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Interesting Websites for Children and Adults

Here are some of our favorite web sites. Check them out and send us your favorites as well!

 

For Parents:


  • http://www.childdevelopmentinfo.com/learning/gifted_children.shtml
    • This page contains two essays which provide valuable understanding of how to provide the support and guidance needed by gifted children. The page also contains links to resources including organizations, recommended books and stores selling educational toys and materials for gifted kids and teens.
  • http://www.naeyc.org/
    • The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) us dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8.
  • http://www.pakeys.org/pages/get.aspx?page=Career_Standards
    • The Pennsylvania Early Childhood Education Standards are research-based standards that identify key learning areas of development for children and are reflected in the Core Body of Knowledge competencies. The standards guide practitioners to intentionally integrate developmental knowledge with the attitudes, skills, and concepts children need to make progress in all learning areas.
  • http://www.familyeducation.com/article/0,1120,23-7957,00.html
    • A family resource page for birth–18 years of age.
  • http://www.safetykids.org/
    • Safety tips for children and parents, with good handouts.
  • http://www.aap.org/
    • Web site for the American Academy of Pediatrics, with the latest information on children's health issues.
  • http://www.aboutourkids.org/articles/talking_kids_about_terrorism_or_acts_war
    • This is an excellent web site that features articles and tips on talking to kids about terrorism or acts of war. It also includes links to fears, anxiety, prejudice, violence, nightmares, and other related books.

 

For Kids (with their parents' help)


  • http://www.mamamedia.com/home.html
    • A fun web site for children of all ages sponsored by Seymour Papert, a professor from Harvard who advocates using computers to transform the educational process.
  • http://www.kidinfo.com/
    • Homework help and activities for children of all ages, including preschool. Your children will enjoy this link.
  • http://www.sesameworkshop.org
    • Based on the television program, this web site offers several age appropriate games and interactive stories. Preschoolers will love it.
  • http://pbskids.org/
    • This website, provided by the Public Broadcasting Service allows children and adults to play educational games, watch PBS KIDS shows and have fun!