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Jan Brett’s Videos and Activities

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Jan Brett’s Videos and Activities

With over thirty six million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the nation’s foremost author illustrators of children’s books. Her books are known for colorful, detailed depictions of a wide variety of animals and human cultures ranging from Scandinavia to Africa. Her best-known titles include The Hat, The Mitten, The Three Snow...
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology. The reviews have five different sections, including a plot summary, a section providing the essential information you need to make a...
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Dinosaurs for Kids!

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Dinosaurs for Kids!

Learn about dinosaurs with KidsDinos.com. Find out which dinosaur was the largest, which was the smallest, which had the most horns, the longest neck, or which ate the most food. Dinosaur-related games, activities, and other fun and educational tools, including a map of which dinosaurs lived where in the world 227,000,000 years ago!
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Pre-school and Kindergarten Activities

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Pre-school and Kindergarten Activities

A Homeschool Curriculum for Pre-school and Kindergarten, by Lillian Jones at BestHomeschooling.org is an excellent collection of links to educational and fun activities for helping young children learn. An excerpt: “Can anyone recommend a curriculum for pre-K and kindergarten?” This is a frequent question homeschooling bulletin boards and email lists. It’s a perfectly reasonable...
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Lunar Eclipse

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Lunar Eclipse

A total lunar eclipse will take place on December 20/21, 2010. It will be visible after midnight Eastern Standard Time on December 21 in North and South America. It will be the first total lunar eclipse to occur on the day of the Winter Solstice since Dec. 21, 1638. A lunar eclipse occurs when...
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PuzzleChoice

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PuzzleChoice

PuzzleChoice offers a large selection of kids’ Crosswords, Word Search puzzles, Number puzzles, Wordplay, Logic puzzles, Brainteasers, Animal Rhymes, Kids Sudoku puzzles. Choose from a selection of printable puzzles or go to the Puzzles & Games to play Online, including Concentration, Tic-Tac-Toe, Memory, World Capitols, Jigsaw puzzles, Pac-Man, Pong, Slider, coloring games and many...
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Google Search

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Google Search

As the most powerful search engine online, searching is at the heart of everything done at Google. Their engineers work every day to solve the hardest search problems, and thus improve your online experience, and they’ve built in shortcuts to many of the most popular searches. A few favorites include: Weather: To see the...
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Make a 3D Snowflake

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Make a 3D Snowflake

Looking for a fun Christmas craft to create with your kids? This beautiful three-dimensional paper snowflake is a little more complicated than the usually seen two-dimensional paper snowflake, but it looks excellent and is a suitable craft for children adept with scissors and patient in making crafts. It will produce a 6-armed three-dimensional snowflake...
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Clothespin Button Racers

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Clothespin Button Racers

These fun do-it-yourself Clothespin Button Racers from the Almost Unschooling blog are a delight for kids who love creating their own fun! A handful of items you probably have laying around, some simple instructions, clear photos, and an invitation to hours of learning and adventure!
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20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web

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20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web

“20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web” is a short, sweet, illustrated, free online guide for anyone who’s curious about the basics of browsers and the web. If you have a budding webmaster in your home this might be a good resource to keep handy as it covers the Internet, how the...
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