Parent Resources

Parent Resources

We Need Diverse Books
Putting more books featuring diverse characters into the hands of all children.

Diverse Summer Reading List:
Lee & Low Books is committed to meeting the needs of educators and parents  by providing award-winning, diverse books for today’s young readers! 

OurStory is a tool for kids, parents, educators, and librarians
to discover diverse books. 

Why We Stay Home:

A free book that teaches children why their worlds have changed dramatically in the last
few months and why it's important to stay home during this time. 

Travel + Leisure:

Experience the best museums from London to Seoul in the comfort of your own home.

National Park Service Virtual Tours:
Click here to watch some of the main attractions around Yellowstone National Park.

National Geographic:
When schools are closed, learn at home with National Geographic

PBS Canvas:
18 Librarian-Approved Books for Kids of All Ages

Science Buddies: 
Doing Science at Home During School Closures

Science Buddies:
Free Star Wars-themed STEM Activities

Virtual Field Trip Apps and Websites:
While not an outright replacement (for school), these field trip tools can offer inspiring and
intriguing experiences for students from Common Sense Media.

Wide Open School:
A free and open collection of the best online learning experiences and activities for kids
 curated by the editors at Common Sense Media.

Maker Stations Home Pack:
Three weeks of Maker Stations

Fun at Home - Breakout EDU:
A collection of digital games that students can play at home. 

Scholastic: Resources for Families:
Resources for keeping the learning going from home.  

31-Day Lego Challenge

American Association of School Librarians:
Best Websites for Teaching and Learning

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act:
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) gives parents control over
what information websites can collect from their kids.

Internet Safety & Civility:
Family Contract for Online Safety-Kids Pledge