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
- Praise Your Children Well
- Restraint Seclusion Parent Brochure
- 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
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
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
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
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
Online School Tech – A resource for students and parents
Primary Games.com – Free, engaging online games in every content area for Pre-K -4th grade
Reading is Fundamental (RIF) – Tips and activity 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
Student Guide to Online Learning Success – Help new online students and their parents get acquainted with (and learn how to master) some of the most common digital technologies, learning platforms, and lingo used in remote learning, from Zoom and Google Meet to Blackboard and Canvas
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
Enroll Education – We publish unbiased, professionally reviewed content that helps students in Florida looking for guidance on training & educational opportunities in the speech pathology industry.
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
Sleep and Autism – Learn how sleep disturbances impact people with ASD. Help parents and partners understand the challenges of sleep and autism, and explore ways to relieve symptoms.
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 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.
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
Financial & Support Resources for Individuals with Vision Impairments – Working to help individuals with visual impairments and low vision to find opportunities to create wealth and be financially free.
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
Online Resources & Support for College Students with ADHD – Helps students with ADHD navigate and overcome the unique social and academic challenges they face in college