Parenting.org – A helpful website with tons of articles, parenting tips, and general advice for successful parenting in today’s world
Mops.org – MOPS stands for mothers of preschoolers and is a great site for moms of preschoolers and children of all ages. This site offers support, local resources, blogs and articles on all things motherhood and raising happy, healthy kids.
Commonsensemedia.org – This is a fantastic site that keeps parents in the know about what kinds of media their kids are consuming. This site comprehensively reviews movies, TV shows, video games, music, books, websites, and apps and explains in depth what kind of content appears that parents may want to know about. This site preaches media savviness, not censorship.
Childwelfare.gov – This site connects families to vital resources that help promote child safety and strong families. They cover current topics and issues to help parents and families in today’s world.
Pbs.org/parents – A fun and comprehensive site that covers everything from how to throw a Dr. Seuss birthday party to how to overcome a death in the family. A fantastic resource for parents and a fun website to explore every topic parents want to know about.
Family-resources.org – This site has valuable resources to help strengthen families and foster strong communities by providing prevention and counseling to teens and families.
http://simplythegoodlife.blogspot.com/ – Local Mom and blogger Karissa Wright shares her tips and tricks on everything from family management, recipes, DIY, and education. A practical guide for parents to “live the good life” simply.
NetSmartz -NetSmartz is an interactive educational program from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC). The NetSmartz program offers age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, downloadable activities, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.
Climatekids.nasa.gov – a fun and educational website brought to us by our friends at NASA for kids to play and learn about climate change, the carbon cycle, weather, the elements, animals and technology. A great site for children that are especially interested in science topics.
Kids National Geographic – National Geographic Kids website is a wonderful resource for those youngsters that love animals, nature, history and technology. This website has fun and educational games, weird and interesting facts and, of course, homework help. A great site for kids who are curious about the world around us!
Pbskids.org – A digital companion to PBS Kids television, this site has lots of educational and fun games and videos that help reinforce lessons learned at home, school, and on their television network.
Brain Pop Jr.com – This is an educational pay site that is geared for kids aged K-3rd grade and aligns with state standards and curriculum. It is basically an online elementary school. The site breaks down content into subjects like math, science, reading and writing, arts and technology. It’s heavy on audio/visual learning so pre-readers and kids just learning to read can use this site. Families pay $85 a year or $8.45 a month but schools and homeschool families do pay extra.
Smithsonian – Similar to NatGeoKids, the Smithsonian’s website for school age children (geared more toward middle and junior high school) is a well-designed, comprehensive site that categorizes info into topics of art, science and nature, history and culture, people and places. This site also highlights exhibits at the Smithsonian; a very informative and browser friendly website for curious students.
abcya.com – Math, english, science, technology, geography, etc. – preschool through 5th
knowledgeadventure.com – Math, reading, spelling, science, & animal games geared toward children in preschool to 6th grade.
www.funbrain.com – Funbrain, created for kids ages preschool through grade 8, offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy. Plus, kids can read a variety of popular books and comics on the site, including Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Amelia Writes Again, and Brewster Rocket.
Girls Health – Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Girlshealth.govfeatures health information for tween and teen girls. In addition to articles on health, fitness and nutrition, girls will also find quizzes, celebrity spotlights and videos with tips on topics such as bullying, relationships and planning for the future.
Young Men’s Health – Boston Children’s Hospital presents Young Men’s Health, a website designed to provide information about teen health. Teen boys can ask questions or review the question of the week to find information on uncomfortable health issues. They can also browse health guides in categories ranging from health and fitness to emotional health.
Teen Central – An anonymous teen helpline for teens by teens and monitored and developed by experts in teen counseling and psychology. This website offers help, advice and support to teens covering a wide range of topic from bullying, drug and alcohol education, sexual health, and domestic violence.
Formatting and Citation Guide – Writing a paper for class? Need help with formatting and citation? This is the website for you! Brought to us by formatting experts from our friends at Purdue University, this website is a one stop shop for all questions regarding how to properly format and cite sources for research papers.
Planned Parenthood – Planned Parenthood is a vital resource with information on all things sexual health. Their website not only gives you information on where to find a local clinic, it also educates on sexual health and wellness and seeks to educate men, women and teens to make informed, independent decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.
Finaid.org– Congrats on getting accepted to college! Here’s a website that will educate you on how that great education of yours gets paid for. Because college isn’t cheap, why not look into getting a scholarship? Or perhaps you need to take out a student loan. Here’s a website that will walk you through financing that next big step in your life.
Fafsa.ed.gov– Everything you ever needed to know about applying for federal student aid.
Teen Ink– Are you a creative teen who loves to write? This is an awesome site for teens by teen to share work, read other teens writing and reviews participate in forums and get inspired for your next piece. This site also has great information on summer programs for young writers.
Pinellas County Resources
Pinellascounty.org– All info regarding Pinellas County, including schools, summer camps, local government, pet adoptions, tax info, housing info, building permits and much more!
Floridajobs.org– Looking for a job? Check out this website for helpful tips and resources to help you find employment.
Stpete.org– Check out this website for fun upcoming events in our area.
Floridastateparks.org– All info regarding one of Florida’s precious resources- our state parks! Find a park, make a reservation, and get exploring!
Access Florida (MyFlorida.com) – Use this website to see if you are eligible for financial assistance including food assistance, cash assistance, and Medicaid.
Jwbpinellas.org – Parents can use the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County website to connect to resources they need in cases of abuse and family violence, adoption, childcare, addiction services, disability services, and much more.
Florida WIC – Florida WIC is a federally funded program that connects women, infants, and children to nutritious food, breastfeeding support, and health care to lead healthy lives. Check the website to see if you are eligible.