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.)

Resources

Behavior Management/Social-Emotional Development

Evaluations

Getting Involved with Your Child’s School

Pre-K / Early Childhood

Reading and Math


Web Links

Disability Information

Tips for all Subjects: Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies

  • The Brain Connection – Fun online games to help build memory and excersize the brain, preschool-grade 2
  • 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
  • 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.