Thursday, December 22, 2005


Some pesky elves have decided to raid Santa's stock of presents. Using your snowbazooka help Santa save this year's Christmas!

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Light_saber2: GREAT online game

Your job as a Jedi Trainer is to strike, dodge, and block while killing droids--armed only with a light saber. Be sure to stay within the screen boundaries.

Call me!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Don't drop that egg!

If you like the game then

Call me!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005


Would . . .you . . . like . . . to . . . play . . . a . . . game?”

The famous line from the 80’s classic film War Games said a lot about human nature. Twenty-something years later, what do we do with our computers? Play games, of course!


Its name says it all. There are hundreds of games here available for you to play online absolutely free! You’ll need Flash, but other than that, most any OS or browser should work. I’m an avid FireFox user, and everything I tried performed flawlessly with it.

The site is well organized according to game genres. For instance, if you like flying games of various flavors, these are grouped. They range from fighter planes to bone-dropping birds to landing balloons safely.

Perhaps adventure games are more your flavor? Then try any of the dozens of Batman games, including Batman Crime Wave, Batman in Cobblebot Caper, or Batman’s Gotham Dark Night. There are more heroes here than the Caped Crusader, though. For instance, try getting Space Dude past the monsters and get him back to his home planet.

I know, I know, you love arcade games. Never fear! You have your choice of 135 arcade games like Atomic Pong, Cannon Commander, Homer’s Beer Run, Monkey Cliff Diving, etc. etc.

Personally, I prefer the puzzle games. In fact, I’m a mah-jongg addict! I could spend hours on Flash Tile alone. It’s way cool! As you defeat layouts, it moves you on to tougher and tougher ones.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Create a band

Manufacture your own Rock Band. Great fun

Saturday, September 24, 2005


Just in case you haven't been to the Orbitz web site and seen their games,
they are all collected at Most of them can be
played without having to register, and they are pretty creative!

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Play Duck Hunt Online Here

Sometimes there’s nothing better than a little “old school” gaming, especially when it has been loving recreated in Flash and is now available online.

For anyone who loved the classic Nintendo game Duck Hunt, here’s a fun way to spend your Sunday afternoon. Call you Dad first, or better yet, see if you can beat his high score!

Friday, August 19, 2005


FREE online games site for children. Please note. There are links to download or playonline. Please make sure your child knows which one to use.

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Kids, check these great Internet sites

Kids, check these great Internet sites. They are JAM Packed with fun and exciting info. From Action and TV to the latest Games and Jokes. These links will keep you and your friends surfing for hours.
Cool Links: With thanks to PenTeleData

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Sunday, June 12, 2005

The Children's Digital Library

For children, learning to read opens up worlds of adventure and fun, limited only by their imagination. For me, going to the library as a child meant a long ride on my bike. But worlds of adventure that I found there are still with me today. With the Internet, it is possible to read a book simply by clicking a mouse. Today's Family First Site is an example of just such a site.

Called StoryPlace: The Children's Digital Library, this site is an online library of books and activities for preschool and elementary children. There are online stories (such as Firefighters), online activities (such as WShould Fran Wear), and a take home activity (currently a dot-to-dot of Dottie the Dalmatian). There are several subject areas, each with a different theme, such as Dinos Rock, Little Red High Tops, The Golden Ball, and The Three Country Critters. The site is available in both english and spanish.

This is an interesting site for young visitors to spend some quality educational and recreational time. Feel free to let them roam the shelves of this library, it will be time well spent.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Jelly Jammers

A helpful kid is a happy kid! Michelle is helping Grandmum make pastries by filling them with ooey, gooey grape jelly. See how many you can fill up!

Click on a pastry to pick it up. Then click and hold down the mouse button to fill it with jelly! Release the button when you're done. It has to be full enough to make the grade! But don't overfill it, or Michelle is in for a messy surprise.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

From Tom Lehrer's brain to yours,

Included as its rather cute

Monday, May 09, 2005

American Girl

Filled with advice, activities, and stories just for girls. From American Girl
Dolls company.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Improve your English and maths with Skillswisefrom the BBC

Factsheets, worksheets, quizzes and games to help improve your skills.
* Spelling
* Reading
* Listening
* Writing
* Vocabulary

Thursday, March 24, 2005


Release your inner Picasso with the drawing tools available on this site. You'll be able to customize the color, size, and opacity of the brush that you're using. If this alone becomes boring, feel free to sling some paint onto the canvas with the bucket, or type in some random and poignant statements with the text tool. If you make an addition that you don't like, just undo it. The coolest thing about artPad is that it remembers what you've done from the beginning, and you can replay the creative process at any time. The capability to save your work and send it to friends allows them to not only see what you've created, but how you created it. This is the new form of refrigerator art.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Diddabdoo Safe search engines search made safe kid child safe search. Filtered url safety online.
Billed as an ad free, non-commercial directory of web sites designed for child-safe searching.

