Helpful Websites for Parents:
(Please note: you will be leaving the St. Johns County School District Website
when you select any of the following links.)
Behavior Management/Social-Emotional Development
- Infant-Toddler Social/Emotional Well Being
- Positive Solutions for Families of Young Children with Challenging Behaviors
- Praise Your Children Well
- Restraint Seclusion Parent Brochure
- Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) – Free products for parents and teachers
- The Two Biggest Parenting Mistakes
Getting Involved with Your Child’s School
- Family & Community Outreach – Florida Department of Education website with the mission of empowering families and communities with resources and information needed to promote a high quality education for their children.
- Family Engagement/Parental Involvement – Florida Department of Education website
- 100 Ways for Parents to be Involved in Schools – PTA Publication
Pre-K / Early Childhood
Help Your Kindergartner Learn to Read – Booklet from National Institute for Literacy
Kindergarten: Should I hold my child back? – Research from NAEYC about whether to delay entry into Kindergarten
Parent Tips for Reading to Your Child – Tips to make storytime a learning time
Parent Tips for Motivating Young Writers – Ways to encourage your child to write more
Voluntary Pre-K Summer Program – Fact sheet for families
Welcome to the World – Overview of Your Growing Child Booklet
Reading and Math
Guide to Online Schools – A complete list of Math Resources
A Child Becomes a Reader Booklet – Parent help for kindergarten through 3rd grade
Big Dreams – Family Booklet about Reading from National Institute for Literacy
Book List – Recommended for parents and educators on learning disabilities, ADHD and other topics.
Dad’s Play Coaching Your Child to Read – Simple skills from National Institute for Literacy
Help Your Child Learn to Read – Booklet for parents to help preschool – grade 3
Help Your 1st Grade Child Learn to Read – Booklet from National Institute for Literacy
Help Your 2nd & 3rd Grade Child Learn to Read – Booklet from National Institute for Literacy
La Lectura es lo Primero – Cómo ayudar a su hijo a aprender a leer, National Institute for Literacy
Teacher’s Guide to Currency Around the World – Ways to help your child learn about currency around the world
Top Ten Math Tips for Parents – Ways to help your child with math
About Our Kids – NYU Child Study Center for awareness of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders and research to advance the prevention, identification, and treatment
Autism Information Center – Center for Disease Control and Intervention – Articles, Updates, FAQs and more
Autism Support and Sleep Management – This guide is a comprehensive overview of ASD, how it affects sleep, expert sleep management for people with ASD and much more
Central Florida Parent Center – Provides parents of children with disabilities with information, training, assistance, and support
Cerebral Palsy Guide – Provides parents with information on cerebral palsy causes, symptoms and treatments.
CHADD Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivy Disorder – Education, advocacy and support Disaboom – Comprehensive internet community dedicated to constantly improving the way people with disabilities or functional limitations live their lives
Do2Learn – Communication cards, print resources and more for children with special needs
eParent – Special needs products and services directory
FCAT Parent Network – Review your child’s FCAT scores online
Florida Developmental Disabilities Council – Encourages opportunities for persons with developmental disabilities and families to enhance their quality of life within their communities
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) – Information on disabilities, IDEA, and No Child Left Behind (as it relates to children with disabilities)
National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability/Youth – Source for information about employment and youth with disabilities. Partners include experts in disability, education, employment, and workforce development
Tips for all Subjects: Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies
ABC Teach – PreK – 8 materials and creative activities for students and educators, including printable worksheets, interactive activities, theme units, and much more
The Brain Connection – Fun online games to help build memory and excersize the brain, preschool-grade 2
Class Brain – Creates and locates worksheets, lesson plans, and games that help students learn
Cool Math – An amusement park of math and more
Fact Monster – Online homework help and more
Families Building Better Readers – All about the Just Read Florida workshop for parents
Figure This! – Math challenges for families of middle school children
First School – Preschool activities and crafts, alphabet and theme worksheets and ideas
Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) – Interventions for struggling readers, grades K-3
Fun Brain – Funbrain offers hundreds of games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy
Geocities – Great sites for great kids; social studies and more
Get Ready to Read! – Resources to help your preschooler get ready to learn to read
Internet4Classrooms – Sites to help parents help their children. Something for every grade level
Just Read Families! – Department of Education recommended websites for children ages 2-17
Kaboose – Math games for kids ages 6 and up
KidSites.com – Tons of cool, approved website links for science and math
Math and Science – FL DOE Office of Math and Science website with resources for students and teachers. Includes calendar of events and many links to additional resources.
