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Homework Resources Links for Parents Books, etc.
Teachers give homework to find out what children know, not what their homework helper knows. However, caring and involved adults are imperative to children's learning success. How can adults collaborate with kids to increase academic success?
- Choose a time that's good for the child and stick to it daily
- Provide a quiet, well-lit space that is comfortable to the child
- Store adequate supplies in a consistent place for easy access
- Direct children to reliable resources (provided below)
- Compassion: there will be battles; let the child make mistakes
Many of the following resources can be found by children on the Homework
Teaching children to use library resources gives them a life-long skill that will encourage a love of knowledge and reading that will
help them achieve their full potential in and out of school.
- Books and Reading
- Homework Help Tools
- Internet Safety
- Internet Safety Quiz
Teaches kids and parents what is acceptable and unacceptable behavior, information sharing safety and how to communicate with parents when kids feel uncomfortable online.
- Media in Moderation
This page provides resources about media literacy: how, with the help of caring adults, kids can use the computer and other media responsibly and learn to be critical of information that they consume.
Links for Parents
- Education Resources
Including Easy School Search, standards and testing, Colorado State education sites and more.
- Denver Public Schools Calendar (PDF)
- Homeschooling Resources
General information, Colorado legal guidelines and local support.
- Denver Public Schools Homework Help
Links to DPS resources
- The Power of Play
Fun and games encourage your child's development and help him or her learn about the world. This page provides resources and age appropriate ideas for keeping the balance between work and play.
- After School is Cool
After school programs beginning at 3:30 at Denver Public Library branches.
- Denver After School Programs
Search for after school programs by location or program type. Programs are located in or hosted by schools, recreation centers, libraries and community-based organizations.
- PBS Parents Guide to Going to School
Help your child start school right. Get the scoop on saying goodbye, what and how kids really learn, and how to talk about their day.
- National PTA Parent Resources
Learn how to make the most of your parent teacher conference. Also, student achievement, safety, media technology, health and wellness resources.
- NPR: A Better Breakfast Can Boost a Child's Brain Power
Attention, children: Do not skip breakfast -- or your grades could pay a price. (text and audio)
- NPR: Exercise Helps Students in the Classroom
Researchers are finding that brain activity and brain development are enhanced by physical exercise. It now appears that exercise can help kids learn at school. (audio only)
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Updated: October 06, 2011