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Parent & Teacher Resources

Internet Safety - Education - Homeschooling - ParentingFor Mom - For Dad - Local Resources - Travel

Internet Safety:

Safety Tips for Facebook - Internet Safety

K9 Web Protection is a free Internet filter and parental control software for your home Windows or Mac computer. K9 puts YOU in control of the Internet so you can protect your kids.

Michigan State Police - Internet Safety Tips

OnGuard Online - Your Safety Net

Get Net Wise - Learn about the risks kids face online, Search or browse for Internet safety products, browse great sites families can visit together, and Learn how to identify online trouble and get law enforcement contact information .

Child Safety on the Information Highway - Safety quiz for kids and adults.

SafeKids.Com - Safe-surfing information for parents.

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Association for Library Service to Children:
     How To Raise a Reader:

     Books to Grow On:

Born Learning - Everyday life is a learning experience for children. Born Learning is a public engagement campaign that helps parents, grandparents, and caregivers explore ways to turn everyday moments info fun learning opportunities. - A wonderful resource with lesson plans, interactive quizzes biographies, facts and more.  This is a great site for students, parents and teachers.  You will definitely find something for everyone. 

Education Atlas - The world's largest online map of education, degrees, and distance learning resources. - Reading tips and more from the U.S. Dept. of Education.

Get Set for Kindergarten - Are you wondering if your child is really ready for kindergarten?  This site will answer your questions and gives you ways to prepare.  Brought to you by the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County.

Raising a Reader

ReadyWeb - Information on school readiness from ERIC.

Reading is Fundamental - Creating a nation of lifelong readers.

Association for Library Service to Children - How to raise a reader.

Association for Library Service to Children - Books to grow on is an excellent site for selecting age appropriate books for your children. 

Family Education - Parenting advice, child development, and family reference.

Practical Money Skills: For Parents - Advice for helping your kids understand the concept of money and saving for the future.

Nasa - World Wind - World Wind lets you experience Earth terrain in visually rich 3D, just as if you were really there.

University of Michigan Autism and Communications Disorder Center

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Homeschooling Resources:

Homeschooling Zone on MCLS

Homeschooling Information and Resources Pages - A wonderful resource with lesson plans, interactive quizzes biographies, facts and more.  This is a great site for students, parents and teachers.  You will definitely find something for everyone. 

For a list of local contacts about homeschooling, please contact the Reference Desk at the Ellis Library .   You can also send your question on-line using our reference form: AskRef@ .



Monroe County Parent

Connect For Kids - Provides information for adults who want to make communites work for kids.

KinderStart - Index-directory of information about parenting, pregnancy, child development, health, education, learning activities and the wide range of issues related to children seven years and under.

Pudgy Bunny - Activities for babies, kids, and parents. Also includes freebies for kids of all ages.

Family Fun - This is a Disney related site. Contains several craft activities for children of varying ages. A nice asset of this site is that the crafts are usually seasonal. Also includes some tips on parenting, and specific ideas for children's birthday parites. - The award winning site helping parents since 1996.

The National Parenting Center - America's #1 family magazine since 1926. - This website is to help WIC participants learn more about child feeding issues such as providing regular meals and snacks, working with picky eaters, creating a positive eating environment, and the roles of the parent and child feeding relationship.

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Local Resources:

4-H Youth Development from the Monroe County Cooperative Extension Office

24:Seven Teen Center A teen group at the Luna Pier Baptist Church.

Arthur Lesow Community Center

Boys Scouts of America, Great Sauk Trail Council

Child Care Network

Gabby's Ladder

Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan

Great Start Collaborative Parent Activity Resource Guide

Monroe Family YMCA

Francis Family YMCA - Bedford

The Nurturing Program

Stepping Stones Riding Program - 620 W. Hurd Road Monroe, MI
(734) 241-0195   This is very similar to Gabby’s Ladder and an organization that I am very familiar with.

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For Mom:

Mommy Tips: The Resource Center for Moms - Includes articles relating to the parenting of young children and teens. Also includes much information about topics related to infant development, such as benefits of intentional touch, safety issues, etc. Site also contains articles promoting fun arts and crafts for children.

Mom's Mini Van - Car travel activities for Babies and toddlers.

Home-Based Working Moms - Parenting advice, tips, and child development resources.

A Mom's Love - A monthly online magazine full of insightful articles for stay at home, work at home, single, and working moms!

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For Dad: - Where real fathers write about real fatherhood. - The National Center for Fathering.

Fathers Network - Our mission is to celebrate and support fathers and families raising children with special health care needs and developmental disabilities.

The Father Resource Network - Find What You Need To Know About Fathering, Family and Fun.

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Travel: - Provides parents with destination information such as things to do, places to go, dining to kid-friendly establishments, and travel guides.

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