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Do you knit or want to learn to knit? Maybe you crochet or smock? Join us at the Belmont Library on Thursdays, beginning June 2 at 10:30 am.

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This month's featured site for parent/provider resources: 

DK - A World of ideas: See all there is to know

 DKfindout is an interactive FREE site with great videos, photos and other information to bring key concepts and processes to life. 


Additional sites to check out:

Authors and Illustrators: from American Library Association. Check out the websites of your favorite author or illustrator!
American Library Association: offers links to lists of award winning children's books, including the Caldecott and Newbery Awards.
Born Learning: helps parents, grandparents and caregivers explore ways to turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities.
Completely Kids: Richmond Area's most comprehensive resource guide for local families
DaybyDayVA is an online family literacy calendar,activity guide, and resource center. Each day the Web site suggests short—but fun activities to help develop pre-reading skills, features an electronic picture book from the TumbleBook Library, and offers a short animated video for families to watch together. The site also lists other Web sites to explore. For parents and other caring adults, there is information on health and safety, craft ideas, suggestions on reading, and links to free e-books for children.
Discovery School: the School Resources page of Discovery Education. Includes resources for teachers like lesson plans and puzzle-makers.
Great Web Sites for Kids: UPDATED! Features links to websites of interest to children 14 years of age and younger, organized into diverse subject headings such as animals and dinosaurs; games and entertainment; history and science; art and music; and much more. There is also a special section with sites of interest to parents, caregivers and teachers. Each site entry includes a brief annotation and a grade-level rating. 
Kennedy Center's Children's Books Online: The Kennedy Center has teamed up with RealNetworks to put some of the most popular children's books online.
Kids and Computers: contains over 70 articles written by experts who continually update and add new content.
Medical Home Plus Online Learning Center: provides information and resources for families of children with special needs.
The National Parenting Center: dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and responsible parenting advice to parents everywhere. The advice provided is furnished by some of the world's most respected authorities in the field of child rearing and development. dedicated to helping you understand and connect with your child. Includes articles on worry-free parenting from conception to graduation, tools for getting pregnant, estimating your baby's due date, calculating the cost of raising a child, and choosing the best baby names. online resource for free parenting help. Answers your parenting questions with resources and guidance on how to successfully raise, praise, discipline, teach and love your child.
PBS Teachers: multimedia resources and professional
development for preK-12 teachers.
PNC Grow Up Great: 101 great tips for turning everyday moments into fun learning opportunities.
Preschool and Kindergarten Fun: great list of sites to engage preschool and kindergarten children and parents from Multnomah Public Library.
Reading Rockets: comprehensive and daily updated web site that includes reading news headlines, research-based articles, tips for parents and educators, video interviews with top children's book authors, a monthly e-newsletter, national and local resources, an online store, and much more! NOW with great SUMMER READING resources!
Ready to Learn Partnership: building innovative reading tools and new pathways to literacy for young children.
RIchmond Early Childhood Initiative: information on services, events and classes supporting young children.

RichmondKids: a local resource for articles, services, events, activities and more.

Smart Beginnings:information about high quality early care and education throughout Virginia. Contains the school readiness plan.  

TIPS Calendar: The TIPS (Training Information for Provider Success) Calendar is for private, non-profit and governmental organizations to list child care provider training in Virginia and Washington D.C. It is not intended to give detailed information on an event. Individuals must contact the sponsor for details or registration.
Thinkfinity: Verizon Foundation's literacy, education and technology initiatives site. Provides information for educators, children and parents.
TumbleBooks: TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books that you can read, or have read to you. Tumblebooks are ideal for beginning readers