►This site was originally created for my kids and their cousins, because we did science together. We eventually added more friends and I ended up having science classes for five years. I am no longer adding to the site (since 2014), but will leave it up for others' use. I do post to facebook occasionally if I come across something to share. =)

►Please accept my apology for any broken links or videos that do not work. I am always disappointed when people take down their videos from YouTube. It makes it hard to find just the right replacement. And because the videos were posted years ago, I usually have no recollection of what the video was about.
I kept thinking I would have time after my kids graduated, but life has filled up my free time with new responsibilities. =)

►Please do not email, asking me to post your website link, or to review something to put on my site. Any resources posted on this site are things I had found on my own during my regular searching for material I needed at the time, and liked it well enough to post here. There have never been any affiliates on my site, and as it is no longer active, would not be worthwhile at this point. ;)
Thank you!

Kids don't like reading text online? or proofreading typed material?

Use free download of text to speech reader, Natural Reader to read aloud nearly any text on your computer, even email, even text on this blog!
I believe you can also copy/paste into a word document and have it read there.  This is good for kids who don't like to proofread because they don't like reading.  =)
My dyslexic ds14 uses this for things he has to write for school.  (What he writes isn't long, but it helps him to hear it.)


The free version uses a computerized voice, but paid versions have more natural sounding voices.
After you download, you can slow it down by going to the speech options through your Control Panel.  We do ours to about a -2.
I always change my "hotkey" options to Ctrl-P to play/pause reading, Ctrl-S to stop, and a few other things that suit us.  It's nice that it can be changed.  =)
Just remember that Natural Reader may not automatically be "on" each time you turn on your computer.


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