With Hanukkah and Christmas just around the corner, here are a few holiday suggestions from the Surfnetkids Download Store:
Printable Hanukkah Fun: 23 printable puzzles and coloring pages, just $2.97
Big Alphabet Coloring Book (Volume 1) 546 printable alphabet coloring pages, $7.95
Hope you are having a festive holiday season!
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven Printable(** for Premium Members only)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827) is one of the greatest composers in history. His work marked a turning point for composers, who had previously written primarily for religious services, to teach, or to entertain at social functions. But Beethoven’s music was listened to for pleasure. His pioneering work gave musicians a new freedom to express themselves.
All About Beethoven
All About Beethoven includes a bio and a timeline, but my favorite section is Beethoven’s Music, where you’ll be introduced to Beethoven’s major works in ten different genres. “Beethoven is the composer responsible for bringing chamber music to the concert hall. … They [his chamber music pieces] are also seen as pushing the boundaries of acceptable harmony of that time, and are regarded as some of his most profound works.” There is also a section of free classical sheet music (in PDF) that includes works by Beethoven, Bach, Mozart and a handful of others.
Biography: Ludwig van Beethoven
“Beethoven’s personal life was marked by a struggle against deafness, and some of his most important works were composed during the last 10 years of his life, when he was quite unable to hear. He died at the age of 56.” Biography.com features Beethoven’s biography (of course), which is sprinkled with hyperlinks to related biographies (including Mozart and Napoleon Bonaparte) and includes an interesting Quick Facts graphic.
Classics For Kids: Composers: Ludwig van Beethoven
“Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany. His father, who was a singer, was his first teacher. After a while, even though he was still only a boy, Ludwig became a traveling performer, and soon, he was supporting his family.” Visit Classics for Kids for a short bio about Beethoven, and a couple of audio clips: Symphony No. 8: Movement 2 and Symphony No. 5: First Movement. The best clicks are the 5 podcasts listed at the bottom of the page.
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Ludwig van Beethoven Printable
Ludwig van Beethoven Wikipedia Printable
Musical Instruments Printable
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Printable
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Quote of the Week
“Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working.” ~~ Pablo Picasso ~~ (October 25, 1881 – April 8, 1973) Spanish artist. If you’d like to read more quotes about talent, then click this link.
Surfing the Calendar
Universal Human Rights Month December
Game of Bingo Created by Edwin S. Lowe Dec, 1929
John Lennon Murdered Dec 8, 1980
Computer Mouse Developed Dec 9, 1968
Admiral Grace Hopper’s Birthday Dec 9, 1906
Computer Science Education Week Dec 9-15, 2019
Hour of Code (Computer Science Education Week) Dec 9-15, 2019
Emily Dickinson’s Birthday Dec 10, 1830
Human Rights Day Dec 10, 2019
Nobel Prize Award Ceremony Dec 10, 2019
Geminids Meteor Shower Dec 13-14, 2019
Bill of Rights Anniversary (Celebrated as Bill of Rights Day) Dec 15, 1791
Ludwig von Beethoven’s Birthday Dec 16, 1770
Boston Tea Party Dec 16, 1773
Beatrix Potter self-published “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” Dec 16, 1901
Jane Austen’s Birthday Dec 16, 1775
Wright Brother’s First Flight Dec 17, 1903