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.
Colorin 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."
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.
Magic of Everyday Moments Booklets: How the Brain, Body and Mind Grow from Birth to 3
"This set of eight, age-based booklets highlights developmental milestones from birth to three and offers ideas for how parents can support their children’s healthy development through everyday activities and routines."
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.
The National Parenting Center
"...The National Parenting Center created and maintains interactive systems allowing parents to access the expert panel. Additionally, parents may obtain the advice of the experts through written transcripts, letters, brochures, newsletters, the Internet, etc."
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.