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Mr Men Games December 12, 2007

Posted by Gareth in : Fun (Student), Fun (Teacher) , 2comments

I recently came across this collection of Mr Men games on an unofficial fan site. There are some fun activities for younger children including one where you can create your own Mr Men or Little Miss character.

If, like me, you remember the Mr Men from your own childhood then you probably need to prepare yourself for the new Mr Men TV series coming to Five (and the US Cartoon Network) in 2008.

Although the characters will be voiced by British actors (in the UK version), traditionalists may find the redesigned Mr Men difficult to accept. The changes include Mr Nos(e)y without his big nose, a triangular Mr Strong,  an orange Mr Small, an elongated green Mr Lazy and… even worse… Mr Fussy becomes Mr Persnickety.

(I feel old now. 🙂 )

Storynory December 10, 2007

Posted by Gareth in : English/Literacy, Fun (Student) , add a comment

http://storynory.com/
Storynory produce free audio tales for children. You can listen to the stories on the Storynory website, transfer them to your MP3 player or even subscribe to their podcast feed so a new story arrives automatically on your computer each week.

There are over 75 stories on the website including classic fairy tales, greek myths and adventures staring Storynory’s own Prince Bertie the Frog. Teachers might also find the Christmas stories particularly useful at this time of year.

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Make Beliefs Comics September 12, 2007

Posted by Gareth in : English/Literacy, Fun (Student), P.S.H.E. , add a comment

http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/
This simple online comic creator might be useful in English or PSHE lessons. Once you get the hang of the controls it’s fairly quick and easy to make strips. There are ten characters to choose from, speech and thought balloons and panel prompts. Pupils can even print out their finished creations or email them to their friends.