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xceptionally helpful site for parents and teachers who are looking for book suggestions, reading activities, and practical tips for teaching kids to read. Books are categorized by theme, so you can choose subjects you know interest your kid.

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Create beautiful books to share online and in print with a site that sparks imagination by providing a variety of colorful and vibrant Illustrations. First, choose which photos you want to include; then incorporate your very own dialogue.

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Sweet site lets kids write and illustrate original stories. Would make a fun after-school activity, as it's almost game-like, and kids can get into creating virtual environments featuring the characters they've brought to life.

Thirteen Ed Online Website Poster Image
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A wealth of interactive and engaging educational activities and games. Surfing may turn up new interests, and that's part of the fun. Features diverse, relatable characters.

TIME for Kids Website Poster Image
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Terrific news/info resource boosts brain power and is a safe and wonderfully eye-opening place for kids to hang out online. Articles give frank facts (while leaving out disturbing details) about things like political assassinations and social injustices.

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Help Your Child at Home

  • Create a family vocabulary blog: Use social media such as Pinterest or a collaboration app such as Evernote to save interesting words your family finds and discuss them together.
  • Take note of real-life chances to discuss times tables; if your family eats three meals a day, how many meals do you eat in a week?
  • Develop a politeness policy, including behavioral expectations for your child and other family members. Make it clear that taking turns, listening, and saying "please" all are important at home and at school.