Thursday, September 23, 2010

Child & Family WebGuide

Due to the ever expanding World Wide Web parents and professionals often have difficulty locating the information they want. Even when this information seems to be relevant it is difficult to determine if it is credible.

The Child & Family WebGuide, sponsored by Tufts University, describes trustworthy websites on topics of interest to parents and professionals. All the websites listed have been systematically evaluated by graduate students and faculty in child development. These websites, selected from thousands that are available, are chosen because they provide the most up-to-date research on the topic. The goal of this web portal is to give the public easy access to the best child development information on the web.

There are five main categories of information: family/parenting, education/learning, typical child development, health/mental health and resources/recreation.The articles are updated regularly. This resource offers an option of searching for sites that are especially relevant to a particular age group (topics by age) and it offers several features requested by parents (e.g., ask an expert and research news).

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