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Online Resources for Parents

About the Internet & Children:

Great Websites for Kids recommended by ALA

Great Websites

NetSmartz411

NetSmartz411

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for Great Websites for Kids?  Try these recommendations from the American Library Association.  Also check out their tips on Evaluating Websites for Kids.

NetSmartz411 – for your questions about Internet safety, computers, and the Web.

Netiquette: Good Manners on the Internet - The basics of netiquette, from making e-mail friendlier to understanding online responsibilities.

Online Parenting Communities

Find people online in your neighborhood sharing your concerns and interests.

General Parenting Sites

Child & Family WebGuide from Tufts University

Child & Family WebGuide

Facts For Families

Facts For Families

 

 

 

 

 

 

Child & Family Webguide – a collection of reviewed sites about parenting, child development, education, health and more, from Tufts University.  If you don’t know where to start to answer your question, start here.

Facts for Families Brochures –  Guides on many topics, and in several languages, about the mental health of children.  From the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Boston-area Resources

Boston YouthZone

Boston YouthZone

BOSTONavigator

BOSTONavigator

BPS Family Resources

BPS Family Resources

Smart From The Start

Smart From The Start

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boston YouthZone – Find activities, opportunities, and other fun stuff for your kids and teens, as well as resources for you, the parent.

BOSTONavigator – The place to search for out-of-school time programming in Boston.

Family Resources from Boston Public Schools.  Find answers to questions about registering for school; free/reduced price school meals; parent resource centers; and much more, here.

Smart From The Start - The local Boston chapter of a family support, community engagement and school readiness program, to help your children prepare for a life of learning.

Literacy Information

Helping Your Child Become A Reader

Helping Your Child Become A Reader

Reach Out And Read

Reach Out And Read

¡Colorin Colorado!

¡Colorin Colorado!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helping Your Child Become a Reader – An online pamphlet published by the U.S. Department of Education. Contains activities, tips for working with the schools, and other valuable information.

Reach Out and Read – A national, non-profit organization that promotes early literacy.

¡Colorín Colorado! – Esta sitio bilingüe (Inglés/Español) ha sido diseñada pensando en familias, con el fin de brindarles información útil para ayudar a sus hijos a convertirse en buenos lectores y en estudiantes de éxito.

Other Information

Child Care & Support -- MA

Child Care & Support — MA

Nat'l Network for Child Care

Nat’l Network for Child Care

American Camp Association

American Camp Association

Urban Dictionary

Urban Dictionary

 

 

 

 

 

 

Massachusetts Child Care – For information about choosing and paying for child care, early intervention, and child support.

National Network for Child Care – Information, discussion group, and more for those who care for children.

American Camp Association helps you find summer camps for your kids.

Urban Dictionary - Wondering what that word your child just said means? Look it up in the Urban Dictionary.  Note: Contains strong language.