Monday, March 22, 2010
One of the things I love about the internet is that serendipitous moment when you're surfing, linking from site to site, and you stumble across something gorgeous. Today, Kim Cofino's blog led me to musician, Ronley Teper's blog which led me to this beautiful song/video. The colours, the animation, the sumptuous feel ... I hope you have time to take a look, and that it's not just me who loves it!
And continuing the theme dictated by my title, here's a website your little treasures might enjoy. Veronique and Jason Barnard created Boowa and Kwala for their daughter Lilou. It's a magical webspace, though not the place to go if you are looking for realistic koalas. But if you think your youngsters would like to read along with the adventures of a beret-wearing yellow Kwala, and a blue, doggy Boowa, if you think they will enjoy minimal animation, cute songs and gentle humour, if you think they might like silly games, learning activities, musical games, creative games and more, then this is the site for you.
Try this adventure where B and K arrive Downunder if you'd like to sample a story, and listen to the echo song to prove the music won't drive you crazy. Those of you studying French will appreciate that you can read and listen to the French version of the site too. (Echo song in French, and Boowa et Kwala au pays des koalas is on p3)
There are heaps of different activities for kids to explore, and navigation is simple. Ads are unobtrusive and none I saw were inappropriate, but as always, I recommend supervision by parents. Besides, why should your kids have all the fun?