Resources

Elevating Child Care  This is my favorite website on parenting and working with infants and toddlers. Janet Lansbury is a RIE instructor who writes clearly about how to apply this approach to issues that arise with children.

Other blogs I like that speak to the importance of free play in the early years are:

Babies in the rain 

Not just cute

 

Information  on infants, toddlers and screen time:

Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Media

www.fredrogerscenter.org/blog/for-infants-and-toddlers-in-the-digital-age-time-with-adults-still-matters-/

 

Other sites with information on children, media, and play:

Common Sense Media http://www.commonsensemedia.org/

Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood http://www.commercialfreechildhood.org/

Alliance for Childhood http://allianceforchildhood.org/

 

Information on early brain development:

University of Oregon Brain Development Lab http://changingbrains.org/

National Association for the Education of Young Children http://www.naeyc.org/resources/research/fromNeurons

 

General  information about development:

Zero to Three http://www.zerotothree.org/about-us/areas-of-expertise/free-parent-brochures-and-guides/

Oregon Early Learning Guidelines  http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=1408

http://asqoregon.com/ Oregon Ages and Stages Questionnaire

I recommend these two important essays from Po Bronson’s book: Nurtureshock: New Thinking About Children:

I also have an extensive library of books and magazines that I am happy to share with parents.