HELPFUL LINKS

Get more information on child development, creativity and educational toy related information at these sites.* To exchange links, click here.


ARTS AND DECOR

Presto Chango Decor.com- Children's removable wall sticker murals. Everything from farm animals to pirate themes.

BABIES


Babyjellybeans.com - Baby Websites with Flavor!
Fully customizable baby websites in just minutes. Share your precious photos and video with a creative and unique website.
It's fun, easy and fast to create a website for your baby. Try us for a free month.

Creativity Institutearticles on creative development in infants, and how from a very early age, babies respond to color, sound and movement.
Meaning of Names - Browse through over 40,000 names, name meanings, and origins.

The New Parents Guide. com - Parenting Information, Shopping and Family Travel. Lists of baby names and meanings; lists of the most popular names; buying guides; convenient shopping for baby products and gifts; family travel & vacation guides; family resorts and much more!

CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND PARENTING


 Apraxia Explained Offering hope and healing to children with apraxia. Learn more about the childhood neurological condition of verbal apraxia and what you can do about it.
Creativity Institute articles on creative development in infants, and how from a very early age, babies respond to color, sound and movement.
Developing Creativity in Children. A selection of articles and links from The Creativity Institute. Includes articles on creativity and its relationships with toys, music, stories, play, drama and the role of creativity in child development.
Bright Tots - Offering baby, toddler and preschool toys, games & videos that help in the development of cognitive, gross & fine motor skills. Visit their Resource Guide for information on child development and disorders such as autism, pdd and aspergers
Creativity Institute News Briefs
A sampling of articles on child creative development from around the world.
Family Matters Insights into the core issues today's parents face from
raising children to act from values to teaching them to feel good about themselves.
Includes a special section on issues related to raising biracial and multiracial children. www.parenting-child-development.com

Kindergarten Readiness: Creating Successful Kindergarteners! Help your child start school ready to learn! The goal of Kindergarten Readiness is to teach all parents how to work one-on-one with their preschool children to best prepare them for kindergarten.

The New Parents Guide. com - Parenting Information, Shopping and Family Travel. Lists of baby names and meanings; lists of the most popular names; buying guides; convenient shopping for baby products and gifts; family travel & vacation guides; family resorts and much more!

Teach the Children Well
A directory with over 1400 links on more than 60 topics for elementary school students and their parents and teachers. This page is a collection of links for children, teachers, and parents. Topics are based on the curriculum for Kindergarten through grade four, although many pages will be of interest to older students.

FREE STUFF

 


Links for free creative printables and ideas from The Creativity Institute. Here's a variety of free creative printables you can download, free lessons and worksheets, and free ideas for creative crafts and projects. Most of these, as well of most of the links on our Resources page, have free newsletters, too.
Links for free familiar, easy-to-access, printable sheet music pieces your child can get started with right away - from classical to easy-to-play, one-hand children's pieces. For toy pianos or any musical instrument. From The Creativity Institute.

FUN STUFF


Bright Tots - Offering baby, toddler and preschool toys, games & videos that help in the development of cognitive, gross & fine motor skills. Visit their Resource Guide for information on child development and disorders such as autism, pdd and aspergers
Lil' Fingers Storybooks, Games and Activities
Lil' Fingers is a storybook site for toddlers with educational games, storybooks and coloring pages. Free toddler stories, activities & holiday sections are designed with bright colors & big buttons for little fingers.


GENERAL


Insure Kids Now: Find out if your children qualify for free or low cost health insurance.
 

LEARNING AND EDUCATION


AceReader Speed Reading Software - Speed Reading, Reading Improvement and Reading Assessment.
Kindergarten Readiness: Creating Successful Kindergarteners! Help your child start school ready to learn! The goal of Kindergarten Readiness is to teach all parents how to work one-on-one with their preschool children to best prepare them for kindergarten.
Maths Practice Primary/Elementary School Software. - Maths Practice is an exciting new maths software program designed to enhance the learning outcomes of a primary / elementary school student. The software covers a large portion of the maths curriculum and has over 300 different topic modules that can be configured for various difficulty levels. Ideal for tutoring or generating maths homework.
Splashes from the River -  English Grammar, Punctuation, and Essay writing courses on DVD, designed for Homeschoolers

MUSIC


Delightful Sounds Blog. Discussions on parenting, children, babies and the music that makes them grow.
GulfAlive - Grammy Nominated family music album celebrating the creatures and culture of the Louisiana Gulf Region.


mfiles - free music files and notes: Sheet Music, MIDI and MP3
Free sheet music, MIDI and MP3 files to download - classical, original, traditional, ragtime, Christmas Carols and Hymns. Print or Play Sheet Music online.


The Piano Pages- A piano site featuring free piano lessons, piano sheet
music, articles, tip and terms, products, and more.

Links for free familiar, easy-to-access, printable sheet music pieces your child can get started with right away - from classical to easy-to-play, one-hand children's pieces. For toy pianos or any musical instrument. From The Creativity Institute.
www.songsforkids.net
Award-winning music for kids and other wild animals .

Sound Feelings
Children

http://www.soundfeelings.com/products/alternative_medicine/music_therapy/children.htm

Music for Children: inspiring creativity through sound imagery.


The Banana Plant - Appealing music for kids of all ages from Grammy Nominees, The Banana Plant.

"Treasure Swamp - A Pop Opera" - Winner of Creative Child Magazine 2013 Preferred Choice Award . A fun musical story for the whole family.


SOFTWARE


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Maths Practice Primary/Elementary School Software. - Maths Practice is an exciting new maths software program designed to enhance the learning outcomes of a primary / elementary school student. The software covers a large portion of the maths curriculum and has over 300 different topic modules that can be configured for various difficulty levels. Ideal for tutoring or generating maths homework.

 

SPECIAL NEEDS AND GIFTED

 


Apraxia Explained Offering hope and healing to children with apraxia. Learn more about the childhood neurological condition of verbal apraxia and what you can do about it.


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Kids Stuff for gifted children and teens - internet links, software favorites, movies starring gifted kids, contests, magazines and reading lists and more!

 



An article on educational toys best suited for children with ADD and ADHD. From The Creativity Institute.

 

STORIES, THEATER, PUPPETS AND BOOKS

 



Lil' Fingers Storybooks, Games and Activities
Lil' Fingers is a storybook site for toddlers with educational games, storybooks and coloring pages. Free toddler stories, activities & holiday sections are designed with bright colors & big buttons for little fingers.

Puppet show script ideas from The Creativity Institute. Creating your own puppet show scripts. Links to comedy routine scripts on the Internet. Links to stories you can adapt to scripts. A free sample of an Aesop's Fable adapted into a puppet show scripts. Director's Tips for staging your puppet show.



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