Parent Resources

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

Evaluations

Getting Involved with Your Child’s School

Pre-K / Early Childhood

Help Your Kindergartner Learn to Read – Booklet from National Institute for Literacy

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


Web Links

Disability Information

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

Florida Developmental Disabilities Council – Encourages opportunities for persons with developmental disabilities and families to enhance their quality of life within their communities

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

Cool Math – An amusement park of math and more

Fact Monster – Online homework help and more

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

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

KidSites.com – Tons of cool, approved website links for science and math

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.

Alcohol Treatment Programs for Teens– Website that provides nformation on Alcohol Treatment Programs for Teens

By Parents-For Parents – Online parenting resources for parents of teens

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

Disaster Readiness Guide – Family Network on Disabilities put together a disaster readiness guide to assist you in case of an emergency

Disaster Supply Kit– Family Network on Disabilities discusses six basic areas you should stock to prepare for an emergency

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 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

How to Get Teens to Stop Vaping – Resources on how to get teens to stop vaping

LD Online – Assisting you with parenting challenges

Parent Magic – Easy to learn parenting solutions that work using positive discipline

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.

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.  TheBestColleges.org is committed to helping high school students of all demographics in paying for education with research on scholarships, grants, and more. Our new guide to College Accessibility for Students with Disabilities provides easy access to scholarship resources with helpful information on how to apply.