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Smart-Mouth.org - Center for Science in the Public Interest

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Looking for a "good eating habits" site that will actually engage students? This offering from the Center for Science in the Public Interest serves up its anti-junk food message with...more
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Looking for a "good eating habits" site that will actually engage students? This offering from the Center for Science in the Public Interest serves up its anti-junk food message with clever writing and graphics. The site lets students build their own meal and see its nutritional value, and the "snacktoids" offer scores of quick facts showing the effects of a diet with lots of fast foods.

tag(s): nutrition (153)

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Mr. Rogers on Change - Simple Science Activities - PBS

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Mr. Rogers presents activities that allow adults and children to observe the changes that happen in their every day life. ...more
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Mr. Rogers presents activities that allow adults and children to observe the changes that happen in their every day life.

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Mr. Rogers on Coping With Differences -Empathy - PBS

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A child's normal curiosity can cause others with differences to have hurt feelings. In this page, Mr. Rogers advises adults to use calm explanations and words of understanding to ...more
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A child's normal curiosity can cause others with differences to have hurt feelings. In this page, Mr. Rogers advises adults to use calm explanations and words of understanding to help children learn compassion and acceptance for themselves and others with differences.

tag(s): disabilities (20)

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Mr. Rogers on Bedtime - Routines - PBS

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The change from evening to bedtime is often a battleground for parents and children. Mr. Rogers explains the struggle and suggests routines and limits to help create smooth bedtime...more
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The change from evening to bedtime is often a battleground for parents and children. Mr. Rogers explains the struggle and suggests routines and limits to help create smooth bedtime transitions.

tag(s): family (59)

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Mr. Rogers on Reading - Tips for Reading Readiness - PBS

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The importance of early reading in a young child's life is identified as the best way to help a child become 'reading ready.' Mr. Rogers shares reading tips and ...more
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The importance of early reading in a young child's life is identified as the best way to help a child become 'reading ready.' Mr. Rogers shares reading tips and strategies from experts for infants to 5 year olds.

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Mr. Rogers on Good Byes - Separation Anxiety - PBS

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Mr. Rogers has helped generations of young children understand their emotions. In this page, Mr. Rogers offers tips for fostering smoother transitions by establishing routines and...more
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Mr. Rogers has helped generations of young children understand their emotions. In this page, Mr. Rogers offers tips for fostering smoother transitions by establishing routines and expressing feelings.

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Mr. Rogers on Reading - Shared Experiences - PBS

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Sharing a book and a cuddle with a child creates warm feelings that a child carries into adulthood. Mr. Rogers explains why time spent reading to a child could ...more
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Sharing a book and a cuddle with a child creates warm feelings that a child carries into adulthood. Mr. Rogers explains why time spent reading to a child could be your greatest investment.

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Mr. Rogers on Parenting - Self Expectations - PBS

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Mr. Rogers has helped generations of young children understand their emotions. In this page, Mr. Rogers words of comfort for those of us who strive to be "perfect parent." ...more
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Mr. Rogers has helped generations of young children understand their emotions. In this page, Mr. Rogers words of comfort for those of us who strive to be "perfect parent."

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Mr. Rogers on Anger - Self Control - PBS

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Mr. Rogers has helped generations of young children understand their emotions. In this page, Mr. Rogers identifies the strong underlying feelings that can be the root of extreme anger....more
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Mr. Rogers has helped generations of young children understand their emotions. In this page, Mr. Rogers identifies the strong underlying feelings that can be the root of extreme anger. He explains the need for limits and guidance to redirect intense feelings and foster self-control.

tag(s): emotions (35)

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Mr. Rogers on Imagination - Pretend Play - PBS

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Imaginary friends are a normal part of many children's play. In this page, Mr. Rogers offers comforting insight into healthy pretend play and the value imaginary friends may have ...more
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Imaginary friends are a normal part of many children's play. In this page, Mr. Rogers offers comforting insight into healthy pretend play and the value imaginary friends may have in a child's life.

tag(s): creativity (111)

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Mr. Rogers on Death - Grieving - PBS

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Mr. Rogers has helped generations of young children understand their emotions. In this page, Mr. Rogers offers advice about appropriate ways to express with children our sadness over...more
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Mr. Rogers has helped generations of young children understand their emotions. In this page, Mr. Rogers offers advice about appropriate ways to express with children our sadness over the loss of a loved one.

