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Suggested Citation:"Internet Resources." National Research Council. 1999. Starting Out Right: A Guide to Promoting Children's Reading Success. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/6014.
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Internet Resources

There are many Internet sites where you can find even more resources, for example,

READING/LITERACY

America Reads Challenge

Calls on Americans to support teachers to ensure that every American child can read well and independently by the end of 3rd grade.

http://www.ed.gov/inits/americareads/


International Reading Association

Association home page with resources on improving the quality of reading instruction.

http://www.reading.org/


National Center for Literacy

Information on literacy and many useful links.

http://www.nifl.gov


National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Includes information on reading initiatives in this branch of the federal government.

http://www.nih.gov/nichd/html/about_nichd.html


Reading Is Fundamental

Provides tips for parents and volunteers.

http://www.si.edu/rif

Suggested Citation:"Internet Resources." National Research Council. 1999. Starting Out Right: A Guide to Promoting Children's Reading Success. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/6014.
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CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

American Library Association

More than 100 libraries register for America Links Up campaign.

http://www.ala.org


The Internet Public Library Youth Division

Lots of fun and educational stuff for children to see and do.

http://www.ipl.org/youth/

LITERACY RELATED TELEVISION

Children’s Television Workshop

Provides parents with school and literacy related information.

http://www.ctw.org


Public Broadcasting Service

A children’s home page with PBS children’s shows characters.

http://www.pbs.org/kids/

CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

SERI Parents & Educator ’s Resources

A site with links to resources for parents and teachers.

http://www.hood.edu/seri/parents.htm


National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities

NICHCY is the national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals.

http://www.nichcy.org/#about


Parents Helping Parents

Parent organization with information on disabilities.

http://www.php.com/


Family Village

Web site with many resources on disabilities.

http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/

Suggested Citation:"Internet Resources." National Research Council. 1999. Starting Out Right: A Guide to Promoting Children's Reading Success. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/6014.
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HOME AND SCHOOL

Partnership for Family Involvement

The mission of this group is to promote children’s learning through the development of family-school-community partnerships.

http://www.ed.gov/PFIE

PARENTING

Parent Soup

Web site with many resources on parenting.

http://www.parentsoup.com/


The Parent’s Place

Web site with many resources on parenting.

http://www.parentsplace.com/

CHILD HEALTH

Dr. Green’s House Calls

Site with information on specific medical questions concerning children.

http://www.drgreene.com/


Kids’ Health

Site on children’s health with a section for parents on specific medical questions.

http://kidshealth.org/

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