Posted on Oct 13 2012 in Cool Sites by admin
3.1 Christian Resources: 10 Fun Bible Facts for Kids and Sunday School
3.2 Thrifty Ideas and Cooking: Frugal-Recipes-n-More Yahoo Group
3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Or…Things to Do with Toddlers
3.4 Technology: Google Chrome Education Apps and Related Websites
3.5 Music: Star-Spangled Banner First Sung – October 19, 1814
3.6 Simple Family Fun: Tabletop Football
3.7 History: Hillsdale College’s “The Constitution Reader” – Online
Learn more about Methuselah, Enoch, and Elijah, and more small facts about the world’s greatest Book. See the bottom of the article for links to other fun, interesting, and educational Bible lessons.
Find Depression-era recipes and much more that will reveal cost-saving ideas many of us never considered. Add new ethnic recipes to the family table with simple, nourishing, and filling food from around the globe. Thrifty household tips and budgeting hints make their way into the list as well.
This series of 10 blog posts suggests simple activities to do with your toddler–or let your toddler do. Thinking out of the box, one activity is destructive art (instead of creative). Have fun with your little ones now because they grow so fast!
If you use Google’s Chrome web browser, there are many, many apps in the free education section. For example, Planetarium and 3D Solar System Web are two apps that could help you study astronomy. A few more? Doremi is an ear-training music app, iVocab has unlimited free quizzes for advanced vocabulary (SAT, GRE, etc.); and Davitily Math Academy is a free place to learn and practice math. Some apps are free, while others have a cost for part of their features. Some apps have fixed websites to use online; others have mobile apps. Quizlet has a website (see the second link). (Note: some apps may not be appropriate; HEAV always encourages parental supervision online.)
The Star-Spangled Banner was first sung on October 19, 1814. Many people in the United States cannot sing even the first stanza correctly, let alone the others. Does your family know it? See the lyrics and a little of the anthem’s history at the first link; see a traditional instrumental version of the anthem with an on-screen lyrics aid.
Find the extra easy directions for some simple family fun that adds up to memories. No batteries, TVs, computers, or videos required.
Hillsdale College’s newest online educational project is the Constitution Reader Online. It’s a free, interactive, searchable, and customizable website centered around The U.S. Constitution: A Reader. It contains the same material taught in the College’s core course on the Constitution. Readings for Constitution 101 and Constitution 201 (free online courses; see previous Update item at the second link) are also fully integrated into the Constitution Reader Online. It’s never too late to catch up on your homework!