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Books and Learning

American Sign Language Services - Kathy MacMillan, ASL interpreter and instructor, has compiled many resources to help parents use sign language with their babies. Her website also addresses the use of ASL with older children.

Connecticut Homeschool Network - An independent homeschool community dedicated to sharing information, knowledge and resources to support homeschool families.

Family - This site offers information on child development, school-related issues, and parenting. It also allows parents to connect with experts as well as other parents.

Helping Your Child Get Ready for School - This site, from the U.S. Department of Education, describes the
developmental stages from birth to age five, and introduces activities parents can do with their children at each stage to help prepare them for kindergarten.

Helping Your Child Learn Math - This site reproduces a booklet from the U.S. Department of Education. It includes basic information and activities to help parents work with their children in grades K - 8.

Helping Your Child Learn Science - This site reproduces a booklet from the U.S. Department of Education. It includes many science activities children can do at home and in the community.

Helping Your Child With Homework - Guidance for parents of elementary and middle school students  from the U.S. Department of Education.

John Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth - Contains links to many resources about gifted and talented youth.

Jon's Homeschool Resource Page - This
site, which was designed by a parent who homeschools, is a great starting point for the homeschooler. FAQs, essays, online discussion and support groups, web pages and general education and parenting resources.

Literacy Activities - A series of simple activities (in English and Spanish) that encourage the development of language and literacy in young children. Includes
instructions and evaluation forms to assist adults using the activities with children, at home and in the community.

McCarthy-Towne School Home Page - Nancy Giansante from the McCarthy Towne School in Acton, MA has developed graded and leveled booklists for parents and teachers, based on the work of well-known reading consultants.

National PTA- Parent Involvement - The National PTA provides information and opportunities that can help you help your children succeed in school.

RIF - This national literacy organization offers tips and resources to help you turn your child of any age into a reader.  They also have a Spanish/English site for families.

Stamford Public Schools - Learn all about Stamford schools, see the high school catalog and much more.

Starfall - A learning to read activity using short stories designed around letter sounds.

Quizlet - Help your child study with flashcards and quizzes from Quizlet.  Also find help preparing for a wide range of standardized tests.