Parenting Links

General Parenting Links

Child and Family WebGuide: Easy access to the best child development information on the internet; systematically evaluated and organized by graduate students and faculty in child development at Tufts University.

Child Development Institute: Provides information on child development, psychology, health issues, parenting and family life.

Children Now: Children Now is a nonpartisan organization recognized nationally for its policy expertise and up-to-date information regarding children. The targeted audience is broad, reaching out to parents, lawmakers, citizens, business, media and community leaders.

Disney's Family Fun: Crafts, Activities, Recipes and other ideas for kids and parents.

Parent’s Choice Foundation: Provides a non-profit consumer guide to children's books, toys, audio, video, software, TV and magazines.

Arts Council of Oklahoma City Member Agencies: Cultural arts directory of the Oklahoma City Area.


Babies and Toddlers

Zero to Three: Straightforward science-based information and tools designed to help parents and caregivers nurture their young children’s development.

Born Learning: Help grow your childs brain by turning everyday moments into fun learning opportunities for your child.

Smart Start Central Oklahoma: Information on helping your child be prepared for school. Links to great local information and agencies working in Oklahoma County for families.

Center for Early Literacy Learning: Early literacy activities for parents and caregivers to do with babies, toddlers and preschoolers. 

Early Birds Oklahoma: program created by Smart Start of Central Oklahoma to help parents of children from birth to 5 years with for school readiness. 


Reading and Books

International Children's Digital Library: Free access to over 4000 digital children's books online in over 50 languages.

Leading to Reading: Where young children discover the joy of reading and grown-ups enjoy the journey. Free digital book, songs, fingerplays and games for children and parents.

PBS Reading and Learning: Articles, activities and booklists for parents and children.

Storyblocks: an online video collection featuring one-minute songs and rhymes for babies, toddlers and preschool children in both English and Spanish.


Health and Safety

American Academy of Pediatrics: The AAP is an organization of 55,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical sub-specialists and surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. Site provides access to AAP documents on literacy promotion, early learning partnerships, television viewing and the effect on child development, early brain development and other topics related to child development.

KidsHealth: Created by the pediatric medical experts at The Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children, The Nemours Childrens Clinic, and other children's health facilities nationwide. Articles on many aspects of child health, for parents, kids, and teens.

Healthfinder: Gateway to selected health and human services information resources with online links to governmental and public organizations by subject, including parenting, infants, children, teens, and families.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention: National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institutes of Health resources for families to help prevent drug and alcohol abuse by children and teens.

National Immunization Program: Centers for Disease Control compiled information on childhood diseases and immunization. Is a online resource powered by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its member pediatricians who dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.