Surfing the Net with Kids FREE Newsletter
Table of Contents
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Surfnetkids Printables Club
3. Weekly Topic: Bird Watching
4. Note from a Subscriber
5. Quote of the Week
6. Classified Ads
7. Subscription Management
#1. July 7, 2004
Since I wrote this a week ago, I have no health update to offer you. But you can look and see if I’ve posted
something in my blog:
That out of the way, I want to talk about spam. Yuck, cough, choke, spit!
I may not be very articulate on the subject, but my friend Randy Cassingham has written an excellent primer on what we each can do to reduce it.
Read it at SpamPrimer.com:
A second, somewhat related, topic is that this free weekly newsletter is also available in RSS. If this Surfnetkids email newsletter doesn’t reach you every Wednesday, it is probably because it was unfairly trapped by a spam filter. RSS solves
this problem by side-stepping email delivery. Learn more about RSS here:
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
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#3. Bird Watching
by Barbara J. Feldman
Bird Watching Printable (** for premium members only)
At our house,”We have a customer!”, means either a hummingbird at the nectar feeder or birds at the hanging seed tube. The wild birds have become so much a part of our family, that sometimes the kids will mention them (and the wild bunnies) when asked “Do you have any pets?” Bird watching is the second fastest growing hobby in America, bested only by gardening. Come discover why.
Backyard birding requires only three things: a food supply, a water source, and safety from predators like squirrels. This well-designed site covers each aspect of birding with just the right amount of detail. There is a page dedicated to choosing a bird feeder, with pictures of common styles. And a page about finding a place your feeder that maximizes convenience and viewing pleasure for you, and safety for your bird visitors.
If there aren’t any birds to watch from your own window, visit this feeding station in a backyard in Indianapolis, Indiana. Bird FeederCam sends a new a snapshot to the Net every forty-five seconds from dawn till dusk. Use your browser reload button to refresh your view, or click on the picture to open an auto-updating window. Today I watched and waited patiently without any visitors at first. And then magically, two birds arrived at the feeder. If you run out of patience before your first bird arrives, enjoy the best of past images that include owls, woodpeckers, and hummingbirds.
Where would we be without the sounds of birds singing? Tony Phillips of State University of New York has recorded more than a hundred bird songs from sixty five different species, and paired them with the beautiful drawings of Chester Reed. This delightful site is simple to navigate, and the sound files (chirp chirp) are worth the small wait.
#4. Note from a Subscriber
“Dear Ms. Feldman,
I have been receiving Surfnetkids now for a few months. You do such a wonderful job. My daughter has enjoyed every bit of the learning things because you make it fun.”
Thank you Bridget, and please call me Barbara. I’m thrilled your daughter finds learning fun, because it means that my love of learning is contagious!
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#5. Quote of the Week
A Minute of Inspiration: Light a Fire Movie
Daily Education Quote via Email
“Enthusiasm is the great hill-climber.” ~~ Elbert Hubbard (1856 – 1915) American author and publisher
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#7. Subscription Management
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