Family Fun

Internet Resources

Activity Finder
www.totcity.com
A searchable online database of preschool projects using simple household ingredients. Also has fun learning games for preschoolers.

amazingmoms.com
www.amazingmoms.com
"Bright Ideas for Busy Families" is their motto. You'll find tons of ideas here - birthday parties, crafts, fun, and travel are just a few areas to explore.

Family Fun
http://familyfun.go.com/
Backed by the Disney Company, this companion site to Family Fun Magazine provides, great ideas, practical advice and fun things to do.

101 Activities To Do With Your Toddler
www.personal.engin.umich.edu/~ajdrake/toddler/open.htm
An extensive list of activities, songs, fingerplays, and more for your toddler.

Toddler Moms: Homemade Fun for Children
www.geocities.com/toddlermoms/index.html
Dozens of crafts and other activities designed for young children

Library Resources

Books
501 Fun-to-Make Family Crafts by Better Homes and Gardens Books.
Hundreds of fantastic projects in this book will spark imaginations and provide hours of fun and conversation throughout the year..

FamilyFun's Pareites: 100 Party Plans for Birthdays, Holidays & Every Day (FamilyFun Series, No. 3)
A compendium of 100 different kinds of parties for children and their families. In addition, ideas for successful block parties, family Thanksgiving gatherings, and other holidays are presented along with seasonal activities such as beach, ice-skating, and smowball parties.

101 Activities for Kids in Tight Spaces: At the Doctor's Office, on Car, Train, and Plane Trips, Home Sick in Bed.
With a small space and a restless children, these 101 ideas will help you find solutions that can turn tough moments into teachable, memorable ones.

Magazines
Disney's FamilyFun Magazine
Published monthly, this magazine is chock full of ideas for family fun. Great ideas in crafts, parties, and cooking. Especially helpful ideas on travelling with small children.

Long Island Parenting
www.parenthood.com

Along with providing the standard parenting advice, it also provides locally, relevant information. A free publication available at most public libraries.

Long Island Parents & Children
A locally published magazine that can give a wealth of information on locally relevant information. Their yearly town-by-town summer camp guide is one highlight. A free publication available at most public libraries.

Parent & Child
This magazine is an invaluable resource for parents who want to play an active role in all aspects of their child's development and learning. Published bi-monthly.

Parents Magazine
Along with their regular features about beauty, food, fashion, etc. they include features on various aspects of helping you have fun with your children.

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