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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Getting Your Child to Fall in Love With Reading!

I found this wonderful web site that is giving away free subscriptions.http://www.mightybookjr.com Here is what this site has to offer.
Animated Children Books Online
A Library of 900 Books, Story Songs, Lesson Plans, Quizzes and Games
TRADITIONAL Classrooms – ESL Students – Kids With SPECIAL NEEDS
There's Always Something New To Inspire Your Kids To Read
This web site will help children discover the joys of learning to read with books that will captivate their imagination and hold their interest.They have books for children ages 2 to 10 years old.Just enter this code:(learntoread) and you will have access to this site for a year.What a Great Deal!Hurry it's only for for a limited time!

P.S.Please copy and paste the link in your browser,because I don't know how to make the link work.If any knows how to put links in posts please let me know.Thanks
Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Factortree, A better way to learn math

I am a BuzzAgent and I received free samples and coupons. They have this offer going now that will help your little ones with math.

A better way to learn math

Every student learns differently — shouldn’t your child be taught math in the way that works best for them? The team at The Factor Tree think so. Which is why their online supplementary math education platform adapts as your child learns, to ensure your pre-K to 6th-grader is always taught in the way that gets the best results.
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* Combines a state testing-compliant curriculum, world class educational theories and innovative technology to create a better learning tool

Visit https://www.thefactortree.com to learn more about its distinct approach to education and sign up for your free two-week trial.

This program would make a good learning tool.What I like about it is,that you don't have to add a credit card until after you finished you trail period.

Survays That Pay

I have been doing survey for many years and I really enjoy doing them.The company that I like the most is www.opinionplace.com.They pay you within two weeks and you don't have to have a minimum payout.The best thing is that they will pay you by PayPal! This site http://www.looxsy.com is also a wonderful site where all you have to do is sign in whenever there is a discussion and just reply to it a they will pay you 10.00 every month,with PayPal.They only have a few discussions every month,so it is really very easy.And if you are chosen to participate in focus groups you will get payed more.You won't make a lot of money but its something to do and is fun.
I only join sites that pay you cash because a lot of the ones that pay in points cheat you because you only make 500 points or less but it takes 5000 points or more to cash out! What a rip off!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Super Stars

I got this new book which I thought was super cool! It teaches children to have good self esteem.Which is very important, because it will help our children to become will rounded adults. This book: It's Okay to Be Different along with this craft would make a good lesson for children of any age.You can hang it in their wall in their room and read it to your child every so often and make new stars as the learn new things.


In this activities your child will learn about their positive characteristics.
You will need:

one sheet of yellow paper for each child
scissors
crayons
hole punch
string
star pattern
paper clip

Directions:
1. Make a star shape and let the child cut out the star.
2. Discuss how we all have characteristics that makes us special.It may be something they enjoy or something about their bodies.Let your child share what they think to be their special characteristics.
4. The children can either draw their picture or put a picture in the middle of the star,then ask the to tell you what they think are their special characteristics, for the children to write or you to write in the points of the star.
5. Tape ribbon on the star an hang it from the ceiling.
For more crafts like this one buy this book: Ready-to-use Self-esteem activities for young children by Jean Feldman
My daughter drew her own picture.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

PreSchool Prep a Great Progarm for Kids

There is one tool that I used that is very useful in teaching your children. Preschool Prep Pack - 4 DVDs (Meet the Letters, Meet the Numbers, Meet the Shapes, Meet the Colors)
My 17 month daughter can count from 1 to 10 and she know some of the shapes and colors! And my 3 year old daughter knows all her ABC's,colors, and can recognize numbers from 1 to 30 and she can recognize 60 sight words and can read a little which is really amazing!
So I can't say enough about Preschool Prep Company.They really know what they were doing when they made this learning program.