Encouraging Your Children to Read
The links below will take you to sites that provide great suggestions for helping your child develop and maintain an interest in reading. Check back often - we'll keep adding and modifying the list of suggested links.
20 Ways for Parents to Encourage Reading
Resources from Reading is Fundamental (RIF) - Literacy Central
Tips for Reading Aloud with Elementary School Children
Choosing Books for a Reluctant Reader
Best Children’s Book.org
This website is created by teachers and general public. It's a good source if your looking for books by subject or level.
On Guard Online - this site from the federal government provides tips for parents for navigation online safety including talking with your kids.
NetSmartz - this site created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has links for parents, educators, law enforcement to find information for internet safety. Each page provides presentations and links to more information. This site also has a link for parents with teens and a special section just for kids.
Cybersmart - this website created by the Australian government is great for resources and advice about being online safely for all ages.
FBI's Parent Guide to Internet Safety - this is a direct link to the FBI's informational pamphlet to online exploitation and the risks to your children.
Helping with Homework
This site is packed with 'back-to-school' information - and it goes beyond homework help (although there is a great homework section here...)
The main back-to-school page includes links on getting ready for school, back-to-school safety, 'what parents need to know this school year', and even breakfast and lunch ideas and recipes.
TLS Books Free Worksheets
Need a little more help with school work or wishing to educationally occupy your kids then this site is full of free educational worksheets for PreK to Grade 5.
Scholastic School Success
Tips from scholastic to help your kids succeed in school from PreK to grade 8
Health and Parenting Center
This site from WebMD covers popular hot topics in parenting and health, popular searches as well as access to their online parenting community.
Planned Parenthood - Tools for Parents
Great source for tips on talking to children about growing up
Language and Literacy Skills
Set the stage for a lifetime of learning! Read, talk, sing, write, and play with your child to develop and foster a lifetime of literacy. Created by the Multnomah County Library.
Recognizes distinguished contribution to American children’s literature.
Recognizes distinguished art in an American picture book.
Recognizes the most distinguished informational picture book published in English.
Recognizes authors for their literary and artistic achievements that demonstrate creativity and imagination to engage children in reading.