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Monday, July 9, 2001
Kids chat

Short of ideas? ó Visit idea box

HELLO kids and welcome to our weekly chat.

Fluppy: You are welcome; you are welcome to join the fun,

Thatís what Kids Chat means to some.

Some may find it quite educational,

But I would say itís rather functional.

Apart from knowledge it gives you,

Itís fun Ďn frolic and an addiction too.

Cliparti: Yes, for we keep waiting for the week to end

So we can be together with our Log in friend.


Windy: Poetry, poetry is all I hear

Is something wrong with you or my ear?

Cliparti: Even youíve got the flu, Windy dear

How it started, I dunno, I swear.

Windy: Itís all from Fluppy, I must say

But how did he get it, by the way?

Fluppy: Oh, thatís a long story Ö

Cliparti: But please cut it short.

Windy: Poetry is not what we want to hear,

In plain and simple words kindly declare

What the hell is wrong with you?

And how the hell did you get this flu?

Fluppy: Okay, no more of this. Actually Iíve been visiting this site that has brought music in my life. Gosh, was it again poetry?

Cliparti: More like a prose, keep trying.

Fluppy: So, I was telling you about this on air concert at www.kids-space.org/air/air.html. It has some lovely compositions, inspiring music and soothing songs. The best thing about this is that they have been created, yes, original compositions by kids like us. They have used MIDI instruments or music score papers and a pen to make the music. And I have this feeling that even I can create something and then send them. Since then I have been not only singing music but also talking music, walking music and sleeping music. You donít believe me, do you?

Windy: Of course we do believe you. Especially after what we just went through!

Fluppy: Really, my mother says Iíve started walking like Michael Jackson and even my snoring has become so musical.

Windy: God! Mercy!

Cliparti: Fluppy you shouldnít take everything so damn seriously. And sites like this? Please donít get so emotional. I hope you really get out of this fast. So, come on lets talk something else. Suggest something.

Fluppy: I canít think of anything except music.

Cliparti: Never mind, you give us some idea, Windy.

Windy: Hmm, idea let me think. Idea, idea, yes idea.

Cliparti: What is that, idea, idea and yes idea? Now is it you turn to get insane?

Windy: No, baby. I am talking of idea box.

Fluppy: What is that?

Windy: When you are short of ideas, simply log on to the idea box at http://www.theideabox.com/

Cliparti: But what kind of ideas does it have?

Windy: Many, indeed. You might be looking for some activity idea or some game idea. It could be any recipe to cook for your guests or some craft to pass your time or simply some seasonal idea. I hate to mention it but it has some music ideas too.

Fluppy: Really?

Cliparti: I am sure it wonít be up to your liking, Fluppy. So just forget it. What other nice ideas does it have, Windy?

Windy: It has idea of the day and in case you are looking for something different, it has that too. Yes, something completely different. Some persons find it a good early childhood education and activity resource. There is also a monthly contest, where you submit your very own ideas and win cool prizes.

Cliparti: That is something very nice. You know some kids can really come up with some amazing ideas.

Windy: Yeah, just like in amazing-kids.org/writers.htm. This is an excellent site that celebrates the achievements of children. It features some of the amazing writings of some amazing kids. Be it essay writing contest or story writing or young poets contest or any other kind of writing.

Fluppy: Windy, it has young poets contest too? I am sure I can win that contest.

Cliparti: Not again, please.

Fluppy: Why, donít you think I am that good?

Windy: Na, na you are too good but we donít think this contest is that good. You know, especially for such an excellent poet like you.

Fluppy: So what if the contest is not good,

The contestants are not good,

I know I am the best

And far above the rest.

So I am sure to participate,

Not to make others precipitate

But Ďcos I donít wish to deprive

The world from treasures of poetís life.

Windy: Good work, but wouldnít trash sound better instead of treasure?

Fluppy: You mean ________

Windy: No, no, just sound wise.

ó Ira Verma

Hey, kids! Letís be friends. You can send your suggestions and queries to us at Kids Chat. Our e-mail address is [email protected]. Cliparti Sweet, Fluppy Little, along with me, of course, are all here to answer them. ó Windy