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Websites – Sept 2011

September, 2011
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Cartoon Critters
The website teaches kids how to color books, draw cartoons, and create crafts and more. Different online tools enable the user to color and print cartoons through the website. The website provides graphic step-by-step instructions which ease the use of these learning facilities.
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Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century
The website opens up the [...]

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Sites – Dec 2010

December, 2010
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History.com New Year’s Celebrations and Traditions Around the World
A collection of informative articles and videos showcasing how the world celebrates the start of the new year. Watch videos of Chinese New Year celebrations, common traditions of western celebrations including parties and fireworks, as well as read up on the history of how the new [...]

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Sites - Nov. 2010

October, 2010
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Cliffsnotes AP Tests
Check this site for ways to manage all those AP subjects and exams. A long list of useful articles on the site covers topics such as how to pace your AP English Language and Composition Essay Writing, Test Prep information for different courses, instructions on how compositions are scored, and advice about [...]

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Sites – Sept. 2010

August, 2010
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ReadytoLearnReading.org
This colorful website is designed to develop preschool reading skills with activities for children and resources for teachers and parents. Children can practice different literacy building exercises through simple games. The premise of the games is an island carnival hosted by characters familiar to the younger set, including those from Sesame Street. Exercises will include [...]

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Sites – June 2010

July, 2010
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Your Cause
Although this site is not especially targeted towards children, Your Cause can still be of interest to pre-teens and teens who are interested in raising money for their favorite charity. Users can create a customizable page explaining their personal mission and link it to a charity page all using the free basic tools available [...]

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Sites – Apr 2010

April, 2010
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We Are What We Do
Small actions x lots of people = big change. A simple enough equation, but one of potentially huge impact on our world. The people at We Are What We Do have provided a website hub to their global movement to inspire politicians, big business, and most importantly – the little guy [...]

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Sites – Feb 2010

February, 2010
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Get CNY-Savvy
Want your facts straight up? This no-nonsense site tells it like it is – wham bam, no wading through convoluted tiger tales to get the low-down. Want to know when the first day of the Year of the Tiger falls? It’s right there on the first page – Feb 14. Want the formal name [...]

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Sites – Dec 2009

November, 2009
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Visit the North Pole
If you like your Christmas white, there’s no better place than the North Pole. Kids can play games in the Elf Clubhouse, visit the Workshop, Toyshop, Reindeer Barn and Mailroom, among others. They can see a disco-dancing Santa, personalise their own story with their name, trim a tree, colour in, open [...]

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Sites – Nov 2009

October, 2009
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GlobalEnglish Kids
For Chinese parents keen to improve their child’s English skills, GlobalEnglish Kids may be just the ticket. Although you have to pay to use this site, it does offer a 7 day free trial, and the program appears to be worth the cost.  Presented in both Chinese and English, the site is aimed at [...]

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Sites – Sept 2009 - II

September, 2009
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Fun Brain
Let’s face it, all kids love to play games, so why not choose an online site that secretes education and the learning of wonderful things inside the fun? Fun Brain does just that, with a heap of colourful and educational categories for all kids – both big and little. Included is a Math Arcade, [...]

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Sites – September 2009

August, 2009
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Improve Student Performance: Reading
The key to a successful education is mastery of reading and communication, and this resource pool courtesy the U.S Department of Education does have a sizable amount of information on the subject. All the links included in this page are to professional organizations specializing in early reading and getting off to a [...]

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Sites – June 2009

June, 2009
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Very Best Kids
Look beyond the obvious commercial angle, this site is co-created by Nestle, and here awaits a serious resource with tips for raising more balanced and successful individuals. We especially enjoyed their take on how to raise a good sport, which in this age of competition is quite a feat.
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BoostKids
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Sites – April 2009

April, 2009
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National PTA
We talked about it briefly in the books section, but there’s nothing like going straight to the source. Check out the official US National Parent Teacher Association website for a cornucopia of ideas on getting involved in your child’s education, inspiration for taking action and priceless insights accumulated over some 115 years and resulting [...]

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Sites - February 2009

March, 2009
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The Role Model Program
This San Jose, California-based community outreach organization aims to recruit role models for kids, guide the mentoring process and promote the sharing of positive experience. The reason we should all care is that they’ve been at it for 20 years now, with hundreds of volunteers on board and numerous special events throughout [...]

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Sites - Nov 2008

November, 2008
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Global Citizen Corps
In association with the Mercy Corps, Global Citizen Corps is a forum aiming to get kids, mostly teens, involved in all sorts of international issues. These include hunger, AIDS, water conservation and environmental protection. In addition to information, it’s possible to join and take part in activities that take place all over [...]

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