Resources for Parents
Literacy, Reading and Books
Everyday Literacy for Parents (PBS) - Expert-approved ideas to help you teach your child to read, and have fun doing it.
Lexile Find A Book - Site helps kids and parents learn more about reading levels, and helps kids select books that are just right for them based on reading ability and personal interests.
Wonderopolis - Every day features a new Wonder of the Day, designed to create learning moments in every day life. Wonder of the Day includes discussion about a topic, e.g. why Big Ben is called Big Ben, vocubulary words, interactive features, and resources for additional information.
Thinkfinity for Parents & Kids - Activities and games to play with your children to increase literacy.
Reading Rockets - Offers a wealth of reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better.
Reading Is Fundamental - Activities, booklists, articles, and brochures designed to increase literacy among young people.
Guysread - Find recommended books for boys of all ages.
Kidsreads - Book reviews, author interviews, books to movies, series books and more.
Horn Book Recommendations - Large selection of book recommendations in fiction and non-fiction, for a wide range of topics and age ranges.
Parenting Magazine - Online articles, recipes, activity ideas and more.
Parents Magazine - Information on pregnancy through adolescence. Includes ideas for celebrating at home, vacations, and groups.
Ask Dr. Sears - Website of the popular doctor and author. Site provides information and advice on a range of parenting topics including discipline, nutrition, and general health and well being.
Parenting.org - Browse by age or topic. Includes parenting guides on a number of topics such as sleep, potty training, and TV.
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction - Access to and information about the online form required to register your child for home schooling.
Wisconsin Parents Association - Non-denominational organization that provides information for parents on home schooling.
Homeschool.com - General articles, curriculum guides and printables, forums and more.
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Page updated: 9/6/2013