For Parents and Caregivers
Accelerated Reading List - Brighton Area Schools, Malby Middle School - lists 2500 titles on the Accelerated Reading list.
ALA's Lists of Award Winning Books
Autism Society of America (Washtenaw County Chapter)
Autism Speaks; it's Time to Listen
Familyeducation.com - Good resource for parents of children from preschool through high school. News and info about education policy. Advice from experts including teachers, administrators, and learning experts.
Information on the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
Great Start Livingston - a partnership of local professionals, community leaders and parents committed to establishing and maintaining a comprehensive early childhood system addressing all factors influencing a young child’s readiness for school and life.
Learning Disabilities Association of America
Lexile Leveled Reading Suggestions
Livingston County Child Care Council 4C
Livingston Educational Service Agency
Parents' Guide to the Information Superhighway
Thorough introduction to computers and the Internet and tips on how to introduce computers and guide their use by children from age two through eighteen. Also included are rules for safe use of the Internet and netiquette.
Reach Out and Read (ROR) promotes early literacy by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud in pediatric exam rooms across the nation.
School Library Websites:
Brighton Area Schools Media Center Catalog BAS Media Center Contacts
Book Blogs maintained by Brighton Area Schools:
BHS Reads (HS Students)
Books Worth Reading (Elementary Students)
Maltby Book Blog (Maltby Readers Grades 5-6)
Scranton Book Blog (Scranton Readers Grades 7-8)
Common Sense Media - dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.
Kids in Mind - Parents can locate past or current movie and video reviews, which are listed according to three numerical "grades": sex and nudity, violence, and profanity.
National Institute on Media and the Family- site to help parents and communities “watch what our kids watch.”
Parent's Choice Foundation - The nation’s oldest nonprofit guide to quality children’s media and toys.
Screen It - Reviews of current movies, recent videos, DVDs and music CDs. Each review makes it clear why a film or DC got the rating it did.
American Academy of Pediatrics
Children's Nutrition Research Center- dedicated to defining the nutrient needs of children, from conception through the teen years, and the needs of pregnant women and nursing mothers.
Nutrition Explorations- Find practical, up-to-date information you can use to balance good nutrition and a busy family schedule. Sposonred by the National Dairy Council.
Parent Action for Healthy Kids© is designed to help connect parents, communities and schools to improve the health and well-being of children and youth.
Kids Health - Has teen and kid health-related issues with latest toy and children's product recalls.
General Parenting Information
C.S. Mptt Children's Hosital WebChats: Each webchat is designed to offer tips and information about hot topics in parenting and child health. We bring together panels of doctors, social workers and other child health specialists to give you the facts and answer your burning questions. Chats are free, require no special software installation, and you can participate from your home, office, or anywhere you have internet access.
Consumer Product Safety Commission - CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Lists recalled products for kids.
Early On - assists families with infants and toddlers, from birth until 36 months or 3 years of age, who have a delay in their development or a diagnosed disability.
iVillage.com - Busy chat rooms hosted by pediatrics, child-development experts and others. Articles by experts in health, education, discipline. Directories of child-related resources.
Livingston County Community Coordinated Child Care (4C) Council If you are seeking child care, or want to become a child care provider, or need parenting or child development resources, this site is for you.
Metro Parent -Online Hub for Southeast Michigan Moms. Award winning site!
Michigan's Great Parents, Great Start - Resource for information on programs, services, and supports for all children from birth to age five throughout Michigan.
Museumspot.com - Has standard museums but also has oddballs like the Macaroni and Cheese Gallery. Can search for museums by country, state, city, museum name and artist.
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children with nearly 80,000 members, a national network of more than 300 state and local Affiliates, and a growing global alliance of like-minded organizations.
National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
National Parent Information Network
Sponsored by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, this site "provides information to parents and those who work with parents and to foster the exchange of parenting materials." There are full text articles, a parenting discussion list, "Parents AskERIC" question answering service and much more.