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nicole lamoreaux

KneeBouncers | Free Toddler, Preschool, Educational Games and Fun - 53 views

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    KneeBouncers is a whole lotta fun. Educational games, fun and activities to stimulate your baby or toddler and begin the learning process. Colorful animated graphics combined with great sound effects, excite and entertain babies and toddlers alike. Kneebouncers is educational. Your budding genius will start to understand the cause and effect principle, ABC's, numbers, colors, shapes, but mostly they'll just squeal with delight. So if you have a little one clamoring for the keyboard, plop them on your knee and let the bouncing (and learning) begin!
Eric G. Young

Child Slavery Reaches Record Levels In Haiti; Poverty Blamed As Cause « Civil... - 20 views

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    There is a startling new report just released by the Pan American Development Foundation, reporting that almost 225,000 Haitian children have been forced into child slavery in Haiti as a result of poverty. Most of the children - nearly 2/3 in fact - are young girls, and are subjected to extreme physical, psychological, and sexual abuse.
Lisa Bradshaw

WatchKnow - Videos for kids to learn from. Organized. - 90 views

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    What is WatchKnow? Imagine hundreds of thousands of great short videos, and other media, explaining every topic taught to school kids. Imagine them rated and sorted into a giant Directory, making them simple to find. WatchKnow--as in, "You watch, you know"--is a non-profit online community devoted to this goal
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    Videos for kids to learn from. Organized.
MJ Kraus

Mind - When a Parent's Love Comes With Conditions - NYTimes.com - 0 views

  • praising children for doing something right isn’t a meaningful alternative to pulling back or punishing when they do something wrong. Both are examples of conditional parenting, and both are counterproductive.
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  • unconditional acceptance by parents as well as teachers should be accompanied by “autonomy support”: explaining reasons for requests, maximizing opportunities for the child to participate in making decisions, being encouraging without manipulating, and actively imagining how things look from the child’s point of view.
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    Conditional parenting vs. unconditional love, with research support
Ed Webb

Web-monitoring software gathers data on kid chats by AP: Yahoo! Tech - 0 views

  • Parents who install a leading brand of software to monitor their kids' online activities may be unwittingly allowing the company to read their children's chat messages — and sell the marketing data gathered.
  • Software sold under the Sentry and FamilySafe brands can read private chats conducted through Yahoo, MSN, AOL and other services, and send back data on what kids are saying about such things as movies, music or video games. The information is then offered to businesses seeking ways to tailor their marketing messages to kids.
  • a separate data-mining service called Pulse that taps into the data gathered by Sentry software to give businesses a glimpse of youth chatter online. While other services read publicly available teen chatter, Pulse also can read private chats. It gathers information from instant messages, blogs, social networking sites, forums and chat rooms.
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  • Parents who don't want the company to share their child's information to businesses can check a box to opt out. But that option can be found only by visiting the company's Web site, accessible through a control panel that appears after the program has been installed. It was not in the agreement contained in the Sentry Total Home Protection program The Associated Press downloaded and installed Friday.
Marty Daniel

Crimes Against Children Research Center - 0 views

  • he nature of crimes in which online predators used the Internet to meet and victimize youth changed little between 2000 and 2006, despite the advent of social networking sites. Victims were adolescents, not younger children. Most offenders were open about their sexual motives in their online communications with youth. Few crimes (5 percent) involved violence
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    This is interesting. With all the hype it's interesting that the facts don't support the hysteria.
Steve Ransom

Joachim de Posada says, Don't eat the marshmallow yet | Video on TED.com - 0 views

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    In this short talk from TED U, Joachim de Posada shares a landmark experiment on delayed gratification -- and how it can predict future success.
Steve Ransom

Kideo Player! - 0 views

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    Interface that makes searching/viewing of youtube content safe for kids.
Liane St. Laurent

Reviews and Ratings for Family Movies, TV Shows, Websites, Video Games, Books and Music - 1 views

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    Family Entertainment reviews and ratings for movies, television, video games, music CDs, books, and web sites.Common Sense Media helps parents choose what's best for their kids.
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    Lessons on internet use.
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    Register for a free account and access: Curricula/scope&sequence across grade levels Classroom lessons Parent resources and MORE! This site is all about teaching age appropriate and responsible use.
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