Thursday, June 30, 2011

4th of July in Little Rock

·  Free Day at the Clinton Library : July 3-4 the Presidential Center is celebrating Independence Day. On Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m., admission to the library is free.

·  Pops on the River : Bring chairs or blankets to Riverfront Park. The gates open at 5:30 p.m. There is music from 6:30 and fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. The Arkansas symphony plays patriotic music to go along with the display. There are also other activities and a marketplace. It is a free event on July 4th.

·  Pinnacle Mountain Celebration: From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. join park interpreters for fun games and activities. It's free on July 4th.

What are you doing?  Have other tips?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Henry Hudson web site

I just received this link today from CarSchooling. It's all about Henry Hudson, an English navigator that went missing while on his quest to find the Indies. Bookmark this one! It's easy to navigate and gorgeous to boot. There are some Google ad links in blue so, as always, supervision is highly recommended. Enjoy!

An eye-opening virtual tour with Compassion

Compassion, International has an online program to help kids see what needs are like in four different countries around the world! Think of it as a virtual, spiritual Heifer Village. Check it out here. You can also subscribe to their kids' magazine or order their resource for teaching kids about poverty here.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Website for summer skill building

Check out for grade-level appropriate skills training.

At the beginning of the school year, check back here for a list of the "best of the best" web links from the past year.

Language learning that sticks

My son and I discovered through NPR. You can choose any of their long list of languages and participate in memory-building exercises to learn vocabulary! And it's free. Kind of a fun summer brain-builder. Who knew my son could learn to say elephant in Swahili?

Jump Zone Special (ends Friday)

This week only (June 6-10) at Jump Zone's punch cards which are usually $36 before tax (6 visit per punch card) at $25 dollars, which makes them $27 after tax.  This seems like a great deal...$4.50 per visit per child.  These cards are not person specific and they do not expire.  Without the punch card it is $8 per child and adults always get in for free.

I called the Maumelle store and they said you must come in to purchase the card... by Friday.


Thanks to Spring Houk for the tip!

A Stars & Stipes Celebration

My (Julie) neighbor is a percussionist and invited us to attend one of his performances.

Saturday, June 11, 7:00 p.m.
Rain Date: Sunday, June 12, 7 p.m.

It's a free concert on the lawn of the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History.  Here's a map.

Bring the kids and a picnic - enjoy some patriotic music.