Conant Families' Resources

March Madness Book Reveal Video

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Conant Cares Video

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

Home Learning Choice Board Grades K-2

Home Learning Choice Board Grades 3-6

Links for Online Read Alouds

-Storyline Online

-Story Time from Space

-Mr. Sugrue's Read Aloud Videos

Daily online Read-Alouds, Sing-a-Longs, Art & Virtual Visits

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.

25 Maker Space Projects for Kids

Abound: Free app offering for parents of 3-6 year olds

HUMPHREY VIDEO

Scholastic Learn At Home free resources

Time for Kids free digital library

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

Beachbody Kids Workouts

How To Home School Without Losing Your Sanity: NPR Quick Read Comic


Virtual Tours

Finding a Great Book

Resources for Families

Family Learning Speaker Series

ABRSD Family Learning Series

Discovery Museums of Acton Speakers Series

Growth Mindset Resources

Carol S. Dweck, Ph. D. Video

Carol S. Dweck, Ph. D. TedTalk

Jo Boaler Video

YouCubed Academic Mindset Videos

A-B April 2017 Challenge Success Newsletter

Mindset works website

Class Dojo 5-minute Mindset Videos

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

Common Sense Media

Commercial Free Childhood

Wait Until 8th

The Concord Promise

YouTube Kids Parental Control Settings

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.