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Home Learning - Tips for Home Learning Opportunities with Tweens and Teens

Helping Your Child Series

From the U.S. Department of Education Office of Communications and Outreach, these comprehensive guides provide learning activities for parents to do with their children, tips for success, other ways to help, typical child development, and additional resources. Also available in Spanish.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art

Visit the Met’s web page to view works of art in both their permanent  and “Now on View” collections.  Kids can check out the “Museum Kids” page for online activities and features like the “Carpet Hunt” where they can learn more about animals hidden in a carpet, or follow Marco Polo’s route. Then visit the Met store for great gift ideas

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My Wonderful World

"My Wonderful World is a national campaign to give kids the power of global knowledge."  This campaign seeks to increase global awareness through geography.  With a parent action kit, links to other great resources, and "games and cool stuff" for kids. 

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NRDC's Guide to Greener Living

Quick tips on how to save energy on the road and at home, how to save resources at home and at work, easy ways to conserve water, support organic and sustainable farming, and how to invest responsibly and act for the environment.  Also available in Spanish.

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The Money Instructor

Useful articles for teaching kids important money management skills.

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Tips for Parents: Attention

Learn ways to help your child focus and increase their attention span.

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Tips for Parents: Elections for Kids

Get tips for introducing your kids to our nations' democracy and teaching them the elections process.

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Tips for Parents: Environmental Education

Understand the ways you can teach your kids about environmental education at home.

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Tips for Parents: Holiday Budgets--A Learning Opportunity

Learn how setting up a Christmas budget with the kids can teach them important lessons about credit, saving, and how to find good deals at the store. 

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Tips for Parents: Magazine Gifts

Why magazines make great gifts for kids.

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Tips for Parents: Thinking Skills

Tips for developing strong thinking skills in kids.

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Video: Children and Money-Part 1

Learn to build your children's money management skills with a weekly allowance.

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Video: Children and Money-Part 2

The benefits of linking a weekly allowance to assigned chores.

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Video: Ecology Starts at Home-Part I

Understand why students need action-oriented ecology lessons at home.

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Video: Ecology Starts at Home-Part II

Tips to teach your children ecology at home.

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Video: Geometry-Not Just for High School

Why children learn geometry most effectively when it is part of their daily lives.

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Video: Help Your Child Learn Geography

Ways you can help your child learn geography at home.

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Video: Learning Resolutions

The importance of making learning resolutions in your family.

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Video: Magazines Make Great Gifts

Learn why magazines make fun and educational gifts.

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