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A print Parent's Guide for the Whole Child video series is available from Annenberg/CPB through the Web or by phone at 1-800-LEARNER.

PBS Web Sites

PBS Parents -- PBS's online resource for parents and caregivers. Site includes tips and articles from child development experts, activity searches, and information on PBS programming and local events.

PBS Kids: Grownups -- This area of the PBS Kids Web site is devoted to parents and caregivers and includes links to educational philosophies, educator guides, and at-home activities related to PBS Kids programming.

PBS TeacherSource -- Find lesson plans, activities and local resources.

Books

Meals & Nutrition

  • Berman, C. Meals Without Squeals. Palo Alto, CA: Bull, 1991.
  • Katzen, M. & Henderson, A. Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes: A Cookbook for Preschoolers & Up. Berkley, CA: Tricycle Press, 1994.
  • Satter, E. How To Get Your Kid To Eat…But Not Too Much. Palo Alto, CA: Bull, 1987.
Play & Activity Ideas

  • Miller, K. The Outside Play and Learning Book: Activities for Young Children. Mount Rainer, MD: Gryphon House, 1989.
  • Miller, S.A. Learning Through Play: Sand, Water, Clay, and Wood. New York: Scholastic, 1994.
  • Morse, P.S. and Brand, L.B. Young Children at Home and in School: 212 Educational Activities for Their Parents, Teachers, and Caregivers. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon, 1995.
Emotional Development

  • Berkowitz, Leonard. Aggression : Its Causes, Consequences, and Control. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1993.
  • Brazleton, T.B. Touchpoints: Your Child's Emotional and Behavioral Development. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1992.
  • Eisenberg, N. The Caring Child. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1992.
  • Grollman, Earl A. Talking About Death : A Dialogue Between Parent and Child. Beacon Press, 1991.
  • Harris, J.M. You and Your Child's Self-Esteem: Building for the Future. New York: Carroll & Graf, 1989.
  • Humphrey, J.H. Teaching Children to Relax. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, 1988.
  • Kohn, A. Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes. Boston, MA: Houghton-Mifflin, 1993.
  • Kalter, N. Growing Up with Divorce: Heling Your Child Avoid Immediate and Later Emotional Problems. New York: Free Press, 1990.
  • Samalin, N. Love and Anger: The Parental Dilemma. New York: Viking, 1991.
  • Zeanah, Charles H. Jr. Handbook of Infant Mental Health. Guilford Press, 1999.
Education and Child Care

  • Gonzalez-Mena, J. and Eyer, D.W. Infants, Toddlers, and Caregivers. Mt. View, CA: Mayfield, 1989.
  • Morse, P.S. and Brand, L.B. Young Children at Home and in School: 212 Educational Activities for Their Parents, Teachers, and Caregivers. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon, 1995.
  • Powell, D.R. Families and Early Childhood Programs. Washington, D.C: National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1989.
  • Winton, P.J., Turnbull, A.P., and Blacher, J. Selecting a Preschool: A Guide for Parents of Handicapped Children. Baltimore, MD: University Park Press, 1984.
Exceptional Children

  • Trainer, M. Differences in Common: Straight Talk on Mental Retardation, Down Syndrome, and Life. Rockville, MD: Woodbine House, 1991.
  • Winton, P.J., Turnbull, A.P., and Blacher, J. Selecting a Preschool: A Guide for Parents of Handicapped Children. Baltimore, MD: University Park Press, 1984.
Gender and Culture

  • Crawford, S.H. Beyond Dolls and Guns: 101 Ways to Help Children Avoid Gender Bias. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1996.
  • Ford, C.W. We Can All Get Along: 50 Steps You Can Take to Help End Racism. New York: Dell, 1994.
  • Soto, L.D. Research in Review: Understanding Bilingual/Bicultural Young Children. Young Children, 46 (2), 30-36.
Language, Literacy, and Mental Development

  • Baron, N.S. Growing Up with Language: How Children Learn to Talk. Reading, MA: Addison- Wesley, 1992.
  • Healey, J.M. Your Child's Growing Mind: A Parent's Guide to Learning from Birth to Adolescence. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1987.
  • McCabe, A. Language Games to Play with Your Child: Enhancing Communication From Infancy Through Late Childhood (Rev. ed.) New York: Plenum Press, 1992.
  • Morse, P.S. and Brand, L.B. Young Children at Home and in School: 212 Educational Activities for Their Parents, Teachers, and Caregivers. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon, 1995.
  • Shore, R. Rethinking the Brain: New Insights into Early Development. New York: The Families and Work Institute, 330 Seventh Ave., NY 10001.
Web Sites

Children Now
http://www.childrennow.org/
Children Now reaches parents, lawmakers, citizens, business, media and community leaders, creating attention and generating positive change on behalf of children, particularly poor or at-risk children.

Children's Defense Fund
http://www.childrensdefense.org/index.html
Keep abreast of legislation and public policy affecting children, including health insurance, family medical leave, and more.

Council for Exceptional Children
http://www.cec.sped.org/
CEC is the largest professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.

Consumer Product Safety Commission
http://www.cpsc.gov/
Keep your family safe with information about product recalls, safety advice, and more.

Family and Work Institute
http://www.familiesandwork.org/
The Institute explores how the changing workplace is affecting family life.

KidsHealth.org
http://kidshealth.org/parent/index.html
The site from the Nemours Foundation includes detailed health information for parents-everything from first aid to insurance forms-and also features sections for older kids and teens with interactive games.

LD Online
http://www.ldonline.org/
Access articles, bulletin boards, subject area experts, conferences, and more at this site for parents, teachers, and children.

The National Association for the Education of Young Children
http://www.naeyc.org/
Although this site is geared mainly towards early childhood educators, it also contains good information for child advocacy and about child development.

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
http://www.nichcy.org/
Information about publications, state resource organizations, and the 1997 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

National Parent Information Network
http://ericps.ed.uiuc.edu/npin/
This site is a partnership between the Clearinghouse on Urban Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City; and the Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; access articles and newsletters on all manner of parenting issues at this site.

Talk With Your Kids About Tough Issues
http://www.talkingwithkids.org/
A joint effort between Children Now and the Kaiser Family Foundation, this site offers tips for talking with kids about violence, drugs, and more. Spanish-language version is available.

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