Hey I would rather have my kid draw on my back then play most of the computer games I have seen...

THE mind of a newborn child has been compared to a page on which nothing is written. Actually, many impressions were made on the infant’s mind even while it was in its mother’s womb. And certain personality traits are indelibly written into it through genetic inheritance. But an enormous capacity for learning is there from the moment of birth onward. Rather than a single page, it is as if a whole library were waiting to receive the imprints of information on its pages.

A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong. - Thomas Szasz

Understanding Brain Development in Young Children

A baby’s brain at birth is only one fourth the weight it will be in adulthood. But the brain grows so rapidly that in just two years it reaches three fourths of its adult weight! Intellectual growth keeps pace. Researchers say that a child’s intelligence grows as much during the first four years of life as during the next thirteen. In fact, some state that the concepts the child learns before his fifth birthday are among the most difficult he’ll ever encounter.

Spend Time Together as a Family - A 1997 study of more than 12,000 American teenagers found that youths who have close relationships with their parents are less likely to suffer from emotional stress, to have suicidal thoughts, to engage in violence...

How to Make Real Friends - With potentially hundreds of acquaintances crowding our lives, it can be difficult to focus on individuals long enough to develop and sustain deep friendships.

The Teachers of Today Help Create the Minds of Tomorrow...

There is a basic law that like attracts like. Negative thinking definitely attracts negative results. Conversely, if a person habitually thinks optimistically and hopefully his positive thinking sets in motion creative forces - and success instead of eluding him flows toward him. - Norman Vincent Peale

Our Teacher of the Month! Mrs. Gavlin of Long Island

Mrs. Gavlin has been teaching for the past 6 years. "I love my students and I always can't wait for the new year to begin. I have a lot of things planned for the year and can't wait to get started.

A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty, until found effective. -Edward Teller

Mrs. Galvin's Teaching Resources

Music is a perfect match to learning and what better way to learn than to sing a song

Children as young as seven or eight years of age are being exposed to music laced with profanity, sexually explicit lyrics, and violence, reports the Chicago Tribune. “In the past, children from kindergarten to middle-school age had their own ‘kids’ music,’” but “today’s elementary school children are likely to be tuning in the same stations as their parents or teenage siblings.

Learning a song helps children with memorization techniques and provides an alternative method to traditional learning. Singing a song is fun for both kids and teachers. Teachers can use songs to creatively teach in curriculums such as: Math Science and Language Arts. Make teaching fun with the following resources that will help teachers introduce music into everyday learning - Classic Kids Songs >

A Tribute to the BEST USA Musicians of All Time - Here is our list of the most
influential musicians of all time! - Powered by
USA Musicians

Kid Friendly Websites - Let Kids Be Kids...

Little Planet Times - children's compositions in a magazine format

The Children's Literature Web Guide - "Internet Resources Related to Books for Children and Young Adults"

Write a real book (from Silly Billy's World) - step-by-step guide to writing a children's book.

International Kids Space - gallery of student writing and clasroom projects

Cyber Kids Magazine - writing and contests for kids.

Reading Rainbow - activities to go with specific books

PBS: Do you speak American - read about the debate over words, the many differents kinds of American English there are, how media might make us sound alike, and more.

PBS: Share a story - Read, sing, tell, rhyme, and more at this fun-filled site celebrating the importance of storytelling. You can submit your own story, send a story to a friend, and much more.

Bartleby.com - search for famous quotes, poems, fiction, and nonfiction works

Gokidding - learn the letters of the alphabet, cursive writing, and rhyming words. Print out worksheets and take quizzes to practice what you've learned. Get help writing your own story. A ground-breaking character building

Steve Pullara & His Cool Beans Band - A fabulous and fun children's artist!

Mr. Ray - Another wonderful children's

Loopy Moose Internet Radio (Hear Miss Amy along with other children's artists!)

Nature by the Yard - Pam Newitt, naturalist and educator for kids VERY COOL!

Kids' Music Round - Music Fun and Education for Kids

KIDiddles - Games, Sing-a-Long and More

Child Anxiety Network - User-friendly information about child anxiety

Are You a Slave to Fashion? - Whether we realize it or not, our daily decisions as to what we will wear are shaped at least to a degree by fashion. Ultimately, the forces of fashion largely determine what is available to buy.

Rock Band Replacement Drum Pedal - All of our pedals are made of solid metal, and are backed by our limited lifetime warranty! This means that if any part breaks on your pedal for any reason, we ship that part to you free of charge! No questions asked! - E Rated Computer Games

Have a site that you think is a GREAT kids site please let us know - shenandoahmusic@hotmail.com

World News and Conditions - "Politics cannot begin to put the connecting tissue back in society. It is ill-equipped to reconstruct traditional moral beliefs. The best policies cannot recover courtship or marriage, make fathers responsible for their children, restore shock or shame where it once existed . . . The vast majority of moral problems that trouble us cannot be eradicated by law." - former U.S. government aide

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