Monday, January 02, 2006

Interactive Calendar

If you're looking for a calendar for the new year, you might want to check out the Nick Jr. 2006 Create-A-Calendar. This is a small program that you download to your desktop. Double click the icon you'll find there (it's labeled 2006_create_a_calendar.exe) and it will open up the program.

What you get is a pretty basic calendar program. Click on a day to type in reminders. Hit Next to move from month to month. You can save what you've typed in and print out your calendar pages as many times as you like.

"So?" you might say. "What does this have to do with the Backyardigans?"

Well, when you've got everything printed out and have put it together, you'll have something like a traditional wall calendar, complete with the picture above the month's calendar. And in this calendar, those pictures are coloring pages, pictures of characters from Nick Jr. shows. Three of the pages are Backyardigans.

May's picture has Tasha pushing Uniqua in a two-wheeled cart filled with flowers. July has Uniqua and Tasha at the beach, building a sand castle. January 2007 (the calendar goes to February, 2007) has Tasha and Austin playing in the snow. Tasha is skiing and Austin is sledding on a snow saucer.

As far as I can tell, it isn't possible to print out just the coloring pages, without printing out the calendar page as well. It's two at a time, or nothing. But, if you're using the calendar as it was intended, that isn't a problem.

You do have a be a Nick Jr. member to download this, as it is a member exclusive. Also, for those of you who are Apple devotees, bad news. This program only runs on Windows 95/98/2000/NT.

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