Resources and Links

Get more information on child development, creativity and educational toy related information at these sites.*


ARTS AND DECOR

Presto Chango Decor.com - Children's removable wall sticker murals. Everything from farm animals to pirate themes.

BABIES


Creativity Institute articles on creative development in infants, and how from a very early age, babies respond to color, sound and movement.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND PARENTING


Creativity Institute articles on creative development and how from a very early age, babies respond to color, sound and movement.
Developing Creativity in Children. A selection of articles and links from The Creativity Institute. Includes articles on creativity and its relationships with toys, music, stories, play, drama and the role of creativity in child development. 
Family Matters Insights into the core issues today's parents face from
raising children to act from values to teaching them to feel good about themselves.
Includes a special section on issues related to raising biracial and multiracial children. www.parenting-child-development.com

Kindergarten Readiness: Creating Successful Kindergarteners! Help your child start school ready to learn! The goal of Kindergarten Readiness is to teach all parents how to work one-on-one with their preschool children to best prepare them for kindergarten.

FREE STUFF


Links for free creative printables and ideas from The Creativity Institute. Here's a variety of free creative printables you can download, free lessons and worksheets, and free ideas for creative crafts and projects. Most of these, as well of most of the links on our Resources page, have free newsletters, too.
Links for free familiar, easy-to-access, printable sheet music pieces your child can get started with right away - from classical to easy-to-play, one-hand children's pieces. For toy pianos or any musical instrument. From The Creativity Institute.

LEARNING AND EDUCATION


Kindergarten Readiness: Creating Successful Kindergarteners! Help your child start school ready to learn! The goal of Kindergarten Readiness is to teach all parents how to work one-on-one with their preschool children to best prepare them for kindergarten.
Maths Practice Primary/Elementary School Software - Maths Practice is an exciting new maths software program designed to enhance the learning outcomes of a primary / elementary school student. The software covers a large portion of the maths curriculum and has over 300 different topic modules that can be configured for various difficulty levels. Ideal for tutoring or generating math homework.

MUSIC


GulfAlive - Grammy Nominated family music album celebrating the creatures and culture of the Louisiana Gulf Region.

mfiles - free music files and notes: Sheet Music, MIDI and MP3
Free sheet music, MIDI and MP3 files to download - classical, original, traditional, ragtime, Christmas Carols and Hymns. Print or Play Sheet Music online.


Links for free familiar, easy-to-access, printable sheet music pieces your child can get started with right away - from classical to easy-to-play, one-hand children's pieces. For toy pianos or any musical instrument. From The Creativity Institute.
The Banana Plant - Appealing music for kids of all ages from Grammy Nominees, The Banana Plant.

"Treasure Swamp - A Pop Opera" - Winner of Creative Child Magazine 2013 Preferred Choice Award. A fun musical story for the whole family.


SOFTWARE


KinderStart Kids Stuff for gifted children and teens - internet links, software favorites, movies starring gifted kids, contests, magazines and reading lists and more!

 

 


Maths Practice Primary/Elementary School Software - Maths Practice is an exciting new maths software program designed to enhance the learning outcomes of a primary / elementary school student. The software covers a large portion of the maths curriculum and has over 300 different topic modules that can be configured for various difficulty levels. Ideal for tutoring or generating maths homework.

 

SPECIAL NEEDS AND GIFTED

 


Apraxia Explained Offering hope and healing to children with apraxia. Learn more about the childhood neurological condition of verbal apraxia and what you can do about it.

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KinderStart
Kids Stuff for gifted children and teens - internet links, software favorites, movies starring gifted kids, contests, magazines and reading lists and more!

 



An article on educational toys best suited for children with ADD and ADHD. From The Creativity Institute.

 

STORIES, THEATER, PUPPETS AND BOOKS


Puppet show script ideas from The Creativity Institute. Creating your own puppet show scripts. Links to comedy routine scripts on the Internet. Links to stories you can adapt to scripts. A free sample of an Aesop's Fable adapted into a puppet show scripts. Director's Tips for staging your puppet show.


*The Creativity Institute does not necessarily endorse or support the business practices of these links and is not responsible for any damages that may result from using said services or products.