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Back to School Deals for Teachers and Parents

CrayolaStoreEveryone likes a good deal!  Here are some great deals for teachers and parents on the things kids need most when going back to school. I like to keep a bin of homework and art supplies all year round for projects, creative days, and everyday fun.

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10 Ways to Save Money and Use Less Ink

In today’s turbulent economic times saving money is a primary concern for most people. Cutting back on luxury items is easy, however maintaining home computers and peripherals is seen as essential and therefore many overlook potential cost savings related to the equipment – specifically when it comes to printing and replacing expensive ink cartridges. This article explores ways in which you can save money on printing.

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Educational Software for Kids

Everyone knows that kids learn best when they are having fun. The team at Knowledge Adventure knows that very well – they are the team behind popular kid’s educational software brands such as JumpStart and MathBlaster.

The JumpStart line is geared towards 3-5 year olds preparing for grade school and focuses on learning the essential pre-reading, early math, social studies, art, music, computer skills, and critical thinking skills they will need in Kindergarten. They use adventure, fun characters, and repetition to help kids grasp concepts and learn while having fun. My kids all loved playing the games when they were younger.

Now that they are older, they enjoy MathBlaster and testing their math skills regularly. The interactivity of the math games for kids takes the tedium away from the memorization required to grasp a lot of the early concepts. I love the idea of the Math for the Real World series, too.

When it comes to kids educational games, Knowledge Adventure continues to produce some of the best titles around. I would like to see them make some of these titles for the handheld game systems like Nintendo DS.

PS – they are offering free shipping on all titles right now – perfect for keeping the learning going all summer long.

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Zootles – A New Magazine for Young Animal Lovers

Zootles Magazine for Kids 2-6
The publishers of Zoobooks magazine have created a new magazine just for the preschool and kindergarten audience. Zootles is full of animal fun, just like Zoobooks, and it is written to be shared with young children: pre-readers and beginning readers.

Each issues features:

• A featured letter, phonetic sound, number, color or similar educational focus… concepts to encourage young scholars

• A wonderfully illustrated animal story for bedtime, story time or anytime

• Fun backyard games and challenges for beginning scientists

• Hidden pictures, mazes and activities to captivate little problem solvers

• Otto and Allie, a curious cartoon otter and his funny hedgehog sidekick

With the holidays coming up, Zootles is a perfect gift idea – one that is educational and keeps on giving all year long.