quarta-feira, 25 de fevereiro de 2009

Brinquedos Didácticos da LeapFrog

caté dá vontade de mandar vir tudo... ;)

Updated version of a Fridge line Classic! Learn to build over 325 words through three different levels of play including Load a Letter, Word Play and Word Building. Using the included 29 letters your child's reading skills can take flight. All pieces attach securely to any magnetic surface.

- Lights follow letters to reinforce the learning

- Helps develop rhyming skills and teach word building for three-letter words.

- Features big, bright letters that are easy for little fingers to grasp to help develop fine motor skills

- Playful phonics songs help children remember the sound each letter makes.

Nobody goes hungry for learning with this set of 26 colorful, easy-grip magnetic letters and magnetic letter reader that attaches securely to your fridge. Each letter talks, sings and teaches letter names, letter sounds and learning songs. Put a letter into the reader to hear its name, its sound or a fun phonics song.

Your kids might not eat their vegetables, but with the Fridge Phonics Magnetic Set they can learn to spell them.

terça-feira, 24 de fevereiro de 2009


New presenters Alex Winters and Cerrie Burnell. Photograph: BBC

Nine official complaints have so far been lodged with the BBC – plus many more blog postings – about 29-year-old children's television presenter Cerrie Burnell, who was born with only one hand. Parents have complained that they cannot let their children watch her because the sight will "possibly cause sleep problems", that she is scaring toddlers, and that they are being forced to discuss the issue of disability with their offspring before they are ready.

Altogether, it makes you glad that the medieval witch-hunters weren't internet-enabled. The comments of course reveal nothing about the children's true feelings and everything about those of the adults involved. Young, CBeebies-age children do not have profound concerns about disability. I worked for several years, on and off, at a school for physically disabled children and it was never their able-bodied peers who were the problem when our paths crossed on school outings, but their parents, who kept them pinioned to their sides and made sure they turned their faces away. If a curious child ever did slip out of his mother's vice-like grip and come over, he or she would ask a few unabashed questions about what the problem was, want to press buttons on a few wheelchairs, and accept quite happily the explanations offered. To a young child, it is just another element of a large and confusing world that they want to inquire about, no more fearsome or embarrassing than any other.

No, Burnell's arm is likely only to give parents nightmares. It is they who do not want to confront disabilities, not now, not at teatime, not ever. To let your toddler be scared every day that Burnell has hurt herself rather than explain the truth is a failure of parenting, not an imposition by the BBC. And toddlers are frightened of lots of things. My two-year-old godson is currently terrified by trees ("Too scary! Too scary!"). His mother isn't out felling all nearby arboreal horrors – she's taking him on extra visits to the park.

So it should be here, though increasing exposure to presenters with disabilities is going to be tricky. I can only think of performer Mat Fraser, who appears occasionally on television, often presenting programmes about living with the shortened limbs caused by Thalidomide, and even more occasional screen appearances by the actor and standup comedian Francesca Martinez, who has cerebral palsy. Perhaps the most frequently seen is BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner , who has used a wheelchair since being shot while reporting from Riyadh five years ago.

The Guardian

segunda-feira, 23 de fevereiro de 2009

Hipopótamos no Malawi

Or, in Daddy's words, a Giant Frog.

Em palavras minhas, ai que coisa tan feia! :)

A startled hippopotamus dashes from his hiding place,
Shire River, Liwonde National Park, Malawi

sábado, 14 de fevereiro de 2009

Ter um Cão é isto ;)

Listen Kid, here's the plan...

"You wheel me over to where the parents are.
I'll distract them with my Tonka truck of adorableness.
YOU steal the cookies for us and I'll meet you back here.


Tudo do Cute Overload

quinta-feira, 12 de fevereiro de 2009

Kidzania em Lisboa

A KidZania tem uma economia e uma moeda própria: o KidZo

Esta economia permite às crianças fazerem a gestão do seu próprio dinheiro, tomar decisões quanto à sua aplicação e entenderem a importância do dinheiro e do trabalho no dia-a-dia dos adultos.

As crianças recebem o seu primeiro vencimento através do trabalho realizado como: bombeiros, repórteres, médicos, mecânicos, etc.

Utilizam os seus kidZos em diversos estabelecimentos: cabeleireiro, supermercado, perfumaria, fórmula 1, loja departamental, etc.

Fazem as suas primeiras poupanças através da abertura de uma conta bancária no banco da cidade.

O dinheiro da sua conta pode assim ser levantado no banco local ou numa ATM da cidade de cada vez que as crianças regressam à cidade.

Por indicação da Poison Ivy, sempre uma Mamã Sabedora ;)

quarta-feira, 11 de fevereiro de 2009

Faz os teus Livrinhos para Colorir ;)

A Abelha Maia! O Piu-Piu! Os Aristogatos! O Marsupilami!
A Guerra das Estrelas! Kirikou e Igor e as Winx, dos mais recentes!
Ai que se eu tivesse tempo até eu desatava a colorir :)

sexta-feira, 6 de fevereiro de 2009

Feliz Primeiro Aniversário, Daniel Lucas

Graças às manipulações possíveis no Blogger,
este post ainda pode ter a data do aniversário propriamente dito pois,
de resto, tenho tudo atrasado, porque estou com uma valente gripe.
Sou muito atreita, muito flor-de-estufa para gripes :(
Brevemente seguem fotos do dia da Festa Rija, sábado, e das prendinhas dos tios :)
Ao menos já cá canta o Bolo: