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For Parents


Click image below for a printable brochure.Youth Services Resources for Parents
Duval County Public Schools: Summer Reading & Other Activities
www.duvalschools.org/
Suggested reading for elementary school students
Parent Academy
duvalschools.org/static/parents/parentacademy/
To promote parental involvement and enhance student achievement.
ALA Recommended Book Lists
www.ala.org/alsc/compubs/booklists
This is a collection of booklists for a wide variety of topics.
American Homeschooling Association
www.americanhomeschoolassociation.org
The American Homeschooling Association offers resources and networking for parents who home school.
Nancy Keane's Children's Literature Webpage
www.nancykeane.com/
Ready-to-use booktalks, lists of recommended reading, book reviews by children or other information about children's literature.
Big Dog's Guide to Grammar
aliscot.com/bigdog
This is an interactive site designed to help parents help children with basic grammar homework.
Book Adventure
www.bookadventure.org
Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Book Adventure was created by and is maintained by Sylvan Learning.
Building Good Homework Habits
math-and-reading-help-for-kids.org/articles/Building...
Resources on how to build good homework habits at an early age.
The Cambridge Academy
www.thecambridgeacademy.org
The Cambridge Academy is a private, accredited online home school program serving PreK-12 home schoolers throughout the world.
Children's Book Council
www.cbcbooks.org
This is the website promotes children's books and reading by offering book reviews, reading lists and reading activities.
Duval County Health Department
www.dchd.net
Information about managing family health is found here.
DLTK Coloring Pages
www.dltk-kids.com/coloring.htm
Great selection of coloring pages.
Duval County Schools
www.duvalschools.org
This site offers access to important information about Duval County Schools.
Elementary School Homework Help
www.duvalschools.org/static/students/succeed/elementaryschool/
Resource ideas from Duval County Public Schools for parents and students.
Family Style Movie Guide
www.familystyle.com
Website carefully examines movies to determine acceptability for younger movie-goers
Figure This
www.figurethis.org
Resource for parents to help children with math.
Florida Department of Education
www.fldoe.org
Information about Florida public schools and important FCAT preparation materials can be found here.
Florida KidCare
www.floridakidcare.org/applying.html
State health insurance program for uninsured children under age 19.
Handwriting for Kids
www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite
Printouts for handwriting practice and math drills for K-6th grades.
Jacksonville Children's Commission
www.jaxkids.org
Information and services for Jacksonville parents and children.
Learning by Grace
www.learningbygrace.org
Provider of Christian K-12 online home school resources.
The Lexile Framework for Reading
lexile.com/
This searchable website provides Lexile information for both English and Spanish titles.
National Society for the Gifted and Talented
www.nsgt.org/resources/programs.asp
Top gifted and talented programs in the U.S.
National SAFE KIDS Campaign
www.safekids.org
Learn how to prevent unintentional childhood injury.
NetSmartz Workshop
www.netsmartz.org
Resources for keeping children safe while on the internet.
Print and Learn
www.brobstsystems.com/kids
This website features Math and concept worksheets designed specifically for K-3rd graders.
Sesame Street Coloring Pages
www.sesamestreet.org/games/art
This is the place to go for great Sesame Street coloring pages and activities.
Starfall Learn-to-Read
www.starfall.com
Primarily designed for first grade, Starfall.com is also useful for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and second grade. For parents and teachers.
Superkids Math Worksheet Creator
www.superkids.com/aweb/tools/math
This site allows its user to create customized worksheets for all types of math problems.
Teach-R-Kids Math!
www.teachrkids.com
Introduces math topics to K- 3rd grades in a variety of ways, including skills drills, online correction, and detailed curricula.
Tips for Achieving Academic Success
math-and-reading-help-for-kids.org/articles/Tips_for_Helping...
Resources on how to help your children achieve academic success.
Youth Crisis Center
www.ycc.org
An important website that details Project Safe Place and provides information for creating better communication skills between parents and children.

For Professionals (Teachers & Librarians)

