Parent Post Archive
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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.
Children Who Can Read, But Don't
Tips for How to Read Aloud
Books & Reading, from Scholastic Parents, Home of Parent & Child Magazine
Choosing Books for a Reluctant Reader
Children’s Literature Web Guide A general guide to what is on the web for Children's literature. From finding author sites, to award books to online book discussion groups you should be able to find it here.
Best Children’s Book.org
This website is created by teachers and general public. It's a good source if your looking for books by subject or level.
Center for Early Literacy Learning
Resources for parents, professionals and caregivers.
Dealing with Tragic Events
Fred Rogers Talks about tragic events in the news
Fred Rogers brochure on "Helping Children Deal with Tragic Events in the News"
PBS Parents: Talking with Kids about the news
National Association of School Psycologists: Talking to kids about violence
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Washington Post Article: Orlandophobia: How to talk to children about scary things beyond our control
Helping Kids Deal with Bullying (from Kids Health)
Raising a Non-Bully (Great Schools)
Bullying: Help your child handle a bully (from Mayo Clinic)
Bullying articles (education.com)
The Bully Project
Bullying Awareness Guidebook: Students Staying Safe in School
Helping with Homework
Virtual Middle School Library
Lots of links on this page, to sites that will help you with general education information, or with specific subject areas, like Math, Language Arts, Science, etc.
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
The home website for Parenting and Babytalk magazines.
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.
Home website to Parents magazine
Planned Parenthood - Tools for Parents
Great source for tips on talking to children about growing up
Positive Parenting Connection
Cooperation begins with trust. A parenting style using positive methods to inspire cooperation and harmony
Sesame Street For Parents - Topics and Activities Section
A wide range of parenting topics, covered in the way that is only Sesame Street
TODAY's Parenting Team
tips from newscasters, experts, celebrities and more on being a parent. Also visit the TODAY Show's Parent site for more information
A wide array of parenting topics from the American Academy of Pediatrics
Zero to Three
Parenting tips and information on childhood development for parents of kids ages 0-3
First Five Years
A parenting program presented by Maryland Family Network, these audio clips on parenting topics were aired on WYPR 88.1 FM.