Conant Families' Resources


Storyline Online

Story Time from Space

KidLit TV Read Alouds with Rocco Multiple texts narrated in multiple languages

Nerdy Book Club 2018 Top Picks by Categories

Biblionasium 2018 Top 50 Picks

Read Kiddo Read

Guys Read

Kids Read

Spaghetti Book Club

Award-Winning Books

Children's Book Council Choice Awards

ALA 2019 Awards

Newbery Medal

Caldecott Medal

ALA Book & Media Awards

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

Family Learning Speaker Series

Tweens, Teens and Addiction: Effects of Drug-Taking Behavior on the Brain: Oct. 3 at 7 pm Sargent Memorial Library: Boxborough

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

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.