- A World of Readers
Internet Public Library location which provides book reviews by kids for kids and the ability to read a book on the Internet.
- Children, Youth, and Family Consortium, University of Minnesota
The Children, Youth, and Family Consortium provides information on health and education for children and families. Also, in conjunction with the vice president's Family Reunion Conference on Families and Learning, the website includes postings of family involvement programs. Read what other communities are doing and/or post your own program.
- Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Parent Resource Network
Good list of other website resources with information on parenting education and skills.
- Common Errors in English
An explanation of common English usage errors and how to avoid making them.
- Education World
Education World has categories and articles related to education. A few of these are Education, Family Fun, Homeschooling, Children's Literacy Development: Suggestions for Parent Involvement, Lesson Planning, and Family Involvement in Children's Education.
Fun ideas from Disney for families to do together as well as tips for parents.
- Family Education Network
At this website, you will find information about learning at home and at school; links to school websites and other related sites; updates on education-related legislation; numerous activities and tips for parents; and a forum for discussion of related topics.
- Family Involvement in Education
Family Involvement in Education homepage contains an extensive listing of links pertaining to education. Information is included on Partnership for Family Involvement in Education, Read Write Now, and America Goes Back to School. In addition, the homepage offers information on educational materials, Parent Information Resource Centers, and conferences on family involvement (e.g. Conference on Early Childhood Development and Learning).
- Family Tree
A free search of New York Passenger Records.
- Get Ready to Read
This website provides links to activities, animated games, literacy checklists, and screenings for parents and educators of young children.
- Helping Your Child Learn Math
U.S. Department of Education has helped design this site for parents of children ages 5-13.
- How Stuff Works
This location examines how things work including: how engines work, how electronics works, how things work around the house, how things work in public, how food works, how your body works, how computers work, and much more.
This website provides several sites from all disciplines of the curriculum for parents to help their child in the home.
- Learning Partners
Great ideas for how parents can help their child including Let's Do Art!, Let's Do Geography!, Let's Do Homework!, and Let's Read!
- Math Baseball
Play a game of baseball to help commit number facts to memory. Answer math questions to make a "hit" and you may get a single or a home run!
- Math Homework Help
If geometry, algebra, or calculus has gotten you confused, you can send an email to this site and receive help.
- National Spelling Bee
Study activities, tips and lesson plans, rules and guidelines for spelling bees. Also provided are work lists and study aids.
- Northern Light
Great search engine.
- Parents Journal
This site is dedicated to helping children at school. It is a site for teachers as well as parents. Topics include Books, Expert Advice, General Parent Resources, and Reading - Learning to Read. There is also an article titled Helping Your Child Learn that summarizes the things a parent can do to help.
- Partnership for Family Involvement in Education (PFIE)
A Compact for Learning, An Action Handbook for Family-School Community Partnerships, published by the U.S. Department of Education, December 1997.
For more information, please contact:
Partnership for Family Involvement in Education
600 Independence Avenue. SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-8173
- Phonics Activities
Free resources for handwriting, spelling, phonics, writing, study skills, grammar, reading, and vocabulary.
- Project Appleseed
The Parental Involvement Report Card is intended for parents to help them rate their contributions to their child's success at school.
- Publications for Parents
U.S. Department of Education has listed several resources for parents to use including: Early Childhood Education, Helping Your Child Series (Helping Your Child Become A Good Reader, - Improve in Test Taking Skills, - Get Ready for School), Internet Guide, Learning Activities, and Reading Improvement.
- Reading Is Fundamental, Inc.
This site provides a monthly list of books to motive children of all ages to become more involved in the reading process.
- Science Magazine
Link to Science Magazine.
- Strong Families, Strong Schools
Based on Strong Families, Strong Schools, written by Jennifer Ballen and Oliver Moles, for the national family initiative of the U.S. Department of Education. This website provides a review of the past 30 years of key research findings on the importance of involving families in their children’s learning, examples of family involvement efforts that are working, and concrete ways in which different participants in the family involvement partnership can help achieve success.
- Tangram Game
Students can solve tangram puzzles online.
- Tangram Puzzles
Tangram puzzles are available to print and cut out.
- The Children's Literature Web Guide
The Children's Literature Web Guide is an attempt to gather together and categorize the growing number of Internet resources related to books for children and young adults.