At Parenting Now, we come across many online resources for parents. Here are a few of the ones we find most useful:
American Library Association Great Websites for Kids
Looking for that perfect website for your kid – whether it be about animals, history, math, science, art, or more what better place to check than with kid’s librarians – updated weekly! http://gws.ala.org/
Eugene Public Library Kids' Pages
You’ll find lots of resources here – information on book, movie, and music picks; fun and games; library storytimes and other library events; imagination library; and a parent and teacher’s resource page.http://www.eugene-or.gov/1027/Kids
Springfield Public Library Kids' Pages
Find out all about the kids programs, events, and services at the Springfield Public Library, as well as reader’s resources, and info for teachers and organizations. http://www.wheremindsgrow.org/kids.html
Family Connection of Lane and Douglas Counties
Trained consultants match parents' child care needs with possible providers. Included in the initial consultation are a list of referrals, information about choosing quality childcare, and other childcare related resources. https://www.lanecc.edu/lfc
Here’s just a small selection of podcasts about parenting -- some provide guidance and research, some are funny and entertaining, some have lots thought-provoking ideas and all provide support to parents. https://www.washingtonpost.
Parenting Now's Facebook
News of Parenting Now, Lane County, and beyond, includes great parenting tips, articles, research, videos, weblinks, and more. Visit our page to stay updated:
Family Info Line - 211
Provides free information, referrals, and support from childhood experts. Available in many languages. Calls are confidential. Dial 211, then extension 5; send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; or text your zip code to 898211, then wait for a reply text before sending your question.
Resources for Families Poster (English and Spanish)
These posters list Lane County, Oregon agencies and resources that can help your family! Available in English (4-page or wall poster) and Spanish (4-page or wall poster). Thanks, Active 20-30 Club, for underwriting the cost of this community project!
Looking for something to do with your child? Check out the calendar provided by LaneKids.
A Child's Brain Development
Check out this video from the University of Oregon Brain Development Laboratory. A child's brain is affected by experience, and this video explains it well for us non-scientists.
American Academy of Pediatrics
Lots of child health info here!
ASQ: Ages & Stages Questionnaires
Use these free questionnaires to check the development of your newborn to a 5-year-old child.
Just in Time Parenting
Oregon State University Extension Service has a series of free, month-by-month developmental information about babies on through the years.
Reporting Child Abuse
Oregon's Department of Human Services has lots of information on child abuse and neglect, including prevention programs and how to report suspected abuse or neglect.