Wilton Library will be closed on Monday, October 10th in observance of Columbus Day / Indigenous Peoples' Day.

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Adoption.com

A site "where families come together," this comprehensive site includes adoptee and search resources, information on birth mothers and pregnancy, international adoption information, news, and more.


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ALA's Great Websites For Kids

From the American Library Association, great sites for kids and a great deal more.


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American Academy of Pediatrics

Care for your kids with the aid of reports on child safety, tips from pediatricians, and an immunization schedule.


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BabyCenter

Created by parents and reviewed by doctors and other experts. Current articles, answers to thousands of questions, week by week information, baby name finder, connections with other parents online, a huge baby store, and more.


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Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

Ben (as in Franklin) teaches children how the government works in this site from the U.S. Government Printing Office.


Brainfuse HelpNow

HelpNow

HelpNow is an online homework help resource for students of all ages. Live tutoring is available in English and Spanish from 2pm - 11pm each day to provide assistance in core subjects, including mathematics, science, social studies, and English language arts.


  • Child and Youth Health
    Browse or search the database containing basic information on over 150 topics. The database is not limited to disease treatment and prevention but also encompasses issues such as peer pressure, passive smoking, step-families, and living with adult children.
  • CafeMom
    Contains tips and timesavers and moneysaving offers. Meet other moms through this site.
  • Common Sense Media
    Common Sense Media helps families make smart media choices. They offer the largest, most trusted library of independent age-based and educational ratings and reviews for movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music.
  • Dads Adventure
    Run by a nonprofit organization, it effectively mixes humor and no-nonsense advice.
  • Facts For Families
    Fact sheets from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry address teen suicide, divorce, and other family issues.
  • Family Education Network
    The Family Education Network is heavy on ads, but full of helpful content for teachers, parents, and kids.
  • Fathers.com
    This well-organized site is a great place to start for those in search of information about the male side of parenthood.
  • GetNetWise
    A coalition of Internet industry and public interest organizations has created this helpful guide to help parents make their children's time on the Internet safe, fun, and educational.
  • Helping Your Child Learn Series 
    From the U.S. Department of Education.
  • HomeWorkingMom.com
    Established in 1984, the MHBN provides ideas, inspiration, and support for mothers who choose to work at home.
  • LD Online
    An excellent place to look for the ABCs about learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder. Provides information about how to get help, how to assess your own child, a glossary of terms, teaching techniques, parenting tips, and more. You can also view a calendar of events in the LD community and have a chance to purchase current publications. There is also a special area for kids, where they can submit art work or original writings as well as get information about learning disabilities.
  • Museums for Children
  • Boston Children's Museum, Boston, MA
  • The Children's Museum - West Hartford, CT
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan, New York, NY
  • Connecticut Children's Museum, New Haven, CT
  • Connecticut Science Center - Hartford, CT
  • Discovery Museum - Bridgeport, CT
  • Everwonder Children's Museum - Newtown, CT
  • Kidcity Children's Museum - Middletown, CT
  • Stepping Stones Museum for Children - Norwalk, CT
  • National PTA
    This is not your mother's PTA. Today's parental involvement goes "beyond the bake sale." In fact, the National PTA has developed national standards for parent and family involvement in schools. The site also provides "Common Sense," an information hub for the promotion of drug- and alcohol-free children.
  • The Parent Report
    From parenting forums, to resources, to the latest radio reports - information and advice "to help make the job of raising your children just a little easier and a little more rewarding!"
  • Parental Media Guide
    Motion picture industry guidelines and ratings systems on the content of entertainment products. The Movie link leads to the Classification and Rating Administration site, Reasons for Movie Ratings, which has a database of all films rated since 1968.
  • Parenting.com
    Useful tools, real-life wisdom, and a rich database of solutions, strategies, and answers from doctors, parents, and child-development experts.
  • Scholastic Book Wizard
    The Scholastic Book Wizard helps parents and teachers find the guided reading level of thousands of popular books.
  • Sesame Workshop
    A fun and informative site for both parents and kids. The meat is in the Topics section, with dozens of articles from their Sesame Street Parents magazine that cover childrens' physical, intellectual, and emotional development. Fun stuff for kids includes printable coloring pages, all about Sesame Street, and downloadable games. Most fun - you get to tickle Elmo (if your browser is java-enabled)!
  • SPED*NET
    A local network of parents and professionals who are interested in special education and section 504 issues.
  • Surfing the Net with Kids
    "Surfing the Net with Kids" selects and annotates online sources for kids, families, teachers, and the young-at-heart.
  • trelease-on-reading.com
    Jim Trelease, author of The Read-Aloud Handbook, here presents excerpts from his million-selling book, profiles of popular children's authors, and tips for anyone interested in children's reading and education.
  • Wrightslaw
    This site, by a special education attorney, provides parents, educators, and attorneys with advocacy information and special education law for children with disabilities.