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Family Resources

 Fun Family Travel & Camping Ideas

Fun With Spanish

Fall Foliage

Homework Help

  • The library spot - find links to the best library and research sites.
  • The homework spot - Grade-appropriate online resources sorted by categories.
  • The reference desk - offers online encyclopedias, dictionary, thesaurus, atlases, and more.
  • The bartleby collection of classics of literature and verse.
  • Infoplease - based on a 1938 Radio Quiz show, this site offers special features for teachers and students.
  • Yahoo offers a list of reference-related sites, and a directory of library links on particular subjects.
  • FirstGov for Kids- Homework help is just a click away in this Federal Citizen Information Center site.
  • EdHelper.com - This site was developed by teachers.  It is a resource for parents wanting to give their kids extra practice in a variety of educational studies.
  • Scholastic- Contains resources for both parents and children in grades K-Middle School.
  • How Stuff Works - learn how all kinds of things work.
  • Ask Dr. Math - This site offers a question and answer service for grades elementary through high school.  It is maintained by Drexel University in Philadelphia.
  • Daily Grammar - sign up for free grammar lessons, or use the archives to find all kinds of grammar lessons.

Learning Fun & Crafts

  • The federal National Center for Educational Statistics has posted family activities.
  • Kaboose combines the following sites:
    • Funschool offers educational games and activities listed by grades Pre-K through 6.
    • Zeeks includes 250 games, activities, crafts, and lessons.
  • Activity Village originates from England. It includes printable puzzles, coloring, greeting cards, crafts, jokes.
  • More listings of educational links at Making Friends.
  • I-Craft.com -- This consumer web site is sponsored by the Hobby Industry Association, and contains free craft ideas as well as links for teachers to receive freebies.
  • FreePatterns.com -- Just sign up with your e-mail address to access hundreds of free design ideas.
  • Family Fun magazine offers a mini site which contains dozens of crafts and recipes for the holidays.

Movies

Kids-In-Mind helps parents decide whether a movie is OK for their kids to see by providing a list of movie reviews that are objective, non-critical assessments of the potentially objectionable material contained in movies.

Science Sites