|Posted by michelle.sollicito on February 15, 2015 at 2:45 PM||comments (0)|
Disaster Preparedness for kids
Disaster Preparedness games
Multi types of Disaster Preparedness
Build an Emergency kit for kids
http://www.ready.gov/kids/games/data/bak-spanish/index.html (Spanish version)
Mickey mouse guide to Disaster Preparedness (Disney/Red Cross)
Emergency kit checklists
|Posted by michelle.sollicito on February 27, 2014 at 9:50 AM||comments (0)|
Addition and Subtraction Rock
Addition and Subtraction Rap
Money and Making Change
Struggling in reading?
Phonics Easy Readers
Read Along Stories (maybe a little advanced for some first graders)
Advanced first graders reading?
|Posted by michelle.sollicito on January 9, 2014 at 10:05 AM||comments (0)|
A great resource for Netflix streaming educational videos
|Posted by michelle.sollicito on July 15, 2013 at 5:50 PM||comments (0)|
This set of videos takes you on a fascinating tour of the Chattahoochee Nature Center - especially see the Butterfly Festival vids towards the end..
Tour of the Discovery Center
Fun with Electron Microscopes
Chameleon and Tarantula (sound is bad)
Chameleon Magnets and Tarantula
Eastern King Snake
Julia's Monarch Butterfly
|Posted by michelle.sollicito on July 13, 2013 at 5:10 PM||comments (0)|
Two part field trip to a Reptile Center near Myrtle Beach (South of the Border)
|Posted by michelle.sollicito on May 29, 2013 at 1:05 PM||comments (0)|
I have reorganized my YouTube page so that now you can see all the playlists I have created for all the different types of educational videos. I have also added substantially to the list! Tell the kids its really easy to skip to the next video if there are any they don't like! ;-)
Here is the page
Here are the shortcuts to some of the best playlists
2nd grade vids
First grade vids
Upper elementary education (3rd grade plus)
Teamwork, traits and personal safety
|Posted by michelle.sollicito on May 14, 2013 at 8:05 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by michelle.sollicito on May 10, 2013 at 9:05 AM||comments (0)|
Here are some of my favorite websites for educating kids..
Kids Know It
Offers free educational music, movies, worksheets, over 500 free educational games, free educational posters.
It is described as the most popular educational website.
Includes some great features:
- free interactive Solar System http://www.kidsastronomy.com/solar_system.htm ;
- free interactive human body http://www.kidsbiology.com/human_biology/index.php
- free history explorer http://www.kidspast.com/world-history/index.php
The NASA website has a great selection of learning activities including fun games and cool search engines and divides them into grade groups (k-4, 5-8, 9-12 and Higher Education)
KidsOLR Education Directory
Help kids with their homework - this site directory helps them find resources on the web that will help them to research and do their homework
Includes a link to this page, their full homeschooling resource library (Great selection of sites!)
The best way to teach your kids the fundamentals of programming computers in a way that seems like they are just
playing a game and having fun! Developed by Carnegie Mellon University.
Lots of online books for kids to read (interactive and fun!)
Learn all about Energy - why we need it, how we create it, types of energy etc. from this beautifully designed fun website for kids
|Posted by michelle.sollicito on May 9, 2013 at 1:55 PM||comments (0)|
If you are a "Netflix Mom" (and lots of you are - many are ditching cable and satellite and instead using Netflix to save money!) here are some tips to get the most Educational value out of Netflix!
I am actually a "Streamer" and a "DVD renter" because I find there is a lot more educational choice that way. Note that some of the instructions below will only apply if you are a "Streamer" and some only if you are a "renter".
However, either way, Netflix is a great source of educational input for your kids. Kids are quite happy to sit and watch Netflix with no help from mom! But how do you ensure that they are watching good educational safe shows only?
Before you start on Netflix, be sure that it is going to recommend to your children the kind of movies you want it to recommend to them!
Use the instructions below..
Go to Taste Profile and on the popup menu select "Taste Preferences"
Top right select from the category type menu "Special Interest"
Go to Homework help and select "Often" for all the categories
Go to Children's Age and select the age of your child(ren)
Go to Sub-genres and select "Documentaries"
If you want your child to learn a particular language select a category type of Languages and then choose the language
Now go through all the Taste Preferences and put "Never" against anything your kids should never see (adults can always search for stuff they specifically want to watch of course).
Here are some recommendations of educational dvds for Elementary school age kids (and above) you can rent from Netflix if you are not a "streamer".
|Firefighters and Other Life Saving Heroes|
|Learn World Geography|
|Popular Mechanics for Kids: Gators|
|Popular Mechanics Kids: Slither and Slime|
|Rock 'n' Learn: Telling Time||
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|Ki-Kids: Astronauts / Astronautas||
|English Punctuation: The Standard Deviants||
|Basic Math: The Standard Deviants||
|The White House: Behind Closed Doors||
|Life by the Numbers: Seeing Is Believing||-||
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|Rock 'n Learn: Addition & Subtraction Rap||
|Under the Sea: IMAX||
|Multiplication and Division|
|Eyewitness: Human Machine||
|Getting Ahead: U.S. History: Disc 1||
|The Wheels on the Bus||
|Just the Facts-Declaration of Independence||
|Rock 'n' Learn: Telling Time|
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|Rock 'n Learn: Addition & Subtraction Rock|
|Posted by michelle.sollicito on May 9, 2013 at 1:50 PM||comments (0)|
I have created collections of videos that kids will love to watch and will learn a great deal from! If you have no time to teach your kids its a great idea to simply sit them in front of these video collections and let them just watch the whole set! They will learn a lot and will love learning this way!
More to come soon.. if you keep using these same links you will find more videos added to the collection over time!
Also, if you have any tips of any other educational videos on Youtube, put them into a playlist that is public, and share them below in the comments!