This page is still under development, with future useful links to follow in the future. Please especially try out the musical links with your children, as I have a special interest in encouraging more exposure to good music for kids.
The CDC, Centers for Disease Control, is a federal website which offers detailed information on such subject as infectious diseases, immunizations, environmental issues, emergency preparedness, travel, and numerous other subjects.
Here are a few useful sites on the correct use of auto restraints:
This is a portion of the AAP specifically designed to educate parents in a wide variety of highly reliable information.
This new and very useful, user-friendly guide specifically devoted to pediatric symptoms and how parents should approach children who display them.
Now about fifteen years old, this is probably the most comprehensive, useful, and elegant pediatric site around ( other than perhaps than the AAP’s own site).
Edmund Scientific is an excellent source of science toys, projects, and scientific items of every description, that has been around long enough that I ordered from it as a child.
Lark In the Morning is a delightful company and site that offers an enormous array of musical instruments, conventional and unusual, from around the world. It also offers books and sheet music.
A website with extensive information about basic genetics and genetic diseases created by the National Institutes of Health. It represents a partnership of numerous governmental agencies and medical specialty associations.
SOME NICE MUSICAL LINKS FOR YOUNGSTERS AND THEIR PARENTS
HAVE A LOOK AND A LISTEN:
Something different: a nice orchestral instrument recognition quiz. Try this on your children.
Youtube is stuffed with cute kid items, but this one, from a choral conducting society website with a three-year-old living room conductor really, stands out.
A delightful duet by the world’s premier recorder player and flutist (M. Petri/J. Galway)
A nice, warm recording of the maybe overpopularized Pachelbel “Canon”
And another “Canon” recording, this one with an engaging visual diagram parallelling the music.
- Some very fast and exciting fiddling from Izhak Perlman, who seems to be enjoying every minute of it. The showpiece is Dance of the Goblins by a composer named Bazzini.
- Here is a nice outdoor European performance of “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” from Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt. One of the best known and very accessible short pieces for children.
Scotland and Ireland are well-known for their fiddle music tradition. Here is the best known contemporary Scottish fiddler, Alisdair Fraser and his frequent cellist collaborator, Natalie Haas in music whose name would be familiar to only very few Scottish fiddle experts, but whose movement is accessible to anyone older than four months.