Family Resources While School is Closed
NEW: Week of 3/30 K-2 Choice Board
NEW: Week of 3/30 Gr. 3-6 Choice Board
Links for Online Read Alouds
Junior Library Guild: FREE ACCESS to a wide array of audio books. Simply click on your selection!
Audible now offering free streaming for children of all ages.
-KidLit TV Read Alouds with Rocco
Links to explore of Children's Authors who are providing online read alouds and activities.
Abound: Free app offering for parents of 3-6 year olds
Scholastic Learn At Home free resources
ABRSD Little Free Libraries are stocked and will be replenished.
- ABRSD Administration Building, 15 Charter Road, Acton
- Blanchard School, 493 Massachusetts Avenue, Boxborough
Discovery Museums of Acton: Resources for Families
How To Home School Without Losing Your Sanity: NPR Quick Read Comic
2018 Charlotte Huck Awards & Honors for Fiction
2019 Charlotte Huck Awards & Honors for Fiction
2018 Orbis Pictus Awards for Nonfiction
Melissa Stewart Blog Best NF Categories 2018
6/29/19 Nerdy Post: Top 10 Picture Books According to 4th Graders
Resources for Families
AB January 2017 Challenge Success Newsletter
Summer Mindfulness Activities for Kids
Mindful Schools Resources
5-minute Bell Meditation
5-minute Magic Carpet Ride Meditation
5-minute Cloud Rest Meditation
Using Shapes to Teach Deep Breathing
Screen Time, Social Media & More
The Slow Tech Challenge: Janell Burley Hofmann; AB Family Learning Series Speaker 1/14/20
2019 The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Tweens and Teens
Top 5 Tips to Promote Safe and Healthy Online Habits
Bloomberg: Fortnite Addiction is Forcing Kids into Video Game Rehab; 11/27/18 Article
Screen Time: Poor Grades, Health Risks Associated with Kids' Overuse of Electronic Devices; AHA Article
NPR Article: 7/21/19 "Parents, Sometimes You're The Problem When It Comes To Tech Use"
Mrs. Pastor recommends...
I had the good fortune of attending the Discovery Museums of Acton Lecture Series where Katherine Reynolds Lewis spoke regarding the research behind her recent publication. Although she addresses shifts in cultural norms that impact children’s behavior, the bulk of her text addresses practical steps for both parents and school communities. If you find that your go-to methods of discipline are ineffective, you’ll discover why this is so, and will be armed with meaningful approaches to guiding positive behaviors. Click here to access her website and to learn more.
This is the 2019th edition of a decades-old classic used by educators and parents alike. Making time to read aloud is as pertinent today as it was in 1982 when first published. Your child/children are never too old to benefit from a shared family reading experience. The research supports the value of print reading in this digital age, not only to support comprehension, but to establish and strengthen the complex networks essential to the reading brain.
New York Times Book Review editors penned this text specifically for parents and caregivers. The authors offer sage advice for each developmental stage of childhood from infancy to the teen years. You'll also find a generous assortment of recommended titles with accompanying synopses that range from traditional childhood classics to contemporary graphic novels.