Cool Sites – March 13, 2013

Posted on Mar 10 2013 in Cool Sites by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: Andrew Murray – The Deeper Christian Life: Daily Fellowship with God
3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Ten Uses for Plastic Milk Jugs
3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Fun Phonics
3.4 Homeschooling: 2012 Top Homeschool Special Needs Blogs
3.5 Technology: Online Timers
3.6 Outdoor Family Fun: Virginia Birds List
3.7 English: Specialty Dictionaries and Glossaries
3.8 Preparedness: 10 Necessities for Your Car Emergency Kit
3.9 Arts and Crafts: Tutorial – Finger Knitting for All Ages

 

3.1 Christian Resources: Andrew Murray – The Deeper Christian Life: Daily Fellowship with God

Hear a professionally read audio from a book by Andrew Murray, The Deeper Christian Life: Daily Fellowship with God. The link is to part one of eight found on YouTube or the Librivox website.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nb81r1iTTwU&feature=youtu.be

http://librivox.org/the-deeper-christian-life-by-andrew-murray

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3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Ten Uses for Plastic Milk Jugs

There’s nothing thriftier than reusing what would ordinarily be trash. Here are gardening and other uses for the humble empty milk jug.

www.livingonadime.com/recycling-plastic-milk-jugs

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3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Fun Phonics

This free, basic phonics program includes some U.S. geography as a bonus. Also, see links to other phonics sites. The reading booklets previously sold are free to download and print now.

www.funphonics.com

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3.4 Homeschooling: 2012 Top Homeschool Special Needs Blogs

Homeschool parents voted this collection of blogs to be the ten best for encouragement and information. If your family includes someone with a special need, take a look!

http://hsbapost.com/2013/02/27/2012-top-homeschool-special-needs-blogs

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3.5 Technology: Online Timers

Choose from among a number of timers to suit your needs, preferences–or whim! Using a fun timer that goes “BOOM!” at the end of the designated time can make a math drill or fast pick up session more fun.

http://timer.onlineclock.net

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3.6 Outdoor Family Fun: Virginia Birds List

Do you know what birds are found in Virginia? Start by printing this handy list (check off birds as you observe them), gathering your birding gear, and getting outdoors–with the kids!

www.thevlm.org/files/doc/VLM-BirdingCup-SpeciesList.pdf

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3.7 English: Specialty Dictionaries and Glossaries

This website goes into all sorts of professional fields and subspecialties to offer a selection of special dictionaries. It may be worth bookmarking for future reference.

www.alphadictionary.com/specialty.html

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3.8 Preparedness: 10 Necessities for Your Car Emergency Kit

Grandparents.com offers suggestions for what everyone needs to carry in the car for emergencies. The obvious things like jumper cables, auto fluids, and water–for cars and humans–are joined by trusty duct tape, a first aid kit, and a few more items. Ask your kids if they think they know what the 10 things are. (There’s Life 101 sneaking into the game again!)

http://shar.es/jaAvg

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3.9 Arts and Crafts: Tutorial – Finger Knitting for All Ages

Keeper of the Home recommends the old craft of finger knitting to all ages; her 7- and 8-year old daughters are enjoying it. There are clear photos with good written instructions and links to items to make from your work.

www.keeperofthehome.org/2013/02/finger-knitting-the-perfect-winter-craft-for-all-ages.html

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