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ARTSEDGE is the Kennedy Center's free digital learning platform for arts education. Resources include lesson plans, guides, audio stories, video clips, and more.
Born Learning
Born Learning is a public engagement campaign that helps parents, grandparents and caregivers explore ways to turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities. Web content is available in English and in Spanish.
Early Childhood Iowa
This Web site was created to provide FREE, objective, accurate early care, health, and education information for families in Iowa. Browse our database for great resources or take a look at the Early Childhood A to Z section for topics such as child care, health and safety, child development, learning to read and write, parenting, pregnancy, and many others.
Children's Book Council
This non-profit trade organization is dedicated to encouraging literacy and the use and enjoyment of childrens books. The CBC also sponsors Young Peoples Poetry Week and Childrens Book Week each year.
Advice, reference articles, and an online community for parents of preschool to high school students.
Family Education
With links to a multitude of sources in many subjects, this site links parents and caregivers to a plethora of information. Opportunities for communication such as blogs and message boards, recipes, special needs resources, and much more are found here.
Homeschooler's Curriculum Swap
An innovative Web service: homeschooling parents buy, sell, and trade used books and materials.
How To Smile: Science & Math Resources
A collection of hands-on science and math activities, created by staff from science museums around the country, this website is a resource for educators, homeschoolers, parents, and anyone looking to teach school-aged children about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) using interactive, non-classroom methods.
Inspire My Kids
Inspirational stories, videos and projects for children and the adults in their lives.
Games, activities and information to help kids, teens and parents stay safe on the Internet.
PBS Kids: Raising Readers
Helps children develop and practice basic reading skills through online games and activities with their parent, teacher or caregiver.
Sparky the Firedog
Sparky the Fire Dog is web site created by the National Fire Prevention Association that promotes the message of fire safety for young children. There are cartoons, games, downloadable materials, and simple interactive activities that reinforce the site's main message.
Study Jams by Scholastic
Over 200 jams on a variety of math and science topics that use key vocabulary words, short videos, karaoke style music screens, and online student quizzes to check content knowledge of students.
Spark children's imaginations by sharing a "Wonder of the Day" and exploring a "Wonder Playground." A project of the National Center for Family Literacy.
Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media helps families make smart media choices. We offer the largest, most trusted library of independent age-based and educational ratings and reviews for movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music. Our Topic Centers and Parent Blog help families understand and navigate the problems and possibilities of raising children in the digital age.
Great Websites for Kids
Click here for even more great websites for kids, teens, parents, teachers, and caregivers.
Disney Family
Help parents navigate the uncharted waters of parenthood and celebrate the joys of being a mom from first kicks, first smile, to proud moments of accomplishment and independence.
Check Out These Websites Parents
Check out these websites for parents and caregivers
Build Strong Language Skills
Tips to work with your child to build a strong vocabulary and other language skills.
Ways to Read to Children
Things to do before, during and after reading a book to your child.
Meaningful Writing Experiences
Reading and writing go hand in hand. Help your child with writing by providing opportunities to practice writing skills.
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