Parent and Educator Resources

Common Sense Media has practical reviews on books, movies, apps, and more! This site contains helpful articles, such as How Do I Get My Kid to Read More? The website can be viewed in English or Spanish.

Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government: This website is a service of the Government Publishing Office (GPO), with the intention of providing information to students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government.

Connecticut Office of Early Childhood: This state agency that oversees a network of programs and services that help young children and families thrive. The website has information for families on topics such as benchmarks for different stages of childhood, quality child care, and other supports in place for families. It also contains child development, training, scholarship, and development opportunities for professionals. The Sparkler app helps parents assess their child’s development and contains activities to ignite early learning.

Free Learning Resources for Native American Heritage Month: A Common Sense Media article that suggests different lessons, resources, and activities connected to Native American Heritage Month, according to different grade levels.

The Holocaust: The First Book Market Place has joined up with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to create a free guide to teaching about the Holocaust. This guide is intended for children in grades 7-12.

Indigenous Reads Rising: A website managed by the non-profit We Need Diverse Books. It includes state-by-state listings of local tribes, nations, museums, cultural centers, and more. This website includes recreational reading suggestions, too.

National Museum of the American Indian: Smithsonian’s website contains instructional and informational material.

Native Land Digital: Maps and educational resources, including lessons, regarding Indigenous peoples and communities.

Reading is Fundamental: This website is devoted to helping caregivers and educators encourage and assist children’s literacy. It includes resources, book recommendations, activities, and more.

Reading Rockets focuses on learning to read. This website includes lots of resources, activities, and literacy tips. Information is available in a wide variety of languages!

Sesame Workshop is the global nonprofit behind the famous Sesame Street brand. They work to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, and reinforce academic and social learning skills in youngsters.

Screen Sanity is an international nonprofit that offers a variety of tips, tools and trainings, all designed to help families maximize the benefits of technology while minimizing its harmful side effects. 

Zero to Threes mission is to help infants and toddlers develop to their full potential. The website contains many resources and articles designed to help caregivers address a very wide variety of issues and concerns.

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