- the website Duolingo-I read about this website on Susan Meissner's blog last spring. Duolingo is devoted to helping people learn another language. When you sign up, you can choose a language (Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, or English) you want to learn. It starts very basic and you have to achieve a certain competency to move on in the practice. I am using it to refresh (and hopefully improve) my Spanish skills. When I finish all the levels, maybe it will be to time to work on learning some French.
- Smithsonian Museum Day Live- I heard about this from my sister several years ago and have yet to take advantage of it, maybe because it is during the first month of school. Next Saturday, September 28, you can get free admission for two to a variety of different museums around the country. If you visit the website(click on the link above) you can type in your zip code or select a state to find out which museums are participating, choose a museum, and then get your free tickets.
- Imagination Library-This is a program available to children under the age of five who live in a variety of places around the USA, UK, Australia, or Canada. Dolly Parton started the program in 1996 and it has expanded now to four countries. It provides free books on a monthly basis for children until they reach the age of five. If you go to the website, you can see if the program is available in your area.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
It is always nice to learn about free things, and here are a few worth sharing with others.