Monday, August 31, 2009

Check out this kid friendly search engine-All Safe Sites

 The following site looks like a great search engine for young kids:


AllSafeSites is a kid-friendly directory & search engine for fun, educational and most importantly, SAFE websites.

Each site in our directory has been personally reviewed and recommended by an elementary school teacher. There are many similar web sites for kids, but a couple of things set up apart.

First of all, we have no advertisements on our page. The primary reason is that most advertisement programs are deceptive in nature and attempt to lure the user away to another web site that is often not suitable for children.

Another differentiator is that AllSafeSites is designed with visual aids so that very small children, even those unable to read, can navigate the web site easily. Most other sites are primarily text-based, making them difficult for young children to use.

Fun and Games


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

100 ways to show children you care.

Kids' who read, succeed!!!

Do you want your children to be brilliant or geniuses?

  If you want your children to be brilliant, read them fairly tales. If you want them to be geniuses, read them more fairy tales. Albert Einstein

Kids' who read, succeed!!!
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Monday, August 24, 2009

Mrs. Nay's Internet Library Branch

Discover what happens in Sandy Beach Public School Library.

Kids' who read, succeed!!!

NITBUSTERS!! to the rescue

NSWPublic Schools and NSWHealth present:

For further support and information go to

Help your kids fight W.A.S.T.E.

Wanted: Secret agents to save the planet from W.A.S.T.E...
Safe and Suitable for students 8-12 years old.
Energy Force is a fun and safe
interactive learning tool designed to reinforce energy efficiency messages.

Energy Force will go live on Monday 24 August,
but students can register to play now at
Compact fluorescent light bulbImage via Wikipedia

Students will need parents to confirm
their permission for participation via email.
The mission has begun – we look forward
to meeting your secret a
gents very soon.
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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Children's Book Council of Australia

 The 2009 Books of the year have been announced. Take a look.

                                                  suggests these websites for parents.
They can help you with questions you may have about your children's reading.
Jim Trelease is well known for his Read Aloud Handbook from the US
The National Literacy Trust is a UK charity which supports everything to do with literacy
Reading Rockets is a US site with lots of techniques and strategies for helping kids with reading

Remember: Kids' who read, succeed!!!
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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Pedagogs handy tips for parents.

 Do you or your friends have young children?
  If so, this site is worth checking out especially parents who are looking for guidance with children about to go to "big school."
 I discovered this cute and  appealing website developed by the pedagogs team.
It includes handy tips for parents and ideas to help parents prepare their children for school.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Videos for kids

Looking for suitable videos for your children aged 2-10 years-Try Kideos.
Kideos goal is to empower parents to feel comfortable allowing their child to spend time on Kideos, while also making sure children have a thoroughly entertaining experience.

There are many categories including: Cute animals, Songs and Wiggles

Saturday, August 15, 2009

NSW DET monthly online newsletter

School Parents: Helping Mums and Dads with school life

Lively and visually appealing, this is a monthly online newsletter produced by the NSW Department of Education.

Topics covered in the current issue include:

* Going Green: Tips to reduce your child's carbon footprint at school
* Starting high school
* Talking to your child about ethics
* Whooping cough
* In search of the Perfect Lunchbox
* Help your child with Public Speaking
* Homework for K-2: is it really necessary?

Read more

You can subscribe online
from Family School & Community Partnerships Bureau

Friday, August 14, 2009

What difficult things have children asked you?

Here's a selection of the best - along with suggested answers from a philosopher and from experts from the Science: So what? So everything campaign.

Your answers to 10 tricky children's questions from BBC Magazine

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