Dr. Toy's Web Links

Here are links to many useful web sites.
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Links for Kids
Links for Parents
Links for Educators
Links for Special Needs

Web Links for Kids

•  Book Adventure Young readers demonstrate their comprehension through short quizzes, and earn rewards for reading and demonstrating comprehension.

•  Brainpop Animated movies on health, technology, and science. 

• eKIDS Internet The world's first and only private Internet network for kids with over 8000 points of presence (POPs) .  

• edbydesign Kids activities, math games, word scramblers.  

• Education 4 Kidsฎ Play drill games to better your skills and to learn  

• Exploratorium : San Francisco’s amazing science center offers on-line resources. 

• FunBrain.com : Games and activities for kids, quizzes for teachers and advice for parents. 

• FunSchool.com : More than 800 educational activities that are organized into grade levels, an arcade section, and a puzzle/board game section. 

• Girland : The computer game that's just for girls. 

• Harry Potter : Cool HP toys and games selected by The Toy Guy. 

• Homework Central : Search any subject by grade level. 

• iKnowthat.com : Insert your own image into educational illustrations. . 

• JuniorNet : Games, tools, galleries, email, clubs-all in a secure, ad-free environment in partnership with Ranger Rick, Reading Rainbow, Highlights, Weekly Reader, and more. Monthly fee. 

Kids Web : World wide web digital library for school kids (K-12 level).

• Kidsites.org Directory of kid resources. Many links for parents and teachers too.

•  KLN (Kids' Learning Network) Entertains and informs 9-12 year olds, and safely introduces them to the world.

• LUGNET™ International LEGO Users Group Network

• NASA News and information from NASA.

• Nick.com Nickelodeon on the Web

• 123 Greetings : Free electronic greetings for any occasion and every holiday. 

• puzzles : Puzzles of math, geometry, logic, and more at five levels. 

• Simply Storytelling : A place for kids to write and share stores selected by the California Learning Resources Network for grades 1-6. 

• Tour of the Nine Planets : Multimedia tour of the Solar System by Bill Arnett.

• Yahooligans : Web guide for kids by Yahoo: Around the World, School Bell, Arts & Entertainment, Science & Nature, Computers & Games, Sports & Recreation.

• YoureMyHero.org : A place where families, classrooms, and kids can write letters in support of our troops, firefighters, police and emergency services workers.

• ZParadise.com : An online paradise where kids 6 to 106 can play, learn, and feel loved. It is 100% safe, free and fun!

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Web Links for Parents

• ABC’s of Parenting : Child, infant health, women’s issues; offers online weekly newsletter. 

• American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry : Information for parents and families in understanding developmental, behavioral, emotional, and mental disorders .

• American Academy of Pediatrics : Information on Healthy Child Care America campaign. Parenting bookstore. 

• Argus Clearinghouse : Facilitates intellectual access to information resources on the Internet. 

• Association of Children's Museums : International organization of museums for children. Find a museum in your area.  

• Baby Center : Preconception, pregnancy, baby, toddler, and shopping.

• BlueSuitMom.com : Delievers quick tips and advice for working mothers.

• Boxer Learning : Provides self-paced, graphically interesting tutorials for students.

• Center for Media Education : Research on the quality of mass culture and its value for children in the digital age.

• Children's Health Environmental Coalition : Educates on environmental toxins that affect children's health

• Child Life Council : Created to assist children who are hospitalized

• Childhood Matters : Useful discussions and resources, hosted by R.N Rona Renner, based on the Northern California weekly radio show on 98.1 KISS FM.

• Children's Software Revue!™ Authoritative, comprehensive reviews of software for children

• ClubMom : Information about free membership offers for moms such as special buys, cash back, savings and discounts. 

• Commitment To Kids : Ford Motor Co. contest honoring individuals who have helped shape the lives of kids. 

• Consumer Complaint : File your complaints online.

• Consumer Federation of America : Investigates child safety issues.

• Dr. Paula : Offers advice from Dr. Paula Elbirt and other pediatricians, including a Ask the Doctor Forum. English or Spanish. 

• e-DependentCare : Provides dependent care options for employees. 

