Links links links
This page contains links to web sites and pages offering resources which might possibly
be of use to parents at the MPCP. You can also check the discussions on the misc.kids newsgroups (and participate!)
The information is divided into the following rough categories (click on a category to
display its contents, or simply scroll down to browse the list):
Please tell me what other sites / subjects
should be included, how to better organize this page.
Also, please do let me know when one of these
links appears to not be "live" anymore.
- Parents.com: the magazine. Various resources and
- FDA Consumer
- Parent soup: Child rearing info, chat board,
forum, special section on dealing with teens.
- Baby Babble: a new dad's weekly
diary, plus comments from readers.
- Crayola Family Play: activities for kids and
some info for parents.
- Parents Place: general parenting resources
plus home-schooling chats...
Articles by veteran child-care experts
- Idea Box: Early childhood and education and
activity resources. Printable pages for coloring...
- Off Our Rockers: support for grandparents
or other relatives raising a young family member.
- Atlantic monthly - Family:
various documents on "societal issues that have affected the American family over
the past 30 years." Phew...
- FamilyWeb: pregnancy and parenting information,
FAQ from the misc.kids newsgroups.
- Travelling with
kids: FAQ from the misc.kids newsgroups.
- La Leche League: info on breastfeeding.
- www.femalehome.org: Formerly
Employed Mothers At the Leading Edge.
National nonprofit support and advocacy group for mothers who are taking time out from
their careers to raise their children.
- firstname.lastname@example.org: Moms Offering Moms Support.
Support for at-home moms. Email address only, no web site.
- www.kidscamps.com: listing dozens of camps in a
wide variety of categories, from residential and day camps to camps that specialize in
special needs, academics, adventure and art
- www.momsonline.com: support, recipes, Ask the
- www.cyberkids.com: (haven't checked those yet, so
I don't know what they are...)
What can the kids do today...?
- The Children's Museum
- TNO (Thursday Night Out)
- Woodland Park Zoo
- Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
- Vancouver Aquarium
- Seattle Aquarium
- Pacific Science Center
- GoB's Big Foot Page!
- Seattle's Children's Theater
- Bathhouse Theater
- The Empty Space
- Theater Schmeater
- Seattle On-line
- Seattle Web Works
- "Ask Jeeves" For Kids: Search site
focused on kids
- www.DisneyVideos.com/: Disney videos
- www.Disney.com: Disney online -- TV, tapes, resorts,
- Kids' Space (www.kids-space.org): children post
their artwork in one of several gallery rooms, organized by theme.
- Art Access
County Library KidsPage: at this library page the librarians point out the best places
for kids to visit on the Web. In addition, there are games, cute animations, summer
Kids can create and control their own MaMaMedia environment by selecting wallpaper,
designing an online room, and keeping a list of Web picks. The site includes tons of games
and kids can see what other MaMaMedia kids are up to and leave them messages.
for Kids and Teachers: Discover the earth's diverse ecosystems and remarkable animals.
Find tips to help you protect the environment. Stay on top of current campaigns to protect
Universe: Dr. Universe is a cute but wise kitty who dwells on the campus of Washington
State University. If you email him a question, he will go out and find a scientist or
professor to give you a thorough answer
Girls World Online Clubhouse: a place where girls can make new friends, explore and
prepare for the future, dream big, and be creative and adventurous. There are advice
columns, games, career information, book recommendations, a pen pal club, and
inspirational quotes from great women.
Yucky: icky recipes like Phat Vegetable Puke or Hairball Salad with Slurpy Dressing,
or you can whip up some Phat Putty, Goopy Glop, or Peanut Butter Plop to play with
Yuckiest Site on the Internet: if you have a fascination for yucky things, then this
site is Nirvana. What's more, it's even educational!
Why Files: clear explanations of the science behind major (and not so major) news
stories. This is a site that parents and children (or teachers and students) can explore
and discover together
Good Friends of the MPCP
||Chef Thierry Rautureau, owner of Rover's, and an active Papa in the Co-op,
put together and MC'ed a great lip-smackin', finger-lickin' benefit dinner-auction for the
- e-Toys.com: online toy store...
- BrainPlay.com: ...another
online toy store!
- www.world-of-toys.com: Ohio Art - interactive
frog, Betty Spaghetty doll
- www.tigertoys.com: Tiger electronics - electronic
memory plush toys and games, Pooh Counting Carrots
- www.tinylove.com: Maya group/Tiny love - padded
- www.gund.com: Gund - soft toys
- www.littletikes.com: Little Tikes - activity
- www.vtech.com: VTech - electronic toys
- www.tctimber.com: T.C. Timber - wooden toys
- www.ertltoys.com: ERTL - stacking toy
- www.learning-curve.com: Learning Curve - ???
- www.learningcurve.com: Learning Curve -
- www.mattelmedia.com: Mattel -
- www.service-mattel.com: Mattel -
- www.briotoy.com: Brio -
- www.discoverytoysinc.com: Discovery Toys -
activity center, etc.
- www.fisher-price.com: Fisher Price -
- www.lego.com: LEGO - construction blocks
- www.playmatestoys.com: Playmates - dolls
- www.greatamericanpuzzle.com: Great
American Puzzle Factory - puzzles
- www.nylinttoys.com: Nylint - trucks
- www.crayola.com: Crayola/Binney & Smith -
- www.doodletop.com: University Games - Paint set
- www.hasbro.com: Tonka - big trucks
- www.playmobil.com: Playmobil -
- www.anatex.com: Anatex Enterprises - magnetic bugs
- www.empiretoys.com: Empire Industries - Feed'N
Groom Horse and Stable
- www.ugames.com: University Games - Blue's Clues Game
- www.arkfoundation.com: Ark Foundation - foam
puzzles of endangered species
- www.team-concepts.com: Team Concepts -
electronic learning centers
- www.bender-hammerling.com: Natural
Science Industries - arts & crafts
- www.playhut.com: Playhut - lightweight, flexible,
foldable activity centers
- www.cadaco.com: Cadaco - grab the marbles game
- www.galoob.com: Galoob Toys - doll / backpack
- www.alextoys.com: ALEX - Foil Art kits
- www.fun4all.com: Fun 4 All - Dynamic ceramics kit
- www.silverlit.com: Silverlit - Programmable
- www.burton.com: Burton snowboard - like, raaaad
- www.justpretend.com: Just Pretend - Dolls
- www.rokenbok.com: Rokenbok - hi-tech building
- www.creativityforkids.com: Creativity For
Kids - create-your-own products
- www.sony.com: Sony - electronics, cassette/CD players,
- www.irwin-toy.com: Irwin Toy - paint kits
- www.aristoplay.com: space, TicTacToe, etc. board
game (7 and up)
- www.wildplanet.com: Wild Planet Toys -
- www.nintendo.com: Nintendo - electronic games
- www.knex.com: K'Nex - build your own flywheel-motor
Microsoft's Actimates (Interactive Barney and Arthur)
- www.wisewebtrading.com: Educational toys
- www.rjcooper.com/babies/: software for
infant and up
- www.pianoteacher.com/: Easy to follow video
to learn how to play the piano
- www.woodplay.com: outdoors playsets & big toys
- www.flooky&thebean.com: "Funky
food tunes cassette tape. Fun original music!"