Parents and Teachers

Check out our Teacher/Parent Corner located in the Youth Services Department.

We have many resources to fill your parenting and teaching needs.

Crafts

DLTK Kids - crafts for kids

PBS Crafts for Kids

First-School Preschool Activities and Crafts – preschool crafts

 

Fun Stuff

Funbrain – This is a fun site with lots of games and quizzes, including math and reading games.

KidHealth – This site has information about physical and emotional health. It is created and reviewed by medical experts.

SafeSearch- a filtered search engine

 

Homeschoolers

We gladly provide library skills training to any home-schooled
children and assist in your research projects!

AskERIC - Educational Resources Information Center is the place to go for lesson plans, publications, educational digests and more.

Exceptional Parent – Continuing 30 award winning years of providing information, support, ideas, encouragement and outreach for parents and families of children with disabilities and the professionals who work with them.

FunBrain – Funbrain.com just added a free, non-commercial teaching resource, a “Quiz Lab” which allows teachers and parents to create quizzes for students online. When the students complete the quiz, the results are emailed to the teacher along with the most frequently missed questions.

GED Testing Service – The General Education Development Testing Service administers the GED Test to more than 800,000 adults each year.

Science Fair Central – You know you want to ace the project. Come here for ideas.

Kidshealth.org – Have a question about your child’s physical or emotional health? This website is created and reviewed by medical experts.

Learning Disabilities Info & Resources – LD Online is a well-organized resource for those interested in the subject of learning disabilities. It is endorsed by leading organizations such as the National Education Association and Learning Disabilities Association of America.

Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks – Common Core State Standards adopted by the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Teachers First – Provides access to lots of materials, and lesson plans, all organized by subject and grade level with short reviews written by teachers. Very easy to use and “teacher-friendly.”

Knowledge Quest — Journal of the American Association of School Librarians

Wellchild Online – For information about children’s emotional health and development.