Encouraging Your Children to Read

The links below will take you to sites that provide great suggestions for helping your child develop and maintain an interest in reading. Check back often - we'll keep adding and modifying the list of suggested links.

20 Ways for Parents to Encourage Reading

Resources from Reading is Fundamental (RIF) - Literacy Central
Tips for Reading Aloud with Elementary School Children
Choosing Books for a Reluctant Reader
Best Children's Book.org
This website is created by teachers and general public. It's a good source if your looking for books by subject or level.

Articles for Parents

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Reading to Teens  Just because your child can read independently does not mean that you should stop reading to them.  Reading aloud not only support academic success, but is an excellent bonding experience for a parent and the teen.

11 Ways to Help Your Child Have a Successful School Year  It is important to start the school year in the right way -- engaged and ready to learn.  This article offers tips to parents on helping their child have a succesful school year and what they can do in the first few weeks to support their child's education.

Bullying Resources for Educators and Parents Bullying is formally defined as unwanted aggressive behavior by another, involving a perceived or observed balance of power. These behaviors are continuous and can inflict harm on communities, individuals, families and schools.  Up to 90 percent of students report they have experienced bullying  by the time they reach eighth grade. Our comprehensive list of resources should serve as a guide for educators and parents to help put a stop to bullying in our schools and communities.