#1. May 19, 2010
In last week’s poll about whether parents should ban middle-school students from using Facebook, 55% of you agreed with me that each family should decide for themselves. But as you can see, it was not exactly a landslide vote … it was nearly tied between the top two answers.
You can see the poll results and the comments at the link below. And if you haven’t voted or left a comment, please feel free to join in.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. How To Cook
by Barbara J. Feldman
How To Cook Printable (** for premium members only)
One of the keys to healthy eating is cooking at home. With cooking skills, we are less dependent on processed foods, and able to include more fresh ingredients in our diet. Today’s lessons should appeal to both experienced cooks bringing their kids into the kitchen, as well as more timid cooks who want to learn alongside their kids.
Better Homes and Gardens: Cooking Basics
With their long publishing history, it’s not surprising that Better Homes and Gardens has a huge archive of cooking tips. This page provides a table of contents to dozens of beginner features, organized into categories such as Cutting Tips, Adjusting Cooking Times, Herbs & More, and Measuring Ingredients. They also have a Cooking with Kids section, with tips and lessons on Reading Recipes and Kitchen Safety. To find it, scroll down the page to the Related Topics section.
Kids Cooking Activities
The kids cooking lessons (look down the left-hand navigation menu to find them) are organized by ages from toddler to teen. For example, seven- to eleven-year olds are old enough to learn how to read recipes, read labels, use the microwave, help with the shopping list and use kitchen tools such as a potato masher or garlic press. For early readers, be sure to check out the great picture recipes. “A great idea is to print off the recipes and put them in sheet protectors. Place pages in a three ring binder and it can be your kids very own cookbook.”
Learning How to Cook
“Conquer the kitchen and unleash your inner chef” with the tools and tips at LearningToCook.com. Although not specifically for children, their step-by-step lessons will be helpful for either learning to cook or teaching your kids. For photo pictorials, click on Step-by-Step, and choose from categories such as Knife Skills, Fruits and Vegetables or Baking. Explore The 411 for PDFs that explain converting from metric (Decode That Foreign Recipe) or for a cooking terms glossary (What Does That Mean?)
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How To Cook Printable
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#4. Related Games
Food and Cooking Games
Healthy Food Coloring Pages
#5. Surfing the Calendar
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Weights and Measures Day
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World Turtle Day
May 23, 2010
Hurricane Preparedness Week
May 24-29, 2010
National Backyard Games Week
May 24-31, 2010
#6. Quote of the Week
“There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.” ~~ Jiddu Krishnamurti ~~ (May 12, 1895 – February 17, 1986) Indian public speaker, author. Click here for more learning quotes.
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