Literacy Tips for Parents

    1. Model good reading habits by reading with your child.
    2. Encourage your child to read new and challenging book, articles, and magazines.
    3. Establish a daily reading routine.
    4. Encourage reading, writing, and discussions among family members.
    5. Be positive when talking with your child about their reading ability and skills.
    6. Play word games with your child.
    7. Visit your local public library and help your child get a library card of their very own.
    8. Create a "reading nook" in your home where your child can read.
    9. Play rhyming games during a car trip.
    10. Encourage your child to write a book about their day.
    11. Help your child read the labels on different bottles and containers.
    12. Play "I Spy" game, looking for uppercase and lowercase letters.

Internet Safety Links for Parents

  • Common Sense Media:

    Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century.

    https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

     

    Internet Safety 101:

    Internet Safety 101, is an initiative of Enough Is Enough, a 501c(3) whose mission is to make the Internet Safer for Children and Families.

    https://internetsafety101.org/parentsguidetosocialmedia

      

    Digital Safety - Family Resources | National PTA

    National PTA has partnered with several internet and social media providers to host events across the country, creating a safe space for parents to talk about their digital safety concerns and learn from experts in the field about what they can do to support their families in creating safer communities online.

    https://www.pta.org/home/family-resources/safety

     

    Department of Homeland Security:

    Find tips and resources on how to become a good digital parent

    https://www.dhs.gov/redirect?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fosi.org%2Fgood-digital-parenting%2F

     

    Family Online Safety Institute:

    Working to make the online world safer for kids and their families

    https://www.fosi.org/