Wednesday, October 20, 2010

VIDEO VIOLENCE - versus GREAT KID'S BOOKS and FUN!

MEET ME AT THE CORNER,
Virtual Field Trips for Kids

HALLOWEEN HELPERS
A young philanthropist talks about her project "Halloween Helpers."
Learn the many ways kids can get involved in giving back to their communities.

Watch the fun Video.


Other fun websites about giving include:
* Learning to Give,
* Do Something
+ a link to a new book:
*Mommy and Daddy Do It Pro Bono.

See the list of recommended books on how kids can volunteer,
and a Learning Corner of questions and extended activities about this episode.

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Boys ARE affected by violent content:

From my trusted Guru of all things teckie,
Kim Komando

A new study found a link between violent content and aggression in boys. Repeatedly viewing violence desensitized the boys. They were more likely to consider using violence themselves. Violent video games can cause a lot of problems for children. Unfortunately, there are plenty of them around. Here are some popular video games your kids should not play.


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Get your kids
HOOKED on READING

instead of Video Games

For young boys who are reluctant readers, try:

"Rattlesnake Jam"

Wild rhyming fun, while Pa catches rattlers, and Gran cooks
them into her "cure-all" rattlesnake jam.
But will she ever cook Pa the
rattlesnake pie he craves?


For sheer rhyming fun, or if your child has
been affected by a
BIG CHANGE in their life, try:

"Ruthie and the Hippo's Fat Behind"

Moving far from friends and family turns Ruthie into a brat! Her parents tear their hair. Then something wonderful happens, and changes Ruthie back into the lovely daughter they remember.
** Parent/teacher guide includes helpful Q&A

BOOK TRAILERS



SUPER Reviews!

Autographed Copies
from my website
+ bookmarks and coloring sheets


and. . .
Christmas is Coming!


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Books for Kids - Manuscript Critiques

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