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Parenting Resources


Parenting and Childcare

Born Learning - Sponsored by the United Way, the website helps parents create quality early learning opportunities for young children. Pregnancy, baby names, mother's chat groups and general information on baby care from Johnson & Johnson.
Child and Family Web Guide - A wide range of parenting resources assembled by Tufts University
Healthy Children - Healthcare and resource guides from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Your Child - Resources for parents on a variety of topics from the University of Michigan
Zero to Three - Information on play, early literacy and child development.

Education and School Readiness

Get Ready To Read - Information about and activities to promote reading readiness for young children.

Health, Safety & Nutrition

Kids Health - Information on health issues for children and expectant mothers.
Pediatrics for Parents - Child health care articles searchable by subject.

Household Products Database - Find out how toxic those products under your sink are to your children.

Play With Me

Dr. Toys Guide on the Internet - Information on the best toys and educational products by age group.

Booklists for Parents

Toilet Training - Locate books from the Library's collection for yourself and to share with your child.