Websites for Parents


N MOTION: The African-American Migration Experience

From New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, more than 16,500 pages of essays, books, articles, and manuscripts, 8,300 illustrations, 100 lesson plans, and 60 maps that will help users understand the peoples, places, and the events that have shaped African America's migration traditions of the past four hundred years.

International Children's Digital Library
Explore the fun - read 592 free children's books online....

Color in Colorado
The site includes simple, powerful ways to help parents help their children become successful students and readers.

White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans
Resources from early childhood through college and is completely bilingual, also has section for kids.

Iniciativa para la Excelenci en la Educaciön do los Hispanoamericanos

The American Library Association's Great Sites for Parents and Caregivers

Books, Books and More Books!

Book Adventure
A free reading motivation program for children in grades K to 8. Kids can earn points and prizes for their reading efforts. Sponsored by Sylvan Learning Center Foundation, Barnes&, Houghton Mifflin and R.R. Bowker

To find recommended children's books (with reviews) in a variety of categories, check out this site from the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County.

Planet Esme
An inspirational, fun children's literature site created by Esme Raji Codell, a children's literature specialist and author of Educating Esme: Diary of a Teacher's First Year.

Health and Child Development

Cerebral Palsy Guide  |  Cerebral Palsy Guidance
Organizations focused on the education and support of families who have been affected by cerebral palsy.

Learning Disabilities Information and Resources

Kids Health
Created by the Nemours Foundation Center for Children's Health Media, Wilmington, Delaware

Teens Health
Created by the Nemours Foundation Center for Children's Health Media, Wilmington, Delaware

Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers & Families

Tufts University Child and Family Web Guide
Web sites reviewed and organized by topics including: Education/Learning; Health/Mental Health; Family/Parenting; Childcare/Daycare; and Typical Development.

Teen Health Home Page
An explicit web site designed for teens, but which we have placed on our Parents Page. Has a good argument for sexual abstinence, as well as, explicit information on birth control and other sexuality issues. If you're a parent looking for some help, check this out.

Need insight about your teenage daughter? Try Johnson County Family Net


Nutrition Explorations for Parents
Learn how to select the best foods for your family, keep your food safe and try out some of the healthy and delicious recipes.
This website contains great information about health and nutrition. Try out the calorie counters and BMI calculators or just read one of the many articles about keeping your family healthy.

Kidshealth for Parents
Check out the Nutrition and Fitness section for great information on keeping your fmaily fit and eating well. There are also great recipes to try.

Children with DIABETES On-line Community
If you have a child with diabetes, this is a great site for information and ways to contact other parents of children with diabetes.

Education and Homework Help
The American Library Association's Great Sites for Home Schooling Families

Homework help in all subjects

Infoplease Homework Center


Big Chalk: The Education Network

Providence School Department

Love and Logic Institute

Family Education from the Learning Network


Homework tips from

Fun Things to Do with Children (on and off the computer!)

PBS Kids
Arthur, Barney, Clifford, Mr. Rogers, Zoom and more! Games galore!

Idea Box: Early Childhood Education and Activity Resources
Created by Group 23 Solutions Wylie, Texas

Crayola Inspiring Ideas
Lots of craft and project suggestions, searchable by age, difficulty and topic.

Reviews of children's toys and movies for parents
Dr. Toy's Guide on the Internet
Provides information about the best toys and educational products reviewed by Dr. Stevanne Auerbach (Dr. Toy), director of the Institute for Childhood Resources, a not-for-profit organization.

The Movie Mom: Helping Parents Choose Great Movies for Their Kids
Includes reviews, questions to discuss, as well as movie and website recommendations for each movie.