Online Resources for Parents
Learning and Literacy
- The Ohio Literacy Resource Center takes an extensive and thorough look at many literacy issues. The OLRC started as the result of the 1991 National Literacy Act.
- The designers and webmasters of Library Instruction focus on the role of libraries and literacy acquisition.
- The government of Newfoundland details its Adult Literacy program.
- Eric Digest gives readers, specifically librarians, some guidance on culturally diverse literacy programs.
International Literacy Association
- International Literacy Association - Browsing this site is extremely helpful in terms of literacy knowledge.
Fun sites for word searches, book adventures, and puzzles
- Word Search
- Create Your Own Puzzles and Word Searches
- Book Adventure
- Children's Literature Web Guide
- National Council of Teachers of English - A professional association of educators in English Studies, Literacy, and Language Arts
- The Reading Is Fundamental website offers several tips and suggestions to help encourage your kids to read.
- Preschool Rainbow offers educational activities, especially reading, that parents and children can do together.
- Under the idea to put reading first, the National Institute for Literacy offers numerous strategies to teach reading.
- This PBS parents site instructs parents on how to set up their home and schedule to foster best practice reading strategies.
- Education World - Activities to promote reading and learning.
- Florida Center for Reading Research - Tips and activities to encourage young readers.
- National Education Association discusses getting involved in your child's education, specifically concentrating on reading aloud.
- Reading Rockets addresses itself toward many different audiences: parents, teachers, and all educators who deal with struggling readers.
- ASPIRA offers specific reading activities for parents. More uniquely, however, the site also offers Spanish speaking links and resources. This overseas site also focuses on reading disabilities.
- The Public Libraries of British Columbia offer spectacular resources for exploring reading activities with your child. This Summer Reading site offers activities for year-round reading.
- Taking the stance that most parents are not trained teachers, this site from The All I Need helps explain that parents do not have to be trained to teach reading.