Web Resources:

  • Healthy San Bernardino County is a o­ne stop source of non-biased data and information about community health in the County, and healthy communities in general. It is intended to help planners, policy makers, and community members learn about issues and identify improvements.
  • Project No Spank is a resource for parents and others who are concerned about childrens' protection and welfare. The information on this site is based on current child development research which shows that mistreating children has many negative outcomes.)
  • Gordon Training International is a parent effectiveness training website that has free resources for parents including articles and an E-Newsletter called "The Family Connection".
  • The Natural Child Project is a website about nurturing children. They encourage parents to treat their children with consideration, respect, and understanding.
  • Zero to Three is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the healthy development of babies and young children. The site contains resources for parents and professionals and has current research articles. In the parent section, there are articles adapted from their bi-monthly bulletin, weekly messages to parents, a guide to helping parents whose child is going through a developmental assessment, information on developmental milestones, and more.)
  • Circle of Security is an early intervention program for parents and their young children. This intervention is based on over 50 years of attachment-based research and assists parents in strengthening their caregiving role and in providing a secure relationship for their children. Much of what you find at this site is available for free downloading and immediate use.)
  • Child and Family webguide produced by Tufts University, this site is a directory with high quality information that describes and provides links to hundreds of sites containing child development research, family/parenting issues, education/learning topics, health/mental health issues, resources, and other useful advice for parents.
  • About Our Kids is an informative site by the New York University Child Study Center. It has more than 200 articles on child development, parenting, behavior, and many other topics.
  • Positive Parenting is dedicated to providing resources and information to help make parenting more rewarding, effective and fun! This site provides valuable resources and information to parents and is dedicated to enhance peoples' experiences as parents, which in turn, enrich the lives of their children. The site also has Positive Parenting newsletters which consist of tips and articles on a variety of topics. In addition, Positive Parenting provides parent education classes, parenting workshops, and in service presentations and consultation to parents.)
  • Child Development institutes' site not only has basic research-based information on child development, parenting, and psychological problems in children, but it also has a ton of other specific information, including: temperament information; the importance, types, and forms of play; parent-child communication; self-esteem; socialization; stress management; depression; shyness; anxiety; gifted children; multiple intelligences; and many other topics.
  • Love Our Children USA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to keep kids safe and strengthen families by preventing violence and neglect.
  • Kidsource online is divided into categories (newborns, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged), this site offers a variety of articles, products and services related to each specific age category, as well as links to other sites. Articles, which are grouped by health, education, recreation, and parenting, use a five-star rating system. Very good information!
  • Attachment topics from SUNY  contains research publications on attachment theory as well as attachment measures, online articles, links to other attachment related sites, and backgrounds on the pioneers in the field of attachment.
  • Parentlineplus is a national charity that offers assistance and support for people who are raising children. They offer information through separate categories: “Your Life” contains information on issues that may affect the parent himself/herself regarding being a parent; “Parenting Topics A-Z” has articles and tips on a wide variety of subjects that may be of concern to parents; and “Through the Ages” has information on child development and parenting children from ages 0-18+. Other categories include “Parenting Tools and Tips”, “Groups and Workshops”, and “Your Say.”
  • Cerebral Palsy Guide is an online tool designed to educate, inform and provide resources for families impacted by CP.

Great Sites for Young Children

Websites for young children should be consistent with developmentally appropriate practice: (1) simple with a concrete design; (2) allow for adult guidance; (3) progressive and easily modified for individuality; (4) appropriate for children; (5) activities should be incorporated; (6) interactive and pleasurable; and (7) exploratory with various options.

  • Scholastics' Preschool Playground
    Scholastics' Preschool Playground has activities for young children to explore, including playful poetry, matching games (with pictures and sounds), sorting games, playing musical notes, painting activities, "build-a-bug", sequencing pattern and shapes games.
  • PBS Kids
    PBS Kids has a variety of music and games based on favorite characters of PBS children television shows. This site offers children thousands of pages of learning and fun to explore.
  • My Kids Corner
    This site has stories, rhymes, puzzles, and games for children up to the age of seven. It also has an interactive story section where your child's name can be inserted and he or she can be a part of the story. There is also a section where kids can post their own stories and rhymes. You can also print out the stories and rhymes and read them to our child. Puzzles can be solved online or printed out.
  • Peep and the big wide world
    This site is based off an animated television series that teaches science to young children from the ages of three to five years old. There are interactive games that give children opportunities to identify and match sounds, to observe and finish patterns, to categorize objects, to learn about animal habitats, to enhance their memory, to estimate distance, to count, to mix colors, and to learn about balance. In addition to the games, there are a ton of fun things to do with your child to guide them in discovering basic science concepts.
  • Sesame Workshop
    Sesame Workshop is a site for both parents and their young children that has interactive games, different types of stories, music, and many other things to do. The Music Zone section allows children to discover and play with sounds, listen to music from around the world, and to write their own songs (you must download both Shockwave and the Beatnik Xtra, which are available directly on this site).
    From the people of Nickelodeon and Nick Jr., NOGGIN has interactive games for preschoolers that challenge and engage them. They use topics that are of interest to children and that are relevant to their lives. NOGGIN is culturally diverse and uses a developmentally appropriate curriculum that includes the foundations of language arts, science, mathematics, social studies, and the creative arts.