Click image below for printable brochure.Youth Service Resources for Educators
IPL Resources for Parents and Teachers
ww.ipl.org/IPLBrowse/GetSubject?vid=12&cid=3&tid=4262&parent=0
Resources on a variety of topics, such as lesson planning and educational links.
Meet Me at the Corner
www.meetmeatthecorner.org/
Interactive site includes virtual field trips for kids. Video submissions from kids worldwide. How to Make Videos and Podcasting. Lists video contests. Founded by children's author Donna Cuthrie
NeoK12: Educational Videos and Lessons for K-12 School Kids
www.neok12.com/
Need an educational video to share with your students? This site has hundreds of video clips, covering the subjects of science, math, health, social studies and English.
Netsmartz for Educators
www.netsmartz.org/educators.htm
Information and resources on keeping kids safe on the Internet.
Reading Resources
Book Adventure
www.bookadventure.org
Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Book Adventure was created by and is maintained by Sylvan Learning.
Dewey Decimal Classification Tutorial
www.mtsu.edu/%7Evvesper/dewey2.htm
Learn how to use the Dewey Decimal System!
Good resource for librarians, teachers and home schooling parents looking for titles and educational tips.
Phonics Desk
www.tampareads.com/phonics/phonicsindex.htm
Resources and phonics worksheets to learn phonics sounds.
Reading Comprehension Worksheets
www.rhlschool.com/reading.htm
Free reading comprehension worksheets for teachers and parents.
Reading Rockets
www.readingrockets.org/
Great website for reading help!
Recommended Reading Lists from ALSC
www.ala.org/alsc/compubs/booklists
Recommended lists on a variety of topics, from diversity, holidays, and more.
Recommended Reading Lists from NYPL
kids.nypl.org/reading/recommended.cfm
Recommended Reading Lists from New York Public Library on a variety of topics for all ages.
ALA Recommended Reading for Children
www.ala.org/tools/libfactsheets/alalibraryfactsheet23#children
ALA Recommended Reading for Children
Starfall Learn-to-Read
www.starfall.com
Primarily designed for first grade, Starfall.com is also useful for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and second grade. For parents and teachers.
U.S. Department of Education
www.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/reader/part1.html
This part of the site focuses on academic success in reading. Link provided to downloadable booklet, which can also be ordered from the government. Available in English and Spanish.
Programming/Storytime Resources
BayNews Storytime Ideas
www.bayviews.org/storytime.html
Thematic storytimes with books, fingerplays and craft ideas.
Storytime Tricks: Using the Flannel Board
libraryhearted.blogspot.com/2010/03/storytime-tricks-using-flannel-board.html
Provides instructions on how to create a flannelboard for storytime use.
DLTK Crafts for Kids
www.dltk-kids.com
A variety of fun, printable children's crafts.
Fingerplays Index
www.songsforteaching.com/fingerplays/index.htm
Fingerplays for Young Children. Songs and Chants with Actions and Directions.
JPL's Traveling Tales Collection
jpl.coj.net/collection/travelingtales/index.html
The Library's free Traveling Tales is a unique collection of thematic story time programs.
Kids Chalkboard
www.kidschalkboard.com
A good resource for songs and rhymes and fingerplays.
Ideas for preschool programming for storytimes and daycares.
Storytime Katie
storytimekatie.com/themes/
One librarian's journey into storytimeland.
Perpetual Preschool
perpetualpreschool.com
Over 12,000 free ideas for parents and educators of young children.
Preschool Rainbow
www.preschoolrainbow.org
Preschool education activities and early childhood lesson plans.
2006 Texas Reading Club Manual
www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/projects/trc/2012/index.html
State of Texas' manual for their summer reading program with lots of storytime ideas!
Lesson plans
A to Z Teacher Stuff
www.atozteacherstuff.com/themes
Lesson plans, tips and more for teachers on a variety of topics.
ADA: National Children's Dental Health Month
www.ada.org/5578.aspx
Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.
The History Channel - Classroom
www.history.com/classroom/classroom.html
Ideas for teachers about history in the classroom.
Hummingbird Educational Resources
www.hummingbirded.com/#llp
Lesson plans for preschool age children.
Preschool Rainbow
www.preschoolrainbow.org
Preschool education activities and early childhood lesson plans
Early Literacy Resources
ALA - Association for Library Service to Children
www.ala.org/alsc/issuesadv/kidscampaign/kidsgames
Games, puzzles, and other fun things for kids to do!
Every Child Ready to Read
www.everychildreadytoread.org/
Every Child Ready to Read® (ECRR) incorporates simple practices, based on research, to help parents and other caregivers develop early literacy skills in children from birth to age five.
Gateway of Educational Materials
www.thegateway.org/
Thousands of lesson plans and other teaching and learning resources at your fingertips!
Early Childhood Research Quarterly
www.journals.elsevier.com/early-childhood-research-quarterly/
Publication of empirical research that meets the highest standards of scholarly and practical significance on issues of interest to early childhood development, theory, and educational practice (Birth through 8 years of age).
Perpetual Preschool
perpetualpreschool.com
Over 12,000 free ideas for parents and educators of young children
Preschool Rainbow
www.preschoolrainbow.org
Preschool education activities and early childhood lesson plans.
Starfall Learn-to-Read
www.starfall.com
Primarily designed for first grade, Starfall.com is also useful for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and second grade. For parents and teachers.
University of Maine Early Childhood Resources
www.ccids.umaine.edu/ec/growingideas
Tip sheets for early childhood educators.
Zero to Three
www.zerotothree.org/site/PageServer?pagename=homepage
Great site devoted to educating parents and professionals about child development and early learning in children 0-3 years.
Math and Science Resources
Yahoo! Kids Math
kids.yahoo.com/directory/School-Bell/Math
Links to math resources for children and teachers
Exploratorium: The Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception
www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer
Very cool, do-able activities for elementary age children
Yahoo! Kids Science
kids.yahoo.com/directory/Science-and-Nature
Links to science resources for children and teachers