• Family.com : Disney’s site includes: activities, baby, e-cards, entertainment, food, health, learning, parenting, pets, shopping, travel. 

• FamilyEdge : Provides a fun and individualized learning environment for kids (3-10 yrs.) plus feedback, useful recommendations and resources for the adults. 

• FamilyFun : Online magazine for parents and kids about all the great things families can do together. 

• FamilyPC : Magazine for parents who are raising the first generation of digital kids. 

• Family Support America : Promotes the principles of family support to strengthen and support families  

• Family Travel Forum : Largest, independent, family-supported web site dedicated to travel with kids. 

• Family Travel Forum : Largest, independent, family-supported web site dedicated to travel with kids. 

• Fun Attic : Unique games, physical education lesson plans, and activities for all levels of play, including the disabled. . 

• fineArt Forum : Art and technology resource directory.

• HealthyKids :. News about childrens health with advice from Dr. Alan Greene

• Home Education Magazine : Homeschooling information and resource page, online newsletter, discussion boards, networking list. 

• I Am Your Child Campaign : Communicates the importance of the first three years of life 

• KaBOOM! : Nonprofit organization that helps communities fund playgrounds 

• Keepkidshealthy.com : Pediatrician's guide to your children's health and safety 

• KidsHealth : Provides doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. 

• KidSource.com : Focuses on kids health and education related issues. 

• KidsPrivacy.org : Parent’s guide to children’s privacy online. 

• KinderStart.com : the Web’s largest index-directory of information about parenting, pregnancy, child development, health, education, learning activities. 

• Lila Guide : survival guide for new and expectant parents for San Francisco and Bay Area.  

• Lion and Lamb Project : Promotes non-violent values and products. 

• Moms Online : Oprah’s Oxygen network: Home Space, Job Wise, I’m Pregnant, Mom to Mom, Ages & Stages, As a Family. 

• National Association of Family Child Care : Assists family child care associations and provider accreditation. 

• National Domestic Violence Hotline : Crisis intervention, information about domestic violence and referrals to local service providers. 

• National Parenting Center : Guidance from renowned child-rearing authorities. 

• National Safe Kids Campaign : First and only national organization dedicated solely to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury 

• Netmom : 100 Hot Sites for Families and information on ordering books, such as The Internet Kids and Family Yellow Pages

• New Hampshire Parent Resource : Directs parents to "hard-to-find" professionals, services, shops and entertainment in New Hampshire.. 

• Nick Jr. Quality online activities and information for parents of preschoolers

• Northwest Baby and Child Newspaper : Dedicated to the needs of parents and parents-to-be. 

• Parenthood Web : Newsletter, home, shopping, pregnancy, names, recipes, sleep, chats, many topics. 

• Parent News : Online parenting newsletter includes homework, assistance, family facts, resources, articles.

• Parent Soup : iVillage.com network : library, experts, fun & games, education central, parenting communities.

• Parenting : Part of About, the Human Internet network with over 700 sites, each run by a professional guide: sites include Babies & Toddlers, Family Life & Parenting, K-6, Multiples, Adolescents. 

• Parenting.com : Experts, tools, community, polls, contests, with a focus on pregnancy, baby and toddler. 

• Parenting For One Magazine : Offers resources for single parents including recipes, articles on stretching a dollar, activities, and more. 

• ParentsPlace.com : "Share the adventure of parenting!"

• Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media : Locates, reviews, and honors children’s learning materials. 

• Parent To Parent : Weekly article written by Jodie Lynn, nationally syndicated columnist, author, and parent educator. 

• Playing for Keeps! : National not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting healthy, constructive, non-violent play for all children.. 

• Play To Learn - Learn To Play : Web site for a book that examines the relationship between playing and learning. 

• Pratical Parenting : Web site with tips on a variety of parenting topics...from toilet training to dealing with divorce. 

• SafeChild.net Comprehensive child safety site.

• Smithsonian Institution : Access to Smithsonian libraries and other museum resources. 

• Stand for Children : National, nonpartisan membership organization building a voice strong enough to give all children the opportunity to grow up healthy, educated, and safe. 

• The Parent Table : Parenting tips and forum. 

• Therapy In Action : Therapy center providing quality services for children and adolescents with special needs, and their families.  

