Parenting Resources

  • Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy

    Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy is passionately committed to strengthening children's literacy through library services and community advocacy. All children deserve the joy of reading and the skills in life that literacy brings.

  • Colorín Colorado

    Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 12.33.45 PMColorín Colorado helps children read and succeed! A bilingual site for families, English language learners, and educators.

  • Get Ready To Read

    grtr_logoGet Ready To Read is designed to support educators, parents, and young children in the development of early literacy skills in the years before kindergarten. Intended for use with all children, the resources and information provided on this site promote skill-building, communication between adults, and ways to address concerns.

  • Lil’ Fingers

    Lil' Fingers is a storybook site for toddlers with educational games, storybooks, and printable coloring pages. The free toddler stories, activities, and holiday sections are designed with bright colors and big buttons for little fingers.

  • PBS Whole Child

    PBS Whole Child helps you learn more about making the most out of your child's early years and being the best caregiver you can. Explore the articles, in-home activity ideas, reading lists, forums, and related websites for information designed to help you and your family.

  • Reading Is Fundamental

    RIF_Primary_VerticalReading Is Fundamental has literary resources offering a wealth of support and information about reading and children. The myriad choices reflect true determination to provide teachers and parents with current trends in education, down-to-earth suggestions on reading in the home, and no-nonsense strategies to improve children's reading.

  • Reading Rockets

    Reading Rockets provides strategies, lessons, activities, and ideas designed to help young children learn to read.

  • Sofas & Sectionals – Learning ESL

    Sofas & Sectionals: ESL Learning On the Comfort of Your Couch! Learning English can be fun and also done in your home. The web is filled with "English as a Second Language" (ESL) educational sites. Many of these sites help students to learn through activities, games, songs, quizzes, puzzles and other similar types of learning tools. Variety and fun can really help to keep both a student's interest and attention. Although many websites may be geared more toward adults or children, they are often able to be used by both depending on the learning level of the student (beginner, intermediate or advanced). Thanks to the internet everything you desire to learn about ESL can be done right from the comfort of your own home.

  • Starfall

    starfall-2014Starfall is a free public service that helps teach children to read with phonics. The systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.

  • Symbaloo

    This webmix from the Telluride Elementary School Library features educational games, bilingual digital books, Spanish games and practice, and research links.