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    Directory of parenting web sites and articles available on the internet. Topics include caring for children, nutrition, safety, starting a family and pregnancy. From
    Parenting advice, child development and family reference.
  • Family TLC
    Provides parenting tips, family activities, and many age-appropriate activities.
  • PBS Parents
    Information and advice for parents on topics ranging from talking to your kids about war and violence, to suggesting books for snuggling up and reading with your children.
  • Sesame Street for Parents
    Activities for you and your child, as well as information about the show that has been spreading literacy and imagination for nearly 40 years.
  • TODAY Parents
    Parenting articles and videos created by TODAY Show staff.
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Child Development and Education

  • ALA's Great Websites for Kids
    These sites are recommended for parents, caregivers, teachers and others by librarians who work with kids, and with the web, every day.
  • National Child Care Information Center is dedicated to the dissemination of information and resources on early care and education to parents, providers, and national, state and local agencies.
  • Reading Rockets
    This site, prepared by WETA public television, presents strategies, activities, and lessons designed to help young children learn to read.
  • United State Department of Education - For Parents & Families
    Link to Federal government resources for families, including preparing for school, K-12 schools in the community, helping children learn to read, helping special needs children, and preparing children for for college (and paying for it).
    This federal website provides interactive tools and other resources to help youth-serving organizations and community partnerships plan, implement, and participate in effective programs for youth.
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Health and Safety

  • Age-Appropriate Toys for Children
    Describes "the basic characteristics of child development at each stage of growth" along with a listing of age-appropriate toys.
  • Ask
    Information on parenting and pediatric health topics from A-Z.
  • Bed-wetting
    Bed-wetting information and support from the National Kidney Foundation.
  • Car Safety Seats : A Guide for Families
    Car seat recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • CDC's Vaccines & Immunizations
    Information on vaccines and immunizations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Also available in Spanish.
  • Child Safety on the Information Highway
    A guide to Internet safety for young people, originally from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Interactive Services Association.
  • Children's National Medical Center
    Information from a pediatric hospital in Washington, DC who is a leader in the development of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.
  • Facts for Families
    Information on issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Articles also available in Spanish.
    Learn how to identify and treat head lice. Includes games and quizzes for kids.
  • KidsHealth
    Children's health information presented for parents, for kids, and for teens.
  • SafeKids Worldwide
    Provides parents with information to protect their children from unintentional injury. This site deals with child safety tips and standards. Information includes product recalls and articles on everything from bike helmets and water safety to household poisons and the dangers of firearms. Sponsored by the Children's National Medical Center and Johnson & Johnson.
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Infant and Toddlers

    A complete guide to getting pregnant, having a healthy baby, and caring for your new child.
    A variety of informative and personal links relating to childbirth, pregnancy, parenting, early childhood, and infant feeding.
  • StorkNet
    From before pregnancy and way beyond, StorkNet's Pregnancy & Parenting web site provides information from experts and moms like you.
  • Zero to Three
    Dedicated to advancing the healthy development of babies and young children. This web site features articles and tips on brain development, childcare, and child development.
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Media and Entertainment

  • Kids-in-Mind
    The definitive parents' guide to movies and video since 1992, Kids-In-Mind rates films according to how much sex, nudity, violence, gore and profanity they contain.
  • Movie Mom's Reviews
    Columnist and film critic Nell Minow's movie reviews. Each review lists age-appropriateness and instances of profanity, nudity/sex, alcohol/drugs, violence/scariness and diversity issues.
  • ParentFurther
    Designed to help parents and families make informed decisions about mass media. Included are tips, fun activities, reviews and current research about the positive and harmful effects of television, movies, video games, etc.
  • Parental Media Guide
    This collective effort involving movie, television, music, and video game industry groups brings together industry guidelines and ratings systems on the content of these entertainment products.
  • Parents' Choice
    Parents' Choice recommends the best, most educational, and safest children's media products, books, magazines, and toys on the market.
  • A Parent's Guide to Anime
    A resource for parents to learn more about Japanese animation and choose materials that are appropriate for their children.
  • Great Graphic Novels for Kids
    A list of recommended comics and graphic novels appropriate for children.
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Recreation and Fun

  • Activity Village
    Coloring pages, crafts, puzzles, sudoku, games, jigsaws, holiday and educational activities to enjoy with your kids.
  • American Camp Association Camp Database
    Information on over 2,000 camps that have earned ACA accreditation. Search for camps by location, special needs, affiliation, activities, and cost.
  • Crayola Parent's Page
    Lesson plans, art techniques, and more.
    Games, recipes, crafts and advice from Disney Online.
  • The Idea Box
    Activities for families with preschoolers to do together.
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School and Learning

Special Issues

  • National Stepfamily Resource Center
    Information and resources for blended families
  • Single Parents Network
    Articles and features of interest to single parents, including information on child support, juggling kids and work, finding good child care, statistics, and links to government resources.
  • Working Moms' Refuge
    Online community of working mothers, with articles on topics from family and careers to sports and recipes. The site also includes a section for dads.
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