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Mentors – Who Will You Choose?

When I was about 12 years old, my parents enrolled me in an after school program.  Really, it was just a glorified babysitter.  While there, though, I met a woman who was a volunteer tutor in the program, but at the end of the year, only the word mentor could apply to her. An avid reader, she helped me learn to read in English

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Beyblades

My son is obsessed! Obsessed with Beyblades! I hear the spinning sound in my sleep. But, I don’t mind. This hobby has plenty of benefits, the least of which is it keeps him busy for hours. Beyblades is a Japanese manga series which focuses on these kids who battle each other using highly powerful spinning tops called “Beyblades”. The toy line incorporates the Beyblades

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Reading ‘Round the World!

According to the World Almanac, there are 193 countries in the world.  In those 193 countries, there are at least 6900 languages spoken!  That number of languages is hard to even imagine.  The world record holder for most languages spoken is 58.  That’s only about .8% of the total languages. With that many different ways to say “Hello,” it’s easy to think that people

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Money Lessons for Students

FoolProof Teacher is a website with tools for educators and students that teaches students about money and personal finances. The founder of the website, Will deHoo, lectures schools on tips for students on how to become money savvy. The lectures have proved to be a success for students according to a story recently published in San Francisco Chronicle where it describes how Mr. deHoo

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Do It Yourself Crafts!

Kids of all ages love to participate in arts and crafts. It is oftentimes an easy and fun way for them to express their creativity. For homeschool parents and organizers of after school programs, crafts can serve as a helpful and easy project to partake in. There are many projects that you can make with items found around your household. Here is a list

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Togetherville – Social Media for Kids

Although students using the Internet are getting younger and younger, not all sites are age appropriate for this audience. While popular social media sites like Facebook require users to be at least 13 years old, there are some alternatives for those younger web surfers. Togetherville is a site that makes social media safe for kids to share information online. A great safety feature is

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Learning From a New Braingle

Since it is now back to school season, many teachers and parents are looking for some new and fun material that they can use with their students to keep them learning and having fun as they start off another year. Fun short games and brain teasers are a great way to get kids in the right mind set to start learning. Braingle is a

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Color Your World – Interactive Coloring Pages

From hallways to walls of a play room, there are many places we do not want our children to color on. Because coloring can be such a fun and creative activity for many children, providing them a place to do so online can help them express themselves (and save your walls!). Kidopo is an online coloring application that allows children to color online books.

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Social Network Site for Kids!

With the dozens and dozens of social network sites out there, it is no wonder why kids want to get their own account and interact with their peers. Although many sites allow kids to have an account, they may not always be age appropriate. Luckily, there are some social network sites that are made specifically for kids. ScuttlePad is designed for kids ages six

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