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Reading Resources At Home

Events | Go "Green" | Homeschooling Information | Miscellaneous Fun | Studying/General Resources


The Center for the Book – Events Calendar
A selection of book fairs, storytelling festivals and other literacy events across the U.S.A. and around the world.

National Institute for Literacy Calendar of Events
The National Institute for Literacy (NIFL) is an independent federal organization leading the national effort toward a fully literate America in the 21st century.

Go "Green"

It’s Easy Being Green
Turn your home into a "green house" by teaching your children with these environmental outdoor education activities.

Living Green Learning Green
Want to raise environmentally responsible kids? Here's how.

Raising “Green” Kids
It's easy to teach your children to care for the environment with these environmental outdoor education activities.

Homeschooling Information

Home School Central
Study resources, information for beginning homeschools, national organization links, news, info and more.

Home School World
A great Internet resource providing articles, experts, organizations, events and forums for home schoolers.

Miscellaneous Fun

America’s Story from America’s Library
The Library of Congress created this great interactive site for families to learn more about the history of America. Meet amazing Americans, jump back in time, explore the states, join America at play and more.
Who says parenting can't be fun? This site offers curriculum plans, educational activities and adventures for children, as well as perspectives on parenting.

Family Education Activities
Find activities, games, and online fun for your elementary- and middle-school-aged child.

Get Wild About Reading With Between the Lions on PBS
This PBS half-hour program airs daily and features a family of lions who run a library like no other on earth. The doors “between the lions” swing open to reveal a magical place where characters pop off the pages of books, vowels sing, and words take on a life of their own. The programs mission is to help young children learn to read. Visit the website for show times or to read the stories online.

Kidz Page
A fun, free, safe site for kids and their families. Includes games, music, postcards, coloring pages, and other activities.

Million Minute Family Challenge
Activities encouraging family game play and a way to log minutes.

Quizlet is the largest flash card and study games website with over 2.5 million free sets of flashcards covering every possible subject.

Read a Story Like a Play With the Whole Family
PlaybooksTM makes reading books like a play an easy and fun activity for the whole family. Each character’s dialogue is printed in a different color - each reader chooses his or her character and the fun begins as you bring the story to life. Stories are structured for all readers, from beginning to expert. Playbook stories are available for instant download to print on your own color printer. Being a Start Makes Reading Fun!

Starting a Book Group
Starting a book group is a great way to encourage kids to read and discuss their comprehension of a book. Check out these ideas and resources to get you started.

This collaborative storytelling website features Storybirds, which are short, visual stories that you make with family and friends to share and print.

Studying/General Resources

Education Advice with Dr. Rick
Richard E. Bavaria, Ph.D. and senior vice president of education outreach for Sylvan Learning, discusses tips for school success on his blog.

Helping Your Child Use the Library
The U.S. Department of Education has put together this online brochure to offer suggestions for increasing your child’s interest in the library.

Homework Now
Homework now is a free online service that keeps teachers, students, and parents connected. It allows teachers to post their classroom assignments on the Internet and gives students and parents easy 24-access to those assignments.

Homework Spot
The homework information portal of the web, Homework Spot brings the best K-12 homework sites together with insightful editorial in one convenient, user-friendly spot.

How to Study
Step-by-step suggestions with strategies to help your listening, reading, note-taking, paper-writing skills, and more. Includes the PQR strategy for reading.

This site features parenting tips, games, videos, educational links and more.

KidsClick! features web search for kids by librarians. The site is owned and run by the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Kent State University.

Schoolhouse Rock
How can you forget “Conjunction Junction, What’s Your Function?” Share the memories with your child at Schoolhouse Rock online.

Successful Student Newsletter Articles
Successful Student is a complimentary online newsletter from Sylvan Learning. Browse previous issues to find learning tips, encouraging success stories, and news to help you cultivate your child's love of learning.

Sylvan Parent Resources
Get great learning tools, tips and educational resources from Sylvan Learning.

What's the Right Book For My Child?
These questions and answers will help you analyze your child's book needs.