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Thank You For Subscribing! Thank you for subscribing to Activity Village News, a free email newsletter for parents, grandparents and teachers of children under 10. The next issue of Activity Village News will be arriving shortly! In the meantime please explore the website and discover our many resources: we now have over 5,000 pages of activities on the site with over 10,000 downloadable pdfs for your enjoyment! Artful storytelling Longform books won't appear in Explore or Search for a few weeks. Hang tight. Featured Story Virtual Tour: Panoramic Images: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History This comprehensive virtual tour allows visitors using a desktop computer (Windows, Mac, Linux) or a mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android) to take a virtual, self-guided, room-by-room walking tour of the whole museum. You can even browse a list of past exhibits, which is included on the ground floor map (see upper right map buttons). The visitor can navigate from room to room by clicking map locations or by following blue arrow links on the floor that connect the rooms. The desktop version includes camera icons to indicate hotspots where the visitor can get a close-up view of a particular object or exhibit panel. Please note: This tour is provided in Flash and HTML5 / Javascript versions.

200 Free K-12 Educational Resources This collection provides a list of free educational resources for K-12 students (kindergarten through high school students) and their parents and teachers. It features free video lessons/tutorials; free mobile apps; free audiobooks, ebooks and textbooks; quality YouTube channels; free foreign language lessons; test prep materials; and free web resources in academic subjects like literature, history, science and computing. This newly-released list is a work in progress. Please tell us if we're missing something good. Free Audio Books, eBooks and Textbooks Free Audio Books: Our collection of 450 free audio books includes many children's classics.

Interactive Phonics Rún Foghlama To teach the children to blend sounds to make new words, which is an essential step in learning to read. Tasc Information for Parents and Students That's because the rules and principles build on each other, step-by-step. If even a few crucial building blocks are missed, future work won't be fully understood. Kids can fall further and further behind. They convince themselves they're "no good at maths." 1st Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets These reading worksheets were written at a first grade level, but it's important to remember that reading level varies from student to student. After they read the passage, students then answer the comprehension questions that follow. Reading comprehension worksheets that are aligned with the Common Core Standards are indicated with the apple core icon (

A. Finding Sources Find credible sources using tools that are designed to find the types of sources you need. Here are some fantastic resources and tips on how to use them to their fullest extent: Librarian/Digital Media Specialist/Teacher - Tell one of these people your research topic and ask them to point you towards useful sources. Chances are that they know more about what’s available about your particular topic than you do. Depending on the size of your school, you may have a subject area librarian for the particular type of research you are doing. Words to the Wise: Aesop's Fables Interactive Book The Aesop for Children interactive book is designed to be enjoyed by readers of any age. The book contains over 140 classic fables, accompanied by beautiful illustrations and interactive animations. "Aesop's Fables"—also called "the Aesopica"—are a collection of stories designed to teach moral lessons credited to Aesop, a Greek slave and story-teller thought to have lived between 620 and 560 BCE. Aesop's fables are some of the most well known in the world and have been translated in multiple languages and become popular in dozens of cultures through the course of five centuries. They have been told and retold in a variety of media, from oral tradition to written storybooks to stage, film and animated cartoon versions—even in architecture. The fables remain a popular choice for moral education of children today.

Teaching songs and poems for young children. A Huge collection of Songs and Poems for Children. You will find many poems suitable for teaching young children. – I would love you to contribute more songs. The vulture eats between his meals And that’s the reason why He very, very rarely feels As well as you or I. His eye is dull His head is bald His neck is growing thinner Oh, what a lesson for us all To only eat at dinner Here is the ostrich straight and tall Nodding his head above us all Here is the long snake on the ground Wriggling over the stones he found Here are the birds that fly so high Spreading their wings across the sky Here is the hedgehog prickly and small Rolling himself into a ball Here is the spider scuttling around Treading so lightly on the ground Here are the children fast asleep And here at night the owls do peep Old jumpety-bumpety, hop and …. ….

6 Sites To Get Kids Excited About Google Maps I can remember three distinct occasions in my life where I have been blown away by technology. I will save the first two for another day, but I will say that the amazing experience of walking the streets of New York, from my computer on the other side of the world in Australia is definitely one of them. That feeling of disbelief where you wonder if it is another April 1st prank… What, they actually drove a little car all around the city taking photos??? But they did… And they continue to do so. Google Maps started as a downloadable C++ program designed by two Danish brothers Lars and Jens Rasmussen.