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Boomerang! Audio for Kids

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Boomerang! Audio for Kids

Boomerang! is an audio program for kids 6-12. In each hour-long episode, the Boomerang! kids present stories about big ideas: science, current events, history, economics, poetry, geography, jokes, mysteries and more. The ‘About Us’ page explains: “We believe that the curiosity and wonder of a child is a gift to the world. We honor...
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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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Encyclopedia Britiannica

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Encyclopedia Britiannica

Encyclopaedia Britannica offers over 120,000 articles, an updated world atlas, thousands of images and videos, an online dictionary and thesaurus, over 300,000 articles from respected magazines and journals, news headlines, a guide to the Web’s best sites, -and much more, with articles and media developed especially for children aged 9 to 14, with research...
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Kidipede

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Kidipede

Kidipede is a kids’ encyclopedia, online since 1996. A lot of kids use Kidipede for homeschooling. You can find out about Ancient Greece, or how to make yogurt, or about why fires need air to burn. Kidipede will tell you who invented algebra, and what happens in the Iliad, and what Confucius said. Kidipede...
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Arts Recipes

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Arts Recipes

Here’s a fun source for all those delightfully messy recipes for things like Play Dough, Goop, Macaroni Coloring, Peanut Butter Playdough, Non-Messy Fingerpaint, Puffy Paint, Soap Crayons, Silly Putty, Slime and all that other ooey-gooey stuff kids love! Click on over and see what fun you can have with a little flour, food coloring,...
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Free-Ed.net

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Free-Ed.net

Free-Ed.net is “the world’s largest, fastest growing, most highly regarded source of totally free education. Serving the education needs of a global community since 1997. No tuition, no books to buy, no hidden fees It’s free … all of it!” Free-Ed is geared primarily toward adults seeking to continue or supplement their education, but...
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National Geographic Kids

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National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids features different people, animals, and places each month with facts, games, activities, and related links. Browse animals from AZ with National Geographic Kids’ in-depth Creature Features, including amazing photo and video footage from the world’s wild places. Read news stories on the National Geographic Kids News Bites blog, The mission of...
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Fifty Dangerous Things

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Fifty Dangerous Things

“Gever Tulley’s Fifty Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do) (Tinkering Unlimited, 2009) is a lot less terrifying than it sounds. (In fact, a lot of it, compared to some of the dangerous things my kids decided to do, is positively mild.) In just over 100 pages, Tulley describes fifty temptingly risky and...
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Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

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Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence, or FREE, makes it easy to find teaching and learning resources from the federal government. More than 1,500 federally supported teaching and learning resources are included from dozens of federal agencies, and new sites are added regularly. FREE is among the most popular K-12 websites maintained by the U.S....
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