The following links are sites that have information moms may find helpful or informative on a variety of topics. Please use your own discretion about the opinions and suggestions expressed in any of these resources and talk to your health care professional about your individual concerns.
100 Parenting Articles on various topics relating to early childhood learning.
Staying Active: An Exercise Guide for Kids – Links to many resources to help you plan activities for your children.
Nifty Benefits – An easy to read guide to nutrition for children
How to Be an Awesome Parent– a good overall review of best parenting practices
Baby/Child Development and Health Resources
BabyCenter.com Sign up for a weekly newsletter during pregnancy and/or for each of your children. Forums and expert opinions make this a very informative site for moms.
Dr. Greene This pediatrician has a huge number of articles answering questions relating to babies and children.
When to Call the Doctor – Articles to help you decide if the symptom is urgent enough to call your doctor.
Comprehensive Health Guide – Conditions common at different stages of development and current information on drugs often prescribed and their side effects.
KidsHealth This site has many articles of interest to moms and also sections of the site for kids and teens. Nemours is the group behind this site and their goal is freedom from disabling conditions. They have a BrightStart! program for help with dyslexia.
Developmental Delays – Articles and links about developmental delays
Language Development– Articles and links about children’s language development
Everyday Health This site deals with health and different illnesses. This section focuses on issues having to do with children. These are informative, but not exhaustive articles on each topic.
March of Dimes A site particularly helpful for newborns and through the first year of life.
Learn the Signs, Act Early This CDC site has fact sheets on different conditions to help you discern if your child has any developmental problems.
Infant Vision Steps in infant vision development
Speech and Language Therapy Tools – This site shows a large variety of easily usable tools to help speech and language development.
Emotional Intelligence – A helpful article to begin understanding how to help your child develop emotional intelligence.
A Parent’s Guide to Healthy Sleep – A great resource to show the importance of sleep, how much, and how to help your baby/child sleep well.
Pregnancy and Delivery
MySoulLoves– A blog woman’s journey to motherhood through miscarriage and fertility treatments.
Contraction Demonstration– This fun video demonstrates how contractions work. Well- worth watching and sharing.
Finding a Lactation Consultant is easy as entering your location.
KellyMom-Breast Feeding information that is easily accessible.
Maternity a Home– a great resource written by a physician and mother writing on conception, pregnancy, delivery, infancy, and childhood.
Handwriting Help– Answers why pencil grip is so important and how to teach proper grip.
Enchanted Learning Full of preschool and kindergarten activities: crafts, rhymes, and coloring books to name a few.
Free Printables This site has over 2,000 pages of Preschool and Kindergarten teaching pages for downloading and printing. All these pages are free! Reinforce what your child is learning with fun pages to color and trace. There is a page of links for digital scrapbooking too.
Free Printable Coloring Books, Mazes, Greeting Cards, and Upper and Lower-case Letters.
Hearts-in-training This homeschool mom has gathered a huge number of links to sites with materials for teaching children. Scroll down the right panel for links to materials about Nature, Science and Outdoor Stuff, Early Childhood, Special Needs, History and Geography, Literature and Reading, Spelling, Writing, Math, Scrapbooking, Songs and Poetry, Worksheets and Arts and Crafts.
Craft Ideas Parent’s On-line Magazine has hundreds of ideas for crafts you can do with your children that are inexpensive, fun, and leave lots of room for creativity. A picture and directions are available for every idea.
Handwriting videos to help parents know how to teach their own children to hold pencils correctly and how to write the upper and lower case letters. Lauren Stern, a pediatric occupational therapist and handwriting specialist, describes and demonstrates techniques. You will need to click to the video you are interested in.
Math Tips for Every Age These are great ideas to make math fun and a part of your child’s life all through school. When math is fun, it isn’t so frightening.
Sight Word Flash Cards Parents.com allows free download of printable flashcards. Be sure to stop by the Mr. Printable page for many more options. You must sign into the site, but no personal information is required.
Smithsonian Lesson Plans – History and Culture materials.
Practical Money Skills Lesson Plans by age group
Arts and Crafts for Kids – Homemade craft ideas
Considering Homeschooling? Start Here: Guilt Free Home Schooling
Home Frontier is especially for Malaysian parents interested in home schooling
Brightly Beaming Resources provides curriculum for Nursery to 8 years.
Confessions of a Homeschooler is rich with resources, links, and even a subscription newsletter
Math Lessons for Shopping – Elementary through Middle School resources
Childproofing – This site has suggestions for a wide variety of childproofing situations.
Baby proofing at home– a guide to baby proofing your home and surroundings
Online Safety for Kids – A comprehensive, up-to-date guide to protecting children’s privacy and safety online
Parent’s Guide to On-line Safety – This guide can help you understand the dangers and help you plan for your child’s safety on the internet and using devices.
10 Tips to Ensure Your Child’s Identity Stays Safe – This is vital information in these days of identity theft.
Smart Phones – Protecting kids who use smart phones -current information and directions to help keep kids safe while using smart phones.
Child proofing your backyard– an interactive guide to child proofing your outdoor space for babies and children.
Poop in the Potty Discussion There are a variety of reasons why children resist pooping in the potty and even more ways to handle this. Baby Center has a great discussion on this topic.
Preparing for a Foster or Adopted Child– Lots of good information for preparing your home for a new child by adoption or fostering.
Dealing with Grief:
- Helping Your Child Deal With Death
- Coping With the Death of Your Pet
- Overcoming the Loss of a Child Without Drugs or Alcohol: A Parent’s Guide
- Advice for surviving the loss of your spouse at a young age
- Preparing a Child for the Loss of a Loved One