Parent/Caregiver Resources

 

The Nueces County Keach Family Library offers print resources and electronic resources for parents and caregivers.  

Print Resources:

Parenting Collection: We offer books, DVD's and other resources for parents and caregivers on topics ranging from pregnancy through the teen years, nutrition, autism, potty training & more!

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Electronic Resources:

Early Development:

Association for Childhood Education International

www.acei.org

The mission of ACEI is to promote and support the optimal education and developmetn of children, from birth through early adolescene. Offers many resources, publications, and a parents resource page.

 

Born Learning

www.bornlearning.org

Sponsored by the United Way and othe rmajor family organizations, the website helps parents, caregivers and communities create quality early learning opportunities for young children.

 

Child Development Institute

www.childdevelopmentinfo.com

Provides current parent education on a wide variety of topics. Lists of materials in different formats also included.


Early LIteracy

Doctory Toy

www.drtoy.com

Provides information on the best in toys and educational products. Extensive information available on choosing age appropriate toys, toy tips, and smart play.

 

Get Ready to Read!

www.getreadytoread.org

Get Ready to Read! (GRTR!) is an early literacy program designed to help parents and early child care providers ensure that young children are equipped with the fundamental skills necessary for learning to read. Literacy activity cards, a free newsletter, and other valuable information are provided on this interactive and usable website. (Site available in Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Arabic)

 

Reading is Fundamental

www.rif.org

RIF motivates young children to read by working with them, thier parents, and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life.


Health & Safety:

American Academy of Pediatrics

www.aap.org

Offers a parent resource guide, pediatrice referral service, immunization schedule, child care books, and updates on pediatric health.

 

Consumer Product Safety Commission

www.cpsc.gov

Website of the Federal Agency that regulates safety. Features include product recalls, an extensive library, links to other sites and a means to report unsafe products.

 

Kids Health

www.kidshealth.org

Offers parents information on general medicine and surgical health issues as well as articles on an extensive subject list of child health issues, such as allergies, ear and throat issues, etc...A parent section also deals with behavioral and developmental issues as well. (Site available in Spanish)