Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Our New Addiction



We recently stumbled upon the website: FreeRice.com and spent close to an hour playing its vocabulary game. For every word definition you get correct, 20 grains of rice are donated to the United Nations World Food Program. The combination of learning, competing and doing something good for the world makes it an unbeatable combo for us.

Some words were easy, like "ecru" and "chutzpah" (we haven't lived in NYC for more than a decade for nothing!). Some we learned: who knew "concrescence" means "growing together"? And others like "mahout" (an elephant driver) will come in handy when we finally take that dream vacation to India.

This is a great way to pass a few minutes on a dull day at work or for a teen to prep for the SAT. We are warning you: FreeRice.com is TOTALLY ADDICTIVE!

3 comments:

Rachel said...

Ohmigod. so much fun!

Girl-Woman said...

OMG, this is bringing out my OCD. I just added you to the TB blogroll.

bluesky said...

Another great charity site is AIDtoCHILDREN.com. It donates money to children in need through World Vision.

AIDtoCHILDREN.com is a dual-purpose site for building an English vocabulary and raising money for under privileged children in the most
impoverished places around the world.

Check it out at http://www.aidtochildren.com

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