Awesome Library

Awesome Library organizes the Web
with 26,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education
Enter a door for Teachers, Kids, Teens, Parents, Librarians or College Students.


Yahoo for kids, designed for ages 7 to 12. Sites are hand-picked to be appropriate for children. Also, unlike normal Yahoo, searches will not bring back matched found by crawling the web, if there is no match from within the Yahooligan listings. This prevents possibly objectionable sites from slipping onto the screen. Additionally, adult-oriented banner advertising will not appear within the service. Yahooligans is the oldest major directory for children, launched in March 1996.


KidsClick lists about 5,000 web sites in various categories.
I recommend you just go digging through this web site. It contains a treasure trove of info for children

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Free Solitaire 2003 for Children

Free Spider solitaire

123 Free Solitaire for Children 2003 features a winning layout, fast game play, rich sounds, extensive options, and quality help.
Each game has more than nine trillion (9,999,999,999,999) possible games to play, so the game remains fresh no matter how many times you play. Play 123 Free Solitaire for Children 2003 NOW and bring the excitement of card gaming right to your personal computer!

123 Free Solitaire for Children 2003 includes these great free games:

* Doublets
* Grandfather's Clock
* Klondike
* Pyramid (Easy Couple)
* Twenty

Tuesday, February 15, 2005


Poetry, when I was growing up, was a bother. It was tough enough learning to read, but having to read something that rhymed? What a pain. But as I grew older, I learned to appreciate that sort of literature, mostly thanks to a guy named Shakespeare. Today's Family First Site is for kids that haven't discovered the rthym in rhyming yet, but would like to. It's not as bad as it seems.

It is called Poetry4Kids, and is a pleasant collection of poems on a variety of subjects. Created by Kenn Nesbitt, there are funny poems, a rhyming dictionary, poetry games, and even lessons about how you can write your own poems. The author has used internet technology to stream MP3 audio recordings of his own poems. There are links to other kids-related poem sites, and a monthly poetry writing contest. There is a forum section, so you can share information and ideas with other authors or would-be authors.

This is a cute site, with a lot of potential for entertainment value. Take a trip here, and enjoy the poems. Remember, William Shakespeare had to get his start somewhere

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Big Fish Games (ONLINE)

A collection of the internet's best online puzzle, card and word games, all free to play.GREAT SITE

NO NEED TO DOWNLOAD ANYTHING TO DADS COMPUTER. Play in the knowledge that you will NOT upset the "OLDS"

Wednesday, February 09, 2005


Your favorite TV channel is now on the Web

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Howdy Doody Time

The sophistication of children's shows today is mind-boggling. The topics and subject matter are way beyond what the adults of today dealt with in their youth, topics that were best left to their parents. Today's Family First Site looks at a site that celebrates one of the best (and earliest) kids' television shows. It is one that makes you wish for the days of yesteryear.

The site is called The Howdy Doody Show, and is about wooden puppet named Howdy. There are his friends Buffalo Bob, Princess Summerfall Winterspring, Dilly Dally, and the list goes on. Here you can learn about all aspects of the show, such as the characters, the cast members, a brief history of the show, pictures of the Peanut Gallery, and how you can help Howdy run for President. There is an online store for souvenirs, and a chance to join the new Peanut Gallery fan club.

All told, this site is a great look back into a simpler time, when kids could be kids, and the world really was a kinder, gentler place. In Doodyville, it still is

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Friday, January 28, 2005

The little crocodile that ate Germany

With thanks to TREPPWITZ (and others) for all the info

The hottest thing in German music right now is a little ditty sung by a 6-year-old girl about a crocodile.

Joy Gruttman's "Schnappi, Das Kleine Krokodil" (Snappy, the Little Crocodile) is the No. 1 song on the German charts. Her family posted the song on a Web site as a joke. But a radio station in Cologne, Germany, got hold of it and made it a hit.

