Resources to empower
Children in kindergarten build their independence, self-reliance and self-confidence. These skills begin developing at home as children take more responsibility for simple tasks such as dressing themselves with less outside help. Being prepared for school includes academic knowledge such as recognizing their first and last name but children also will also need to be able to communicate their needs, feelings and interests.
The Countywide Vision is a community-based effort to create a county where residents and investors can prosper and achieve well-being. The Countywide Vision website includes the Countywide Vision statement, information on progress being made to achieve the Vision, and resources to help everyone participate in the Vision effort.
The Alliance for Education supports the alignment of partner work and resources across San Bernardino County by connecting business and community organizations to education. Alliance partners from business, labor, industry, community and faith-based organizations, education, and government work collaboratively to increase relevance in student learning. Our online platform, powered by SBConnect, offers businesses and schools the chance to make connections and bring concrete, real-world experience to the classroom. Professionals can share their knowledge and expertise with students across our region. Students can gain insight into career pathways and expand their awareness of high-demand jobs and growing industries throughout San Bernardino County.
This document provides interactive literacy activities designed for parents to use with their child at home.
Students can engage in early literacy learning in this fun and engaging game-based platform that is accessible on-line or as an app download. These fun activities support the development of print concept, phonemic awareness, phonics, and word recognition
Four ideas to encourage family reading time! This resource from PBS is designed for parents.
Learn new family literacy games that can be played anywhere!
This resource from PBS for Parents describes nine fun easy-to-do activities for home literacy learning.
Science Snacks are hands-on, teacher-tested activities that bring explorations of natural phenomena into the classroom and home. Each activity uses inexpensive, easily-available materials, offers detailed instructions and images, provides a clear explanation of what's going on, and is adaptable to a wide range of curricula, content areas, grade levels, and settings.
The San Bernardino County Museum, in Redlands, California, is a regional museum with exhibits and collections in cultural and natural history. Special exhibits, extensive research collections, and public programs for adults, families, students, and children are all part of the museum experience.
Develop enthusiasm for reading and writing.
Reading activities for the classroom & at home.
Math games that build students understanding of mathematical concepts.
Here are 6 ideas for parents/guardians to try, and links to many more resources.
Understanding place value and base-ten concepts is critical for all young children’s ability to compute using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Here are some simple games to help children explore these important place value ideas and have fun at the same time.
Counting is the most basic of all number skills and the most natural place for very young children to begin learning mathematics. This article is a primer on how parents might start their young children in the wonderful world of counting—and plant the seeds of enjoying math at a young age.
A great place for parents to start supporting their children’s mathematics learning is Early Learning Math at Home, short parent guides to mathematics education. These booklets, provided by the California Mathematics Council (CMC), were written expressly for parents and guardians of Pre-K children. This booklet contains straight-forward information, practical suggestions, and resources for families who wish to better understand the importance of mathematics and the role they can play in helping children learn this critical subject.
Play reading games with characters from Sesame Street for younger children.
Explore reading and play games with your favorite PBS KIDS characters.
An E-book library, Oxford Owl provides many free resources to support teaching and learning in primary schools and at home while others can be purchased with a subscription.
Storyline Online is a children's literacy website created by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, which provides free storytelling videos and resources for parents and teachers to foster a love of reading in children.
Epic provides access to over 40,000 high-quality illustrated books and chapter books for children ages 12 and under. Create a login and it's free!
Phonics Games for Kids Phonics Games Online by Level, Preschool Reading Games, Kindergarten Reading Games, 1st Grade Reading Games, 2nd Grade Reading Games. Covering, Letters of the Alphabet, Short Vowels, Beginning and Ending Consonants, Long Vowels, Vowel Digraphs, S Blends, R Blends, L Blends, R-controlled Vowels, Special Vowels, Diphthongs and more. Copyright KizPhonics.com
Phonic sounds help kids identify alphabets. Identifying and reading phonics form the building blocks of a child’s language development. At SplashLearn, we’ve merged this fundamental learning requirement with interactive games to make learning phonics an engaging experience for your child!
The Reading Machine provides links to 36 online games to help you teach and reinforce important reading skills, and to help your students practice and enhance their skills. The games make great "reward time" activities too.
The importance of vocabulary and tips for teaching it.
ReadWorks is a free website offering research-based strategies and resources for differentiated reading instruction, specifically comprehension. Access thousands of high-quality, free K-12 articles.
Reading is like a mathematical equation, find out what helps to move reading forward in our young readers. YouTube Video by University of Florida Literacy Institute.