As your sons (and daughters) head back to school, take a few minutes to look at these sites which are filled with interesting and useful information especially designed for parents. Bookmark the ones you like, and go back to them when you are looking for ways to inspire and help your student. Happy Browsing!

FunBrain for Parents

Educational games are the highlight of this site. The games cover all interest areas and target specific age levels. There are “parent-kid challenges,” “homework relief,” and “books on the run” links. You will also find a link to a family education newsletter that helps with school, life, entertainment, and special needs issues.

PBS For Parents

This site contains guides on a variety of topics including child development, curriculum connections, and technology for kids. There are also games, stories, and guides to the TV programs offered by PBS.

Scholastic for Parents

Here you will find age appropriate guides for helping your child learn to love reading. It also contains resources for helping your child with math, technology and other subjects.

US Department of Education Parent and Family Engagement Website

This new Web page for parents and families has been added to the U.S. Department of Education’s website. It includes links to helpful sites such as “Back to School Tips for Parents” and “5 Ways to Help Your Child Prevent Bullying This School Year”. provides activities, worksheets, videos and advice to give parents information and ideas to help kids from kindergarten through high school reach their full potential.

Get Ready to Read!

Get Ready to Read! is designed to support educators, parents, and young children in the development of early literacy skills in the years before kindergarten.

Helping Your Child Learn Math

The U.S. Department of Education has helped design this site for parents of children aged 5-13.

The Parents Zone: Resources for Parents at Internet4Classrooms

This site links parents to sites for a variety of educational issues, including
Homework Help, Reading Help, Mathematics Help, Parental Involvement at School, and Time Management Help.

How Stuff Works

This is a great site to help you answer questions from even your most curious son or daughter. It examines how things work including: how engines work, how electronics works, how things work around the house, how things work in public, how food works, how your body works, how computers work, and much more.