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Links for Baby

A Baby Keepsake - Offering personalized baby gifts with the name, date, time, weight, and length of new baby hand painted in 24k gold.
A Baby's Place - Baby and Bedding! A parent's resource for baby crib bedding, toddler bedding sets, Moses baskets, bassinets, bassinet liners wicker storage and much more.
Baby Afghans - Handmade Baby Afghans for the special bundle of joy in your life. Baby Afghans make great baby shower gifts for the expected mommy and daddy! All colors available upon request. Give the new arrival a special handmade baby afghan.
Babies Online FREE Birth Announcements - Create a web page for your new baby, complete with pictures, instantly and for free! Tons of other great stuff for new and expectant parents too, so check it out!
Children's Rocking Chairs - Heirloom quality personalized rocking chairs for children - the perfect gift!
The Elegant Child - The Elegant Child of Beverly Hills proudly presents the finest selection of beautiful baby gifts and children gifts your family, friends and corporate clients will treasure for a lifetime.
La Leche League - your source for breastfeeding information.
Miss Picture Perfect - Unique custom photo cards integrating your digital photos into your desired photo card design for birth announcements, weddings and more.
Slumbersounds - How to Help Your Crying Baby Sleep. Special music quickly calms many sleepless newborns and infants. Soothes fussy babies like no other. Easy to use, money back guarantee.
Terri's Kids: Christening Gowns and Knits - Elegant christening gowns, including one-of-kind; sweater sets, knitted christening gowns, personalized clothing, baby buntings, and preemie clothes.
TracyTrends:Gifts and Potty Training Help - Potty training help for boy or girl, toilet training stickers, gifts and more.
WonderBrains Educational Toys - WonderBrains offers educational toys for children of all ages, including games, puzzles, dolls, puppets, and much more. Free shipping and gift wrapping available.

Educational Links

Abraham Lincoln - this site offers history, speeches and additional resources about Lincoln.
American Memory - Civil War photographs and links to Civil War information.
American Presidents - Teachers and students will discover exciting tools and resources to learn and discover about a uniquely American idea -- the presidency.
America's Story - This is a great web site with lots of American trivia and interesting facts.
The California Turtle & Tortoise Club My favorite pet site!
Chemicool - Find Periodic Table elements at www.chemicool.com. Chemicool.com offers chemistry information.
Child Care Lounge - Information for daycare directors and administrators, preschool teachers, child care givers, education coordinators, and advocates.
Convert It - great website if your students are in a bind on conversions.
Dorie Books - Offers free lesson plans on alliteration and vivid verbs that go along with an alliterated children's book called Thank You for the Thistle. "Great Aunt Nellie and Brent Bernard watched with wild wonder at the wide window as the beautiful birds began to bite into the bountiful birdseed.".
Echoes From The Wall - A comprehensive and balanced set of resources to instruct students on all perspectives of the Vietnam War era.
June 14th is Flag Day - Learn flag facts here.
The Story Teller - carries a wonderful line of felt boards, felt books and activities. Choose from a variety of themes including nature, math and science. Great educational product!
Groove Kid Nation: Songs for Preschools - Groove Kid Nation is an award winning educational children's music label whose goal is to introduce toddlers to the sound of real musical instruments. Ten percent of CD sales is donated to CARE.org to help fight poverty.
The history of Labor Day
Lil' Fingers - A computer storybook and game site for toddlers.
National Geographic - fun, informative site for kids, parents and educators.
Visit Poetic Power.com for a free biannual newsletter that has tips for teaching poetry. Poetic Power also sponsor a Poetry Contest for Students and award over $50,000 in prizes to young poets each year. Poets in grades 4-12 can send in one poem 21 lines or less. Educators are awarded over $1000 in prizes each year. Contest deadlines are December 1st and April 5th.
Pre-K Smarties - Parents' resource for teaching preschoolers at home with tips for early reading, children's book and software reviews, suggestions for educational toys and much more. Sign up for a free newsletter by sending a blank email to preksmarties-subscribe@listbot.com
U.S. Presidents - Learn all about U.A. Presidents while enjoying these biographies.
Resources for Everyday Child Care offers free forms, articles, links, provider poems, A - Z child care sites, graphics sites and more!
Spellarama - Print spelling games for all ages.

Reading Activities
Kindergarten - Downloadable reading activities for kindergartners.
First Grade reading activities.
Second Grade reading activities.
Third Grade reading activities.
Help your child learn history. For ages 4 to 11.
Help your child learn math.
Help your child learn science.
Starfall - Where children have fun learning to read. Free reading program for parents and teachers of K-2 students.

For Teachers
10 Steps to Developing a Quality Lesson Plan - Great tips for novice and seasoned teachers as well.
A to Z Teacher Stuff Great resource with an index to online lesson plans and general teacher resources.
Center for Civic Education - develops and administers a wide range of curricular, teacher-training and community based programs featuring cooperative learning and problem solving skills.
Educational School Program- Tom & the Magic Pig - Educational school assemblies for elementary school students. Tom & the Magic Pig discuss respect, self worth, differences, stereotypes and prejudice in a unique, fun and involving educational program.
Lesson Plan Search - A growing database of FREE lesson plans.
MyClass.net - Build a website for your classroom. FREE.
The Perseus Project - A large collection of information and visual aids about ancient Greece.
Planetary Fact Sheets - Just the facts. Planet-by-planet - great for student research projects and general information. Younger students might like to see pictures of the planets.
Pratt's Educational Resources for Parents and Teachers - Find resources for babies though high school which include: activities, games, Spanish resources, themes, ABC activities, recipes, book ideas, music, worksheets, rhymes, lesson plans, and more.
The Rainforest Alliance This site has classroom activities, field trip info and fund raising ideas. Check it out!
Scholastic offers a nice selection of lesson plans, book reviews and online activities for teachers.
SchoolCrafts.net- Lots of cute crafts with instructions. Great for home or school!
Teaching Treasures - Online activities, projects and free worksheets K-10. Teacher resources and more!

