Parent & Caregiver Resources

The Newbury Town Library maintains an extensive collection of parenting books in the adult non-fiction area, but also within the children’s area. Topics covered range from general parenting, autism, loss, disabilities, divorce and more, and our staff is more than happy to assist you in finding these materials.

There are many great online resources for parents. Below are a few. If there is a site you really like, let us know and we might be able to share it with everyone in this section.

American Academy of Pediatrics

TheBestChildrensBooks.org: Lists of children’s books sorted by topic & reading level, compiled by teachers for teachers

Children & Family WebGuide (Tufts): This website is a collection of reviewed sites about parenting, child development, education, health and more, from Tufts University.

Common Sense Media: An independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, Common Sense Media gives you the scoop, by way of child and adult ratings and detailed descriptions, on movies, books, games, websites and more so you can decide what’s right for your child.

Recall information from the CPSC

Wacky books for reluctant readers: Contains a list with links of wacky books to engage children reluctant to read.

GetNetwise: An online service of companies and non-profit groups concerned about child safety on the Internet. The Web site provides a comprehensive “Web-wide” resource with safety tips, ways to report online trouble, tech tools for families, great Web sites for kids and a glossary of Internet terms.

Helping Your Child Become a Reader: An online pamphlet published by the U.S. Department of Education. Contains activities, tips for working with the schools, and other valuable information.

Homeschooling @ About.com: Articles about homeschooling and many links.

Massachusetts Child Care: For information about choosing and paying for child care, early intervention, and child support.

Massachusetts Home Learning Association: The Massachusetts Home Learning Association is an advocacy and education organization, which endorses home learning as an alternative to public or private schooling. MHLA informs and educates families, school officials, the media, elected officers, policymakers and other constituencies about the benefits, societal impacts and unique educational methods of homeschoolers.

Reach Out and Read: A national, non-profit organization that promotes early literacy.

 

 

 

 

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