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We at READS rely on experts in our field as well as other sources and sites that are literally around the globe. You may find some of these helpful to you and your children.

Association for Library Service to Children – The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) define themselves as the world’s largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children The ALSC web site contains recommended book lists, web sites links, games, puzzles and more that are appropriate for children.

Common Core State Standards – Mission Statement – The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers.  With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.

NASA for kids K – 4 – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration web site has a section designed for children in grades K – 4. It includes stores, games, a picture dictionary and more so that kids can learn about aeronautics and America’s Space programs.

US Department of Education – The US Department of Education (US Doe) web site provides information about programs and legislation at the federal level. Reference material for parents to help their child with reading can be found at Help My Child Read . US DoE also provides useful booklets for parents in their Helping Your Child Series. Another booklet called Parent Power offers suggestions for what parents can do to support children’s learning at all ages.