Kids' Resources for Parents

Child Reading to a Dog - Courtesy of Fairfax Library Foundation

Staff Picks

When our director's granddaughter was born, library staff around the North Country recommended their favorite books to start her off. See what they picked!

Sites to Try with your Kids:

Here are some sites that will help you to teach your children how to use the Internet safely:
This is a great website to visit as a family to make your New Years Resolutions about safe use of the Internet. Families Online Week is Dec. 26 - Jan. 2.
This site from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has lots of information on how to safely navigate the Internet. Parents will also want to bookmark where they can report e-mail addresses for anyone who contacts their child inappropriately, chatroom or newsgroup names for child pornography or any web addresses for inappropriate sites. This segment is sponsored by the Post Office, Customs Service and F.B.I.
For Help With Parenting Issues Other Than the Internet, Try:
Part of a nationwide program to provide information to caregivers about resources available to them and the children in their care. Kincare is child care provided to children by family members other than the birth parents. This care is usually provided by a grandparent and these children would usually be in the foster care system If these family members were not caring for them.
Check this site to find some fun activities to do with your kids and some wonderful suggestions for dealing with problems!
Almost any subject you can think of is probably covered here. You can find links to good books to read for children, product safety recalls, child health information and sections for both mothers and fathers.
How to choose a children's book, and information on National Children's Book Week (November 13-19, 2000) can be found on this site. There is also a list of authors and illustrators that everyone should know.