Fun & Free Stuff



Free Stuff

Free Educational Worksheets and Activities 

Great for Homeschooling!



Fun Craft Links for Kids!

Candle and Soap-Making
Free projects weekly.
http://candleandsoap.about.com/
Big Bubble Magic
Get the recipe and instructions for making "really really big" bubbles.
http://www.wetrock.com/bbm.html





Children's Sites


It's preschool on the Internet. This is a great site for small children - it has several fun games and links for parents. Lots of leaning opportunities here for everybody!http://www.noggin.com/
Has your child caught the Dr. Seuss fever? Feed that fever at this fun website.http://www.seussville.com/seussville/
Everybody loves Bob the Builder! Click on special links to see themed shows, send an e-card or download new wallpaper.http://www.hitentertainment.com/bobthebuilder/usa/intro.html
This site should keep your kids busy for days and days - download things to color, play games and get some great kid friendly recipes.http://www.nickjr.com/
Try the AlphaZoo concentration game. Great for exercising your kids' minds.http://www.playtonium.com/games/alphazoo/alphazoo.htm

Here are some great FREE STUFF links:


http://www.thefreesite.com/ - Lots and lots of free stuff here!
http://www.geocities.com/ - One of the oldie but goodie free website sites.
http://www.phonefree.com/ - No cost pc to pc voice calls!Free Online Books
Try this site for free ebooks that include "Cajun Clark's Selected Freebie Recipes" and an English-Thai phonetic dictionary for next summer's trip to Thailand or "Six Deadly Small Business Marketing Mistakes."http://www.free-ebooks.net/
Download the free Acrobat Reader so you can read PDF files on your Palm Pilot, Pocket PC or Symbian.http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/acrrmobiledevices.html
Try Project Gutenberg - the Internet's oldest producer of free electronic books.http://promo.net/pg/
If that still isn't enough, one more site for free ebooks.http://www.ebookdirectory.com/

Games


Not that you really need to be encouraged to spend more time goofing around on the computer, but this is a no miss - miniature golf online. You can play against yourself, a partner, OR play against others on the Internet in real time.http://www.electrotank.com/playGame.electro?gId=119
Lots of fun, if not somewhat strange, games. Games of skill and memory with some chance thrown in.http://www.ferryhalim.com/orisinal/
You can personalize this sliding puzzle - upload your own picture and send it to your friends.http://www.slidingpuzzle.com/puzzle.php
Dozens of free online games including jigsaw puzzles and word games.
http://www.playtonium.com/
Do you have a "colorful" psychological profile? Take this test to find out!http://www.colorgenics.com/index.cfm?pc=ultra21

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Toddler Vacation, Toddlers Activity

Upon having a child, your entire vacation plans are immediately altered. At first, it is difficult to go on any kind of vacation with a newborn. Once they graduate to being a toddler, you can take them to some great vacation spots. Here are some recommendations.

One of the best places you can take a toddler for vacation is Sesame Place. This is an especially good place if your child is familiar with Sesame Street and all of the characters. Your toddler will certainly be excited to see all of the characters like Elmo and Big Bird. Sesame Place is a one day adventure but there are also zoos and others parks nearby. Sesame Place is located in Langhorne, PA. The park is open daily until 8 p.m.

Theme parks are a great idea for a vacation with your toddler. When choosing a destination, Orlando, Florida should be at the top of your list. The resorts that the theme parks are located on really cater to families. They offer amenities such as baby changing stations and stroller rentals. They also offer food prepared specifically for children of all ages.

One idea you might not have thought of is going to an all-inclusive resort. It is becoming more and more common for the resorts to provide 24-hour nurseries. Even if you only use them for a small amount of time a day or during their nap, it is still a much needed break for you and a small amount of time to relax. Another accomodating feature is that many rooms offer 24 hours room service and a mini-fridge. While not the most cost-efficient options, both of these provide a great level of convenience when needed.

Some find it beneficial to travel leisurely when taking a toddler on vacation. A benefit of it is, there is no fear in anticipation of getting on the plane. Also, is is very likely that your child will take a nap during the ride. It is advised to travel in the evening so it is more likely your toddler will become tired during the drive so they can sleep for thee majority of it.

When travelling with a toddler, it is a good idea to plan many stops along the way. This is so you can get out, walk around, grab some refreshments, change diapers, etc. It is important to not get in a hurry while travelling, because there is going to be a lot of stress trying to rush a toddler. It is a predicament that can be avoided by allowing extra time to travel.

Also, it is important to try to maintain the same routine that you keep your toddler on while at home. If your toddler is used to taking a nap at 2 p.m. then do everything you can to maintain this. Doing this will keep your child comfortable and allow him or her to stay in a comfort zone.

Travelling with a toddler can be a difficult time for scheduling fanatics. Do your best to try to keep it loose. Plan plenty of time between activities. Most of all, don't forget about yourself. Try to find things that you and your toddler can enjoy, such as the examples I listed above. They are fun for the toddler as well as fun for you.

About the Author: Article contributed by Theresea Hughes, creator of
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