Maddie, Ellie

It's All Fun and Games!

Please enjoy these fun and educational links for the little one in your life. 

education.com

Proud recipient of Learning® Magazine 2017 
Teachers' Choice℠ Award for the Family

education.com offers many free, educational​​

games. Or upgrade to their pro membership and get unlimited access to 

  • Complete Curriculum of Guided Lessons Covering 800+ Skills in Math, Reading, and Writing for Grades Pre-K through 5th

  • Progress Reporting for a Family or Whole Classroom

  • Entire Library of 30,000+ Learning Resources

  • Teaching Tools Like Lesson Plans and Custom Worksheets

  • Be the First to Receive Updates and New Features

 

Austin

FUNBRAIN

Funbrain.com has fun and educational games for students from Kindergarten to 8th grade. Games are sorted by grade level

or you can choose from these areas:

Games, Reading, Videos, Playground and Math Zone. 

 

Tyler

 

PRONGO.COM

Prongo.com is an educational website for Kids. We offer fun, interactive, and educational games for kids. For teachers, Prongo.com also offers Quizstation.

 

Quizstation allows teachers to create online quizzes for their students.

Prongo.com also offers kids clip art, e-cards for kids, wallpaper, kids jokes, screensavers, and more. Prongo.com provides hours of learning fun for kids and resources teachers need to have a fun and productive classroom.

Prongo.com is a Fun, Interactive, and Educational way to Learn.

Zach!

 

 

 

The Starfall Website is a program service of Starfall Education Foundation, a publicly supported nonprofit organization, 501(c)(3).

Starfall has been teaching children to read with phonics for well over a decade. The systematic approach is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.

Starfall also has a low cost membership program that expands your choices. Take a look.

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Isaac and Emmett

Creative Fun Things for Children...

 

Kiwico.com

 

KiwiCo was built out of a belief in the importance of developing creative confidence. We believe that this confidence helps kids think big and act like creators and producers instead of just consumers. Kids with creative confidence don’t assume one "right way" to build with blocks, paint a picture, or solve a problem. Their unique way is the right way!

Our fans say our crates are...

  • Educational

 

"My daughter is a sponge for STEM projects and this is the perfect solution to constantly searching for new things to keep her engaged."

  • Creative

"It helps a child follow directions, manipulate materials, experiment, and think about solutions."

  • Convenient
    "I don't have the time to research and buy supplies. I like that everything comes to my door and we can start an activity right away."

  • Fun

 

"My 7 year old literally waits for the mail every day to look for his crate!"

Violetta

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We applaud Judy Pless for this novel idea! You simply must check it out!

 

The Mission Adventure game that connects kids with faraway friends and family!

It all starts in a box played offline and online. It sparks creativity and imagination. What a great way to bond with family and friends living faraway! 

STEP 1: Receive activity kit in the mail.

Features game board & fun creative items to solve mission challenges!

STEP 2: Team up with faraway partner.

Together you do online activities, exchange mail, talk on the phone.

STEP 3: Score points & win prizes!

The more challenges solved, the more points earned towards prizes!

I wish this had been around when my kids were younger and my parents were still alive. What a great idea!

~ Maria

Good Reads for Little Ones

 

Print editions available for purchase at:

Friesen Press, Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble

Digital editions available at:

      Friesen Press, AmazonKindle and iBooks

Big shout out to...

Nellie Emrani - a good friend of Pazazz

 Congratulations on your 1st book!

You did it and so well!

What a beautiful celebration of your grandchildren!

You can find out more about her book at 

nellieemrani.com

Nellie Emrani with Beverly Hills Mayor, Lili Bosse

Good Read Recommendations:

Angelo – David Mac Cauley

Grades 2 and up

Angelo begins his work restoring the façade of a once beautiful church and and amongst the debris he discovers a wounded bird. He tends to the bird and as his work nears completion, he begins to worry about what will become of the bird. This is a beautifully illustrated story about endearing friendship and love.

The Mine-O-Saur – Sudipta Bardham Quallen

K – 2

A group of dinosaurs are playing happily until Mine-O-Saur arrives! He grabs toys, snacks and whatever else he can. Soon, of course, no one wants to play with him. How will he ever understand that what he really wants are friends? This timeless book reminds that what we give away truly comes back.

Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? – Dr. Seuss

all ages

Dr. Seuss’s inimitable rhymes and drawings is the perfect book for all ages! When we might be feeling a little down, this story will surely uplift. It prompts us to remember how truly lucky we are.

The Quiltmaker’s Gift – Jeff Brumbeau

Pre-school and K-2

This beautifully illustrated book for early readers sweetly shares a powerful secret to happiness. A quiltmaker helps a selfish king learn that giving is the true secret to happiness. Don’t miss this!

Thank you, Mr. Falker – by Patricia Polacco

K-Grade 4

A well - loved children’s book creator was a small girl named Trisha who suffered from dyslexia. Then a special teacher discovered her dyslexia and encouraged her to overcome her disability. What a beautiful gift for that special child who needs encouragement or that special teacher who makes a difference.

Stone Soup – Ann McGovern

Grade 2 and up

This is a clever story about a young man who is tired and hungry from walking all day. He manages to convince an old lady that soup can be made from a stone and to add more ingredients to it. As well as being a story about optimism, it illustrates how effective we can be when each of us pitches in just a little.

A Single Shard – Linda Sue Park

Grades 5-8 – Newberry Winner

A 12 year old boy is an orphan living under a bridge in a 12th Century Korean town with his protector, Crane Man. One day he observes Master Potter making beautiful pottery and his life is changed forever. It is an unforgettable story of hope and love.

Picture of Freedom – The Diary of a A Slave Girl – Patricia McKissick

Grades 4-6

Taking place in 1859, this rich story gives readers a window into the old South through the eyes and mind of a 12 year old slave girl, Clotee. Her diary brings life to plantation living in pre- Civil War Virginia. She has been taught to read and write, but must keep this a secret. This story is not depressing, but inspiring as she searches for the meaning of life.

Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun - Maria Dismondy

Grades K-5

Lucy is unique and that makes her a target for Ralph. That is until Ralph needs help. Confident Lucy has the courage to make the right decision. Reading this story will empower your child to make the right decision, even when facing someone as challenging as Ralph.

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive The Bus - Mo Willems

Grades Pre-School-1 – 2004 Caldecott Honor Book

A bus driver takes a break and an unlikely volunteer jumps up to take his place... a pigeon! In this hilarious picture book, he pleads and begs his way through. Children will enjoy answering him back and deciding his fate!

Desi's Quest - Cathy Rogers   "May every day be a gift."

Grades 2-4

Cathy is the loveliest lady who has written such a sweet book all about an abandoned dog, Desi.

 

After being tossed out of his home and into the street by his owner, sad Desi travels the country, from New York to California in search of home.  How does he manage to eat, avoid the dog catcher and others who could do him harm?  DESI’S QUEST is an endearing read for young readers hungering for a slightly longer book of over 100 pages.

All proceeds from sales will be donated to various animal shelters and rescue organizations.

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