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From Our Catalog   Parent Effectiveness Training, kids, drugs and alcohol, handling sibling quarrels, explaining death, the challenges of single parenting, and much much more.
Literacy Kits    Phonics, puzzles, rhyming, wordgames and more fun ways of building essential skills in beginning readers.
Ohio Academic Standards    All about state standards for learning, grades K-12.
Online Safety and Civility   Useful information for parents in the "information age."
Learning Planet    A site offering math and word games, puzzles, and more.
Cool Math    Lessons and games designed for fun. "As amusement park of math." 
KidSource   Homework helpers, health and safety information, useful articles for parents about kids of all al ages. 
Great Websites for Kids    From the American Library Association: links to sites for kids on science, math, the arts, history, and much more. 
     

   14 Ways to Help Your Child
Become a Good Reader

1. Start sharing books when your child is born, and don’t forget to keep reading with children into their teen years.
2. Make a time and a place for reading in your home and encourage talking about reading in your family.
3. Take advantage of "waiting” time to share books: on trips, at the doctor’s office, in line at the grocery store. 
4. Set a good example – read on your own.
5. Allow your child to select books to read and be aware of your child’s reading interests.
6.  Give books as presents.
7. Register your child for a library card. Get the one free card that brings you a world of opportunity – no matter what your age.
8. Visit the library. Ask about storytimes or children's programs. Borrow books to share with your baby at home.
9. Encourage your child to point out objects, repeat words, and talk about the story. 
10. Reread your child's favorite books over and over again.  
11. Encourage older children to read to their younger brothers and sisters. 
12. Set aside a special time each day for reading, such as nap time, bedtime, or after meals. 
13. Share books when you and your child are both in a relaxed mood. 
14. Reading even 5 or 10 minutes a day to young children helps them get ready to read on their own.