Back to School
Preparation Tips

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Resources for Your Child's Literacy Journey
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Kids and Mental Health

Talking to Kids about Fear and Violance

Parents can help children talk about mental health. Just follow the link:


Virtual Learning Tools

Offers virtual learning learn more, click on the link below:
Educational Resources for Parents, Teachers & Homeschool Families

At Home - Classroom Settings
An EXCELLENT resource to use while at home, the Penguin Classroom for Educators. Parents teaching from home, teachers teaching from home... this is a great website. Just click on the logo below.

Click on the book covers for FREE educator and discussion guides and downloadable activities and so much more in this fantastic resource. There is something for every grade level from PreK to 12.

Parent Resources
From the Dolly Parton's Imagination Library...

Follow the link for some tips on reading and activities by the Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

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Anti Bullying Internet Resources for Kids
Anti-Bullying Internet Resources for Parents:

Take your child on a fun and educational trip to one of these great museums!

Check out these great educational sites for your child!

Encouraging Your Children to Read
The links below will take you to sites that provide great suggestions for helping your child develop and maintain an interest in reading. Check back often - we'll keep adding and modifying the list of suggested links.

20 Ways for Parents to Encourage Reading

Resources from Reading is Fundamental (RIF) - Literacy Central

Tips for Reading Aloud with Elementary School Children

Choosing Books for a Reluctant Reader

Best Children's
This website is created by teachers and general public. It's a good source if your looking for books by subject or level.

Great Books
Newbery Medal
Recognizes distinguished contribution to American children’s literature.

Caldecott Medal
Recognizes distinguished art in an American picture book.

Sibert Medal
Recognizes the most distinguished informational picture book published in English.

Geisel Award
Recognizes authors for their literary and artistic achievements that demonstrate creativity and imagination to engage children in reading.

Internet Safety
On Guard Online - this site from the federal government provides tips for parents for navigation online safety including talking with your kids.

NetSmartz - this site created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has links for parents, educators, law enforcement to find information for internet safety. Each page provides presentations and links to more information. This site also has a link for parents with teens and a special section just for kids.

Cybersmart - this website created by the Australian government is great for resources and advice about being online safely for all ages.

FBI's Parent Guide to Internet Safety - this is a direct link to the FBI's informational pamphlet to online exploitation and the risks to your children.
Helping with Homework
Family Education
This site is packed with 'back-to-school' information - and it goes beyond homework help (although there is a great homework section here...)
The main back-to-school page includes links on getting ready for school, back-to-school safety, 'what parents need to know this school year', and even breakfast and lunch ideas and recipes.
TLS Books Free Worksheets
Need a little more help with school work or wishing to educationally occupy your kids then this site is full of free educational worksheets for PreK to Grade 5.
Scholastic School Success
Tips from scholastic to help your kids succeed in school from PreK to grade 8

Parenting Tips

Health and Parenting Center
This site from WebMD covers popular hot topics in parenting and health, popular searches as well as access to their online parenting community.

Planned Parenthood - Tools for Parents
Great source for tips on talking to children about growing up