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We provide these links only as a place to start researching a topic. If you're interested in any of those listed here we encourage you to do further research using an internet search engine, or check for books in our online catalog, which contains both hard copy books and ebooks you can read online. If you'd like assistance finding more information on a topic please ask at any of our branch libraries.
Going to the Library
Prepare your child for a visit to the library by reading them a story with pictures about what they can expect when they get to the library. "Social stories" like this one are especially useful for children with an autism spectrum disorder, but can be used by any parent or caregiver who is bringing a shy or anxious child to a new place for the first time.
Download "Going to the Lewis Library" in PDF format
Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County
Free In-Home Parenting Support
Free High Hopes for Kids Program
Children’s Health (WebMD)
Daily Tips to Help Your Family Eat Better
EatingWell Healthy Recipes
Health Resource Guide from the University of Southern California
Teeth Brushing Songs for Kids
Alphabet Knowledge and Young Children
Understanding Brain Development in Children
Zero to Three
Why it's important, at Reading Rockets
Songs for Teaching
Prekindergarten Activities from the Florida Center for Reading Research
Reading Rockets Print Awareness
Reading and Language
The 10 Best ESL Websites for Kids to Learn English
Reading Tips for Parents
Special Needs Information
A great place to start is the "Helpful Resources for Parents of Children With Special Needs" page from Wondermoms.org, which contains multiple lists of well-chosen resources organized by type of special need. Below are a few additional links that might be useful, but lots of information can be found on the internet with a search engine. To find books in our online catalog related to special needs children click here. To see a search for books about autism click here.
Toilet Training Children with Special Needs
Potty Training: How to Get the Job Done (Mayo Clinic)
Toilet Training (Medline Plus)