• Parent Resources

    FunBrain for Parents

    Educational games are the highlight of this site. The games cover all interest areas and target specific age levels. There are “parent-kid challenges,” “homework relief,” and “books on the run” links. Also linked to this site, there is a family education newsletter that helps with school, life, entertainment, and special needs issues.

    http://www.funbrain.com/parents/index.html

    KidsReads

    This website shares reviews of “cool new books” and authors. The books are categorized by age and by genre. There is a link for podcasts and another for book clubs. The newsletter highlights the newest and best on the site.

    http://www.kidsreads.com/

    PBS For Parents

    This site contains guides on a variety of topics such as child development, curriculum connections, and technology for kids. It also shares information on hot issues in education. On the lighter side, there are games, stories, and guides to the TV programs offered by PBS. 

    http://www.pbs.org/parents/

    Scholastic for Parents

    This site contains age appropriate guides for helping your child learn to love reading. Divided into early childhood and school age children, the site also contains resources for helping your child with math, technology and other subjects. Additionally, there is an array of information about family matters.

    http://www.scholastic.com/parents/

    Time for Kids Teacher’s Homepage

    This site shares diverse resources for parents including virtual tours around the world, kid-appropriate current events stories, homework help, and games.

    http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/parents

    Study Island

    Study Island combines rigorous content that is highly customized to specific state standards in math, reading, writing, science, and social studies with interactive features and games that engage students and reinforce and reward learning achievement. Study Island’s programs enable educators to track student performance in real-time to address individual learning gaps, while allowing administrators to monitor student progress and measure teacher effectiveness.

    www.studyisland.com

    Starfall

    Starfall.com opened in September of 2002 as a free public service to teach children to read with phonics. Our systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.

    www.starfall.com

    Websites for K-2 students

    A website with links devoted to students in kindergarten through 2nd grade.

    http://www.literacy.uconn.edu/k2sites.htm