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education.com is a new resource + they'd love to get your feedback, so they're offering 1 fort, 2 stacking toy sets, + 3 magnetic poetry kits!
to win a set of summer educational toys, check out education.com +
by ~mod*mom~ at 27.6.08 Â©
fave features and articles -- Is my child on track is perfect for the first time mum (like me) to use as a reference. The browse by age feature is very useful! The Nature of Children's Play and Video Wasted on Toddlers, Unless it’s Interactive articles were very interesting reads.
I really like the way the parent guide is divided by grade and it had some really useful tips - thanks for the chance at such a nice prize - email@example.com
I like the preschooler articles
I like the Preschool activities section. There were a lot of great ideas! I also enjoyed the Kindergarten readiness section- I found a lot of useful information at this site and added it to my Favorites!
I like the Games and Activities section.
I like that you can look at a list of articles sorted by school year -- we're in preschool now, but I'm looking ahead to kinder.
I appreciate the section dedicated to Special Needs. I work with this population and found several resources that will help me and the families that I work with.
I really think that the "Life Skills" section is imperative! I feel that life skills are sometimes ignored and they are so important to have.
I like that they have a Community and Homework help.
What a cool site! I like the weekly email for summer time tips from teachers!
Hi! What a wonderful, much needed resource site. The features that I find most beneficial are the Learning Personalities, Parent-School Connections, "Life Skills" and "Thinking About College!" Thanks for a fantastic contest. Please enter me in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
being a homeschool mom I enjoyed reading about Learning Personalities and how different children learn differently. thanks for informing me of the website :)
The daily buzz is a nice feature and I like the summertime tips from teachers email... just signed up for that!
I like the Learning Personalities, and that they have community and homework help. Thanks so much for the opportunity.
My child is gifted in many areas and contrary to popular belief, it doesn't make life any grander!
I like that it's broken up by ages/grade.
Growth and Development, Ages Zero to Three: What Parents Need to Know
I love the fact that you can Find your child's school, and learn about teachers, students, test scores, and more!
I like the age and grade categories
I like the games and activities.
I like the search features and the way everything is divided into age and grade categories. firstname.lastname@example.org
What a great site-very informative!
I love the Is My Child On Track article. Very helpful!
I like the fact that you can browse by age or grade.
I love how you can look at articles and activities by age & grade. It's alot easier to find information that pertains to my boys. I was just reading the barefoot article and think it's great - we go barefoot all the time here and love it!
age and grade categories are helpful.
My niece would love the games and I love the fact I can search by age and grade
The games are great but the best feature is the ability to search by age and grade. It's nice to be able to zero-in when your time is so stretched already.
I really liked the berry recipes. It seems like a really good site. Thanks for the chance to win.
Thank you so much for this giveaway. What a great site. I love the information on learning disabilities. What a great resource of information. I also love the way everything is clearly marked and broken down. So user friendly.
I like the preschool activities, I am always looking for activities to keep my little one busy!
I was impressed by all the health info. So many links and links upon links at the links. I ended up learning a lot about childhood obesity.
I like the preschool activities section also,ive got grandchildren under the age of 3 an I dont like them watching TV,so im wanting to have things for them to do when they come to my house that doesnt involve the TV.It stays off ,thanks
I think the whole website is a great resource
I love the site! I've been looking for some pre school activities to do w/dd.
The parent guide and the preschool learning.
I like the Schoolfinder for researching schools, but it needs more info
the life skills section
the life skills section
Bot the "Is my child on track" and "Learning personalities" articles were very interesting and helpful. You want to steer clear of comparing your child to others but you definitely want to know if he/she needs extra help.
I liked "Why Barefoot Is Best." They love to run around with naked feet and now I feel justified to let them go for it inside.
Games and Activities section is my choice.
I love the games and activities section but I also enjoyed the recipes
I like theWhy Barefoot is Best article. I am always barefoot and I encourage my kids to be too. Now if I could just convince my hubby.
Favorite feature: how the parents' guide is organized by age groups
What a great site! There are lots of great articles, but at the top of my list is "Top 10 Signs of a Good Kindergarten Classroom" I'm glad I discovered this excellent resource!
Count me in to win educational toys for my kids. I really liked the browse by age feature and the kindergarten readiness section.
Thank you for the contest. I really like the Games and Activities section.
Games and Activities section
I like the "Keeping your kids healthy" section becaue that is always a concern I'm worried about.
