Letís Google and Yahoo Our Kidsí Education

Written by Joel Turtel

I love Google and Yahoo. With Google and Yahoo I can searchrepparttar Internet on any subject that interests me, at any time day or night, inrepparttar 147575 comfort of my home. I was thinking how much fun it is to learn new things with Google or Yahoo, compared torepparttar 147576 boredom or learning torture that public schools put millions of kids through every day.

Letís considerrepparttar 147577 differences in how a typical child (weíll call her Jenny) learns when she uses Google or Yahoo, compared to how she learns in her public-school classroom.

First, with Google or Yahoo, Jenny can explore any subject that fascinates her. She literally hasrepparttar 147578 whole world at her fingertips. She can learn about tulips, cooking, dinosaurs, fashion, arithmetic, model airplanes, how to playrepparttar 147579 piano, or story books by thousands of authors.

When she is older, she can search dozens of Internet libraries, includingrepparttar 147580 Library of Congress, for information on any subject underrepparttar 147581 sun.

In contrast, in her public-school classroom, Jenny must study onlyrepparttar 147582 subjectsrepparttar 147583 teacher or school principal says she must study, even though these subjects might bore her to death.

Second, with Google or Yahoo at home, Jenny can spend as many hours as she wants studying any subject that fascinates her. If she likes flowers, she can spend all day learning about different flowers, how they grow,repparttar 147584 best season to plant them, how sunlight helps them, or how much water each flower needs.

In contrast, in public school, Jenny usually spends about 50 minutes on each subjectrepparttar 147585 school forces her to study. She has to go to a different class on a different subject every 50 minutes, even if she was interested inrepparttar 147586 subject she was studying in her previous class. This can strangle her interest in any one subject. For Jenny, public school turns learning into broken, disconnected bits of knowledge on subjects that often bore her.

Kid Birthday Party Game Ideas - 7 Proven Winners

Written by By Mike Dougherty "Grandpa Mike"

Here are 7 classic kid birthday party game ideas that are always successful. And you can easily make all of them fit your party theme.

Incredible Musical Statues

They'll have lots of fun with this one and they'll even be still for a short time.

Have all your party guests move torepparttar center ofrepparttar 147574 room. Start playing some music related to your theme. Have your guests start moving in silly positions and dancing around. Then stoprepparttar 147575 music and have all your guests freeze like statues. Anyone who moves is out. Startrepparttar 147576 music again and have your party guests start moving in silly positions and dancing again untilrepparttar 147577 music stops. Have them freeze like statues again. Keep repeating this until only one person is left. The last remaining party guest isrepparttar 147578 winner.

Crazy Mixed Up Message Relay

A kid birthday party game idea that will have them laughing!

Have all your guests sit in a circle. Have your birthday child think of a silly phrase or sentence related to your party theme. Your birthday child whispersrepparttar 147579 message torepparttar 147580 child on their right. That party guest whispersrepparttar 147581 message torepparttar 147582 child on thier right untilrepparttar 147583 message goes allrepparttar 147584 way around torepparttar 147585 person sitting just torepparttar 147586 left of your birthday child. That guest repeatsrepparttar 147587 message out loud... The birthday child then tells everyone whatrepparttar 147588 original message was. Everyone then gets a turn to come up with a message. The morerepparttar 147589 message gets mixed up,repparttar 147590 more fun it is.

Pass The Gift - Open The Gift

Hot Potato In Reverse!

Before your party, wrap up a small toy or some candy that allrepparttar 147591 kids will want. Then wrap it up again and again and again, over and over again in layers. You can even wrap up boxes within boxes. Anything to makerepparttar 147592 game go on for a while to build excitement. Have all your party guests stand in a circle. Start playing your theme related music and haverepparttar 147593 first child unwraprepparttar 147594 first layer. Thenrepparttar 147595 second child unwrapsrepparttar 147596 next layer until one ofrepparttar 147597 guests unwrapsrepparttar 147598 last layer andrepparttar 147599 gift is revealed. That child winsrepparttar 147600 gift.

What In The World Am I?

A great kid birthday party game idea for everyone.

Tape a picture on each child's back. You can cut out pictures from magazines or just about any other source. The pictures can be characters from your birthday party theme, or it can be pictures of animals or bugs. Have your guests start asking each other questions to find out "what inrepparttar 147601 world they are". Butrepparttar 147602 questions can only be answered with a "yes" or a "no." Questions like "do I have wings?," "am I brown," or "do I have legs?" The child who guesses "what inrepparttar 147603 world am I" first isrepparttar 147604 winner.

Cont'd on page 2 ==>
ImproveHomeLife.com © 2005
Terms of Use