July 23, 2014

“We Both Read” Series – Gives Kids Patience-Power for the “Slower” Words in English

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The “We Both Read” series, featuring one page of simple vocabulary for the child to read and the next page with more difficult vocabulary (allowing parents to introduce new words) is frankly BRILLIANT.

My husband and I read with our son nightly since he was stuck in utero. We are continually defining word meanings. He loves to read out-loud with us, but becomes irritated when we have to stop too many times to clarify word meanings.

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Book Review: Miss Nelson is Missing – Insouciant and Entertaining

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Every child can relate to the setting and characterization of the first line, “The kids in room 207 were misbehaving again.” School is the one thing in common with all First World children. You mix school with misbehaving and you have their full attention.

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Kid Inspiration – How to Explain Halloween History to Kids

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A festival is a party to celebrate the end or beginning of something the people of a culture think is important. In America, many of our holiday festivals are a blend from older celebrations in other countries, just like our people are a blend of people who arrive here from other countries. Halloween is such […]

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Media Inspired Super Powers: Children’s Technology Review

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Hello YouthMUSE Fans and Home Eductators!

I have been out for most of the summer doing Educator training and working at my new digs The Delphian School in beautiful Sheridan, Oregon.

I am back on-line and will start to send you a few new sites and ideas for inspiring your children.

My first link is to the website Children’s Technology Review.

Children’s Technology Review is a monthly PDF newsletter — modeled in the spirit of Consumer Reports — designed to summarize products and trends in children’s interactive media. There is no advertising content, in any form.

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Fun London Series Book Review

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“I have always loved life and I find the people I meet to be of great interest. I believe in the basic goodness in all of us and in the joy of creating. I write to bring some of my joy to others. Remeber, if you’re not having fun, you’re not doing it right.” Fun London

My name is Fun London. I write for kids. The reason I write is to entertain and inspire kids to live more creative and positive lives. I would also like to increase their interest in reading.

I started writing because I got tired of reading the stories that populated the school readers for students to study in English classes.

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Lesson Plan: Basic Spelling and English Terms for ESL or Beginning Readers

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Understanding the very fundamentals behind speech is a step most forgotten. Yet, it is a basic building block when teaching any language to a child or adult alike.

This is the first lesson I put together for my ESL students this summer. It was a precursor to teaching spelling fundamentals. I hope you find it useful for your students or children.

This lesson utilizes creative games and word meanings that you may not have seen before…

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Educator Tool Review – The Way to Happiness Kit

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About 8 months ago, I requested an Educator Kit from The Way to Happiness Foundation International for use at school.

You can’t help but support a group with this sort of Mission Statement:

The mission of The Way to Happiness Foundation International is to reverse the moral decay of society by restoring trust and honesty the world over through the publication and widespread distribution of The Way to Happiness, a common sense guide to better living.

That mission is accomplished on a grass-roots level, worldwide, by individuals who share The Way to Happiness book with others and so bring about an increase in tolerance and understanding between families, friends, groups, communities, nations and Mankind—making a safer, less violent world for all.

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Super Powerful Educational iPad Apps for Kids

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Attention Home Scholars and Home Schooler!

Attention astute Parents who subscribe to the philosophy “join them” rather than “fight them” when it comes to using technology to forge a child’s education ahead.

The iPad is not just for business and entertainment; it has fantastic educational application for your kids to grow their Super Powers.

Here is a list of a few of these iPad apps recommened by our guest blogger, Melissa Taylor.

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Free On-Line Academy for Super Power Skills

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Parents, Teachers, Kids: Would you like to view over 2,200 10-12-minute digestible FREE videos designed to tutor kids and adults alike on different subjects such as K-12 math, biology, chemistry, physics and even some finance and history?

Well, you Khan!

The “Khan Academy” is a not-for-profit site with the goal of improving education and giving a FREE education to anyone, anywhere in the world.

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Book Review: Becoming a Nation of Readers, What Parents Can Do

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I have found an EXCEPTIONAL book that I feel should be embedded into every Parent and Teacher Manual that every was, is, or will be.

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