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For Parents and Teachers
Parents & Teachers
The Children’s Department maintains a Parent/Teacher Collection which contains a variety of materials for home and classroom use.
What can be found here for parents?
  • Information on developmental stages of children
  • Toilet training techniques
  • Ideas for children’s parties for home and school
  • How to discuss the facts of life with your child
  • Help in handling discipline issues
  • Ideas and ways to help your child with homework
  • Activities to do with children
  • Homeschooling ideas
Online Resources
Browse our list of sites of particular interest to parents, including KidsHealth, PBS Parents and many more.     
The Children's Literature Web Guide
Internet resources related to books for children and young adults. Includes book awards, best book lists, and links to authors and stories on the web.

The Children's Partnership Online Resources for Parents
A listing of non-commercial resources and sites for parents.

Family Fun
From Disney, this site includes activities, education, food, health, travel, and more.

Idea Box
Early childhood education and activity resources.

iVillage.com: Pregnancy & Parenting
Parenting news topics include health, family, baby, and pregnancy.

From the medical experts of The Nemours Foundation, the parenting section includes articles relating to children's growth, diet, emotions, behavior, etc.
KidSource OnLine
A source for in-depth and timely education and healthcare information.

Parents Talk
Games, recipes, technical tips, links, advice, and more.

PBS Parents

Guides for parents in all things kid from development to going to school to birthday parties.

Surfing the Net with Kids
A list of favorite sites for kids, reviewed and rated by newspaper columnist Barbara J. Feldman.

What can be found here for teachers?
  • Information on using the Internet with students
  • Curriculum ideas
  • Materials to enhance the classroom experience
  • Multicultural materials
What can the Children’s Staff do for you?
  • Let us know if your class is doing a special assignment and we can put aside books for students to use
  • Tours of the library to meet the needs of your class
  • A visit to your classroom, based on your needs
  • Kid Packs - books based on your criteria, selected for you by staff
  • Special assignment collection, for checkout or in-house use
Browse our list of sites useful to educators, including Kathy Schrock's (Web) Guide for Educator's, PBS Teachers and many more.
Selected Web Sites of Interest to Teachers
Book Awards
From the Children's Literature Web Guide, the most comprehensive guide to English-language children's book awards on the Internet.

Center for Education, Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing

A site by the Georgia Institute of Technology with listings of programs for the K-12 educational community.

Discovery Channel School

Kathy Schrock's extensive guide to educator's sites.

Early Childhood

Information for educators and those interested in improving the life of a young child.

Education World

Their database of 115,000+ sites has links to curriculum ideas, lesson plans, employment listings, site reviews and more.

Knowledge Network Explorer

Pacific Bell's site that lists sites by topic and gives each site a rating.

Math Central

A K-12 math education web site.

McREL Lesson Plans

From Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning, internet resources for lesson plans, activities and curriculum.

PBS Learning Media

Teacher standards-based resources, as well as professional development.

Science Education

From the U. C. Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory.

Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust

An overview of the people and events of the Holocaust from the Florida Center for Instructional Technology. Includes student activities and teacher resources.

Teachers Net

Teacher chatrooms, catalogs, lesson plans, etc.

Web Sites and Resources for Teachers

Two professors have collected sites and curriculum resources for teachers to use in the classroom.