School Supply

RESOURCES

 

BOOKS

  • Jim Trelease's Read-Aloud Handbook - Jim Trelease

  • Hey! Listen to this - stories to read aloud - Edited by Jim Trelease

  • Read all about it! -Read-alouds, poems and newspapers for preteens and teens - Edited by Jim Trelease

  • The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids - Sarah Mackenzie

  • Honey for a Child's Heart: The Imaginative Use of Books in Family Life - Gladys Hunt

  • Honey for a Teen's Heart: Using Books to Communicate with Teens - Gladys Hunt and  Barbara Hampton

 

WEBSITES

  • Project Gutenberg - This site has free online children's books in English and other languages.

  • Go Comics - This site allows children and teens to make their comic strips.

  • Overdrive & Hoopla- These sites allow you to use your library card to check out ebooks and audiobooks.

  • Scholastic - This site allows you to buy books and support your child's classroom library.

  • Reading Rockets - This is a great source for teachers, tutors, and parents all about reading.

  • Colorin Colorado - This website is a great source for parents and children whose first language is not English.

  • National Geographic Kids - This site has parts of their books that can be read online. There are videos, helpful quizzes, and activities for kids.

  • Funbrain - This site allows your child to read books for free.

  • Lexercise - This site has a free dyslexia test.

 

APPS

  • Epic - For a reasonable subscription fee your child can access both fiction and non-fiction ebooks. Each child can have a profile and as a parent, you can select the type of topics your child may be interested.

  • ABC Mouse - For a reasonable subscription fee your preschooler to 2nd grader can practice writing and reading skills.

  • Go Noodle - This is great for brain breaks and getting kids physically moving.

*Please note: Limited media time is suggested. Media can be helpful for children but it does not replace parent interaction through read aloud. Currently research shows this to be true.

 

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