Useful Links for Parents
1. 365 Outdoor Activities
Keep your kids occupied with some fun and easy-to-supervise activities and games; each suggestion requires little or no expense and categories include natural science, gardening and group play. 'Chart the Rain' can be saved for those rainy days and the 'Animal Footprint' exercise could spark the interest of your junior naturalist.
2. Brain Teasers
This entertaining website allows kids and parents alike to polish their logic skills. Three new puzzles, aimed at different age groups, are published each Wednesday.
3. Brainy Babies
A fun educational site using cartoon baby versions of historical characters to stimulate curiosity in younger children. Each baby represents one area of learning (history, science, etc) and links are provided to other appropriate sites. You can guide Baby Cleopatra, Baby Einstein and so on through an interactive cartoon adventure or face their questions in the Brainfood Quiz.
4. British Agency for Adoption and Fostering
The BAAF is Britain's leading agency for adoption and fostering. Its web site is a good starting point for families looking to investigate either possibility. It has to be said that the site is neither lively nor interactive as visitors are unable to ask questions, send emails or join forums. Still, there's useful general information.
This engaging website explores the cultural diversity of the British community, and invites teenagers to 'hang out' with the 'Britkids'. Users encounter imaginary characters from nine different ethnic backgrounds, who talk about their family life, religious beliefs, and experiences of living in Britain.
6. BUPA Children's Health
Masses of information about children's health.
7. BUPA Factsheets
One of the most comprehensive collections of online Mosby factsheets covering all aspects of health.
8. BUPA Health Service Search
Find a hospital, dentist, health club, or any health related organaisation
10. Department of Health
11. DFeS Parents Centre
12. Educational Establishments List
This section lists all UK public sector bodies associated with education.
13. NHS Online
The National Health Service's online health portal.
14. nottingham city council
Nottingham City Council homepage
15. nottingham city schools information
19. The Times Education Section