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Useful Resources for Parent



College Prep/Student Loans:

 

Helping Your Child Learn:
  • Choosing a child's book -- a page which offers suggestions on selecting books for children of various ages.
  • Consumer Information Center -- part of the US General Services Administration, offers a number of online booklets with helpful information on parenting and learning activities. Some texts are available online in their entirety; for others, ordering information is provided.
  • Discovery Channel School -- up-to-date information on instructional programing from the Discovery Channel. Free worksheets, activities and other classroom resources to support the programs of your choice.
  • 4Kids Treehouse -- A wonderful collection of resources and activities for kids (and their parents).
  • Family.com -- A periodic website which includes articles under the headings of Activities, Computing, Education, Travel, Family Ties and Food.
  • Geography -- More than a dozen *fun learning activities* that can help families teach children the fundamentals of geography are available in the new, revised version of "Helping Your Child Learn Geography."
  • A Guide to Helping Your Child Understand Mathematics -- This guide was developed for parents of children using the Houghton Mifflin Mathematics program. However, almost all of the information presented can be used by any parent exploring mathematics with their child.
  • Just-for-Kids - Children's Bookstore -- A commercial site that offers thousands of books for and about kids, all at a discount from full retail.
  • The Learning Page -- The Learning page provides free, downloadable (in pdf format) worksheets and lesson plans for teachers and parents of elementary level school children.
  • New York Time Learning Network -- connections for students teachers and parents, all based on today's news. (Grades 6-12)
  • RHL School -- provides free worksheets for teachers and parents to copy and distribute to their students. Free e-mailed answer key updates are available to anyone who requests them. The subject areas are reading comprehension, math problem solving, English, and reference skills. (Grades 3-8)
  • Yes, You Can: A guide for establishing Mentoring Programs to prepare youth for College. -- From the US Department of Education.
 

GATE:

  • Center for Talented Youth -- based at Johns Hopkins University, offers accelerated academic programs for young people with outstanding ability in writing, mathematics, and other subjects.


Special Education/Learning Disabilities:

  • LD Online: -- the interactive guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and children.
 

Additional Resources:

  • DataQuest -- Interactive database that lets the user select reports on various school and district information including the API, staffing, ethnicity, English Learners, and more.
  • Parents Guide to the Internet -- from the US Department of Education.
  • Schoolwise Press API School Comparison -- Extensive information comparing schools within each county. The site also includes detailed reports on each school.
 

Drug/Alcohol:

  • Drugs and Alcohol -- “The Anti-Drug” tells how parents can help prevent drug use among children. Topics include how parents can “connect” with children & talk honestly kids about drugs.
  • Hanford DARE Program -- Mark's Realm was designed for people that specialize in teaching drug abuse resistance programs in our schools. D.A.R.E. Officers, Teachers and Students are the largest contributors to this site
 

Parents Kings County Office of Education Extranet Website