Our apologies for not posting in so long. Once Thanksgiving arrives, the month or so that follows is a whirlwind of family activities, get-t0gethers, and traveling. Now the holidays of 2012 are behind us and a brand new year has arrived.
So let’s get started!
We’ve been updating the site since January 2nd and have added dozens of ideas and resources. In Family Bandage fashion, we’d like to highlight one website in particular that we think everybody could use and benefit from: www.NAP.edu.
Everybody enjoys getting free books, but what about free educational books? We’re talking about books that usually cost $50, $70, even $100 and more. The National Academies Press is now providing FREE books via PDF. These are PDFs for books that the NAP sells, and there are thousands of them. To get them for free, they ask that you create a free account and then select what book you want. When you download it, they will ask you what you will be using it for. There is nothing to buy and no spamming involved.
We recently downloaded two books: one for teaching young kids (since we’re homeschooling our 2- and 4-year-olds) and one to help teach reading (for the same reason). There were no strings attached and the download is like reading a book on an e-reader. You can even print it if you like, but they want you to request permission to do so (copyright laws).
We recommend that you take a look at the National Academies Press’s website for these books. There’s something for everybody: kids, parents, teachers, working professionals, college students, and more. Free is always good, especially when it’s educational for all.
Happy New Year,