Great websites for
An excellent place to start researching topics on the web is called
the Child & Family Webguide. This site reviews and rates websites
using a "star" system that easily allows you to tell what the
reviewers thought of certain websites. This site provides links to other
sites and gives overviews of the sites along with the ratings that the
ERIC / EECE’S National Parenting Information Network has a website
that has good links, too. It is another good place to start when
researching things on the web. It also offers a chat room for parents.
ERIC Clearing House on Reading, English, and
Communication and the Learning Association have developed a website.
This site helps parents prepare their children to learn. It provides
tips for parents and educators.
The next website if for parents of preschoolers who
are trying to ensure that their children are adequately prepared when it is
time to enter kindergarten. The site addresses kindergarten
Parents Magazine offers an interesting and informative site that is
hard to leave! It has a lot of advertising around the edges but also
offers nice tidbits of information from parents in the outer edges, too!
It has some topics including pregnancy, advice on children by age,
family time, and community. I found an article about whether or not
children are ready for kindergarten and another on ways to raise happy
The Learning Network’s "Parent Channel" offers another
neat place to start on the web. This site has lots of information and
links to newsletters about specific topics and activities for children.
There is both age and grade level specific information for parents of
ADDitude magazine is a magazine for parents of children with AD/HD or
for adults with AD/HD. The magazine has all kinds of informative stories
and lots of great tips for things like organization, weight loss, time
management, and the like. The companion web site is:
Another essential website for parents of children
with attention problems is this one. It has resources for parents
Reading books to children about different topics is a great way to
help children process their emotions. We do this a lot in counseling
because it helps children realize that they are not alone as they deal
with certain issues or problems. The following website list all kinds of
books that are suitable for young children (lower elementary grades).
The topics range from things like adoption and death to conflict
resolution and other contemporary issues like violence in our society.
This is a great all-around resource!
The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry has a neat
website with lots of fact sheets for families. This website has
different pages for different topics that parents may want to explore.
This website is quoted as being the "most comprehensive special
education advocacy site of the internet." Pamela Darr Wright, LCSW
(Licensed Clinical Social Worker) put this site together. It has
different topics relating to children who might have problems with
attention or who might need special education services but also has an
overview of child development.
Another resource to help you if your child has a
learning disability is the site put together by the National Center for
One website clearly states and explains the developmental stages of
childhood as researched by Jean Piaget. These stages are very
interesting to learn about and consider in relation to where your child
is functioning. Sometimes we don’t realize that there are some issues
that very young children just cannot grasp. If you are not familiar with
Piaget’s work, I highly recommend you glance at this site.
PARENTS, don't forget to look at our Parent
Resource Library. These books are available for parents to check out
from the Cool Spring Elementary School library. Although our current collection is small, it includes
some great reading.