100 Links (December 2009 / January 2010)

100 Links (December 2009/January 2010)

Nearly every day I add recommended links to the Hilltown Families bank of on-line resources.  Some of you might find these links well suited for your family, others, maybe not so much.  But it’s a fun and useful list worth perusing!  If you have a link you’d like to share, post it in our comment box.

Where are these links? You won’t find them on your blog reader nor via email if you subscribe to our newsfeed.  But if you visit the blog on-line and scroll half way down, on the left you will find the column, “Links We Recommend,” with a list of our most recent recommended links.  If you haven’t been visiting the site regularly to peruse these great resources, not to worry – below is the last 100 links we’ve posted in the past two months: (you will need to use the “back” button to return to this page).

Archived Lists of 100 Links: If you’d like to peruse our List of 100 Links from months past, click HERE and then scroll up or down.

  • RECALL: Children’s necklace recalled due to high levels of cadmium
  • Homeschool Groups and Resources in Massachusetts
  • Cyberbullying Tips
  • Examples of Social Studies Flowchart Notes
  • Grey Matters: Explore the Mind
  • Connecticut Science Center (Downtown Hartford, CT)
  • Virtual Field Trip: Pistachio Grove
  • Learn with Math Games
  • Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement
  • Cool Cosmos
  • Thinking of getting a tutor? Ten questions you must ask
  • Homeschool Curriculum and Info
  • The Lego Dilemma: Do Lego’s instructions hamper kids’ creative play? (article)
  • MLK Birth Home Virtual Tour
  • 50 winter adventures in MA under $50 for a family of four
  • Eight Going on Eighteen: Our Daughter and Early Puberty (article)
  • Ban Poisonous Additives (BPA) Act of 2009
  • Descriptive Writing and the 100th Day of School
  • 100 Ways to Represent the Number 100 (Mathwire.com)
  • Celebrate the 100th Day of School! (Scholastic)
  • Celebrate the 100th Day In 100 Ways (Lesson Plan)
  • Teaching The Hudson Valley
  • Virtual Tours of Historic Cities
  • ClarKids (Clark Art Museum Page for Kids)
  • 100th Day of School Activities
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Lesson Plans
  • How Cheering Your Kids On Helps Them Stay Healthy (article)
  • UVA Virtual Lab (science)
  • Free tutoring under the No Child Left Behind Law (article)
  • Lee Youth Associatio (Lee, MA)
  • Interactive Educational Gaming Resources
  • What Kids Can Do: Focus on Smart Eating
  • Developing Science Vocabulary
  • The War on Kids (documentary film)
  • The Sociology of Breastfeeding (podcast)
  • US Geography: AwesomeAmerica.com
  • Pioneer Valley Red Cross
  • Hampshire County Cares
  • The Best Places Online To Learn About Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa
  • History of New Year’s Eve (video)
  • Educational Games and Activities for Kids (all ages)
  • World Geography Games
  • Liberty’s Kids (U.S. History, Videos)
  • Scoutsongs.com Virtual Songbook
  • LD OnLine
  • Earthquakes for Kids
  • The Massachusetts Public Flu Clinic Finder
  • 5 Money Saving Tips for the Holidays
  • Calendars Through The Ages
  • Maple-Syrup-and- Snow Candy

  • Maple Math: Symmetry in Nature
  • The Sugarmaker’s Times (Maple Sugar Blog)
  • Worldometers (real time world statistics)
  • RECALL: Timberland Recalls Children’s Boots Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
  • Birding Links for Massachusetts
  • The 10 Best Food Documentaries of All Time
  • Taboo topic: Is it normal for a 9-year-old to be thinking about sex?
  • Museum Exhibit: The Secrets of Tomb 10A: Egypt 2000 BC (Boston, MA)
  • Winter Crafts for Kids
  • Concerned Citizens of Russell
  • Make these Fan-Tastic pleated paper snowflake fans for holiday snowflakes!
  • Tips for talking to kids when celebrities disappoint
  • RECALL: Toy Trucks Recalled by Variety Wholesalers Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
  • Smithsonian’s History Explorer
  • University of Nebraska: 4-H Embryology
  • World History Matters: A Portal to World History Sites
  • My Jewish Learning: How to Play Dreidel
  • Read about shrines for “Children’s Day,” a Solstice celebration
  • Science Q&A: Why are icicles so clear, while ice cubes and lake ice are cloudy?
  • Eco-Gift Idea: PlanToys Stacking Tree
  • Eco-Gift Idea: Baufix Airplane Model Set
  • Eco-Gift Idea: Dragon Tire Swing
  • Eco-Gift Idea: Bamboo Marble Run
  • Eco-Gift Idea: Recycle Truck
  • Northeast Unschooling Conference in Wakefield, MA (August 26-29, 2010)
  • Daily Hampshire Gazette’s annual fund drive sees greater need (article)
  • Gothic & Medieval Art, History & Architecture
  • $700 Billion Buys Lunch for Every Child in the U.S. for 29 Years (article)
  • People Putting Food First Newsletter
  • Organic Christmas Trees In Demand
  • 7 Crucial Internet Rules to Keep Our Kids and Teen Safer Online
  • Credit Unions and CSAs: A perfect match (blog post)
  • Energy Kids: Resource For Teachers
  • The Olive Press: How Olive Oil is Made
  • Hanukkah Music for Kids: Celebrate the Festival of Lights with Music!
  • Study: Preschoolers watching TV at home-based daycare may spend hours in front of TV screen
  • How to Host a Preschool Christmas Party (article)
  • The New WIC Food Package
  • Handmade Christmas Stockings and Tree Skirts made from Recycled Sweaters (DIY)
  • Eco-Friendly, Handmade Advent Calendar for Green Kids (DIY)
  • Toy for Joy Campaign in Western Mass
  • ThinkGreen.com
  • Braille Bug
  • National Park Service: Archeology for Kids
  • Holiday Food Safety Success On-Line Kit
  • Make a Gratitude Cake
  • Thanksgiving Gratitude Tree: A Fun and Easy Activity For The Kids (article)
  • Parenting 101: Talking about money with your kids and teens
  • Ark of Taste: Growing and Eating Endangered Foods
  • Largest crib recall in U.S. history announced
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