Websites

Pregnancy and Childbirth

http://childbirthresourcenetwork.org/

A great thing about childbirth resource network is that it has a great list of “recommended resources”, from books to magazines to videos to, of course, web links.Father Holding His Newborn Daughter

http://www.childbirthconnection.org/

For expectant mothers, the childbirth connection is an organization built to help parents make informed decisions in regards to pregnancy and childbirth. It is stock full of important and pertinent information that every expectant parent should know.

http://www.llli.org/

La Leche League International is probably the best source of information for breastfeeding mothers, with local support in many countries worldwide.

Parenting

http://www.safekids.org/

This website has valuable information and safety tips for children of all ages, at home, at play, and beyond.

http://www.mothering.com/

This website speaks for itself, with great articles on pregnancy and birth, parenting, health, education and more!

Educational

https://www.khanacademy.org/

This is an awesome interactive, educational website for KG through middle school. It has interactive math lessons and video tutorials for every grade, and also teaches skills in other subjects such as computing, arts and humanities, economics and finance, science and engineering. Whether you are a home-schooling parent looking for ways to improve your kids’ education, or trying to help them grasp some skills they learned at school, this is a very helpful website! My kids love it because they can personalize their avatar and points they gain while learning allow them to unlock more options for their avatar. (They don’t play video games, so this is something cool for them, and they’re learning at the same time!)

 

http://www.brillkids.com/

A great thing about brillkids is that you can sign up to be a member, and then you have access to some great resources. In the “free downloads” section, you can download flash cards to print out, PowerPoint slideshows, activity sheets and more. If you (or your child) is into education via PowerPoint, this is the right place, as thousands of power points have been uploaded by other members of brillkids and are available to download—from basic topics such as alphabets, mathematics, shapes and colors, to topics such as art, geography, science, and sign language.Young Girl at Laptop

Recommended age of children: 0 – 6

http://www.starfall.com/

Starfall is a great site for teaching phonics to children, starting at the basic phonic sounds, with interactive information on each phonic sound, progressing to short- and long-vowel sounds and simple stories, to longer stories, poems and other tales.

Recommended age of children: 6 months to 8 years old

http://www.theteacherscorner.net/

If you educate your child at home, or are simply looking for some extra material to use in making your time with your child educational and fun, this is an amazing site! From lesson plans, to printable worksheets (that you can create yourself), to links to a lot of other great sites, this website has a plethora of information and material.

Recommended age of children: 5 to 14 years old

 

http://www.ot-mom-learning-activities.com/index.html

This site has plenty of learning activities that have step-by-step instructions and photos to go along with them. Great for busy parents who would be happy for an easy and simple idea or two—motor skills, coordination skills, etc.

Recommended age of children: 2-6 years old
http://www.first-school.ws/INDEX.HTM

“First-School features free fun preschool lesson plans, educational early childhood activities, printable crafts,  worksheets, calendar of events and other resources for children of preschool age.  The preschool crafts, lesson plans and activities are appropriate and adaptable for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten level.”

Recommended age of children: 2-6 years old

 

http://www.education.com/

One word: worksheets! Actually, this site has a lot more than worksheets, but it does have a lot of very helpful worksheets as well. You can put in the grade and subject and there will be numerous pages you can print out on many topics on that particular subject and grade level. There are also many activity ideas—arts and crafts, games and puzzles, science experiments, and more… lots more! You can sign up as a member (free) and get access to more than if you aren’t a member.

Recommended age of “children”: 2-15 years old

 

http://kidzone.ws/

This neat website contains fun facts and information, separated by topic and by grade, from preschool through to grade five.

Recommended age of children: 3 to 12 years old

It also has links to a kids’ crafts website:

http://www.dltk-kids.com/

This one has some great crafts, coloring pages, activities themed projects, and jigsaw puzzles.

Recommended age for children: 3 to 10 years old

If your child enjoys coloring, try:

http://www.coloring.ws/

Recommended age of children: 2 to 8 years old

 

http://www.internationalparentingassociation.org/Early_Learning/teachbabyread.html

This is an article about teaching your baby to read, good for anyone who is interested in early childhood education and wants tips on how to do it “right.”

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