Parenting Counts, from the Talaris Institute of Seattle, is research based information for parents of children,
ages birth to five. Focused on bonding, brain development and social-emotional development, Parenting Counts helps
parents understand the importance of parenting in the early years. Every parent wants to know if they are doing the
right things for their children. But how do you know what they need or what is good for them? After all, kids don't
come with instruction manuals! By learning how children think, feel and learn parents are more capable of helping their
children grow in healthy ways. Research tells us that the bond between a parent and child is created in the first five years.
This parental bond is the foundation for all learning and the foundation for all relationships developed later in the child's life.
Children are our future, and parents and child care providers are the first teachers they encounter. A Place of Our Own works with
children and their families to support education at home and contribute to children’s overall well-being. A Place of Our Own shares ways
for us all to help children acquire cognitive, social, emotional and physical skills, as well as nurture language and literacy development.
The Spanish-language companion to the English-language series A Place of Our Own.
Kids love to learn. PBS KIDS Raising Readers is a national literacy campaign, and part of the Ready To Learn initiative, focused on building reading skills
at home, at school, in child care, and in the community.
Play educational games, watch PBS KIDS shows and find activities like coloring and music. PBS KIDS Games and Shows are research based and vetted by educators.
Watch PBS KIDS GO! shows and play games with Arthur, WordGirl, The Electric Company and Wilson and Ditch.
Kids can watch educational shows and play the best online games for free.
PBS KIDS PLAY! is the only online school readiness program that customizes the learning experience to your child's level across 20 different subject areas.
PLAY! gets you access to more than 50 exclusive educational activities that you won't find anywhere else – and all of them match with national educational
standards and benchmarks. PLAY! adjusts based on your child's individual learning achievements, unlocking exciting new challenges. A personal progress
chart for each child shows the results as he or she advances through the curriculum. PLAY! also has built-in safety features, including the option to set a time
In addition to giving you the same award-winning features found in the Home edition; the Classroom edition supports up to 30 students in a single account,
and provides progress tracking for each student. For more information contact Beth Culkeen at 358-6391 or
Launching young readers Reading Rockets offers a wealth of reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn
how to read and read better. Reading Rockets’ reading resources assist parents, teachers, and other educators in helping struggling readers build fluency,
vocabulary, and comprehension skills.
All about adolescent literacy with resources for parents and teachers.