution, this Japanese site, although written in English, uses A4 and B5 paper sizes, not the standard American 8.5″ x 11″.
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#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:
Origami for Kids Printable
Origami Wikipedia Printable
Easy Origami Printable
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#6. Quote of the Week
“We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.” ~~ Harry Edwards ~~ (b. Nov 22, 1942) African American sociologist, author. Click here for more wisdom quotes.
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