Resources for Special Topics
National Center for Learning Disabilities A user-friendly resource for parents, caregivers, or anyone impacted by or concerned about learning disabilities (LD). Features guides for understanding LD symptoms and treatments in an age-appropriate context, from preschool through adulthood.
Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Learning Disability Resources
Massachusetts Library System provides a webinar, assessment test, suggested book list and online resource links that define dyslexia and offer strategies for helping those who have dyslexia.
iPad Apps for Learners with Dyslexia/Reading and Writing Difficulties Download this printable Wheel of Apps Guide produced by staff at CALLScotland.
Apps for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders Download this printable infographic of recommended apps.
Children's Defense Fund This Washington, D.C.-based organization advocates on behalf of children at risk and children with disabilities.
National Runaway Safeline This site offers advice for teens who are having problems as well as general information for parents, teachers and concerned adults.
SafeKids.com: Digital Citizenship, Safety & Civility A guide to Internet use & safety for young people, originally from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Interactive Services Association.
What Book Should My Child Read?
Reading lists and book finding websites for children age 0-13.
Council for Exceptional Children A national organization for those involved in special education and gifted education.
Department of Education/Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs
Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts:
Websites with information to support troop leaders
Troop Leader Mom (Girl Scouts)
Scouter Mom (Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts)
Blogs and websites that provide information, tips and advice for homeschooling.
The Homeschool Mom
Massachusetts Home Learning Association
AHEM: Advocates for Home Education in Massachusetts, Inc.
Advice for New Homeschoolers from The Homeschool Mom
Massachusetts Homeschool Field Trips from The Homeschool Mom
The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Homeschool Curriculum from Curriculum Choice
In The News:
Fake News: A Library Resource Round-Up Resources for current news consumers to help evaluate information and decipher fact from ficton.
Websites to Visit
Parenting Advice & Information
PBS Parents - Advice for parents from the Public Broadcasting System.
The Full Plate Blog - Mother-of-two Eila Debard Johnson runs this cooking blog for busy parents with recipes that are healthy, quick and easy to follow.
Wall Street Journal's "The Juggle" Blog WSJ.com's blog that provides news and views on work, caregiving and time management for working parents.
Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond juggles homeschool, career and life on a ranch and offers her recipes, family stories and advice for parents.
Dr. Toy's Guide on the Internet Information on hundreds of recommended toys and products for children.
iPad Apps to Support Creativity Download this printable infographic of recommended apps produced by CALLScotland.
First Palette Free kids' crafts, art activities, and printables designed to nurture creativity and the love of learning.
Great Group Games Your ultimate game group resource for free and fun youth party games, icebreakers, outdoor games, and more! Searchable by size of group, age of group, playing area, and type of occasion.
Inspire My Kids Inspirational stories, videos and projects for children and the adults in their lives.
Story Snoops Created by moms, StorySnoops offers children’s book reviews from a parent’s perspective.
CommonSense Media Common Sense Media helps families make smart media choices. We offer the largest, most trusted library of independent age-based and educational ratings and reviews for movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music. Our free resources include ratings and reviews of digital tools, a comprehensive K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum, ready-made lesson plans, videos, webinars, and more.
Resources for Educating Children
ARTSEDGE: The Kennedy Center's free digital learning platform for arts education. Resources include lesson plans, guides, audio stories, video clips, and more.
Bedtime Math Modeled on the bedtime story tradition, Bedtime Math is a daily blog that offers daily math problems instead of stories. Math problems are offered in three levels of challenge (preschool, kindergarten through first or second grade, and second grade and up).
Multnomah County Library's Every Child Fantastic resources for infant, toddler and preschool children. Lists of recommended reading and music selections to encourage early literacy skills.
Born Learning Born Learning is a public engagement campaign that helps parents, grandparents and caregivers explore ways to turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities.
Common Core State Standards Devoted to the task of defining Common Core State Standards, this site provides detailed definitions of what students are expected to learn. It serves as a resource to teachers and parents embarking on the education of young people, especially in the context of relevance to real-world knowledge and skills that are necessary for success in college and careers.
Education Week on the Web Online news from the world of education.
Edutopia: K-12 Education Tips and Strategies that Work Success stories about what works in education in the six core concepts of integrated studies, project learning, comprehensive assessments, social & emotional learning, technology integration, and teacher development.
Get Set 4 Kindergarten This amazing guide to school readiness includes four sections that change monthly: kindergarten skills readiness, getting ready to read, health and wellness, and an information printout. Notably, each section includes book and website recommendations.
How to Smile: Hands-on Science & Math A collection of hands-on science and math activities, created by staff from science museums around the country, this website is a resource for educators, homeschoolers, parents, and anyone looking to teach school-aged children about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) using interactive, non-classroom methods.
NeoK12: Educational Videos and Lessons for K-12 School Kids
Need an educational video to share with your students? This sites has hundreds of video clips, covering the subjects of science, math, health, social studies and English
Learner.org Teacher resources and teacher professional development programming for K-12 teachers FREE through our satellite channel and Video on Demand.
The Princeton Review Great test preparation and practice resources
Explore Your Career Options An interactive website from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics
Find the Right College for You Learn about which colleges are similar to your interests and your strengths.
Office of Federal Student Aid Information for students and families about applying for grants, scholarships, loans and work study jobs.