Unexpected visitors this weekend, a sort-of family member (I don’t know him terribly well) with cancer has worsened considerably so we’re looking after the grandchildren while the stepson and daughter-in-law spend some time with him.

Since Sophie (6 next week!) is an even bigger internet addict than yours truly, I’ve been digging out some of the more child-friendly bookmarks: Ferry Halim’s Orisinal, Boohbah, the on/off switch, You are my flower (songs by Elizabeth Mitchell and Daniel Littleton of the band Ida), cows of the universe and Splashback to name but a few.

Dammit, while checking those links I came back across the sinfully addictive weboggle. You have so been warned. Maybe it’s safer to check out Desktop Blues instead. At least you’ll be able to get on with something else in the meantime…

9 Responses to “Stopgap”

  1. Fi
    March 19th, 2006 04:10

    Great linkies for my 5 and a half year old – and this 36 year old too – thanks Daisy :)

  2. Karan
    March 19th, 2006 17:02

    an animated memory game: http://www.zefrank.com/memory/index.html
    a sheep herding game: http://www.miniclip.com/puzzledsheep.htm
    I don’t know where I first found them…was it you?

  3. Clare
    March 19th, 2006 20:17

    Oh no, Weboggle isn’t a version of that box-moving game, boggle, is it? Oh no, hang on, that’s boxxle…

    Is Boggle the word-board game with a big dice in a plastic globe?

    I’m not following that link. I’m scared.

  4. daisy
    March 19th, 2006 21:14

    Oh you big wuss Clare ;-)

    It’s a fiendishly addictive word game, you can choose to play a 4 or 5 letter square, a new game starts every couple of minutes and the aim is to find as many words as possibly from the grid. Sometimes the grid contains nearly all constanants and you’re left typing xgh combinations in, hoping to strike lucky, otherwise you can’t type quickly enough to list all the words available.

    Hang on, it’s much better explained here in the rules of the game.

  5. daisy
    March 19th, 2006 21:16

    Fi, you’re welcome; Karan, thank you! I suspect that I’m to blame for the sheep game but I’ve not linked to zefrank in yonks so it’s a timely reminder!

  6. mad musings of me
    March 20th, 2006 01:57

    You clicked

    It is just over a year since I installed “MyBlogLog” to track where you, my dearly beloved readers, are going. It’s not a perfect stats package – amongst other things, it was only last week it was able to record…

  7. razorhead
    March 20th, 2006 16:20

    The llama song http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/llama.php I find this knicker wettingly funny for some strange reason.

  8. ju
    August 15th, 2006 22:02

    try the http://www.farfadas.com for your children

  9. daisy
    August 15th, 2006 22:37

    Hello ju, did you mean Les Farfadas.net?

    “Attache tes oreilles, ca va décoller!”

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