Links for Parents

  • ABC Teach is a user-friendly educational site that provides quality printable materials for immediate use by teachers, education majors, and parents.
  • Arlington County Public Library provides information about the library, programs available through the library, book lists, world newspapers, and access to the library’s collection of materials, and more. You might enjoy visiting during one of their story times!
  • PBS for Parents provides resources, tips, and activities for parents on many topics such as: literacy, numeracy, and social emotional learning.
  • Book Aunt is a blog in which children’s author Kate Coombs reviews children’s books.
  • Boys Read is a resource that focuses on motivating boys to become lifelong readers by helping them find reading materials that interest them.
  • Children’s Literature Web Guide lists books and websites about authors, illustrators, and books. Resources for parents and teachers.
  • Colorín Colorado is an English-Spanish bilingual website developed by the ReadingRockets project that provides information, activities, and advice on helping children learn to read and succeed at school.
  • Edutopia is a website of resources for teachers, schools, districts, and parents. This resource from the George Lucas Educational Foundation focuses on interactivity.
  • Fun Brain is a site for parents, teachers and children to play games in different content areas.
  • Guys Read is a resource that focuses on motivating boys to become strong readers by helping them find reading materials that interest them.
  • Nancy Keane’s Children’s Literature Webpage offers ready-to-use book talks, lists of recommended reading, book reviews by children, and other information about children’s literature.
  • The Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS) tool offers resources for parents on their website, including an overview of PALS and Your Child, Interpreting PALS Scores, and a Monthly Literacy Activity.
  • Reading Rockets provides information, tips, and advice to help teachers and parents improve a child’s reading skills.
  • Safe Kids offers advice on ways to make your family’s online experience fun and productive.
  • Scholastic’s Book Wizard helps one find children’s books at an appropriate reading level. The site offers several ways to search for books, including by title,author, keyword, reading level, or similar book.
  • U.S Department of Education’s Helping Your Child series of publications for parents in English and Spanish.
  • U.S. Department of Education’s Helping Your Child Become a Reader provides ideas for language-building activities that you can do with your child to help her build the skills she needs to become a reader.

Need access to the internet? Ask about options at your local library and your school.