Archive for April, 2007

Noisy children

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

Poke the children to get coughs, sneezes and other noises – a human drum machine! link

What to do in a Fairy Tale

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

Neil Gaiman reading his poem about what to do if you find yourself in a Fairy Tale – ‘Instructions -

Animated poems

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

A couple of very nice animations of poems by Billy Collins. ‘Walking across the Atlantic’: and ‘Forgetfullness’:

Making museums

Saturday, April 14th, 2007

Most children like creating their own ‘museums’. Here’s a nice cartoon of a museum created by the ‘nibs’ – the children in the Casey Court cartoon (which ran from 1902 to the mid 1950s). To see the whole picture click here . Make your own sculpture and see it displayed in a museum. link Create [...]

Scrapblog

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

If you like making scrap-books, then ‘scrapblog’ is a website that lets you create multi-media scrap-books online – you can add your own pictures and decorate with frames, stickers, speech-bubbles etc. You can experiment with making pages without signing up. Remember to ask your parents if you would like to save your pages and join [...]

April’s wax cylinder recording

Sunday, April 8th, 2007

Well it’s Spring, so here is a recording entitled ‘Birds of the Forest’ from 1913. [audio mp3="http://www.middlestreet.org/Cylinder/mp3/BirdsOftheForest-Gialdini1913.mp3" ogg="audio.ogg" wav="audio.wav" autoplay="off" loop="on" preload="on" controls="on" flash_fallback="on"] For a jukebox full of cylinder music click here

Cow control

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

IQ Marathon is a game where you have to guide a cow to reach a yellow object by placing guiding arrows on the screen. The instructions are in German but you’ll work it out! link Clue: the red arrows disappear after redirecting the cow, the blue ones are permanent.

Paint Ball

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

Nice straightforward game – all you need to do is draw extra ‘walls’ so that the red ball bounces onto the red square. link

Juggling in a cone

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

Greg Kennedy juggling inside an inverted cone!

Comic Creator

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

Create your own comic strip on the ‘Read Write Think’ website. link