The following links are to pages that I have visited and
found useful or enjoyable or both. These links are to off-site
pages and content is not controlled by myself or my family members.
California Association for the Gifted
of the first--and best-- information sources on gifted and talented
education that we have discovered. Reading their pages verified
for us that LBUSD wasn't giving our children what they needed.
California Virtual Academy
- Free Public School for do-it-yourselfers. LBUSD is,
relatively-speaking, a good public school. This means that most
children who attend are getting a barely acceptable level of education.
Transferring to the California Virtual Academy in Kern County (serving
Los Angeles County, also) means that, since we're willing to do it
ourselves, we need not make do with LBUSD.
Sources of Information
- Headlines you can click on. Although I love the feel and scent of a 'real' newspaper, Google News comes in a close second.
Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit. One of several Wiki-projects going on or still in the planning stages. Informative and fun.
- My nine-year-old claims that she knows how to use a printed-on-paper
dictionary, but I've never actually seen her do it. She uses dictionary.com
The Internet Archive
- Their homepage explains their purpose:
The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet
sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper
library, we provide free access to researchers, historians,
scholars, and the general public.
Just for Kids
Up to Ten
- Fun and Educational for kids up to age 10.
colorful pages pop up in a made-for-kids web browser. Free pages
are enough to keep kids entertained for hours. Payment allows access to
- Great game site for kids (and adults, too, if you're not
can create your own 'toon, then run about throwing pies and other gags
at the wicked Cogs who are attempting to take over Toon Town. Fun
role-playing game for the younger set. Young users can practice reading
skills by 'chatting' with other toons. Chat default setting keeps kids
safe by allowing only canned phrases. Parent password needed to allow
free chat. Disney creation.
- One of my older attempts. I was surprised to find that, as of
9/10/05 it still exists on Tripod as I haven't touched it in over three
Lulu.com- Annie's Storefront
Offer photos, etc. for sale, then buy them yourself. Lulu will allow you to create bound
books at very reasonable, per item, prices. This link takes you
to my very own Lulu page. To create one of your own, click on the lulu