Community & Web Resources for Parents & Caregivers

Early Childhood Partners
Early Childhood Partners provides support for families and children from before birth through school age. We provide access to comprehensive services, child development information, and educational opportunities to support you in your role as your child’s first teacher.

North Shore Kid
The North Shore Kid website is a helpful event calendar and resource guide for families North of Boston.

Macaroni Kid North Shore
Macaroni Kid North Shore and its family of Publisher Moms are dedicated to delivering the scoop on all the family-friendly events and activities happening in their communities each week.

The Kinda Guide
Developed by parents and education professionals at EdNavigator, a nonprofit organization that specializes in supporting families’ educational success, The Kinda Guide offers weekly, one-stop, ad-free guidance and information. Think of it as your down-to-earth, fun-to-read handbook for managing life, work, and school while the whole family is together at home, yet somehow feeling more disconnected than ever.

On the Ten Percent Happier Podcast Dan Harris interviewed Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of Mindful Games and Mindful Games Acitivity Cards, for meditation practices the whole family can do in this excruciatingly stressful time.  Listen to Parenting in a Pandemic

The Artful Parent
Enjoy 19 creative activities from The Artful Parent by Jean Van’t Hul that use supplies you already have at home…really!  Prepare to be inspired!

Healthy Cooking at Home with Megan Telpner
Founder of the Culinary Academy of Nutrition in Toronto, Ontario, Megan Telpner shares 15 Cooking Projects you can do at home.  Start cooking, baking, fermenting, sprouting healthy foods here

Timely topics from the folks at Children’s Screen Time Action Network

Spoiled Right: Delaying Screens and Giving Children What They Really Need
For years, we’ve been told kids are spending too much time on screens. But, what if we focused on the activities we want them to be doing instead? On our next Action Network Live!, we’ll chat with book author and expert Dr. Meghan Owenz, whose SPOIL system has helped families focus on the multitude of activities that build healthy children and incidentally reduce screen time and its negative effects.  It is the much needed “what to do” answer instead of the heavy-handed “what not to do” mandates about children’s screen time.  Dr. Owenz makes it simple by explaining how to use goal science to reduce screen time by focusing on what children need more of, like social time, play opportunities,outdoor experiences, chores, and a strong relationship with reading.  You can view this informative video here

The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud…from Children’s Screen Time Action Network
Many people cherish the memory of being read a story at bedtime by a parent, grandparent, or older sibling. But few know how this simple act lights up the inner workings of a child’s brain – even older children and teens! Join pediatrician John Hutton and Wall Street Journal children’s book critic Meghan Gurdon explore the profound impact reading aloud can have on children’s development in this Action Network Live event here