A site “where families come together,” this comprehensive site includes adoptee and search resources, information on birth mothers and pregnancy, international adoption information, news, and other adoption resources.
- ALA’s Great Web Sites for Kids
From the American Library Association, great sites for kids and a great deal more.
- American Academy of Pediatrics
Care for your kids with the aid of reports on child safety, tips from pediatricians, and an immunization schedule.
Created by parents and reviewed by doctors and other experts. Current articles, answers to thousands of questions, week by week information, baby name finder, connections with other parents online, a huge baby store, and more.
This is an informatiive site for parents of babies and infants. Sections include pregnancy, birth, product tests, and discussion forums. The site is searchable.
- Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Ben (as in Franklin) teaches children how the government works in this site from the U.S. Government Printing Office.
Advice, tips for working mothers, research articles, answers to commonly answered questions, message boards, and links to other sites on the same topic.
- Child and Youth Health
Browse or search the database containing basic information on over 150 topics. The database is not limited to disease treatment and prevention but also encompasses issues such as peer pressure, passive smoking, step-families, and living with adult children.
Contains tips and timesavers and moneysaving offers. Meet other moms through this site.
- Dads Adventure
Run by a nonprofit organization, it effectively mixes humor and no-nonsense advice.
- Facts For Families
Fact sheets from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry address teen suicide, divorce, and other family issues.
- Family Education Network
The Family Education Network is heavy on ads, but full of helpful content for teachers, parents, and kids.
This well-organized site is a great place to start for those in search of information about the male side of parenthood.
A coalition of Internet industry and public interest organizations has created this helpful guide to help parents make their children’s time on the Internet safe, fun, and educational.
- Helping Your Child Learn Series
From the U.S. Department of Education.
Established in 1984, the MHBN provides ideas, inspiration, and support for mothers who choose to work at home.
- LD Online
An excellent place to look for the ABCs about learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder. Provides information about how to get help, how to assess your own child, a glossary of terms, teaching techniques, parenting tips, and more. You can also view a calendar of events in the LD community and have a chance to purchase current publications. There is also a special area for kids, where they can submit art work or original writings as well as get information about learning disabilities.
- Museums for Children
- Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA
- Ashcroft Ghost Town, Aspen, CO
- The Children’s Museum of Denver, Denver, CO
- Connecticut Children’s Museum, New Haven, CT
- National Children’s Museum, Washington, DC
- Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago, Chicago, IL
- Children’s Museum of Cleveland, Cleveland, IL
- Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
- Louisiana Children’s Museum, New Orleans, LA
- The Lincoln Children’s Museum, Lincoln, NE
- Garden State Discovery Museum, Cherry Hill, NJ
- Pinos Altos Historic Mining Town, Pinos Altos, NM
- Children’s Museum of Manhattan, New York, NY
- National Network for Child Care
Serving both professionals and families who care for children, this site has research-based, reviewed articles; assistance from child care and child development experts; state by state statistical data and licensing information; and a discussion forum connecting you with other parents and practitioners.
- National PTA
This is not your mother’s PTA. Today’s parental involvement goes “beyond the bake sale.” In fact, the National PTA has developed national standards for parent and family involvement in schools. The site also provides “Common Sense,” an information hub for the promotion of drug- and alcohol-free children.
Guide to conception, pregnancy and parenthood. Includes information on working at home, childcare resources and newsletters.
- The Parent Report
From parenting forums, to resources, to the latest radio reports – information and advice “to help make the job of raising your children just a little easier and a little more rewarding!”
- Pregnancy & Parenting
This site features virtual communities of parents, a parenting library with information in sixteen major topics, and a Baby Name Finder with information on more than 5,000 names.
- Parental Media Guide
Motion picture industry guidelines and ratings systems on the content of entertainment products. The Movie link leads to the Classification and Rating Administration site, Reasons for Movie Ratings, which has a database of all films rated since 1968.
Useful tools, real-life wisdom, and a rich database of solutions, strategies, and answers from doctors, parents, and child-development experts.
- Sesame Workshop
A fun and informative site for both parents and kids. The meat is in the Topics section, with dozens of articles from their Sesame Street Parents magazine that cover childrens’ physical, intellectual, and emotional development. Fun stuff for kids includes printable coloring pages, all about Sesame Street, and downloadable games. Most fun – you get to tickle Elmo (if your browser is java-enabled)!
A local network of parents and professionals who are interested in special education and section 504 issues.
- Surfing the Net with Kids
“Surfing the Net with Kids” selects and annotates online sources for kids, families, teachers, and the young-at-heart.
Jim Trelease, author of The Read-Aloud Handbook, here presents excerpts from his million-selling book, profiles of popular children’s authors, and tips for anyone interested in children’s reading and education.
This site, by a special education attorney, provides parents, educators, and attorneys with advocacy information and special education law for children with disabilities.