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Caring for Infants

other B-LINKS at the Library
Breastfeeding League IN a Kindred Setting - The BLINKS group meets at the Headquarters Library once a month (check the calendar for the next meeting). Meet other mothers in all stages of pregnancy and breastfeeding, and learn how breastfeeding can help you and your child. Learn more and reserve a seat by calling 770-473-3850.

web BabyZone
Tips on getting pregnant, being pregnant, daily life with your baby, baby showers, baby names, buying for baby, and more. Site created by Disney.

web La Leche League
La Leche League is an international, non-profit, non-sectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, mother-to-mother support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.

web Pampers Parenting Institute
Information from T. Berry Brazelton and other experts on infant and toddler care.

web Your Growing Child
Information about stages of infant and toddler development from The Early Childhood Initiative Foundation.

web Zero to Three
Lots of information on infants and toddlers for both parents and professionals.

Growing Up and Family Life

web 40 Assets Every Child Needs
40 common sense, positive experiences and qualities that help influence choices young people make and help them become caring adults.

web Atlanta Parent Online
The website associated with Atlanta Parent magazine. Even if you do not subscribe to the magazine, you can use the website for news, event suggestions for families, information about schools and camps, and more.

web Better Brains for Babies
Better Brains for Babies (BBB) is a collaboration of state and local, public and private organizations dedicated to promoting awareness and education about the importance of early brain development in the healthy growth and development of infants and young children in Georgia.

web Developmental Assets List
External experiences and internal values, strengths and commitments young people need in order to thrive.

web Discovering What Kids Need to Succeed

web Facts for Families
Information about issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

web Family TLC
Parenting tips, family activities, articles on child development, and many child-friendly and age-appropriate activities are featured on this site.

web PBS Parents
"Your resource for parenting tips & parenting advice" from PBS, the Public Broadcasting Service. Includes categories for birthday parties, child development, education, fun & games, food & fitness, issues & advice, PBS kids programs on television, and more.

other Ten Things Every Child Needs For The Best Start In Life
Printable handout.

web Travel for Kids
A family travel guide for planning fun vacation trips with children. Vacation ideas for Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Australia/South Pacific, and Africa are included, as well as book recommendations related to those places.

Health and Safety

web Baby Health and Safety
Your baby's health and safety is the biggest responsibility you'll face as a new parent. From immunizations to doctor visits to treating tummies, learn how to prepare for any aches and pains that lie ahead.

web Dental Health for Your Kids
Check out this online video from the American Dental Association on getting your child ready to see the dentist.

web Dr. Toy's Guide on the Internet
Information about hundreds of recommended toys and products for children.

web Keep Kids Health
Free pediatric parenting advice.

web KidsHealth.org
Covers all health issues for infants, toddlers, kids, and teens.

web Let's Move
From the site: "Lets Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams."

web Mayo Clinic's 10 Tips for Picky Eaters

web Nutrition for Children
Collection of web links to different topics on infant and child nutrition, allergies, recipes, childhood obesity, etc.

web Parenting Tips and Advice from WebMD

web Summer Safety Tips
From the American Academy of Pediatrics. Keep your kids safe this summer by reading up on ways to protect your child from the sun and summer bugs. Plus beach, pool, playground, and house safety tips.

Bullying

web Bullying - National PTA
Information about the PTA's "Connect for Respect" national initiative to stop bullying.

web Stop Bullying Now
Provides information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators, and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying and get help.

Caring for Children with Disabilities

web Autism Resources in Georgia

web Autism Society of Greater Georgia
Dedicated to improving the lives of all affected by autism.

web Babies Can't Wait
Babies Can't Wait (BCW) is Georgia's comprehensive, coordinated, statewide, interagency service delivery system for infants and toddlers, ages birth to three who have developmental delays or disabilities. The focus of BCW is to help reduce the need for special services later in life by helping children with developmental disabilities reach their maximum developmental potential. BCW provides evaluation and assessment, at no cost to families, to determine eligibility and the scope of services needed. BCW also provides service coordination at no cost to families, which assists families in accessing services and identifying resources to help pay for services.

web Parents Educating Parents and Professionals
PEPP is a non-profit organization that provides educational advocacy to professionals and families of children with disabilities, adult disability services including transition into the workforce and self-determination skills, juvenile justice advocacy and educational support within the courts system, a youth literacy initiative, and a thriving work-ready program designed to meet the needs of the local community. They concentrate primarily in Douglas County and Hall County.

Education

web Alternative Schools
Links to local and state-wide alternative schools.

web Clayton County Public Schools
This site has information about the county's educational system and links to all of the Clayton County schools as well as the Virtual Academy.

web Clayton County Public Schools Newsroom

web Council for Exceptional Children
A national organization for those involved in special education and gifted education.

web Frequently Asked Questions about the Atlanta Virtual Academy

web Great Schools
A non-for-profit organization providing elementary, middle and high school information for public, private and charter schools nationwide.

web Homeschoolers Curriculum Swap
A forum for parents and educators to come together and buy and trade educational materials.

web National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
The national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals.

web School Reports
School information and report rankings by the Georgia Department of Education.

web Simple Ways to Encourage Learning
Some simple things you can do at home to help your child read, learn, and succeed.

web Tips for Starting Kindergarten

Reading

Please see the Learning to Read Subject Guide.

Toys

web 2010 "10 Worst Toys" List

web Baby Toys - BabyZone
Recommended toys for babies, as well as information on product recalls.

web Parents' Choice
Children's media and toy reviews.

web Toy Safety - US Public Interest Research Groups

Parenting Support Groups

web Atlanta Area Mommies
Local support group for mothers.

other B-LINKS at the Library
Breastfeeding League IN a Kindred Setting - The BLINKS group meets at the Headquarters Library once a month (check the calendar for the next meeting). Meet other mothers in all stages of pregnancy and breastfeeding, and learn how breastfeeding can help you and your child. Learn more and reserve a seat by calling 770-473-3850.

web Cafe Mom
A site for mothers to share stories and advice with each other.

web Mocha Moms
Mocha Moms is a national non-profit organization for mothers of color who have chosen not to work full-time outside of the home in order to devote more time to their families and communities. Mocha Moms serves as an advocate for those mothers and encourages the spirit of community activism within its membership. There are 13 chapters in Georgia.

ESOL / Bilingual Resources

web Developmental Assets Lists
Includes lists for different age groups, translated into many languages: Acholi, Arabic, Armenian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Farsi, French, Hmong, Japanese, Khmer, Nuer, Russian, Somali, and Vietnamese.


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