I like that you can research your child's school.
I'm a teacher AND a mom, so lets see here...the magazine articles are nice. My husband is a tutor so the Adventures in Tutor is enlightening. I like the articles about cooking and stamp collecting to help parents see the educational value in "everyday" activities. What I would like to see is a checklist/form that parents could access in order to generate guides to help make the most of activities like that. Such as selecting "trip to the zoo" "age 2-6", and some printable sheet would result that would tell little extra things to do (note the large size of the elephant; ask child to try to walk like an elephant with you!) and facts (elephants eat 70 pounds of hay each day! That is like TWO of you!) to make a family zoo trip like a field trip.
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I love all the links to great resources.
My 5 yr old son has autism, and we are always looking for new toys that will engage and teach him useful play skills. I thought the special needs section was right on target with a good variety of toys that might appeal to a broad range of special kids. These toys look like they have a long life and would be good to pass on to friends!
I like the life skills and health sections. I'm going to show my son the activities for fun
My favorite article was I Can do it Myself (NAEYC). We're struggling with this right now.
My daughter is entering Kindergarten so I was very interested in the kindergarten readiness article!
I like that they have articles on the teen years. So often these all-important years are neglected.
Definately the games and activities section.
the games and activities section. Thank you
I like the Games and Activities section. Thanks for the chance.
games and activities!
I really enjoyed this article -Tips on Choosing High Quality Child Care-
The differences in Learning Personalities in children fascinates me!
There are many great features with lots of good information including Gifted Children and the one on parenting styles!
I like the article on learning personalities best
I like the Life Skills!
A really nice site! I really like the Browse by age or grade level feature. I also like the columns "Mr. Teacher" and "Ask a Child Psychologist". The articles on the home page are interesting and easy to read.
I like the way the site is laid out, and I especially liked the article on Learning Personalities.
I'm getting a preschooler prepared for kindergarten and that section is great.
I like the activities section. Lots of good ideas for games and activities that don't cost alot. Thanks for the giveaway!
I have a 4 yr old so the kindergarten rediness section is very useful. I also like the games/activities.
Thinking about college. I found a lot of interesting information there.
I like the life skills section.
i was just reading about the studies done with children in daycare. that the average daycare kids were more likely to act up and have tantrums while those at better quality daycares the children were respectful and made friends easier. i guess it does matter what child care facility you use.
i'm so glad you pals are liking features + learning at education.com
I like that it is grouped by age and grade if you decide to use the site that way. I love the activity section.
I love the activity section!
I really like that you can browse by grade and by age, I love that they have acedemic services, It's a great sight with great games, I checked one out for a 4 year old since I teach 4 year olds. it is a great site. Thanks
What a great site! I bookmarked it. We are a home educating family and I am always looking for new ideas.
Really good site! I'm a teacher and I will definitely be going back. This year I have a challenge because I'll be out of the regular classroom and in a Resource Room, where I'll be working with students from 1-7 grade. The breakdowns for each grade - with imformation about Academics, Social, and Emotional "benchmarks" will be great for helping me to understand the range in ages I'll be working with. I also like the "Easy ways to incorporate math learning at home this summer" ideas. Thanks so much!
I am a grandmother and need help so I can add to my grandchildren's life.
I really like the section on Recognizing Strengths and Affinities. Having had a difficult time with math myself I am sensitive to the special needs of each of our grandchildren and focusing on their strengths.
i like the various ways to browse/search schools. i also like the headsprout program.
wow this sounds like a wonderful idea. I love the stacking toys because the kids learn to build things and use their imagination.
the preschool articles.
I like the Earky Years and Your Parenting Style. My favorite article is The Top 10 Tips for Choosing Toys.
activities by school year is an awesome feature.
so many resources for a new grandmother!!!
I am definatley going to check them out.
Its an awesome site. I liked being able to browse by age and look up new things.
What a great site! I have a pre-schooler so that was my fav. Thanks for the great contest:)
I like the positive reinforcements...I am always looking for ideas for those. thanks!
I especially like all the stuff in the Keeping Your Kids Healthy section
Great site and love the ability to narrow down to age
I have a preschooler, and a 5th grader...as well as a 3 month old! The parent guide & homework helper is really going to help me get through 5th grade with my son! I wish I new about this site last year!!! ;)
I really like that they have categries for ages & grade level. I also like the reading recommendations.
Kindergarden readiness. Please and thank you.
