You may like to look at:
The Children's Partnership.
"Provides parents, especially new to the net, with step-by-step
instructions on how to access a site, advice on purchasing equipment,
ways to keep kids safe online, a glossary of terms, resources for
additional help, and alternatives for families who cannot afford a
computer and more."
Just for Kids.
Sells materials and books for children.
"Just for Kids has recommended reading lists for gifted children from
picture books to current nonfiction, plus more. "
I'm assuming that since you are looking for advanced learning
resources you are dealing with gifted children, though many of the
strategies are fine for any bright kid.
The Virtual School for the Gifted at
"A place where like minds can meet regardless of age, gender and
geography. It is an online community, where courses are taught and
students are not only involved in classes with specialist teachers,
but also with co-curricular activities. Parents and the student's
"real" school are welcome as part of our extended community."
They offer a variety of interesting courses from dinosaurs and maths
to poetry. They seem very flexible, and friendly and say that:
We have given approximate ages that would be suitable for each course.
Please realise that these are very approximate due to the nature of
Gifted and Talented students. To help our international friends:
primary school is the same as elementary school; secondary school is
the same as high school. Adults are also welcome to register.
We have a number of courses suitable for lower-primary (elementary)
students, but stress that a young student will need an adult or older
sibling to assist them with the use of the mailing lists and web
pages. They will also need an excellent level of reading and
comprehension to fully participate in this 'written' environment. "
In Seattle you may be interested to know there is a conference
Gender Issues Among Highly and Profoundly Gifted Children
Renaissance Madison Hotel, Seattle
August 2 - 4, 2002
The early registration date has been extended to July 15th.
There are children's programmes for ages 6 and over running in
parallle with the adults' sessions. They also say:
"Parents of children over 4-1/2 and under 6 may also consider its
suitability (see the Guidelines for Beyond IQ Children's Sessions).
Children who are too young to participate in the Children's Program
may be brought to the conference at no charge. Little ones attending
may attend adult sessions or hang out in the Games Room with their
So you might find this very useful for both you and the children.
The New South Wales Association for Gifted and Talented Children (in
Australia)has a range of materials available, and resources for both
parents and teachers.
They have an excellent links page which lists a large number of sites
They also list resources for pre-schoolers and young children such as
Kathy Van Velzen's Early Childhood Thematic Units at
First School's pre-school activities and crafts at
and Paula's Pre School Activities at:
For early grade school there are activities at:
http://school.discovery.com/students (part of the Discovery Channel)
and Hoagie's Kids at
The World Council for Gifted and Talented Children
lists more resources, including the Canadian Association for Girls in
Science (ages 7 up) at:
The magazine "Creative Kids" - which sounds great for any kids - is
who also publish a wide range of reseources for children and teachers.
Resources in Washington are available through
The Washington Association of Educators of the Talented and Gifted
Washington Coalition for Gifted Education
Northwest Gifted Child Association
Major research is being carried out at the University of Connecticut,
and they have a Schoolwide Enrichment Model at:
I hope this is of help. The best of luck in your efforts.