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Resources

So, here's a curated but incomplete and unorganized list of resources. Call it the hodgepodge list if you will.

BOOKS FOR PARENTS

  • Rick Ackerly: The Genius in Children
  • Harvey Karp: The happiest baby/toddler on the block
  • John Rosemond: How to make the terrible twos terrific
  • Heather Schumaker: It's OK not to share
  • Diana Ravitch: The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education
  • Wendy Mogel: The Blessings of a Skinned Knee
  • Jennifer Ward: I Love Dirt and Let's Go Outside
  • By Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D.and Catherine O'Neill Grace: Best Friends / Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Our Children
  • Carol Gilligan: In a Different Voice
  • Lucy McCormick Calkins: Raising Lifelong Learners: A Parent's Guide

BOOKS FOR KIDS

  • 20,000 leagues under the sea
  • Gulliver's Travels
  • Rin Tin-Tin
  • Jules Verne
  • Gruffalo
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Goodnight Moon
  • Bear and Mouse
  • Toys go out
  • Owls in the familiy
  • Charlie and the chocolate factory
  • McBroom's wonderful one acre farm
  • http://www.amazon.ca/Real-Thief-The-William-Steig/dp/0312371454
  • Emil and the great escape
  • Dominic by William Steig
  • Out of the wood, a story of an unforgettable event
  • Leo: a ghost story
  • The one and only Ivan

WEBSITES / ARTICLES

VIDEOS FOR KIDS

TED TALKS

MOVIES

  • Road to Avonlea
  • For a fistful of dollars.
  • Dr. Zhivago
  • Once upon a time in the west
  • Why did I list these four movies here? Very odd.

PODCASTS / AUDIO BOOKS

  • David Christian: Big History
  • Ken Robinson: The Element
  • TED talks
  • The teaching company
  • Laura Markham: Why Praising Sabotages Your Child

SCHOOLS

Books

Fiction is not everything. Also read non-fiction books and other print material such as lexicons, maps, survival guides, how-to books, dictionaries, biographies, history books.

Non-fiction

  • Richard Halliburton's "Complete Book of Marvels"
  • 'The Origin of Species' by Charles Darwin
  • Minden napra egy kerdes
  • Usbourne Science Encyclopedia
  • How it Works
  • Subscription to magazines
  • Guiness book of records

Fiction

  • Winnie The Pooh
  • The Three Musketeers
  • Treasure Island
  • Little Women
  • The Little Prince
  • Jungle Book
  • Charlotte's Web
  • The Hobbit
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Gulliver's Travels
  • James and the Giant Peach
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Robin Hood
  • Around the World in 80 Days
  • Harry Potter

Plays

  • Susu a sarkany
  • Children's theatre
  • Gruffalo
  • Where the wild things are

Songs

  • Almost heaven
  • John Williamson
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Websites

  • CBC kids

Movies

  • You rang, mylord?
  • Fawlty tower
  • Road to Avonlea
  • Colombo
  • Sesamie Street
  • Muppet Show
  • They call me trinity
  • Trinity Is Still My Name
  • Speaking of the Devil
  • Bomber
  • I'm For the Hippopotamus
  • Flatfoot (1973)
  • Flatfoot in Africa
  • Flatfoot in HongKong
  • Go for it (1983)
  • Miami Supercops