Category Archives: Learning Websites

Free ARDA History and Religion Website for Jr/Sr High

Free History and Religion Website for Jr.Sr High

Two of my favorite topics to study are history and religion. So when I was presented with the opportunity to review the Association of Religion Data Archives (ADRA) website, I said, “Yes, please!” As always when I do reviews, I was compensated for my time, but all opinions are my own and I was not required to post a positive perspective.

Okay, I am going to say right up front I am going to gush a tiny bit about this website. It’s SO COOL. This is like the promised land for … Read more »

Online Learning Activities for Kids

Online Learning Activities for Kids

With a learner who prefers video and learning online to just about anything else, I’m always on the lookout for new sites she can explore. Here’s a list of online learning activities for kids.

NOAA Discover Your World Activity Book

NOAA (North Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has a free downloadable Discover Your World Activity Book for children.

It is full of hands-on activities related to science topics such as the earth, weather and climate. These would be especially good for upper elementary and middle school students.

Check it out here: NOAA Discover Your World Activity Book.

The University of Illinois Science Activities for … Read more »

Always Icecream Website for Girls

Online Learning for Girls

I received a one year subscription to always-icecream.com in exchange for my review. All content and opinions are my own (except the video produced by Always Icecream).

Caroline loves to learn via technology and we have used many websites over the years as part of our homeschooling. So when another blogger mentioned Always Icecream for her daughters I thought I should check it out!  We’ve been using it for a few weeks and today I’m going to introduce you to Always Icecream. I’ll follow up with another post in a few months to give you an update … Read more »

TypeKids Touch Typing Course for Kids

Touch Typing Course for Kids

I received this product for free and was compensated for my time. The opinions are my own and I was not required to provide a positive review.

My, how times have changed! When I learned to type it was on an actual typewriter in a high school classroom filled with loud machines. We used whiteout, manually counted our words per line, and turned in actual typewritten papers to our teacher.

We certainly didn’t get to play games, earn fun badges, and follow along with pirate stories from the comfort of our own home!

Such are the advantages Caroline has learning typing today!

TypeKids … Read more »

Live HD Streaming Earth Viewing from International Space Station

Live HD Streaming Earth Viewing from International Space Station

We thoroughly enjoy learning about the International Space Station (ISS). I keep track of when it will be flying over our home and if it works out with bedtimes, we’ll go out in front of the house and watch it go over.

By using NASA’s simple Spot the Station feature, you can use the pull down menus to find the next flyover closest to your home.

Now not only can you see it when it flies over, you can see what it is flying over! This live HD Earth Viewing feature lets you watch live streaming from the International Space … Read more »

A Dozen and a Half Learning and Educational Websites for Children

A Dozen and a Half Learning and Educational Websites for Children

Caroline loves to learn via technology and she prefers to learn on her own. We allowed her to start using the computer when she was nearing age five (if I remember correctly). Along the way, I’ve collected quite a few bookmarks of educational websites we’ve used to varying degrees and a few we’ll use in the future when she’s ready for them. I’ve also included below some we learned about after the fact that are geared toward younger children. I’m sure someone else can use them!

We still tend to use the laptop for learning as opposed to the Read more »

ABC Mouse Website for Toddlers, Preschool, Kindergarten and First Grade

ABC Mouse Website for Toddlers, Preschool, and Kindergarten

Perhaps the best website I’ve used with Caroline is ABC Mouse. It is by subscription, but worth every penny in my opinion.  There are two things that set ABC Mouse apart from other learning websites.

The first is the high quality of the site in general. The graphics and production level are far superior to much of what is out there.  For example, we also use Starfall and subscribe to More Starfall, but their overall production quality is not on the same level as ABC Mouse. Caroline has definitely learned a lot at Starfall, but the quality is not quite the … Read more »

Eyewitness to History – Firsthand Accounts of Historical Events

Eyewitness to History – Firsthand accounts of historical events

History has always been one of my favorite subjects. I especially enjoy reading or listening to firsthand accounts of historical events from people who were there. It is so much more powerful than learning about it second-hand. I also think it is a much more effective way to teach.

Eyewitness to History is a website I found that provides firsthand accounts of important historical events. They include narratives, radio broadcasts, and historical documents. (It’s not a fancy site, but it has neat content!)

It is a perfect website for researching historical topics or trying to help learners understand how events … Read more »

Feeding Caroline’s Creativity with My Froggy Stuff

Feeding Caroline’s Creativity with My Froggy Stuff

A few weeks ago I ended up on A girl and a glue gun and her DIY Barbie House post. I knew Caroline would be enthralled, but I had no idea how much it would impact her!

She has watched pretty much all of the crafting videos by My Froggy Stuff and has been inspired.  INSPIRED, I tell you!  Every little thing in the house now bursts with potential to be used for “something”!

It is amazing to see how an already creative child has been inspired to new levels. All she needed was a little … Read more »