Visiting the Library
- Every Child Ready to Read - A city-wide early literacy program aimed at encouraging parents to engage in literacy-based activities with their children and be a resource on early literacy to the community.
- Born 2 Read - The purpose of the program is to reach expecting parents and parents with newborn babies about the importance of reading and early literacy skills on the early brain development of babies.
- Homework Help Now! - Service includes live homework help in all major subjects, including world languages. A writing lab provides help within 24 hours of submitting your work online and a test center for the SAT, ACT, GED and more. Live tutoring is from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m. Spanish language assistance is available during the same hours.
- Parents' Guide to Internet safety - General guidelines for helping children use the Internet safely at home and at the library.
- Google Safe Search - A child-friendly, safe search engine to protect your kids from harmful internet content
- PTA - Texas PTA
- DISD - Dallas Independent School District
- Day Care Search- Find and compare childcare in your area
Home School Resources
- Homeschool Central - Comprehensive site that includes information on homeschool basics, support groups, and curriculum
- Homeschooling in Texas - An easy-to-use site that covers the basics of homeschooling
- Lesson Plans for at Home Learning - Links to lesson plans for Social Studies, Math, Science, Language Arts and Art
- Texas Homeschool Coalition - Discusses basics of homeschooling specific to Texas
Fun and Informative Sites for Parents
- The Best Kids Book Site - Lots of storytime ideas, crafts, and book lists
- Early Literacy Storytime Ideas Exchange - Resource for Early Childhood and Pre-K teachers that covers picture books and literacy skills
- Guys Read - A site dedicated to helping boys become lifelong readers. Includes book suggestions and more
- Kids.gov - Offers games, learning activities and lesson plans for all ages and subject areas.
- Kid Made Modern - Fun site that features cool, modern crafts from the book of the same name
- Martha Stewart Crafts for Kids - Lots of craft ideas for children and parents alike
- PBS Parents - PBS's site for parents.
- Preschool Express - Offers learning activities for preschool and Pre-K teachers
- Reading Rockets - A great site for reading teachers; includes tons of author interviews and teaching tips
- Scholastic Parent Resources - Source for reading tips, family activities, and more
- Starfall.com – Where children have fun learning to read
- Virtual Pre-K - is a service offered by Dallas Independent School District. Create your own FREE user name and password to enjoy stories and games especially designed for preschoolers.