Resources

Child Development Resources

PBSparents

Offers great resources for parents!  Some of my favorite resources their pages on Child Development, Child Development TrackerEducation, Book Finder and their Issues and Advice

Zero to Three

Great Organization that promotes health and development of infants and toddlers.

They have a great section on Behavior & Development with sections on Brain Development, Challenging Behaviors, Early Childhood Mental Health, Early Development, Health & Nutrition, Mental Health Screening & Assessment, Play, Promoting Social Emotional Development, Sleep, Temperament & Behavior.

Parenting Magazine

Great magazine for parents with info on everything from Fertility articles to birthday party suggestions. I always love their “Best Stroller” articles!

Child Development Institute Resource for parents that covers details of development, child learning, health and safety etc.  Really a great resource for almost any parenting question.  Lots of Parenting tips for toddlers through teenagers.  Easy to read and understand articles on child psychology including articles on Autism and stress management.

Swellbeing Parenting Resource.  Their blog focuses on sleep and tips and advice for helping your little ones (and yourself ) sleep better!  They offer services, webinars, seminars, and their website has a very helpful blog. (Based out of Chicago).

ThinkParenting.com  Preparing Kids for 21st Century Life.  Resource site for parents and educators to help raise 21st century thinkers and learners.

 

Activities Resources

Local Parenting Magazines  (e.g., Chicago Parent or Boston Parent Paper)

Great ideas for local activities, including free museum days and free local concerts, etc!

Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop is the organization that created Sesame Street and other children’s programs like Electric Company. Sesameworkshop.org and Sesamestreet.org has videos, games, and activities for young children and has information about their various initiatives including Health & Wellness, Respect & Understanding, Literacy & Numeracy, & Emotional Wellbeing.

Joan Ganz Cooney Center

Read about recent research on children and digital media technologies. The Cooney Center focuses on literacy development and the relationship between literacy learning and new technologies.

The Fred Rogers Center

The Fred Rogers Center (Mister Rogers is Fred Rogers) is dedicated to early learning and children’s media.  The Center offers a wonderful database of resources about a range of child development factors including: Academic Achievement, Baby Media, Early Learning, Parenting Education, Public Policy etc.

Parents Pages

PBS Parents page

Sesame Street Parents Page

Articles:

Bruner, C. (2010). Early Learning Left Out: Building an Early Learning Childhood System to Secure America’s Future (3rd Edition). Voices for America’s Children.
http://www.voices.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/ELLO.pdf

Institute of Medicine Immunization Safety Review:  Vaccines and Autism

Baby/Kid Stuff

Zulily:  Deals for Babies & Kids.

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