Resources for Families, Teachers, and Parenting Professionals

"You can count on the sign of the Platypus

to please the child and draw a family together”

Marguerite Kelly

Nationally syndicated parenting columnist and author

The Mother’s Almanac

Keep an eye out for this symbol:

This logo indicates the titles in our Beginnings collection of books that spark and sustain curiosity about the natural world, model close and secure familial attachment, and emphasize the things that humans share with other mammals, as well as what sets us apart.


The collection contains books for the youngest children all the way up through the middle grades because it is never too early to read to your child. 

Each book in the Beginnings collection is offered in English as well as a bilingual or Spanish-language version. Collect them all!

we are proud to partner with

a digital platform where educators can collaborate and share learning resources at no cost. 

check out our first 3 resources:

whale teeth

baby bat cups

adaptable necks

A Bit About Us

Platypus Media is an independent publisher dedicated to promoting family life by creating and distributing high quality materials about families.

We disseminate accurate information about attachment parenting, breastfeeding, safe sleep and other important and timely subjects. Our goal is to bring materials to the market that parents love, children enjoy, teachers appreciate, and parenting professionals value.

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