It’s hot, hot, hot here in San Diego. Hope you are staying cool and comfortable. If you had the summer off, let me know (by hitting reply) what you did this summer and when you return to school/work.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Alphabet Fun Printable(** for Premium Members only)
A isn’t just for apple anymore. It’s asteroid, aurora, and airplane too! Learning your ABCs on the Internet is loads of fun, because you can travel around the world as you explore from A to Z. And for those who already know their ABCs, I recommend the Retail Alphabet Game. How many companies can you identify by a single letter from their logo?
ABCya!: Preschool Word Games
ABCya! brings us thirteen letter games, including Alphabet Bubble, Alphabet Bingo, and Monster Mansion Letter Match. Of course, that’s not all. Be sure to leave time to explore all the ABCya! preschool game categories: numbers, holidays, strategy and skill.
Learning Planet: Alphabet Action
Point and click on each letter of the alphabet to hear its name, and see a corresponding animated word. Many letters have additional pictures (C is for car and cat) available by clicking on the small blue plus. For five more alphabet and counting games, select Activities from the yellow horizontal menu, then choose Preschool – K. These free games are a teaser for the Learning Planet subscription service; games which are not clickable are available only to paying subscribers.
Literacy Center: Play and Learn
The Literacy Center uses a modified Montessori approach to teaching reading, with a selection of four alphabet exercises, and five more for numbers, colors, and shapes. After choosing between upper and lower-case, you can click through the alphabet to see and hear each letter. Clicking on the yellow and green triangles will toggle you in and out of two different interactive activities. Although the navigation scheme isn’t at all self-explanatory, the activities themselves are first rate.
… Click to continue to Alphabet Games
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:
Alphabet Fun Printable
Learning to Count Printable
Kindergarten Readiness Printable
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Quote of the Week
“Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world.” ~~ Louis Pasteur ~~ (1822-1895) French scientist know for his work in vaccines, pasteurization, and debunking spontaneous generation. Start your exploration of quotes on Lightafire.com here: Louis Pasteur Quotations.
Surfing the Calendar
Get Ready for Kindergarten Month August
Atomic Bomb Dropped On Hiroshima Aug 6, 1945
President Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act into law Aug 6, 1965
First Website Put Online Aug 6, 1991
Operation Desert Shield begins Aug 7, 1990
Singapore Independence from Malaysia, celebrated as National Day Aug 9, 1965
President Nixon Resigns Aug 9, 1974
Smithsonian Act of Organization Passes Congress and is Signed by President James K. Polk Aug 10, 1846
IBM Launches PC Aug 12, 1981
Perseids Meteor Shower Aug 12-13, 2018
Berlin Wall Erected Aug 13, 1961
Hans Christian Ørsted’s Birthday Aug 14, 1777
PowerPoint First Released Aug 14, 1984
Sand Castle Day Aug 14, 2018
Completion of Transcontinental U.S. Railway Aug 15, 1870
Opening of Panama Canal Aug 15, 1914