Free Booklet about Autism and Autistic Spectrum Disorders
I have a son with autism. He is now an adult and recently moved back home after being on his own for a brief while. His autistic tendencies made it difficult living on his own. He is again planning to move out on his own, and we are hoping for better results.
It’s a big, scary world out there for those of us that have children with special needs. I am often asked about what to watch for, how I knew he was different and what we did that made the most impact on his development. I wish I had all the answers. If you have similar questions about autistic behavior in your child, here is a free booklet from the National Institute of Mental Health that may offer some guidance for you if you believe (or already know) that their child has a pervasive developmental disorder. This free guide (A Parent’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder) helps parents understand what autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is, recognize common signs and symptoms, and find the resources they need. – International
You can either order the hard copy of the booklet or download it to your computer. I usually do both. I save PDF’s and sync them with my iPad using Dropbox. If you aren’t familiar with it, you should check it out. You can use it to get access to your files on your computer from any device that can run Dropbox. It runs on PC, Linux, Mac, iPhone/iPad, Android, Blackberry and Kindle Fire. Of course, Dropbox is also free.
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Free Coloring Book: Save Our Species
Nab this free coloring book, Save Our Species, to teach kids about endangered animals. International. Save Our Species is no longer available by mail and is printable only.
Save Our Species has 28 pages of pages that kids can color. Each page has educational information about the species, along with their indigenous habitat information.
This was available a long time ago and is back again.
Use the bar at the top of the frame to print it in your preferred format.
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Free Child Safety Kit
Get a free Child Safety Kit from the Polly Klass Foundation. Teach your kids to know which strangers to approach for help if they become lost and how to recognize and respond to potentially dangerous situations.
Discussing these issues in a way that doesn’t instill fear and anxiety in your child is not an easy task, but you want them ready if they become separated from you unexpectedly. This free kit offers special no-scare tips for all age groups. You can also record your child’s fingerprints and learn to sample and safely store your child’s DNA in your own home.
People in the US can order the kit on this link. People outside the US, use this link.
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Free Periodic Table of the Elements
Any science buffs out there that would just love to have a periodic table of elements poster? I know one in particular. Ok – maybe two. I can just see my son and husband going at it over this free poster. Brush up on your skills and impress everyone when you watch the chemical symbols in the Breaking Bad intro. You can also decorate your office with it. If you are homeschooling, you could use it to teach basic chemistry.
Seriously, I loved chemistry in college. I wish I had been better. I am going to put this periodic table of elements poster in my office and make my husband so jealous! This appears to be available internationally, as well.
UPDATE! I got this and it’s a great poster! My husband is looking for a place to hang it.
Free Adventures in Parenting Book
Get a free parenting book from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Based on decades of research on parenting, this 62-page booklet gives parents the tools they need to make their own decisions about what makes up good parenting. The booklet provides real-world examples and stories about how some families include modeling, and mentoring in their own daily parenting activities.
Parenting is one of the hardest things I have ever done. It’s also the most rewarding. It’s even more rewarding when I meet even the smallest victory. Just tonight, my 12-year-old daughter willingly tried a new vegetable dish and kept an open mind about it. I can’t tell you how thrilled I was when I actually had to ask her to save some for others. She wanted seconds! This small step felt like a real victory. This free parenting book won’t make you a prefect parent. No book can do that. However, reading it to get some new parenting ideas you haven’t thought of can’t hurt. I look forward to receiving my free copy. Hopefully, there will be lots of information and new ideas for raising teenagers!
If you have kids, you don’t need me to tell you that parenting is an adventure. Haha! Get a free Adventures in Parenting Book. US by mail – International download
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Free Backyard Activity Book
Get a free Backyard Activity Book for your kids and teach them about critters and weeds they may come across in the yard. International. 33 pages of Crossword puzzles, matching puzzles, and other activities teach kids about unwanted pests and alien plants.
You can either print the Backyard Activity Book for Kids on Integrated Pest Management or get it by mail. To get it by mail, click on “Get A Copy” from the top right and choose United States Postal Service Delivery. Put a check box next to the activity book and then click on “Show Order Form.” Fill out your name and address and they will send you one.
They do not ship during government shut-downs, but will when everyone is back to work. I have received this before and it’s an informative, handy activity book.
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