Friday, September 28, 2007

Caught in the act of Googling

My little girl entered the world of Googling today. "Mommy, how do you spell art?" "Mommy how do you spell games?" Those were the questions she asked from the office this afternoon. So where do you find good art projects and activities on the Internet? I'm sure she's looking for interactive sites where she can draw or color on the computer. Her Google search of arts and games for kids turned up only articles , but no place to play. (If anyone has any suggestions, we'd love to hear.)Just a few minutes before, Faith asked me how do you spell mall. It seems Barbie lost her rabbit and Faith thinks it must be at the mall. "Barbie always likes to go to the mall," Faith explained as she typed the letters into Barbie.com. Writing and reading can now take my daughter anywhere she wants to go. And it should be no surprise "mall" would be one of the first words she typed other than her name. She is a girl isn't she? Today turned into a Kodak moment, so I snapped a shot of her at her first Google page. Isn't that cute... the Google Scholar page font is in Crayola four-pack colors. Thank goodness she came along before crayons became obsolete. Today was a transistion day in more ways than one. After I told Faith I'd blog to ask other moms if they knew of any good sites, she suggested I blog about her "angel baby kitten" who is such a "dreamer" and "fell asleep on my ankle last night." Her words were uttered in the softer songlike voice she uses to talk to her "baby." Her delivery is much like you'd hear from a great aunt leaning over a bassinet. She petted the purring, nearly full grown "baby" and came to read over my shoulder. Uh-oh. Now I'm really busted in this blog. She'll soon be able to read EVERYTHING. As I started typing, she came over my shoulder and read aloud the first three words. Her little voice asked "my little girl? Ughhh..., " her voice trailed off as she walked away. My BIG girl? I'm really in trouble now. Parlais-vous francaise? Maybe that would buy me a few more years.
- Liz

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't know if your daugher is old enough, but there is a great site called webkinz.com
You have to purchase a webkin and you get a passcode to enter their site. It is a great site! I teach school and my students told me about it. I bought my 2 neices who live in NC a webkin this week-end. Another good kid site is pbskids.org. And crayola.com/kids. To find coloring sites google "online coloring pages" There are bunches of them

Angela said...

The two sites Nicholas loved were www.playhousedisney.com and nickjr.com. They might be below her level, I'm not sure. He's now stuck in the world of guitar hero!

Anonymous said...

My big girl is 6 and loves www.webkiz.com also - it has lots of games for all ages. We adults like to play a few of them ourselves. She also likes Playhousedisney and nickjr but webkiz is our favorite.

Liz said...

Thanks everyone. Webkinz is definitely a name she recognizes. Her friends introduced her to the concept but I wanted to wait until her upcoming birthday before getting her one. She's a regular on playhousedisney.com, pbskids.com, barbie.com and others, but we will have to checkout crayola.com and the online coloring pages.

Liz said...

Thanks everyone. Webkinz is definitely a name she recognizes. Her friends introduced her to the concept but I wanted to wait until her upcoming birthday before getting her one. She's a regular on playhousedisney.com, pbskids.com, barbie.com and others, but we will have to checkout crayola.com and the online coloring pages.