Family Tips

AmericaReads: What Can you Do

Through this Web Site, the U.S. Department of Education offers tips and strategies to encourage literacy development in young children.


This site offers a wealth of educational games for children, arts and crafts ideas for families, and resources on how families can become effectively involved in their child's learning experience.

Fun Brain

Fun Brain offers reading games, math games and brain puzzlers for children in grades K through 8.

Mighty Book

To help children develop literacy skills, this site features animated books, stories, jokes and games.

National Geographic Kids

Part of the National Geographic Society's mission is to "encourage geography education for students and promote natural and cultural conservation." This Web site contains videos, activities, games and stories for children about nature, culture and history.

National Wildlife Federation

This site provides wildlife and conservation-related coloring pages, games, book reviews, science activities and recipes for children and their families. Parents can sign up to receive the free monthly Backyard Buddies e-newsletter.


Here you will find games, activities and videos for preschool age children designed to help them connect learning experiences with the world around them.

PBS Kids and PBS Parents

The Public Broadcasting system offers these two sites with information on child development and interactive learning games for children and families.

Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets offers strategies and tools for parents, families and teachers to help children improve their reading skills.

Sesame Workshop

Creators of the Sesame Street television show present educational games and videos for children. A special section for parents offers information about child development and how to navigate new experiences, such as a doctor visit or the first day of school, with a pre-school age child.


On the Seussville Playground, Dr. Seuss characters guide children through games and story building.

U.S. Department of Education Tips for Parents

This federal site provides a comprehensive resource for parents and families on how to help their children succeed in school.