See our parenting collection brochure for more information or check out our lib guide on Early Literacy for information, books, play ideas, crafts, and more.
Here are some interesting links to websites that will have worthwhile information for parents and caregivers.
Provides access to a comprehensive adoption information source.
Information for adoptees, birth parents, adoptive parents or for pregnant women who are considering putting a baby up for adoption. Also lists other adoption related sites.
CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Provides current information on medical, scientific, educational, and advocacy issues from CHADD.
An on-line community for families with diabetic children.
Support network for families with children with developmental disabilities and special healthcare needs.
News articles, Internet links, and info for parents of children with Downs Syndrome.
Education resources, information and services for families with children under the age of 18.
Help for those who wants to easily make flash cards for a child.
Help in all areas of homework, from Art to Writing. Geared toward older
students, grades 7 and up.
A service provided by Swarthmore College math students for students in grades K-12. Done in a question and answer format, and has other math links to help parents and children do that math homework right!
Educating the parent for the wondrous years from 0 to 3 yrs.
A “guide to every private school choice program in America” Updated annually.
A site to “learn about private schools, their benefits, and the application process” Includes The Boarding School Review as well.
A guide to public schools and their surrounding communities by locality
This site offers families an understanding of emotional and mental disorders affecting children and adolescents.
A variety of health topics of concern to families.
Current books and videos on pediatric topics, with pediatric topic/subject research screen available.
Focuses on lung disease and preventative medicine to ensure lung health.
New York State’s health insurance plan for kids whose families meet the criteria.
Click on “Health Information”, scroll down to “Specific Population”, and choose between “Adolescent and School Health” and “Infants’ and Children’s Health”.
Website creation of the pediatricians at the duPont Hospital for Children and the Nemours Children’s Clinics.
Health topics for the entire family in English and Spanish with full-text articles.
Dental topics galore for families and children. Click on “Ask the Dentist” for answers to questions about tooth health and care. Homepage can be viewed in eight different languages. This site makes going to the dentist much more pleasant for all involved.
Variety of information for homeschooling parents. Their vision statement is “providing information and tools for those who homeschool, shared from a Christian perspective.”
A large site with many articles, help by subject, curriculum reviews, and downloads among other things.
Started by a home school parent, this site is well organized and frequently updated. Lists many homeschooling resources.
An association that takes no position on religion, partisan politics, and non-homeschooling issues and helps parents educate their children at home.
Informal and inclusive group that offers activities for members and their children.
Read professional reviews and reviews from parents on their experiences with online schools.
General information about infants; good site for baby names.
KIDS & COMPUTERS
Reviews of children’s computer software and CD-Roms for preschool to high school age users.
A national resource for those seeking information on child abuse issues.
“Dr. Toy” will answer parent questions on-line about baby products. Evaluations are useful but appear to be subjective according to Dr. Toy’s criteria.
An online library of articles about allergies, ADHD, development, biting and other topics.
A site founded by the Kaiser Family Foundation to promote communication within families.
Information in Spanish or English for parents on ways to support children’s early literacy development.