The Red Fish…
Monday, September 13th, 2010 | Author:

I was convinced I had blogged about this before, but I couldn’t find it so I’m doing it now.

With our YEar 1s this week we’ve been looking at Poisson Rouge, this is a fantastic website that children love and some adults can’t stand. Why? There are no instructions. Click the mouse somewhere, drag it somewhere else and things will happen.

You start the journey in the playroom (below), try dragging the bird down or playing with the woodpecker. Alternatively, click on something, anything.

Hover over the castles in the bottom-left and go and learn a language. Maybe it’s French or maybe for your younger children, it’s English.

Also in the ‘playroom’ you’ll find constellations that form dot-to-dots, a scary choir, a board game or well, anything really! But the real challenge comes when you go through the window. This is where your time will disappear.

Through the window there is a different challenge entirely, one tht lets you hunt and find objects/fruit. There are 40+ activities and 8 objects. Some are easy, such as on the car level (below) and others are very well hidden! Don’t forget to use the map to explore properly.

This really is a fantastic website. Children can explore everything from mouse control to languages and from counting to popart. Do have a play, they’ll love it!