Surfing the Net with Kids FREE Newsletter
#1. January 21, 2009
What’s new here? Yesterday afternoon I added our President Barack Obama coloring page to the American Presidents collection over at www.FreeKidsColoring.com. Those of you who have my Coloring Page of the Day widget on your blog or Apple Dashboard might have noticed it is today’s featured coloring page.
With the new administration comes an update to the WhiteHouse.gov site. The new educational section is titled “White House 101: Facts and Fun for all Ages.”
Follow me on Twitter (http://twitter.com/barbarafeldman) and you’ll get daily updates like these two, along with a running stream of commentary from me about my life. For example, my Twitter followers also know that Bella fell into our master bedroom toilet on Monday night. And that Howard rescued her, and my daughter and I bathed her.
Still don’t get Twitter? If enough readers are interested, I’ll write a short Twitter explanation. Let me know by posting a comment at my blog:
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
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#3. Jigsaw Puzzles
by Barbara J. Feldman
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Today’s collection of interactive jigsaw puzzles vary from easy to ridiculously difficult: something for every age group and skill level. But be very careful. They are addictive!
Crazy 4 Jigsaws
Start with the Daily Jigsaw, or cruise to the gallery for jigsaws organized by topic. For toddlers and wimpy grownups (like me) puzzles start with the twelve-piece classic, but pros can choose from ten puzzle cuts including the 63-piece tessellation, the 154-piece squares and triangles (yikes!) or the 192-piece classic. At Crazy4Jigsaws you can play as a guest, but registered free members get to create jigsaws with their own images and send jigsaw e-cards. There is also a premium membership (for a monthly fee) that offers full screen play and the ability to save puzzles in progress.
Jigzone is the oldest of today’s jigsaw puzzle sites, with a huge inventory of Java puzzles for all levels of play. For example, start with their puzzle of the day. Is the sixty-seven piece classic a tad too difficult or perhaps too easy? Click on Shapes and choose your own level of difficulty from among thirty-two choices, ranging from a six-piece classic (preschool easy) to 247 triangle pieces (for serious puzzle enthusiasts only!) In addition to being able to upload your own photos to make a custom puzzle, Jigzone also offers a variety of embedding options that allow you to put puzzles on your own site or blog.
Just Jigsaw Puzzles
Just Jigsaw Puzzles is my pick of the day because of the huge variety of options. To customize any of the 1800 puzzles, simply slide the difficulty indicator from easy (six pieces) to hard (150 pieces) and the puzzle will change before your eyes. Other options include your choice of six puzzle cuts. More choices, such as brightness, background, and whether to display a win animation (a little dance the pieces do when you’ve finished a puzzle), are hiding under the Options button that appears in the upper right-hand corner after you’ve started to play. Any choices made here are stored in a browser cookie, so they will still be there when you return to the Just Jigsaw Puzzles on another day.
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Crossword Puzzles Printable
Sudoku Tips Printable
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#6. Related Games
Honey Bees Jigsaw Puzzle
Dinosaur Jigsaw Puzzle
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#6.Surfing the Calendar
Answer Your Cat’s Question Day
Jan 22, 2009
California Gold Rush
Jan 24, 1848
Playdoh Patent Issued
Jan 26, 1965
Chinese Year of the Ox
Jan 26, 2009
Lewis Carroll’s Birthday
Jan 27, 1832
#6.Quote of the Week
“We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent. ” ~~ Barack Obama (born August 4, 1961) 44th president of the United States.
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