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Websites for Parents

http://saintclairsdesl.blogspot.com/ (Blog for our ESL students' families)
~ http://www.ed.gov/parents/landing.jhtml (parents' section of the U.S. Department of Edcation)
                                                                            (has Spanish resources)
~ http://www.readingrockets.org/families    (helpful tips and information for parents, as well as, ideas for activities to do with your child)
                ~ This site also has a link for http://www.adlit.org (Adolescent Literacy, for parents of children in grades 4-12)
                ~ This site also has a link for www.ColorinColorado.org (a bilingual site for families and educators of English language learners)
                            ~ http://www.readingrockets.org/article/reading-tips-parents-11-languages (Ideas to help with reading - provided in many languages)  
~ http://www.readwritethink.org/parent-afterschool-resources/    (resources and activities for you and your child) 
~ http://www.spellingcity.com/parent-spelling-resources.html    (vocabulary and spelling activities)
~ http://www.familyeducation.com    (offers a wide variety of helpful information and ideas)
~ http://betterkidcare.psu.edu/page01.html    (Penn State Better Kid Care site, playtime ideas and activities for parents and preschool children, as
                    well as, an option to sign up for their e-newsletter) *suggested in a newspaper article about our local YMCA / YWCA* 
                    (has Spanish resources and a document about kindergarten in a variety of languages.)
~ http://www.cultureforkids.com/ (source of bilingual and multicultural materials - Please let us know of any materials you recommend.)
~ http://www.storylineonline.net/ (videos of celebrities reading children's books with animated illustrations)
            *Click on "All Stories" near the bottom of the page to see all of the books that are available!
~ http://www.bravemonster.com/pastwinners.htm    (listing of Caldecott and Newbery award winning books)
~ http://www.kidsreads.com    (book listings, book reviews, write to authors, and much more)
~ http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/parentsHome.jsp    (parents' section of scholastic's site)
                  ~ This site also has a link for http://www.scholastic.com/aboutscholastic/international/ (scholastic international)
~ http://www.pbs.org/parents    (parents' section of the PBS network's site)
                                                        (also in Spanish)
~ http://www.pbs.org/parents/bookfinder    (provides help in finding books by title, author, and/or category) 
http://www.rif.org (Reading is Fundamental, also has a children's page with a club they can join)
                                                    (also in Spanish http://www.rif.org/books-activities/en-espanol/
~ http://www.crayola.com/parents/index.cfm?n_id=4    (craft ideas, greeting cards to print, coloring sheets, and more)
                                                                                                  (has links for Canada, Australia, UK, & Mexico) 
~ http://www.nepafamily.com    (Northeast Pennsylvania Family, The Region's Original Family Resource Guide)
~ http://www.rootsandshoots.org (A program of the Jane Goodall Institute)
~ http://www.khanacademy.org/ (Khan Academy - math lessons / short video clips) Sign up for free.

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