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Mr. Rogers on Fears - Shots - PBS

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Mr. Rogers has helped generations of young children understand their emotions. In this page, Mr. Rogers shares honest strategies to empower children when they face the fear of visiting...more
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Mr. Rogers has helped generations of young children understand their emotions. In this page, Mr. Rogers shares honest strategies to empower children when they face the fear of visiting the Doctor and shots.

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Mr. Rogers on Sadness - Divorce: - PBS

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Divorce brings inevitable changes into a child's life. Mr. Rogers has helped generations of young children understand their emotions. In this page, Mr. Rogers addresses some common...more
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Divorce brings inevitable changes into a child's life. Mr. Rogers has helped generations of young children understand their emotions. In this page, Mr. Rogers addresses some common feelings and questions a child may experience as his/her family moves through a divorce.

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Mr. Rogers on Curiosity - Questions: - PBS

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Mr. Rogers has helped generations of young children understand their emotions. In this page, Mr. Rogers shares insight into children's need to question. He explains the child's natural...more
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Mr. Rogers has helped generations of young children understand their emotions. In this page, Mr. Rogers shares insight into children's need to question. He explains the child's natural wonder at all there is to know and learn about the world we all live in.

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G/T Cybersource - Davidson Institute

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The Davidson Institute offers a broad range of resources for parents, teachers, and professionals working with "profoundly gifted" students - typically those with both an IQ above 150...more
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The Davidson Institute offers a broad range of resources for parents, teachers, and professionals working with "profoundly gifted" students - typically those with both an IQ above 150 and one or more specific talents. The site offers enrichment ideas, advanced placement strategies, and encouragement for students themselves. Though it is applicable to a very narrow range of students, this is a very rich resource.

tag(s): gifted (96)

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Farm Safety for Kids

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Farms can be a setting for a unique set of serious accidents, so this site on safety on farms makes sense for students in rural areas. Learn how to work ...more
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Farms can be a setting for a unique set of serious accidents, so this site on safety on farms makes sense for students in rural areas. Learn how to work safely around farm equipment, grain, mowing equipment, and more. This is an area of safety that most schools overlook.

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It's Your (Sex) Life - Kaiser Family Foundation

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Published by the Kaiser Family Foundation, the primary goal of the "It's Your (Sex) Life" website is to provide reliable, objective sexual health information to young adults. In addition,...more
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Published by the Kaiser Family Foundation, the primary goal of the "It's Your (Sex) Life" website is to provide reliable, objective sexual health information to young adults. In addition, this information is useful for parents who may wish to address these issues with their teens. Much of the content deals with issues surrounding pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.

tag(s): sexuality (14)

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Mathematical Cartwheels - The Irascible Professor

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Teachers and parents alike will be interested in this parent's saga of their son's experience with an overwhelming advanced math class. Readers should be sure to read the editor's response,...more
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Teachers and parents alike will be interested in this parent's saga of their son's experience with an overwhelming advanced math class. Readers should be sure to read the editor's response, which offers a helpful commentary on when "advanced" coursework becomes excessive. The editor, a faculty member at a California University, publishes commentary on educational issues from time to time.

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Medicating Kids - Frontline - PBS

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The PBS Frontline series tackles the issues surrounding the medication of school-age children for ADHD and other reasons. It's a probing look at the various constituencies and advocate...more
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The PBS Frontline series tackles the issues surrounding the medication of school-age children for ADHD and other reasons. It's a probing look at the various constituencies and advocate groups that drive the debate. In an unusual move, the entire program is avialable on the web for those who have a high-speed connection.

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Teachers will find the section on medications and schools particularly interesting.
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Drug & Alcohol Information for Teens - Department of Health and Human Services

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The US Department of Health and Human Services offers this online catalog of drug and alcohol information for teens. Many of these publications are available online, and they may prove...more
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The US Department of Health and Human Services offers this online catalog of drug and alcohol information for teens. Many of these publications are available online, and they may prove helpful to parents, students, or guidance counselors grappling with substance abuse issues. HHS also offers additional catalog sections targeted specifically to children.

tag(s): drugs and alcohol (20)

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Use this site during your drug unit or Red Ribbon Week as background information for students or student groups to make anti-drug photo posters using Captioner, reviewed here.

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