Links for Kids and Teens
50 States and Capitals - Facts about the Nifty 50! This site also has links to individual biographies on towns and cities throughout the U.S.
American Red Cross - Find out how you can help or learn more about their wonderful programs.
America's Story - This is a great web site with lots of American trivia and interesting facts.
Animal Bytes - Find facts about all sorts of animal life.
Visit to bear country and have fun with the Berenstain Bears - You'll find paper dolls, coloring pages and more at this fun site.
The College Board - High school students can go here to practice for the SAT Test.
Coloring Pages to Print - Tlsbooks.com has a good variety of coloring pages that you can print and color.
Write like an Egyptian - Write your name in hieroglyphs the way an Egyptian scribe might have written it.
Guide to Writing a Basic Essay - Useful guidelines for your next essay.
Kids Health / Teens Health - A great site to find out more about growing up, staying healthy, your feelings, your body and more. Online games about the digestive tract, heart and more. Check it out!
Little Critter - Find coloring pages, jokes and everything you ever wanted to know about little critter here.
MADD - You've heard about this organization - Find out more and what you can do to help.
Visit Mr. Rogers Neighborhood to play games, take a tour, and get arts and crafts ideas.
Park Net is an interesting site from The National Park Service. Find out about park wildlife, geological resources, volunteer opportunities, history and more.
National Reconnaissance Office's website for kids! - This fun site for k-5 includes games, simulations, and information on satellites.
Page by Page- Wondering about what it takes to write and publish a book? Find out here!
The Rainforest Alliance - This site offers animal fact sheets, tropical coloring pages, virtual storybooks and more.
Seussville - is for fans of Dr. Seuss who are interested in games, printable activities, and contests.
Today in History - Check out this site daily for historical facts.
The Toymaker - Free paper toys that you can make yourself! Where grownups and kids can spend time together making things.
U.S. Mint Coin Clubhouse - Visit this site to see how a coin is made, play games, learn about coin collecting, and you design your own coin.
U.S. Presidents - Learn all about U.A. Presidents while enjoying these biographies.
A Word A Day includes a vocabulary word, its definition, pronunciation information with audio clip, usage example, quotation, and other interesting tidbits about words.

Links for Parents
Audiblox - Resource for Dyslexia and other Learning Difficulties. A system of cognitive exercises, aimed at the development of the skills foundational to reading, spelling, writing, and math. A resource for dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia, and other learning difficulties.
Baby-Source.com - A wealth of information for parents! We have breast feeding information, support and supplies. Our child safety section has it all, everything you need to keep your children safe, including product recall updates. We have some great resources if you are planning a baby shower, recipes, games, tips and more! Stop in today and have a look around.
Family Friendly Fun and Special Needs Resources offers access to mind, body and spirit-enriching information that enhances the quality and enjoyment of family life with special needs.
Jenny's Family Daycare - A family day care provider who provides a fun and safe learning environment for children. Jenny's also offers affordable prices for parents!
Kamyra in Print - Beautiful and unique birth announcements and party invitations.
KidsHealth.org is a wonderful site containing information on health, nutrition, development, pregnancy, parenting and more. You'll find a plethora of information here!
Toy Recall - Information from the Consumer Information Center

Shopping Links

Family Tree Prints - Specializing in Family Tree Print Designs, preserving generations of heritage. Truly Unique. One of the most beautiful and elegant pieces of heritage art on the market today! Great Personalized Gift!
Fun Fotos - Creators of 3-D sports & art photo sculptures. Your photos in 3-D too! A Fun gift idea for all ages.
Gift Baskets by Candice - Gift Baskets by Candice - We offer unique gift baskets featuring hundreds of gourmet foods and snacks. Free shipping on all our gifts!
Gift Baskets etc. - Fresh flowers and specialty gifts for all occasions! Gift baskets, Russ teddy bears, bath products, candles, country gifts, collectibles and lots more.
Gift Basket Gallery - a corporate and personal gift service specializing in theme and custom designed gift baskets.
The Glorylight Candle Company - Beautifully handcrafted bakery candles including pies, cinnamon rolls, muffins,loaves and bundt cakes. Country Mason Jars and Gourmet Jelly Bean Wax Potpourri available. Unique products of superior quality.
Lesruba Books for Children - Fun and educational kids books, coloring storybooks, and rhyming picture books for boys and girls. Unique children's books from Lesruba Designs.
Little Smarties - Educational Toys including LeapFrog and Baby BumbleBee.
Mail Just 4 Me has great products for your favorite child's mailbox!
MGC's Custom Made Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles and Fine Art - Makers of hand crafted wooden jigsaw puzzles for adults and children using personal enlarged photographs, fine art prints, new or old antique maps, corporate logos and digital image files. Each wood jigsaw puzzle is custom made to order and completely personalized.
Photo Affections - Offering high quality photo greeting cards and announcements from digital cameras, film and prints. Supply your picture and text, and leave the rest to us. Easy online ordering, view your proof online.
Pilgrims UK Chocolates and Fudge - West Country fresh fudge, hand-picked Belgian Chocolates, specialty confectionery and Corporate Gifts from a family business based in Gloucester. On-line secure ordering with next day delivery.
Simply Classic Gift Baskets - Gourmet food & wine gift baskets for all occasions. Shipping nationwide.
Sweetpeas' Hair Accessories beautiful bows in many unique styles. Check it out!



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