Kids & Computers
By Julie Levy ~ Posted Tue, 11/27/2007 - 11:21am
Does your child use the computer? Chances are, since you are reading a blog, that your child is a computer user and is somewhat technologically savvy. November 29th is Electronic Greetings Day and November 30th is Computer Security Day. Both of these days give you a good excuse to re-examine and refresh your child's computer use.
The best way to ensure that your child is safe while using the computer? I have 2 suggestions: place your family computer in a common space, such as the living room, and use the computer together. For younger children especially, these 2 steps make computer use fun, educational and safe.
Celebrate Electronic Greetings Day on November 30! E-cards are a great way to stay in touch or to thank someone, plus your kids can practice their reading skills while selecting a card. To help you explore what is available for electronic greetings, I've included a few good (and free) places to browse and select e-cards:
Here are some interesting facts and observances for the week of November 25-December 1. Enjoy!
November 25 is Alascattalo Day-This day celebrates Alaska and Alaskan humor; the alascattalo is a cross between a moose and a walrus (think of a jackalope). The Alascattalo Day parade is also dubbed "the longest running, shortest parade in American history." Apparently the Alaskans are (or at least believe they are) quite funny.
November 27, 1701- Anders Celsius, inventor of the Celsius thermometer, was born in Sweden.
November 28, 1895- The 1st American automobile race took place with Frank Duryea winning in about 10 hours, driving 54 miles from Chicago's Jackson Park to Evanston, Illinois.