Parent Links - Parents as Teachers
100 Tips for Parents
The introduction states: "These tips have been created to help you become more involved in your child’s education. As a more involved parent, you improve your child’s chances to be successful in school. For each topic, you will find suggestions for how you can obtain additional information and assistance." Topics include computers, homework, parents' rights, reading, special education, testing, violence, and more.
Colorín Colorado: A Web Site for Spanish-Speaking Parents
"This resource from Reading Rockets is a bilingual Web site for Spanish-speaking parents. It provides information, activities, and advice on helping children learn to read and succeed."
The Family Works - The U.S. Department of Education Goals 2000 Parent Information and Resource Center of Maryland
This site offers interesting links and a variety of parenting tips and articles. Article topics include parenting and child development, family issues, and school success.
Get Ready To Read
Get Ready To Read provides parents a screening tool based on the latest research on how young children learn to read. This site also has activities parents can do with their children to imporove their early literacy skills and information about the importance of building literacy skills for success in school. This site is also available in Spanish.
Is There Something I Could Buy That Would Help My Child to Read Better?
Jim Trelease tells parents the "Three B's" they can buy to help their children become better readers.
Learning and Growing Together
Research shows that children who enter school with strong literacy skills will be more successful. This interactive resource for parents about early learning and literacy helps them develop those skills in their children. A teacher tour guide orally presents the information. Captions for what the teacher is saying are available.
The Magic of Everyday Moments by Zero to Three
This series of booklets has tips and information about everyday activities parents can use to be their child's first teacher. The books can be printed out for free. The Zero to Three main web site is also worth exploring. The information is also available in Spanish.
Learn about the National PTA, and locate one near you. Find out how the National PTA can help you be more involved with your children's education. On this site you will find out about childcare, health services, taxe subsidies, and many other issues of concern for parents. There is a Spanish language version of this site.
ParenTalk from The National Parenting Center
Research shows that children who enter school ready to learn are more successful in school. Research also shows that children whose parents are involved in their education perform better in school. The ParenTalk resources below feature "columns written by The National Parenting Center's child-rearing expert panelists that provide the information that parents want most" to help their children succeed in school.
This resource has a wide variety of activities for parents and children to do together. These activities will help parents "raise a child who is ready to learn." There are separate sections for kids, parents, and teachers.