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Educational Links for Literacy

Reading Eggs
Reading Eggs is an educational site for students in grades  Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd.  Your child's teacher will send you your child's log-in username and password to access the phonics and reading activities at this site.
A free, fun, educational website for early readers to explore letters and sounds, phonics skills, and ebooks. 

Unite for Literacy
This is a free site for books that are appropriate levels for K-2. Your child can try reading the books independently or touch the 'English read to speaker icon' to hear each page read aloud.  Reading along with the reader is a great way for children to build fluency and to learn new words.  

Reading Rockets
Reading Rockets is a resource website for parents and teachers.  It has an amazing selection of topics for parents.  In fact, you can watch episodes of a PBS series called, "Launching Young Readers", which gives parents an inside look into many aspects of learning to read. Booklists, read aloud book videos to share with your child, and activities are within a click.  Also, access important information about how to help struggling readers.

Centre Hall Library - Centre County Libraries
Access Children's Resources online through the Centre Hall Library's home page.  You will find these links under the colorful "Children's Resources" on the left-hand side of the home page.  Tumble Books (free ebooks and audio books), BookFlix (fiction and nonfiction books paired on a similar topic; with videos for one of the books) and Power Kids Library with tons of kid-friendly resources.  You will need a library card to access these online resources. 
From the Mission Statement:
"Our goal is to help the millions of parents whose children, ages 3–20, are struggling with learning and attention issues. We want to empower them to understand their children’s issues and relate to their experiences. With this knowledge, parents can make effective choices that propel their children from simply coping to truly thriving."
This website provides parents with many resources such as information about learning and attention, information that will help parents advocate for their child, parent/teacher communication worksheets, just to name a few. Check it out and be amazed at all you can access from this site to support your child's success!
From the Common Sense Media mission statement: 
"Independent. Nonprofit. Research backed.
Since 2003, Common Sense has been the leading source of entertainment and technology recommendations for families and schools. Every day, millions of parents and educators trust Common Sense reviews and advice to help them navigate the digital world with their kids. Together with policymakers, industry leaders, and global media partners, we're building a digital world that works better for all kids, their families, and their communities."
I consider this a trusted source for thorough, detailed information for just about any movie, app, video game, website etc. you are interested in checking out.