Helpful Links

Educational Sites for Elementary Students
Homework help for parents and students.
Do you ever struggle with your student trying to finish up their homework? There is a new website that will help you both. It is FREE a safe place for your student to ask for help. Khan Academy
Information about underage drinking
Parents – and other adults – interested in helping prevent underage drinking may be interested in resources found on The Power of Parents website.  This site is sponsored by MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving).
Parents: Texting Lingo:
To know what your children are saying with their texting lingo, go to http://www.netlingo.com/top50
Sites for Parents:
  • The Talking With Kids site offers practical tips for talking with children ages 8 to 12 about issues such as sex, drugs, violence, alcohol, and HIV/AIDS.
  • The largest search engine devoted to birth to age seven topics, KinderStartcan help you find information on just about anything ranging from “bring baby home” to “travel and vacations.”
  • Discipline Help is a website that provides tips on handling more than 100 common misbehaviors that occur at home and at school along with help understanding the needs behind the behaviors.
  • Keeping kids healthy is one of parents’ most important jobs.  Here are two inclusive sites to check for information about your child’s health: Mayo Clinic website for children’s health,  and the parents sections of Kids’ Health.
  • Underage drinking is a problem in every community and Win field is no exception.  The Teen Thinking site has good information for those who care about kids and drinking.
Educational Game(s) Sites
  • Mr. Nussbaum – An interactive website designed specifically for students in Grades K – 8
  • ABCya.com – Many educational games for all grades. So fun, kids don’t realize they are learning!
  • SpellingCity.com – Many fun games and preloaded lists to practice spelling.
  • BrainFood – Finished his/her work? Try this stimulating site if your child has a few minutes to spare!
  • Child Safety on the Information Highway – Rules for kids and guidelines for parents.
  • Energy Quest – Energy Education from the California Energy Commission
  • Fun Brain – Where kids get power – check out their educational games
  • Invention at play – Explore the playful side of invention.
  • Kids’ Puzzles – Online interactive hidden picture puzzles, mazes, word searches, cryptograms, jigsaws, connect the dots, match games, and some math reinforcement
  • Lil’ Fingers Storybook – Over a dozen stories and acoloring activities page also
  • Safety for Kids – What to do if you are lost, avoiding fights, and lots of other issues.
  • StudyStack – The StudyStackTM concept was designed to help people memorize information about various subjects. Using the StudyStack web site, you use your computer to display a stack of “virtual cards” which contain information about a certain subject.
Summer Learning Activities
  • Sign up for Internet4Classrooms’ Daily and Weekly Summer Program, for Pre-K through 12th Grade. We send you fun and engaging activities to practice reading, math, science, social studies, vocabulary and much more!
  • School’s Out; Explore, Learn, Grow – Activities for students and teens to explore reading and writing during the summer months.
  • Summer Fun Activities – from Thinkfinity
  • Summertime Fun time Activities from the US Department of Education’s Office of Educational Research and Improvement Summer can be more than just vacation time for kids; it’s also a great opportunity for parents to spend more time participating in learning activities with their children.
  • Summer Learning – How to stop the summer brain drain and make learning a fun part of your everyday routine.
  • Learning Activities for the Growth Season – Seven weeks of activities for parents of elementary school children designed for the summer months.
Newspapers for Children
Internet Safety
  • Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety – from the FBI
  • Online Safety – Advice for Parents on how to keep their child safe on the Internet – from Disney
  • CyberAngels – Helping You to Parent Your Online Child (a short video is available)
  • Kid Safety on the Internet – Presented in a “slide-show” fashion, containing questions and answers to help kids protect themselves and handle emergencies (Parents may wish to help guide younger kids through the pages and discuss how these ideas apply to them around the home and at school.)
  • Kids’ Rules for Online Safety – (from SafeKids.com) This would be good to print and post near your child’s computer.
  • KidsCom – The Idea Seekers want you to Play Smart, Stay Safe and Have Fun while you’re on the Internet. (Internet safety games included)
  • GetNetWise – Four Areas of Assistance; Online Safety Guide, Tools for Families, Web Sites for Kids, and Reporting Trouble
  • Internet Safety – From Kids Health for Parents
  • Internet Safety – From the New York Missing and Exploited Children Clearinghouse
  • iSafe – A congressionally funded foundation whose mission is to educate and empower youth to make their Internet experiences safe and responsible.
  • Louie and Lou: Safety Patrol – Videos, pages to Color and More Internet Safety activities
  • NetSmartz – Several Videos about Cyber Bullying and other internet safety issues
  • SafeKids.Com where you’ll find tips, advice and suggestions to make your family’s online experience fun and productive!
  • State of Online Safety – 2008 Report – a 104 page document that covers several countries [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  • Teen Safety on the Information Highway – Guidelines for Parents of Teens
  • Web Surfing Safety – Five Family Fun strategies for keeping kids safe online
Reading Help
  • Family Times – Scott Foresman says that you are your child’s first and best teacher. To help you, they provide activity sheets which you can print for use at home.Kindergarten | First Grade | Second Grade | Third Grade |Fourth Grade | Fifth Grade | Sixth Grade
  • Helping Children Learn about Reading – from the National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Helping Children with Learning Disabilities to Succeed – Learning To Read/Reading To Learn (This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.)
  • Is your child ready for Kindergarten? – The Get Ready to Read! Screening Tool – Sample Question and 20 items. Each item is a set of four pictures and a question. Read the question aloud while your child looks at the pictures. Your child answers by pointing to or clicking on one of the 4 pictures and then clicking the Next button. When you’ve finished all 20 items, you will be scored automatically.
  • Literacy and Numeracy Tips for Parents – Suggestions from the Peel School District in Ontario, Canada
  • Parental Involvement – 100 School-Home Activities for the Kindergarten level. The activities are organized by reading and literacy skills appropriate to this grade. Under each specific skill, there are varying numbers of activities to help children develop their ability to read and write. From the U.S. Department of Education. (for Kindergarten Parents) (for First Grade Parents) (for Second Grade Parents) (for third Grade Parents)
  • Parents Helping Children Learn to Read (Tips provided by Irvine Unified School District in California)

a. Tips for Reading to Your Child
b. Phrases that Encourage
c. Questions that Encourage Conversation about Reading
d. Questions for Reading
e. Phonemic Awareness Activities For 4-5-6 Year Olds
f. Phonemic Awareness Activities For 6-7 Year Olds
g. Bibliography: K-3 Phonemic Awareness
h. Ten Tips: Helping Your Child Read Effectively
i. Breaking the Sound-It-Out Barrier
j. Reading Tips for Parents, Primary Caregivers, and Educators

  • Tutor Training Activities [from NWREL] – Parents, consider yourselves tutors and look at some of the activities that the North West Regional Educational Laboratory suggests. (This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.)
  • The Compact for Reading Guide is a user-friendly handbook designed to walk your family-school compact team through the steps of building and implementing a Compact for Reading. It provides information, strategies, examples, and checklists to help parents, educators, and community members develop effective, workable compacts that can improve your school, increase family involvement, and increase student skills and achievement in reading.
Math Help
Raising Godly Children:
Bible Principles for Parents to Follow in Family Training & Parenting