Helpful Hints, Tips, and Resources For Parents & Families
Content Area Resources
- Glossary of Reading Terms - The Reading Coherence Initiative (RCI) at the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory has compiled this glossary of terms related to reading and reading instruction so you can quickly and easily check terms as you encounter them. Also, as you are trying to describe precise and technical concepts, you may find this glossary a useful resource. (Southwest Educational Development Laboratory)
- Glossary of Math Terms - A quick refresher for parents on math terms and formulas for grades 6 – 12. (McGraw Hill Math eGlossary, McGraw Hill Companies)
- U.S. Department of Education: ED.gov – Helping Your Child Series - The Helping Your Child publication series aims to provide parents with the tools and information necessary to help their children succeed in school and life. These booklets feature practical lessons and activities to help their school-aged and preschool children master reading, understand the value of homework and develop the skills and values necessary to achieve and grow. (ED.gov)
- National Geographic - National Geographic Channel's website
- PBS Parents - PBS Parents provides topical advice to parents on a variety of issues. (PBS Parents is provided by: Lindamood/Bell Learning Center)
- Around & About Pittsburgh: A Family Guide to Activities, Products, Services and Resources -Pittsburgh Parent Magazine (The Ellis School & Honey Hill Publishing)
- PBS KIDS Island - Safe Site for Learning (PBS Ready to Learn Initiative)
- Science News for Kids - Society for Science & the Public
- The Birmingham Foundation 2011 Summer Fun in the South Guide
- PA Parent Information Resource Center (PA PIRC) has available several quality print resources pertaining to family engagement and issues of importance to parents. Upon request, PA PIRC will distribute them at no cost to schools and community groups that serve families. These booklets can be used in a variety of ways such as during workshops for parents, general distribution during back to school events, or at parent teacher conferences. For a list of all available resources, check the PA PIRC website at http://www.center-school.org/pa-pirc/resource-list.pdf. To request materials, please contact Wenda Deardorff via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (717) 763-1661, ext. 116.
- Better Beginnings OST Resource Toolkit An internet based list of resources for parents and providers looking for information about quality child care. Please visit HERE to get started.
- Family Cares - family volunteering opportunities
Are you a parent who is interested in volunteering with your child? Do you want to pass down the legacy of volunteering, but not sure where to start? Family Cares is a unique volunteer opportunity that allows you to develop connections with fellow Pittsburghers and their families who care about our community through the completion of a variety of preselected family-focused service projects. This program is aimed at the area's next generation of engaged philanthropists. Family Cares creates awareness among young people of the responsibilities and rewards of giving both time and money to the non-profit organizations in their communities.
Take a look at these videos to see what Family Cares is all about!
To find out more and to register, visit www.pittsburghcares.org/
Spaces are limited! Register today to reserve your spot!