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Children's Resources

e-Resources/Databases for Children:
Where stories and nonfiction connect; BookFlix® is a digital literacy resource that pairs more than 120 animated stories from Weston Woods with a best-selling nonfiction eBook from Scholastic on a similar subject.

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  • World Almanac for Kids image Child friendly e-Database for research (click on image to launch.) iCONN.org database icon for kids image Links to child friendly databases for research (click on image to see the links.)
     
    Articles from over 80 children's magazines Primary sources, photos, maps, flags for Middle School students
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      Resources for students in elementary and middle school
    Our Children's Librarians love to read! Here are some great suggestions on their GoodReads shelf.
    Useful Information:
    West Hartford Public School - Early Education PreK image West Hartford Public Schools - Early Childhood Education

    The West Hartford Public School's Early Childhood Education resource page with information about PreKindergarten programs, transitioning to Kindergarten and much more.
  • Website - West Hartford Early Childhood Education
  • Handout - A Guide to Transitioning Into Kindergarten (PDF format - 6 pages)
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    StoryBlocks

    Songs & rhymes that build readers.
  • Website - StoryBlocks
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    NAYEC logo NAEYC Accredited Program Search

    National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) website to search for acrredited programs by city, zip code, etc.
  • Website - Seach NAEYC Accredited Programs link
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    Colorin Colorado logo ¡Colorín Colorado! Helping children read...and succeed!

    A bilingual site for families and educators of English language learners.
  • Website - Colorin Colorado - Helping Children Read ... and Succeed!
  • Handout - Colorin Colorado - Reading Tip Sheets for Parents (in English & Spanish)
  • Webpage - Colorin Colorado - Resource Sheets for Parents (in 11 LANGUAGES!)
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    Mom and Child image Local Groups for Moms and NEW Moms:

  • Out and About Moms:: www.outandaboutmom.com
  • Moms and More of West Hartford: www.momsandmoreclub.com
  • West Hartford Newcomers Club: www.westhartfordnewcomersclub.com
  • Mother's Connection of the Farmington Valley: https://www.mcfarmingtonvalley.com
  • Mommy Poppins: connecticut.mommypoppins.com/
  • Hulafrog - West Hartford: hulafrog.com/west-hartford-ct/
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    Diverse Book Finder

    "To diversify and balance bookshelves everywhere, that all our children can find themselves reflected and celebrated in libraries, schools and homes across the nation."
  • Website - https://diversebookfinder.org/
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    2018 State Directory of Summer Camps for Children with Special Needs in CT
    State Education Resource Center

    SERC provides professional development and information dissemination in the latest research and best practices to educators, service providers, and families throughout the state, as well as job-embedded technical assistance and training within schools, programs, and districts.
  • Website - CT State Department of Education - State Education Resource Center
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    International Children's Digital Library logo International Children's Digital Library

    A library for the World's Children.
  • Website - en.childrenslibrary.org/index.shtml
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    Check out Mo Willems Website; his friend Pigeon and all his other friends. Also discover Lucy Cousins' Maisy and her friends.
    LIVE Animal Web Cams!
    : check out the LIVE animal web cams from some US zoos and aquariums.
         - Birch Aquarium Fish & Kelp Cam (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego)
         - Penguin Cam (California Academy of Sciences, San Fransisco)
         - Giraffe Cam (Houston Zoo)