Resources For Parents

A parent is a child’s first teacher and continues throughout their lives. Here you will find links to help your child in reading, homework, and internet safety.

Fun Learning for Kids
Activities and printables that will engage your child in fun and learning. This site consists of alphabet activities, name activities, phonics and phonological awareness activities, sight word activities, pre-writing activities, writing activities, handwriting activities and spelling activities.

United Way of Lake County
Working together with community partners, the United Way helps prepare children to succeed in a changing world by focusing on education and building safe and stable families in Lake County, Illinois.

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 – Literacy Central

Choosing Books for a Reluctant Reader

The Best Children’s Books

The following sites recognize great books for kids.

Newberry Medal

Caldecott Medal

Sibert Medal

Geisel Award

Family Education
This site is packed with ‘back-to-school’ information and homework help tips and activities. 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.

Explore and find thousands of fun educational worksheets to print and share with your child or students from 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 as well as access to their online parenting community.

PlannedĀ Parenthood
Planned Parenthood will show you how to be your child’s go-to resource for answers and advice from PreK to college.

On Guard Online
This site from the federal government provides tips for parents for navigating online safety, including talking with your kids.

This site, created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, has internet safety links for parents, educators, and law enforcement. There is also has a link for parents of teens and a special section just for kids.

This website, created by the Australian government, is a great resource and contains tips to help all ages stay safe online.

FBI’s Parent Guide to Internet Safety
A direct link to the FBI’s informational pamphlet to online exploitation and the risks to your children.

The Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety, Security, and Screen Time for Kids
The ultimate guide on how to talk to your kids about screen addiction, cyberbullying, safe messaging, self esteem, smartphones, tv, video games, cybercrime and more.

homework help for kids, highwood public library, crafts