A website devoted to helping parents & educators
prepare young children for success in kindergarten
SITES FOR KIDS
Starfall- This is a great website to motivate children to learn to read with phonics! This site provides educational computer games and videos for kids in preschool and elementary school. Starfall also offers a Kindergarten Reading and Language Arts Curriculum and The Starfall Store with low-cost books and phonics journals that parallel the website.
PBS Kids - Hundreds of fun, educational games for kids
Linkasaurus - Hundreds of official kids sites in one place
Interactive Sites- 80+ kid-friendly websites!
Busy Teachers Cafe- k-6 resources site for busy teachers. Offers lessons, ideas, themes, and more
Usborne Books- carries a line of books called “Internet-linked” books. On the pages of these books are references to related kid-friendly internet sites! Usborne offers Internet-Linked books for various science and history related topics.
BabyZone (courtesy of Disney)- Kindergarten Readiness starts in the womb! This website provides educational information for families, especially for expectant mothers. Lots of fun information about getting pregnant, being pregnant, life with your baby, showers and parties and buying for babies.
Kindergarten Worksheets and Printables- Covering a wide range of subjects, these worksheets help keep the students engaged while giving them the repetition & fluidity essential in early education.
Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten? Take the Quiz! and get a customized readiness plan for your preschooler! Courtesy of Nick Jr. and Dora the Explorer
123Kindergarten - This website promotes kindergarten readiness and offers a daily blog to give teachers and parents quick and simple ideas and activities to promote readiness in reading, writing, math, physical development, and more
Parents - Expert advice and tools about pregnancy, baby, toddlers and kids, from the editors of Parents Magazine.
The Kindergarten Consultant - A Kindergarten Teacher's resource for new ideas, downloads, workshops, links and other resources, and a community where teachers can exchange information, ideas, and also be featured as Kindergarten Teacher of the Month!
Kindergarten.com - Early childhood education resources and lesson plans for kindergarten teachers and home school parents. Kindergarten Lesson Plans, Preschool Lesson Plans, Kindergarten Worksheets
Homeschool.com - Homeschool.com has been in business for over 14 years helping homeschooling families like you get the information they need about the different curriculum, products and services offered to the homeschooling community. We strive to provide you with information about everything from products and services to the inspiring stories of homeschoolers around the world.
Are We Killing Creativity in Children?
Kid Source - This site provides in-depth & timely education & healthcare information that will make a difference in the lives of parents & children.
The Lesson Plans Page - 2,500+ Free Lesson Plans in Math Social Studies Art Language Arts Music PE Reading Writing Geography Science projects and Science lesson plans. Great educational resource for teachers and parents!
Language Art Skills - Teaching or learning language arts for ages 9 and up.
K Connect - The Kindergarten Connection offers free
lesson plans in math, language arts, literacy, games by Carol Gossett, Graduate courses through Fresno Pacific University, children's literature, art, early childhood cooking, new-teacher tips and more for Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade teachers.
Preschoolers Today - Preschoolers Today is your resource and community for parents of children ages 3-5. Find articles, expert advice, interactive tools, discussion, diaries and much more!
Busy Parents Online - Your parenting, baby, and special needs kids source. Read articles on things not always seen in parenting publications, send e-cards, chat, shop, meet other busy parents and do it on a tight schedule! Stop by today and say hello
Parenting Teens - Information and articles for teen parenting,troubled teens,teen education, teen boot camps.Also provide parents to offer their views about military schools,boarding schools and parenting issues.
Study Skills and Strategies - How-to-Study.com is the number one resource in the world for FREE information on study skills, study strategies and study aids.
PreKScholars - Family kits and teacher kits to prepare children for kindergarten
Summer Reading Flowchart (aimed at upper grades)
College isn't Cheap (Tips for saving now!)
Leapfrog Learning Products for Preschool and Kindergarten -
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Best-Online-Toys - Toy information lives here! Your reliable resource for award-winning toys, popular toys and brands, toys that kids love, and most importantly, safe and educational toys! We even have a section just for kids!
Brain Waves Toys - Science Toys, Educational Toys, Intelligent Toys - Brain Waves the Intelligent ToyStore. Science Kits, Rockets, Construction Toys, Electronic Kits, Chemistry sets, Brain Teasers, Magic, Illusions, Games,Puzzles, and Just Plain Fun.
