There is no such thing as too much
Disclaimer: The internet can be
an excellent source of information, but not all of the information is
excellent. Information on the internet is unedited and therefore not
subject to any standards. These links are not meant to be the last word on
any of these subjects.
website for my children's writing.
from the Past
kids from bygone days.
Compact for Reading Guide
This Compact for Reading Guide
Links Reading Kit were developed for teachers, families, and reading
partners through the Compact for Literacy Initiative, an activity of the
Partnership for Family Involvement in Education at the U.S. Department of
Education. The purpose of this effort is to encourage greater family, school,
and community involvement in the education of children so as to improve their
skills and achievement in reading and other language arts.
The Child and Family
Due to the expanding volume of information
on the Web, parents and students often have difficulty finding the information
they want. Equally problematic is that they have difficulty determining the
credibility of the information they do find. The Child & Family WebGuide
describes and evaluates web sites that contain research-based information about
New Hampshire Homeschooling
A good place to start for anyone with an interest in homeschooling.
The National Parent Information Network
The mission of NPIN is to provide
access to research-based information about the process of parenting, and about
family involvement in education.
Department of Education
Parent pages at the U.S. Department of Education.
The "READY*SET*READ Early Childhood Learning Kit" was developed by the
Department of Health and Human Services, the Corporation for National Service,
and the Department of Education to advance President Clinton's challenge to help
every child in America read independently and well by the end of the third
grade. Although the calendar is outdated, the basic information is still
Children's Music Web
Children's Music Web is a group of like-minded websites. The common goal is to
bring the often overlooked and underemphasized genre of children's music into
the public eye.
Online magazine and resources from Scholastic.
Welcome to the Planets
Perfect for your little astronaut.
KidsClick! was created by a group of librarians at the Ramapo Catskill Library
System, as a logical step in addressing concerns about the role of public
libraries in guiding their young users to valuable and age appropriate web
Leddy Center for the Performing Arts
A local treasure! Check out the upcoming concert and theater season as
well as the class schedule.
Harvey-Mitchell Memorial Library
Don't overlook this local resource with its friendly, helpful and knowledgeable
The New Hampshire Almanac
Everything you ever wanted to know about the great State of New Hampshire.
The Children’s Book Council (CBC) is a non-profit trade organization dedicated
to encouraging literacy and the use and enjoyment of children’s books.
A great place to check out books. You can search by subject matter,
title or author. Run a search on Kathleen W.
Deady, Muriel L. Dubois or
to learn about books written by these wonderful New Hampshire authors
who happen to be good friends of mine.
The Purple Crayon
Children's Book Insider
Interested in writing for children? Check out any of these links for
excellent nuts and bolts information.
most excellent critique group.
My brother's band's web site. They're fabulous!
Tax and Budget Priorities Page at The National Women's Law Center
outlining tax credits for families.
TRAINING TIPS: Each
spring I always hear from parents of young students in my upcoming fall
classes who are struggling with potty training. One suggestion I have for
parents in the process of potty training is to be careful about associating
using the toilet with going to school. If you do talk about school and potty
training, always keep it positive. Visit the blog page and look at the
pictures of the children. Talk about how "big" your little one is
getting (just like the kids in the pictures), and how much fun s/he's going
to have in school. For many children, it works like a charm and is just the
incentive they need to make the leap from diapers to potty. For some
children, it adds to the stress and can even create a negative view of
school for the child. You'll know pretty quickly if it's going to be a help.
I'm including several links
to articles on the subject. Maybe the tip you need is waiting to be
discovered on one of these sites!
to preschool-related and parenting articles on the web. You'll find lots of
links to articles about the positive impact play has on intellectual
development, a subject I feel is incredibly important. Over the last 20
years or so, what was once a 1st grade curriculum has become a kindergarten
curriculum, and what was once a kindergarten curriculum is now a
prekindergarten curriculum. Along the way, free play has been cut from the
curriculum almost to the point of extinction in many schools. Not so at
Hogarth, where we recognize the importance of balancing developmentally
appropriate direct instruction with free play experiences. Check back
from time to time, as I will add links as I find interesting articles.
Point Associates. From their website: For more than 20 years,
Learning Point Associates has worked to improve teaching and boost
learning in schools across the country. We impact the education system
by offering research findings and direct experiences that inform
funding, policy and programming decisions. There
is much free content at Learning Point Associates, and it might be worth
a few minutes of your time to click around the site. You may find these
pieces particularly interesting: Reading:
Birth to Age 5 and A
Closer Look at the Five Essential Components of Effective Reading
Instruction: A Review of Scientifically Based Reading Research for
Rock. This is what they have to say on the website:
PreschoolRock.com is the first and largest network on the Internet
dedicated to parents and teachers of preschoolers. Our network provides
parenting information, craft and project ideas, activities, games, toys,
books, nutrition, fitness and everything else related to children
between the ages of three and five.