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

Children Who Can Read, But Don't
 
Tips for Reading Aloud with Elementary School Children
  
Choosing Books for a Reluctant Reader
 


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.
 

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
 
 
 

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

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.
http://www.netsmartz.org/Parents

Cybersmart - this website created by the Australian government is great for resources and advice about being online safely for all ages.
http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/

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.
http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/parent-guide/parent-guide
 
 

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

 

 


Reading

Language and Literacy Skills
Set the stage for a lifetime of learning! Read, talk, sing, write, and play with your child to develop and foster a lifetime of literacy. Created by the Multnomah County Library.


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.

 

 


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