Below are a number of online resources for kids, parents and the whole family. These sites contain a wealth of information that supplements the material covered in the ParentWays program.
ArtsHeaven Fun Arts and Crafts for Kids - A collection of links that provide art and craft ideas using various materials. These project ideas are suited for kids of all ages although some may require the assistance of an adult.
Aunt Annie's Crafts - Offers arts and craft projects for children. Each project includes illustrated step-by-step instructions, patterns to print in a variety of designs, crafting tips, related Web links, and suggested book resources.
Discovery Kids - This site includes online games, puzzles, quizzes, and movie clips related to Discovery Channel shows.
eLibs.com - Create funny mad libs on this interactive site. Stimulate thinking and practice problem solving skills in a humorous way.
Kidlink - Interactive site allows older children (10-15 years old) to chat with children from around the world and to learn basic life skills. Also has an accompanying teacher site with activities for life skills training. This site supports many different languages.
KidPub - Children or teachers can submit written stories to be published on the child-friendly website.
KidsCom.com - Find an e-pal or play games with children around the world. This site supports English, Spanish, French and German.
Lego.com - Tips and ideas for building with Legos, online games, and movies.
My Hero - Learn about heroes from all walks of life nominated by children from around the world. Children can also nominate their own heroes to be included on the website.
National Wildlife Federation - Kids - The National Wildlife Federation website for animal lovers (ages one and up) is filled with facts, games, and animal related links.
Smithsonian Kids - Smithsonian Magazine sponsors this site, which provides a child-friendly interactive tour of the Smithsonian museums.
TIME for Kids - This kid friendly site offers news, homework help, games, and the TIME for Kids Magazine online with stories separated by grade level.
3-C Institute for Social Development (3-C ISD) - This site features information on social development, peer problems, bullies and victims of bullying.
American Psychological Association (APA) Help Center - This site focuses on how to handle problems facing today’s families and maintain loving, healthy relationships.
Apple Seeds - Eclectic collection of quotations and short stories that promote positive attitudes and encourage the development of human dignity. This site has religious overtones.
Giraffe Heroes Project - The Giraffe Heroes Project is a non-profit organization that recognizes people who “stick their neck out” for others with an emphasis on courage, caring, and responsibility.
Kid Source OnLine - Parenting - Offers knowledge and advice on teaching children not to be victims of bullies, early childhood violence prevention, building self-esteem, and decreasing loneliness in young children.
Parents' Choice - Valuable resource to help parents locate books appropriate for reading together as a family, teaching children to think critically about the message television sends, and fun games and activities to play as a family.
Safe Child Program - Helps parents identify bullying behaviors, provides steps that you can take if your child is being bullied and what to do if your child is a bully. Safe Child stresses the prevention of bullying.
4Kids.org - 4Kids.org is a team of educators, writers, artists, technology specialists and students that produces a weekly newspaper article and maintains the website, whose vision is to pursue more effective ways of creating learning environments for all children through advancing technologies such as the Internet. This site can be used by children or parents, and contains online games helping children learning math, language arts, vocabulary, and thinking skills.
Arthur at PBS Kids - This site is the online companion to the Arthur television series on PBS Kids. This site targets kids between the ages of four and eight and supports the same educational goals as the program: literacy and the modeling of positive social and problem-solving skills. There are several activities for children that teach diversity appreciation and understanding, life skills, academic skills, science, health, and social and emotional development.
Chateau Meddybemps - Offers a guide for parents to understand how to take an active role in their child’s development with online children's activities to stimulate thinking, express opinions, and learn problem-solving and social skills.
DisneyFamily.com - This site that provides information on children of all ages in relation to food, parenting, traveling with family, crafts and activities, games, books, music, TV shows and movies all in the context of the family.
Fun Attic - This site has unique outdoor games, toys for active play, and innovative sporting goods. These games can be used in any school yard or back yard helping children develop coordination, cooperation, and team approaches to problem-solving.
Funbrain - Math and strategy games divided by age and grade level with separate sites for children, teachers and parents. Site also contains academic quizzes to test your knowledge, comics, and web books.
Harpercollins for Kids - Harper Collins Publishers site for children features information on books, online books, games, and activities. It also has sites for parents and teachers with lesson plans and activities to accompany books.
Stories to Grow By - Whootie the Owl uses fairy tales from around the world to reinforce positive behaviors and teach life skills. Parents can select from 16 character traits and print out a fairy tale with discussion questions. Children’s section allows children (ages six to 14) to personalize stories, play games, and print coloring pages and scripts for plays.