The purpose of this newsletter
is to share with parents and teachers ideas we are working on as well as those e-mailed to
us related to our site. We are a group of parents, and concerned adults, just like
yourself and our goal is to provide our children with a safe, fun, and educational
site. This is a free site that can only succeed with your help and participation.
Please get involved! Send us your suggestions, forward this e-mail to your
friends, or click here to e-mail them the URL.
Currently we have children and
adults submitting stories from various parts of the world. We encourage you as a
parent to get involved and submit your own stories and encourage your kids to do so.
There are "rules" for submitting stories and those rules are intended to
ensure that your children are not exposed to any form of offensive material. Click here to see the rules. If you
have suggestions regarding this issue please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The following are issues that
we would like your feedback on. We would also like your ideas as we will include it
in the next issue for other members feedback.
1- A suggestion came in
regarding the see-a-story section. We have purposefully replaced some words with
suggestive images, but have not included the word itself next to the image. We
thought that this would stimulate the child to search for an appropriate word to use.
We thought that including the word next to the image would take some of the
challenge out of figuring out the right word. The suggestion was that we should
include the word...what do you think?
2- We are developing programs
for schools and community centers in order to create classroom/community center presence
on our site. Teachers will be able to choose a theme and have their students write
stories on that theme. If you are a teacher or you would like us to work with your
local school let us know. We are
looking for volunteers as local liaisons between Goodnight Stories and local schools and
3- We have started reviewing
products that are of educational and fun value for kids. We reviewed the StoryMaker and were very impressed; a
bit expensive but a lot of fun. We have asked Gift Box,
our shopping partner to carry it. Please help us get more products reviewed.
We need suggestions on good products and volunteers to review them. E-mail us with your thoughts.
4- We would like to add a few
more sections but will need volunteers to help us pull it together. These sections
include a crafts section, a recipe and cooking
section, a Pen-Pal list, and chat.
We will not be able to do any of these without your help. We need volunteers for
editors, moderators, and coordinators. Please e-mail us if you are interested, and please
talk to other parents in you circle of friends...we need your help!