Mastermind Toys - Educational children's toys for every age group. Toys for infants, toddlers, preschool, and school-age children.
Educational Toys | Digital Blue Toys | Birthday Present Ideas - Educational toys for children, science toys and Digital Blue products are great birhthday present ideas. Find these and many more toys for kids of all ages at toygroove.com.
The Creativity Institute - Toy Pianos, Puppet Theaters, Big Blocks and Educational Toys to Help Make Children More Creative. Also easels, doll houses, creative and educational toys for home or classroom. Child development articles to boost creativity in infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school age children.
Brown Eyed Baby Boutique - Specialty baby gifts. Turn a baby gift into an heirloom. Specialize in baby gifts, personalized baby gifts, monogrammed diaper bags, baby shower gifts, personalized baby clothing and more to celebrate the arrival of a new baby
Baby Sign Language - Teach babies sign language to enhance language development with these easy baby sign language lessons
Baby Bedding and a Range of Accessories - Baby bedding is just one of our specialties, check out our online store today for unbeatable value in baby clothes toys, accessories and learning aids.
SaraBear Baby Gifts & Baby Gift Baskets - Baby Gifts, Baby Shower Gifts, Baby Gift Baskets, and our Unique Original Diaper Caddy.
Colic Website - The Colic Shop has the largest online selection of baby colic relief products.
RattleCake - Adorable diaper cakes and gifts for baby showers and more
I Shop For Baby - Offers top-quality, brand-name baby bedding, furniture, gear and accessories. Shop for cribs, cradle, changing tables, strollers, car seats, safety items, room decor and more.
Rebellion Books - Empowerment. Inspiration. Online bookstore featuring exclusive self-help and edu cational books.
Heritage Book Shop - Heritage Book Shop and Bindery: Find thousands of rare books here. We are an internationally renowned antiquarian bookstore specializing in fine copies of first editions, manuscripts, and other desiderata.
Amazon - Books, apparel, accessories, electronics, toys and games, kitchen and housewares, camera and photo
KD Novelties - Personalized childrens books, personalized books, personalized kids books, kids books, personalized stories, personalized childrens stories, childrens books, personalized story books
Algebra Tutor Software - Solves problems in fraction of a second. Helps in understanding algebra problems.
VOLUNTARY PRESCHOOL-FOR-ALL WEBSITES
Preschool for All- California Department of Education
OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES
Timer Countdown - Customizable timers for cooking, quizzes, chores, etc
Free Family Website resource, glitter text, and more! - A popular resource for family-related articles and links to other useful family websites. Create glitter text and day tickers too
Award Winning Gift Baskets - All baskets come in a variety of sizes and prices to fit any budget. We do hundreds of gift baskets and can customize to any occasion or holiday. Same day nationwide shipping.
E-Musical Gifts - Musical gifts you can see and hear! Browse our gift shop for jewelry and music boxes, snow globes, stuffed animals, corporate gifts and more.
Audible.com - Your destination for digital audiobooks, radio programs, audio magazines, and newspapers, that download in minutes and let you listen anytime, anywhere.
EBay - Buy and sell electronics, cars, clothing, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods, digital cameras, and everything else on eBay, the world’s online marketplace. Sign up and begin to buy and sell - auction or buy it now - almost anything on eBay.com.
Juice Plus - Start getting healthy today! Give your child the gift of a healthy lifestyle. Teach them the life-long benefits of fruits and vegetables!
Mountain Homes Youth Ranch - A therapeutic wilderness treatment program for troubled teenagers ages 12-17 that operates on a 15,000 acre working ranch in Northwest Colorado. Has been featured on the Dr. Phil show.
The National Directory of Family and Marriage Counseling - Offers many resources, articles, and a searchable database with counselor profiles from all over the states
Link Partners - Free categorized directory of websites that exchange reciprocal links with other sites
How To Become a Teacher - Search accredited online and campus-based colleges for teacher training, degree, and certification programs
How Much?! Calculating the Cost of Online Education
123Greetings.com - Free "New Baby" Ecards
GreetingsnEcards.com - Send these Free Love Greetings, Birthday Ecards, Friendship Ecards, Flowers & Gift Cards , Wedding, lovely ecards to your near and dear ones. All cards are free of cost