Resources for Parents
Helping Your Child Succeed in School
This booklet provides parents with information, tools and activities they can use in the home to help their child develop the skills critical to academic success.
http://www.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/hyc.html Helping Your Child With Homework
This booklet helps parents of elementary and junior high school students understand why homework is important and makes suggestions for helping children complete assignments successfully.
http://www.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/homework/index.html Helping Your Child Become a Reader This booklet offers pointers on how to build the language skills of young children, and includes a list of typical language accomplishments for different age groups, suggestions for books, and resources for children with reading problems or learning disabilities. http://www.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/reader/index.html Partnership for Reading For Kindergarten, First, and Second & Third Graders: Parents are their child's first and most important teacher. Each booklet in this series includes activities to help build a child's reading skills and tells a Parent's Story of how a mom or dad helps a child learn to read. The Shining Stars series includes a booklet for Kindergartners, a booklet for First Graders, and a booklet for Second & Third Graders. http://www.nifl.gov/partnershipforreading/publications/k-3.html Parent Reading Guide
This parent reading tool, used by many educators as well, gives real lessons for parents to make sure their children are on the right reading track.
http://www.latimes.com/extras/readingby9/prg06/ Reading Tips
These 100 Reading Tips represent just some of the great ways to get your children to read. This is a good site for parents looking for a quick reference on best reading practices for their children.
http://www.latimes.com/extras/readingby9/parents_tips.html#top Helping Your Child Learn Mathematics
The major portion of this booklet is made up of fun activities that parents can use with children from preschool age through grade 5 to strengthen their math skills and build strong positive attitudes toward math.
http://www.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/math/index.html Building Math Skills
Sharpen your child's math skills and add to his/her confidence with these fun but challenging math games, printables and activities.
http://school.familyeducation.com/mathematics/parenting/33577.html?detoured=1 Mastering Math
Top 10 ways to help your kids do well in math.
http://school.familyeducation.com/math/parenting/38812.html Home Connections-Making Sense of Math
Print and do activities to use at home with children in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade.
http://www.mlc.pdx.edu/resources/materials/kindergarten.asp Writing Activities for Kids at Home Ideas to help your child get started on a creative home writing activity. http://childparenting.about.com/od/familylearningactivities/a/writingfun.htm Helping Your Child Write Parents can help their child learn to write well--and to enjoy doing it--by following some simple strategies.ReadingMath