Reader Reviews

September 2011

All Around Dance Blog

September 30, 2011 -- Submitted by Adam, a reader from Fayetteville, AR, who is affiliated with the site.

This dance blog is intended to help younger students who want more from ballet. It features many professional ballet dancers being asked a series of more basic questions to help facilitate growth and inspire practice and determination.


Time For Nursery Rhymes

September 28, 2011 -- Submitted by Laura Brigger, a reader from United States, who is affiliated with the site.

Take a look this cool kids site. It has a blog of original stories by Laura Brigger, nursery rhymes, a little red riding hood original story, link to new kids movies, “fun things to do with kids” and rss feeds for kids. Post your own original story or rhyme in our forum, leave feedback for other writers.

Geography Quizzes

September 28, 2011 -- Submitted by John, a reader who is affiliated with the site.

Educational geography quizzes.

Planets for Kids

September 28, 2011 -- Submitted by Stephen Byrne, a parent from Ireland, who is affiliated with the site.

Learn about the planets with this easy to use website. The website is run by Stephen who’s 9 years old, he wanted to learn more about the planets for a school project. The idea came about to setup a website to help others. You’ll find questions on each planet and all the answers can be found on the website.

400 Words Just Added to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary!

September 28, 2011 -- Submitted by Morgan, a reader who is affiliated with the site.

In this post, Lauren Davis (Senior Editor, Eye On Education) talks about some of the 400 new words that were just added to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary! She also brings up great ideas for teaching students about vocabulary trends.

TJ & Pals

September 18, 2011 -- Submitted by Fran Jakubowicz, a parent from U.S.A., who is affiliated with the site.

TJ & Pals, is an interactive, educational website for preschoolers that has been kid-tested and educator approved. The primary goal of this site is to create a safe, exciting journey into letter and number recognition, early reading and beyond, while reinforcing positive values about friendship and sharing. TJandPals.com is a children’s website that utilizes verified educational principles to allow kids, ages 3 to 5 (older children love it to), to learn without even realizing that they are learning. They have also developed the technology to give kids the ability to play on the internet without being exposed to child targetted advertisements or other influences.

TheFreeDictionary.com

September 18, 2011 -- Submitted by TheFreeDictionary Team, a reader from Huntingdon Valley, PA, who is affiliated with the site.

TheFreeDictionary.com is the world’s most comprehensive reference site. Here’s a snapshot of some of the entirely free content at TheFreeDictionary.com:

- A dictionary and thesaurus with multiple authoritative sources from some of the most trusted names in publishing.

- Specialty dictionaries, including medical, legal, financial and computer terms.

- Several encyclopedias.

- Dictionaries for more than a dozen languages, as well as a translation tool for more than 40 languages.

- A literature and periodical reference library.

- Fresh daily content, including “Word of the Day,” “This Day in History,” “Today’s Birthday,” and more.

- Games, including Spelling Bee with audio pronunciation and multiple difficulty levels.

Pass the Flipbook

September 18, 2011 -- Submitted by Josh Wedlake, a reader from London, England, who is affiliated with the site.

Learn to create animations online. Pass the Flipbook has all you need to create and exhibit your own virtual flipbook animations. When you’re done drawing, you can even print them out, cut them up and stick together a real old fashioned cartoon flipbook. You can continue existing flipbooks contributed by other visiting animators, writing new endings for them, then pass them along to the next contributor. Animations can also be shared on Facebook and sent to your friends.

Teachable.net

September 13, 2011 -- Submitted by Wil, a teacher from London, who is not affiliated with the site.

Teachable.net provides ready-to-use teaching resources to download in a variety of formats. All resources are created by practising teachers and rated by site users. There are a variety of free and paid-for teaching resources that could be used for parents who are home-schooling their children or would like to give their kids a little extra help after school.

Sun Safely

September 13, 2011 -- Submitted by Nan, a teacher from Miami, Florida, who is affiliated with the site.

Educating children and teens is our first defense in helping prevent skin cancer later in life! www.sunsafely.org. is a site promoting sun protection and sun safety for kids and teens. It contains resources for teachers, schools, and parents to help prevent skin cancer. Find a bounty of resources to teach sun safe behavior from the U.S and around the world!