Parent Resources

Helping your child love to read...

Did you know?

Reading daily with your child is the single most important thing you can do to help him or her succeed in school.  Believe it or not, reading (or being read to) just twenty minutes a day does more to boost your child's brain than educational apps or TV could ever do.  Not to mention, it's a great way to spend quality time with your child, too! 

Infographic courtesy of Resources for Teachers. Click on image to view more ways to help your child.

Infographic courtesy of Resources for Teachers. Click on image to view more ways to help your child.

Spotlight on Reading

Destiny Discover

Read and listen to books online with your child with Destiny Discover.

Richland Library

Don't have time to go to the public library?  Use your library card to access hundreds of children's audio & ebooks.

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Helping your child with Research

A quick summary of the research process:

 Courtesy of Shannon Ryan, SLMS at Lake Carolina Elementary, Upper Campus

Step 1. Brainstorm.
Choose your topic. What do you already know? Use the KWL Builder at ReadWriteThink to start the thinking process.
Step 2. Research.
The 5 W's: Who, What, Where, When, Why.  Think about the 5 W's.  Which W's do you need to answer during your research?  Include the library catalog, encyclopedias and databases in your investigation process. 
    Search Tips: 

  •  Try keyword and subject searches
  •     Look up synonyms.
  •     Put words in "quotation marks" if they should be next to one another.

Step 3. Take Notes.
Record your answers using the FINDS template. Write in your own words. Keep track of the sources you use.
Step 4. Write the Report.
Write in your own words.  Be sure to put anything you copy exactly in quotation marks.  Cite all the sources used. 

Photo Courtesy of Big 6 .

Photo Courtesy of Big 6 .

Keeping your child safe online...

Advice from Lego on Internet safety

Click on the Lego space men for great advice from Lego about keeping your child safe online. 

Photo courtesy of Lego

Great article on raising digital citizens & a video on cyberbulling at home. Powered by the National Cyber Security Society. 

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