• Tips for Parenting in a Commercial Culture : Positive tips and actions to help parents raise healthy children in this highly commercial culture.  

• Touch the Future : Publications inspired by the work of Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of The Magical Child and Crack In The Cosmic Egg.

• Toys for Tots : U.S. Marines' annual toy collection and distribution campaigns 

• Toy Industry Association (TIA™) : News and information on toys and safety issues. 

• Toysafety.net : National Association of State Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs) - Lists potentially hazardous toys and consumer tips 

• ToyShop Complete marketplace and news source for buyers and sellers of toys, action figures, Hot Wheels, Barbie, character toys and more.

• TV-free America : Resources to encourage participation in the TV-Turnoff Network. 

• U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission : Resources to keep American families safe. 

• Women.com : "Where women are going..." health, career, cars, family, fashion, entertainment. 

• Young Widows and Widowers : Tips, resources, and suggestions for widows and widowers to deal with grief; also, it covers parenting issues. 

• Zero to Three :Promotes healthy development of babies and toddlers. 

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Web Links for Educators

• ArtsEdge : Ideas for educators to teach and use arts education with technology.  

• CareerPals : Career-related curriculum for elementary schools. 

• Center for Children and Technology : Non-profit research and design organization that addresses the issue of technology and learning.. 

• Claudia’s Kids Anatomical Fabric Dolls : Teaching templates match the dolls colorful organ panels to help locate each organ and explain its function. 

• CLN : Assists K-12 teachers integrate technology into their classrooms.  

• Earlychildhood.com : Professional resource for teachers and parents.  

• Education Resource Organizations Directory : Helps to identify and contact organizations providing information and assistance on a broad range of education-related topics.. 

• Education World : Complete online resource for educators. 

• Fenichel.com : Research from psychologists, information for parents, and teaching tools for educators and counselors.  

• The George Lucas Educational Foundation : Disseminates media on most innovative models of K-12 teaching and learning in the Digital Age. 

• Homework Central : Find classroom, career, and professional Web sites from among thousands of hand-picked Internet links, including 14,000 lesson plans arranged by grade and subject. 

• Linda M. Levine, Ed.D. : Researcher in play behavior of young children who is involved in a teacher preparation program in education of the deaf/hard of hearing. 

• National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) : Organization of early childhood educators and others dedicated to improving the quality of programs for children from birth through third grade. 

• National Association of Youth Museums : Locate children's museums and more. 

• NSSEA National School Supply & Equipment Association 

• Panasonic Kid Witness News Online Students research, write, act in, produce, direct and edit a variety of videos which bring to life subjects they are learning about in school.

•You Can Be Strong and Healthy Nutrition and fitness program developed by Centrumฎ Kids™ and Scholastic Inc.

• Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children's Entertainment : Promotes healthy play and encourages limiting children's overexposure to electronic media. 

• Toy Manufacturers Association : News and information on toys and safety issues. 

• Yahoo on Education : Extensive references on curriculum guides, subjects and schools.

Also of interest, Stores for Teachers

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Web Links for Special Needs

• ADDHelpline : Provides information and support on ADD/ADHD. 

• Attention Deficit Disorder Recommended Resources : Link list of ADDS resources  

• Alliance for Technology Access : Resources for connecting children and adults with disabilities to technology tools. 

• Beyond Play : Products for children with special needs. 

• blind kids : Toy recommendations from parents of blind children. 

• Boundless Playgrounds : Helps communities develop fully integrated universally accessible playgrounds 

• edbydesign : Resources for special needs. 

• LD OnLine : Discusses learning disabilities for parents, teachers and other professionals special needs. 

• National Center for Stuttering : Organization for research and treatment of stuttering in children. 

• National Lekotek Center : Resources for parents of children with disabilities. 

• Nothing About Us Without Us : Developing innovative technologies for, by and with disabled persons for parents of children with disabilities. 

• Parenting : Part of About, the Human Internet: Families with Special Needs site run by a professional guide. 

• SchwabLearning.org : Useful information and practical strategies for helping kids with learning differences. 

• Toys for Special Children : Learning and assistive devices to help people with disabling conditions.

Also of interest, Resources for Children With Special Needs

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