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  • Kids Health
    Kids Health is an all-encompassing website that will appeal to parents, kids and teens. Practical parenting information, homework help, teen advice and straight talk from professionals throughout the world as well as doctor-approved health information about kids through adolescence make up the core of this website.

    Kids in Danger
    This is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting children by improving children's product safety. Links to product recalls and hazards are included.


  • Child & Family WebGuide
    An essential directory to hundreds of websites containing child development research and practical advice on topics selected on the basis of parent recommendations, professional feedback as well as support from noted child development experts.

    Brain Connection - Science
    This website contains cutting-edge information on brain development as it pertains to child development, early reading, education and thinking and problem solving from the embryonic stage through adulthood.


  • PBS.org
    PBS, the world's leading authority in children's television programming, presents a site dedicated to parenting. Parent guides to children's media, early math and raising boys are just a few of the ones available online. Click on Fun and Games for a wealth of activities to do with your child.

    Preschool Express
    From Jean Warren, one of the best known publishers of children's songs and activities, comes a website designed for parents, teachers and grandparents of young children. It is an online activity newsletter of activities, games, music, rhymes and more.

    Child Fun
    Child Fun is a family website with many things of interest to adults and kids - craft ideas, coloring pages, newsletters and forums.

    Everything Preschool
    This website really does have everything - thematic units, lesson plans, alphabet ideas, coloring pages, message boards and much more of interest to educators, caregivers and parents.

    Want to listen to great stories with your children? TumbleBooks is an online library of interactive books to keep children entertained while encouraging reading.

    Preschool Rainbow
    Preschool Rainbow provides information and resources on preschool activities and lessons, as well as, parenting tips and products.

    Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)
    RIF prepares and motivates children to read by delivering free books and literacy resources to those children and families who need them the most. Parents can click on topics such as motivating your child to read, choosing good books, reading aloud, activities and articles. Kids can find games, online books and activity labs.