Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Say "Cheese Brick!"

The click of these particular LEGOS will be a camera click. Lego is planning on releasing digital and video cameras this summer for $19.99 to $59.99 according to KidsTechReview. The cameras won't actually be made of LEGOs, but hopefully they will be able to take being dropped, stepped on, and chewed by the family dog like the originals.

As cool as a LEGO camera will be, you could just buy a used digital camera for cheap on eBay, and for $20 get your child started with photography inexpensively. It may not last as long, but the kids will feel like a real photographer, with a real camera, just like Mom and Dad.

KidsTechReview via engadget

Thanks to Geriann for the ebay tip!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Ice Skating at Tenney Park in Madison, WI

The Tenney Park lagoon, on Madison's near east side, is great for ice skating. The warming house was packed, but the lagoon is so big that two hockey games could be played while the rest of us could skate, or fall down, without worrying about being run over. The ice was a little rough in a couple of spots, but nothing that needed to be avoided. You can rent skates, check out hockey sticks, and the ice skating trainers that look like walkers too.

The rental rates from the park's web site are:
Adults/1st hour $6.00
Additional Hours $2.00
Children 14 and under $3.00
Additional Hours $1.00

And the hours from the web site are:
Mon-Fri 2:00 p.m. - 9:30p.m.
Sat-Sun 11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Elver and Vilas parks also have ice skating and rentals in the warming shelter. Goodman, Garner, Olbrich, Warner, and Westmorland parks also have skating and warming shelters, but they don't rent skates according to the web site.

Tenney Park
1338 Sherman Ave.
Madison, WI 53703

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