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Activities and Tips for Parents of Young Children

"As parents, the most important thing we can do is read to our children early and often. Reading is the path to success in school and life. When children learn to love books, they learn to love learning."  


Reading/Language Arts

Reading Tips for Parents of Young Learners

Reading Tips for Parents

Make a Book - directions on making a book with your child

Teaching Alphabet Sounds - this site provides an alphabet list and chart to assist parents in teaching letter sounds

Alphabet Games - this site has online games and printable worksheets

Virginia Reads - a brochure for parents that highlights the Virginia English Standards of Learning for kindergarten through fifth grade and provides suggestions for ways parents can assist children in achieving these standards  



Math Tips for Parents

Eureka Math Tips for Parents

Math Games - math games for primary students  

Multimedia Math Glossary - this site is provided by Harcourt Brace and has an animated glossary for grades 1-6

Virtual Manipulatives  - this site has excellent online manipulatives for almost any topic in math


History/Social Studies 

Refrigerator Cards for reviewing the Virginia Social Studies Standards of Learning (K-3 and Virginia Studies)



Science Tips for Parents

Science Fair Central - this site provides information on helping your child create a science fair project from start to finish



Computers Simplified  - Online lessons/information on a variety of topics - great!

Online Practice Modules - Step-by-step tutorials for learning a variety of applications commonly used in K-12 classrooms



Helping Your Child Series from the U.S Dept. of Education

Advice for Parents from Teacher Vision

FamilyEducation   - Tips, articles, activities for kids

ParentsTalk - Advice, recipes, family fun