Gruttman is the youngest recording artist ever to make it into the German Top 10, let alone No. 1. Her hilarious composition is beating out Kylie Minogue and Linkin Park, and is even appearing as remixes in dance clubs. English translation below / Play the music video (click the words "Das Schnappi-Video")

UPDATE: Here is a little more information as well as a servicable translation

1. The little girl was 6 when she recorded the song, not 4.

2. She didn't write it, her aunt (who is a professional children's song writer) wrote the words and composed the tune.

And now, here is the translation:

I am Schnappi, the little crocodile,
I live in Egypt, right next to the Nile,
first I lived in an egg,
but then shnapped my way free

Schni-schna-schnappi schnappi-schnappi-schnapp

I am Schnappi the little crocodile
have sharp teeth and mighty many of them
I shnap what's there to shnap
I shnap and am good at it

Schni-schna-schnappi schnappi-schnappi-schnapp

I am Schnappi the little crocodile
I love to shnap, that's my favourite play
I sneak up to mum
and show her how well I shnap

Schni-schna-schnappi schnappi-schnappi-schnapp

I am Schnappi the little crocodile
I'm never tired of shnapping
I shnap daddy's leg
and then just fall asleep

Schni-schna-schnappi schnappi-schnappi-schnapp

Further update
Fact is, this song has made it through the internet before it was discovered by the big media. The aunt of this girl [she is actually 9 and recorded the song when she was 6] actually writes childrens songs for one of Germany's best childrens tv show [Sendung mit der Maus], educationalwise. I don't say that this excuses a zillion Germans for making a childrens song not only #1 in the single charts for over a month now but also the hottes cell phone ring tone ever.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

ThinkUK Now

click to continue

Police launch website to protect kids online

Police have launched a website intended to make it safer for children to surf the internet.

The website is part of an international effort to crack down on paedophiles who stalk the net. provides information on how to use the internet safely and contains links to support agencies such as the NSPCC and Childline. Detectives hope its logo - a blue matchstick child and an eye - will become universally recognisable.

The logo is featured on the internet launch site of Microsoft, AOL, BTopenworld and Vodafone.

The system puts an icon on people's screens to let them know of the police presence. The police will engage with other users on the web - making it clear they are officers.

Jim Gamble, deputy director of the National Crime Squad, said: "This is not Big Brother, no one is monitoring you, this is providing you with the safety information and support you need."

He added: "Those who use the internet to search for and share images of child abuse or to approach children in chat rooms to groom them for sexual abuse must be aware that the internet is not an anonymous place."

Childrens Section

Monday, January 24, 2005

Free Solitaire 2003 for Children

Free Spider solitaire

123 Free Solitaire for Children 2003 features a winning layout, fast game play, rich sounds, extensive options, and quality help.
Each game has more than nine trillion (9,999,999,999,999) possible games to play, so the game remains fresh no matter how many times you play. Play 123 Free Solitaire for Children 2003 NOW and bring the excitement of card gaming right to your personal computer!

123 Free Solitaire for Children 2003 includes these great free games:

* Doublets
* Grandfather's Clock
* Klondike
* Pyramid (Easy Couple)
* Twenty

Friday, January 07, 2005 - free online interactive coloring pages and coloring books - free online interactive coloring pages and coloring books
Technology is where the future is, so it only makes sense that parents get their kids familiar with technology at a young age. You just can’t expect your four-year-old twins to be interested in learning how to format a hard drive or troubleshoot a system error. At that point in their lives, they need to have fun with technology, and in the future, there is a possibility that they will be interested in taking a fuller share in messing with technology. If it’s forced upon them, they’ll probably end up rejecting it. If you really think about it, what’s one thing that young kids love to do? Color. A great way to break your kids into technology would be

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Yahooligans! The Web Guide for Kids

Yahooligans! The Web Guide for Kids
Yahoo! is famous for the Web portal that it has developed. There’s a reason why countless people set Yahoo! as their browser’s default page. It provides search, news, entertainment, and much more from one central location. What Google has done for the search engine, Yahoo! has done for the Web portal. Parents will sometimes try to find safe locations for their children to reside at on the Web, but this can be a challenge. On the upside, Yahoo! has pooled its resources together to build a kid-friendly portal called Yahooligans!.

Monday, January 03, 2005

Crayola Creativity Central

Crayola Creativity Central
Find art activities for parties, rainy days, or any day. Search by theme or art material to find all your creative project ideas.

Coloring & Activities has more than 1000 print-and-color images, games, activities, and crafts to engage creative young minds.