December 9, 2009

Parenting & Community

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  • ENCYCLOPEDIA.COM ( is a valuable free online reference tool that provides students, teachers, parents, and researchers with access to millions of articles, photos, facts, biographies, and information about a wide variety of topics. It has an online dictionary, archived newspaper articles from reputable newspapers, academic journals, and publications around the world.
  • On-Lion for Kids (

    The New York Public Library
    The New York Public Library has created this Web site for students, parents, and teachers to find useful resources such as: summer reading lists, online books, reference materials, professional development resources, educational games, and online resources you can use to enhance your existing lesson plans.
  • Education World – Best Books Channel (

    Summer is a terrific time to catch up on your reading. The Best Books Channel has great book recommendations for teachers, parents, and students to read over the summer. Book lists are divided into best books for: students, classroom teaching themes, professional development, parenting, and school leaders. Visit the Best Books Channel to begin making your summer reading list today.
  • Center for Parent Education (
    CPE responds to the needs of families through research, advocacy, resources and leadership for professionals interested in meeting the needs of parents and families. It assists in the establishment of partnerships with parents, schools, and agencies through research and seminars.
  • Internet Safety Game for Kids (
    This site shows kids that the Internet is a world of information that can provide many hours of entertainment, but that there are also some safety issues that need to be considered. Paying attention to these safety concerns will decrease the risks for children to be exposed to inappropriate content or situations. Kids learn about the risk of giving out personal information on the Internet such as their name, address, telephone number, name of school or any other details about their family to strangers.
  • (
    White House Kids is an educational opportunity for young Americans to learn about the White House and the President through fun and exciting features. The Parents & Teachers section provides teachers with ideas on how to use the site in the classroom and give parents ideas on topics to discuss with their children as they navigate through the site. The themes of reading, making good choices (such as going to school) and dreaming about the future are woven into the site’s content through the personification of the President’s pets and animals. Check out the Math Challenge and Quizzes & Games sections!
  • KidsCom Jr. (
    KidsCom Jr. is the Web site for kids and preschoolers (ages 3-7). It offers games, educational and learning games, online coloring books, preschool activities and other games for preschoolers. You and your youngsters will have fun finding the differences between two pictures in What’s Different, work on memory skills in Igger & Rasper’s Matching Game, or learn how to be safe on the Internet by playing the Internet Safety Game. The Art section allows your kids to use their imagination while playing using Building Blocks, making Goofy Faces, and Coloring Books. Do not forget to visit the Parents Talk site!
  • Math and Reading Help for Kids (
    Math and Reading Help for Kids contains a very extensive collection of articles about a variety of topics regarding childrens education including: math, reading, home schooling, tutoring, learning disabilities, test anxiety, creating positive learning environments, and many more. Most of the articles in this site target primarily parents; but there is also a Just for Kids section that has educational games and articles ranging from adjusting to school to fun ways to learn math.
  • Consumer Information Security (
    Consumer Information Security was created by the Federal Trade Commission to be an informational website for consumers and businesses about computer security and safeguarding personal information. Dewie, the e-Turtle, will help you find the resources you need, let you know when new updates have been posted, and tell you what steps to take to avoid potential security problems. The CyberSmart! section provides a comprehensive set of free lesson plans, student activities, and related materials for teachers and families to introduce the skills associated with 21st Century literacy, citizenship, and ethics.
  • Shedd Educational Adventures (
    The Shedd Aquarium site is the perfect place to learn many interesting facts about aquatic life. Take a look at the Interactives and Explorer’s Guide sections for fact sheets and cool multimedia activities.
  • Ethics in Computing (
    If you are interested in finding out more about different aspects of technology and computers related to our daily lives, this site offers lots of information and resources about topics such as computer security, reliability and many other similar topics.
  • TV411 Online (
    TV411 Online offers innovative, television-based teaching materials to make literacy relevant. It also gives you strategies for managing your family’s health and finances. By The Adult Literacy Media Alliance (ALMA).
  • Disney’s (
    Disney’s offers different activities and new ideas to improve your parenting skills. Don’t forget to check out Raising Kids (
  • SafeKids (
    SafeKids lots of information on issues related to child safety and the Internet.
  • Helping Children Cope: Teacher Resources for Talking about Tragedy (
    Helping Children Cope offers information and resources to help children cope with the events of September 11th. It includes a list of related web links.
  • Pool Safety (
    Pool Safety is an Australian campaign to promote child accident prevention awareness to both parents and children.
  • Single Parenting in the Summer (
    Single Parenting is an article with practical tips to assist parents during summer.
  • Adults and Children Together Against Violence (
    Because violence is a learned behavior, violence prevention can also be taught — parents, teachers, and other caregivers are in the best position to teach nonviolence by modeling it in their own behavior.

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