Surfing the Net with Kids FREE Newsletter
Table of Contents
2. Sponsor’s Spot: How to Add Games to Your Site
3. Weekly Topic: Baseball
4. Note from a Subscriber
5. Related Games
6. Coupon of the Week
7. Quote of the Week
8. Classified Ads
9. Subscription Management
#1. July 21, 2004
I am reading the draft manuscript of the soon to be released “Web Search Garage” by New York Times best-selling author Tara Calishain. Tara is a virtual colleague. We’ve never met face to face, but we’re buddies. I read her weekly ResearchBuzz newsletter ( http://www.researchbuzz.com — highly recommended for librarians and other info maniacs ), and she’s helped me when ever I’ve called upon her. Let me restate that. Tara is not just a buddy, Tara Calishain is one of my secret weapons. Reading her newsletter and best-selling books ( https://www.surfnetkids.com/cgi-bin/books.cgi?Tara+Calishain ) keeps me at the top of my field.
As I began “Web Search Garage,” it struck me is that although I consider myself a writer, what I do most of the week is Internet research. And if I could improve my Web search techniques (getting better results in less time) the benefits would be significant. And with those high expectations, “Web Search Garage” delivered. If getting better Web search results in less time is important to you, Tara Calishain’s “Web Search Garage” is required reading.
Now for the fine print and a surprise bonus. “Web Search Garage” will not be shipping for a few more weeks, but you can go ahead and order it now. You won’t be billed until it ships:
Here’s the surprise bonus. Tara is offering free subscriptions to her premium research newsletter, ResearchBuzz Extra, to early buyers of her book. Click below to learn more:
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Sponsor’s Spot: How to Add Games to Your Site
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Baseball Printable (** for premium members only)
Other than games played by my own kids, I am not known as huge sports fan. But over the years, baseball has won me over. Encouraged by my daughter (the biggest baseball fan in our house) I have come to enjoy and appreciate the national pastime. Play ball!
Baseball Almanac is a comprehensive site filled with every imaginable baseball stat, record, award, record, and “Fabulous Feat.” Peruse it via the sections listed on the left-hand vertical menu, or try the Google site search. The Almanac is huge; a search for “Babe Ruth” returns 1650 pages. Going far beyond the usual set of stats, the site includes baseball songs, poetry, quotations, movies, and presidential baseball trivia. “President John F. Kennedy had a staff member named Dave Powers act as his official Undersecretary of Baseball.”
Little League Baseball
Little League Baseball is the largest organized youth sports program in the world with millions of participants on 200,000 teams in 100 countries. It was founded in 1939 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania when a $35 donation was enough to buy uniforms for 3 teams. Start at “About Us” for the history of Little League, or “Players” for current news and a ten-question Little League trivia quiz. “Who was the first Little League graduate to become President of the United States?”
Major League Baseball: Kids’ Dugout
The kids section of the Major League Baseball site is my pick of the day for the variety of their content. Visit for seven cool online games, tips on improving your game, baseball trivia, and a page dedicated to your team. Although each team’s page is different, you may find downloadable team logo wallpaper, a kids club you can join, and a schedule of local promotions. And, of course, the “grownup” MLB site (with scoreboards and schedules) is just a click away at http://www.mlb.com.
#4. Note from a Subscriber
“I am so appreciative of Surfnetkids. It’s a great resource for me as a writer.” Paula Danziger (1945 – 2004), author of more than 25 children’s books, passed away on July 9. She wrote me a lovely note in June, just one week before suffering the massive heart attack that eventually killed her. Her characters, such as the spunky Amber Brown, will live on. Click below for related news and books:
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#5. Related Games
(Learn how to make games just like this with my step-by-step manual. )
#6. Coupon of the Week
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#7. Quote of the Week
A Minute of Inspiration: Light a Fire Movie
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“Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.” ~~ F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 – 1940 ) American novelist
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#9. Subscription Management
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