My daughter likes the Games and Activities section.
I really like the Kindergarten readiness and advice on the first day.
I like the book recommendations, the Thinking about College section, and the information about Learning Styles is wonderful.
I like the summer time tips from teachers!
Wow! - The "Games and Activities" section is fabulous!! As, I'm always looking for things to do with my little man!! :D
i like the articles on learning styles, specifically how to know what her learning style is and how to use it to our advantage.
I like the weekly email for summer time tips from teachers!
I like the articles in the parent-school connection
I love the preschool articles. They have so many ideas that really work and are fun, interesting activites too. Thanks.
I like the preschool articles!
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i think the special needs section is great. My 6 yr old is special needs and anything to help educate others is very welcome
i love the games and activities section
I'm interested in the preschool sections and the learning to read. My granddaughter is just at that stage right now.
I like (need) the homework help feature and I also like the section on life skills.
I found the by age category helpful because my kid is a teenager and I hate to get past the toilet training stuff to get to information important to me. I liked the Helping your teen decide what to do after high school and money management articles. I would have liked to have a link to the test they gave to see what my teen knows and where I am lacking.
I love this site what helpful information! Great ideas for things for me to do with all my grandchildren
As an homeschooler, I like to get info from a lot of educational sites. This was the first time I recall seeing this one. I like Smart Stuff: Our Essential Gift Guide and the article about what to expect in third grade. Thanks for the contest.
features that I find most beneficial are the Learning Personalities and the money management articles.
What a great site. I love that they have a section on special needs and all those articles on autism.
Thank-you for such a great link to a really great website. So many great features to assist in so many different things for parents of school age children. I will definitely be using the math help section for middle school students. Also, found alot of information in the Learning Personalities section that will be very helpful. Thank-you to the wonderful sponsors.
The Life Skills section
this is great! the preschool section is great!
parenting guide is really informative.
I like their Games and Activities section!
I live at the beach, and have a grandbaby. I need to keep her entertained and safe, so the Best Beach Activities would make a great start. As far as products go, you didn't miss a thing. This site would be all you need. Thanks for the info!
There is alot of info. on this site. I like how it has homework help and I also like the preschool section. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com
homework help, the teen years and 20 Tips to Promote Positive Self-Esteem are my favorites. email@example.com
This site is a definate bookmark. I was so happy to read the article on preschool boys pretend playing with guns. My son will make a gun out of anything and I was really starting to get worried. Now I see it is normal and ways to curb the play instead of banning it. I was also glad to discover the Help for Speech Development: Preschool they had good suggestions for me to help my son with his speach.
I like the articles like "Warning Signs of learning Disabilities". I also like the craft projects. Children like to make things that their parents can use.
I love the articles and craft projects that are seperated by age groups. I have several children that range in age and it is nice to get better ideas to help each one. I also like that the learning activities for my son who is one and a half. He often gets bored and needs more stimulation. He is learning so fast now he is like a sponge.
Boy, this is a great site! So much information. I read about the learning disabilites the most because that is what I am dealing with with my boys. I want to win! Thanks so much for the giveaway!
Wow, what an amazing site with so much information. I really enjoyed the Parent's Guide to each grade level. They were very helpful in streamlining the information we should know for each grade level.
I like the area about Gifted Children. There needs to be more information out there for those parents to use as a tool.
i love the school finder and evaluation tool..thats so awesome :)
I like the parenting guide.
I love that you have a section on Dyslexia. My daughter has it and now it looks like her daughter might have it, too.
"Is My Child on Track?" is a great section. I have twins that were born 2 months prematurely, and checking up on their progress helps me find and address any developmental delays.
What a great site and opportunity to know if your child is on track. First grandchild and Daughters first baby, this would be great. Have 4 teachers that teach special ed in my family, they'll love this site!
My favorite feature is the Reference Desk. It has all the important articles listed in one spot so they are easy to find. I liked the kindergarten readiness section, very helpful.
The parent guide is divided by grade ... my favorite feature!
The browse by age feature is very useful!
As a speech/language pathologist these could facilitate developmental norms for child development in all parameters. Thanks SW
I like the section about detecting learning disabilities. It is so important to have early detection.
I like the Life Skills resource center and the Help With Shyness article.
I just spent way too much time looking up schools, and learning about teachers, students, test scores, and more! I explored other areas, but I want to go back and study some more. Thank you for the opportunity to win!