Math Cats – Promotes open-ended and playful explorations of important math concepts
Math is Fun! – Math activities and tips for students
National Geographic for Kids – Online magazine for students
National Institute for Literacy – Free resources for families to help their preschool children learn to read and elementary age children to become better readers
Primary Games.com – Free, engaging online games in every content area for Pre-K -4th grade
Reading is Fundamental (RIF) – Tips and activitiy ideas to help you motivate your kids to read
Reading Rockets – Offers a wealth of reading strategies, lessons, and activities to “Launch young readers”
Schwab Learning – A parent guide to helping children with learning difficulties
Starfall.com – Engaging reading activities and decodable text for beginning readers
Time for Kids – Time Magazine for children: homework help, current events and more
Parenting and Family Life
ACLS Medical Training – Do you know how to prevent injury? Do you know how to save your child’s life if the need should arise? At ACLS Medical Training, we are committed to providing people with the tools they need to respond to life-threatening situations. Our physicians have compiled a list of the most useful informational links on the web for parents.
Bureau of Family and Community Outreach -Department of Education website that provides resources, training, and technical assistance for parents to support a high quality education for all children.
By Parents-For Parents – Online parenting resources for parents of teens
Center for Evidence-Based Practice: Young Children With Challenging Behavior – Evidence based recommendation on behavior topics
Children’s Forum – Private, not-for-profit organization committed to improving the quality, affordability, and availability of child care and early education through programs, services, and publications
Education World – Parent involvement strategies that work
The Family Corner – Family fun, craft projects, parenting advice and more
Family Education – The latest advice, solutions, and information on parenting and enjoying family life
Family Fun – Great ideas for summer activities, games, arts and crafts, travel ideas, recipes and more
Family Internet – Tips on how to keep the internet safe for your family
Florida Father’s Network – Involving fathers in the lives of children with disabilities
Kaboose – Great family website that covers every topic!
LD Online – Assisting you with parenting challenges
Parent Magic – Easy to learn parenting solutions that work using positive discipline
Parenting – Find help with parenting topics from A-Z
Success in School Parent Involvement – Information to help you get more involved at home and at school
Teen Drug Abuse – Information for teens and advice for parents
High School Transition / Adolescence to Adulthood
2017 Student Guide to Online Education Report– Explains what to expect as an online student and helps students decide if online learning is the right choice for them.
Planning Guide for Families – A guide for parents, family members and legal representatives of individuals with developmental disabilities.
College Guide for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students – Deaf and Hard of Hearing students face a unique set of challenges in their pursuit of a quality education. Bestcolleges.com created valuable resources in their new College Guide for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.
College Guide for Students with Visual Impairments – Bestcolleges.com created valuable resources in their new College Guide for Students with Visual Impairments.
CFL Students – A site especially for teens and young adults.
FACTS.org – Florida’s official online student advising system to help students make informed choices about their education
FYI Transition – Where will you work? Where will you live? Who will help you? Website principally for parents and students to teach them about transition and employment
Office of Student Financial Assistance – Florida Department of Education information on financial aid
Youth Transition Initiative – HSC Foundation assists young people with disabilities and chronic illness in to move from school to adulthood to the world of work
College Guide for Students with Learning Disabilities – This guide provides an overview for transition into college, a guide to college accommodations and assistive learning technology, key strategies, resources, scholarships and more for students with learning disabilities.