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10 Free Learning websites for kids

Here’s a list of some fun, educational, and safe websites for your children to visit and explore!

  • Switcheroo Zoo: Watch, listen, and play games to learn all about amazing animals!
  • Nat Geo for Kids: Learn all about geography and fascinating animals!
  • Into the Book: Go “into the book”to play games that practice reading strategies!
  • Seussville: Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss and his friends!
  • ABC YA: Practice math and reading skills all while playing fun games!
  • Fun Brain: Play games while practicing math and reading skills!
  • PBS Kids: Hang out with your favorite characters all while learning!
  • Star Fall: Practice your phonics skills with these read-along stories!
  • Storyline Online: Have some of your favorite stories read to you by movie stars!
  • Highlights Kids: Read, play games, and conduct cool science experiments!

ADD/ADHD

  • ADD/ADHD Online Resource and Support www.adders.org 
  • Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder www.chadd.org
  • National Attention Deficit Disorder Association www.add.org
  • ADDISS – The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service www.addiss.co.uk

Autism

Dyslexia

Dyspraxia

General Sites

Fun Activities for Kids

  • Social Science – 93 interesting and interactive websites and links

Resources for those moving to/living in Switzerland:

Inclusive Education in Geneva http://ge.ch/dip/lecole-inclusive-geneve

special-education-for-children-and-adolescents-affected-by-autism-spectrum-disorder By Office of Special Education, Geneva

Know-it-all passport www.knowitall.ch
The ultimate guide for families in the GENEVA, VAUD, AND NEIGHBORING FRANCE areas. Also the website has FREE CLASSIFIEDS, links, updates, and more.

http://www.swisstownguide.ch
http://www.about.ch
http://www.swisswebcams.ch/english
http://www.magicswitzerland.com

http://map.search.ch/index.en.html
A site for getting good maps of localities and their amenities.

Federal Office for Migration
http://www.bfm.admin.ch

Switzerland is Yours – Guide to Living in Switzerland
http://switzerland.isyours.com/e/index.html

Swiss World
“Your gateway to Switzerland: a multimedia window on the most important geographic, social, cultural, political and historical aspects of the country.”
http://www.swissworld.org

Swiss Info
A great site for Swiss news, and Swiss views on international news in English and 8 other languages.
http://www.swissinfo.org

Swiss Politics
A site in English, German, French & Italian where you can learn about and keep abreast of Swiss political issues.
http://www.swisspolitics.org

Switzerland in Sound
“… your best source of professional, English-language audio reports and features about Switzerland and things Swiss, enhanced by text, pictures and links. The subject matter is wide, ranging from candid one-on-one interviews with interesting people, to entertaining,
in-depth features and reports about Swiss life and society, as well as exciting, colorful, animated visits to destinations and attractions all over the country, and events that occur here.”
http://www.switzerlandinsound.com

Classifieds in English:

A website full of info for expats here in CH:
http://www.XpatXchange.ch

Bergli Books – Intercultural Books about Settling in Switzeland
http://www.bergli.ch

“Living and Working in Switzerland, A Survival Handbook” by David Hampshire
You might be able to order it from the website: www.survivalbooks.net
If you are already in Switzerland, to save on the overseas postage, you can order it from: http://www.bergli.ch
Also on Bergli’s site…

‘Xenophobe’s Guide to the Swiss’ by Paul Bilton
“It’s for those who don’t take living here too seriously… .”

“Mothering Matters” which is a not-for-profit bi-monthly thematic journal dealing with parenting issues in Switzerland.
You can request a sample issue at http://www.mmjournal.com

The New Stork Times – Swiss parenting magazine
http://www.thestork.ch/

Here is a website for expats in the FRIBOURG area:
www.expats-fribourg.ch

Also for the international community in BASEL is Centrepoint:
http://www.centrepoint.ch

HELLO BASEL is a magazine about various issues concerning life in the Basel area.
For a free subscription (comes out quarterly) visit http://www.hello-magazines.ch
It is printed by Network Relocation Ltd.

“Family Fun” Is a book which contains 60+ ideas of places to go and things to see in the Dreilander region around BASEL, including a list of the parks and swimming pools.
It is available at Bergli Books: http://www.bergli.ch

The BASEL Childbirth Trust has a publication, “Having a Baby in Basel”–a guide to local resources and customs.
It’s available at no cost through the web site: http://www.baselchildbirthtrust.com

To find a doctor near you (in German, French & Italian):
http://www.doktor.ch

To help you with your housing search, go to:
http://www.homegate.ch
http://alle-immobilien.ch
http://www.sabbaticalhomes.com

Some sites for finding used cars in CH (in French, German & Italian):
http://www.car4you.ch
http://www.autoscout24.ch

Looking for a job
http://job.search.ch
http://www.carrick.ch/swisscc

This is a site to help you compare costs of various services in CH (in English,French, Italian & German):
http://www.comparis.ch/comparis/default.aspx

For those of you interested in developing your public speaking and leadership skills in a genial environment with a very international group of English speakers:
http://www.toastmasters.ch

If you are interested in getting a “word of the day” to help you in learning your soon to be local language, you can sign up at:
http://www.transparent.com/wotd/

Here is another one…
http://german.about.com/library/blworttag.htm