Parents

Here you will find helpful information from links on numerous topics and a Website of the Month...

My First Garden


Happy Spring! It's time to get our gardens growing!

Elementary and middle school children who are new gardeners or experienced growers can get started by visiting My First Garden. This website has pages about how to choose a garden spot, check out the dirt, learn about gardening tools, water and feed, and keep a garden journal.

My First Garden has colorful screens, simple instructions, and plenty of information to get your child enthused about gardening. This website is published by the University of Illinois and includes a Teacher's Guide which will be useful to parents for guiding their children or gardening alongside them.

Remember - your child's garden can be large or small. It can be an individual project or a family endeavor. You will all feel proud as you watch your vegetables, plants, and flowers grow.


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  • Child Development Institute -  keeping parents informed on child development, child psychology, parenting, health and learning
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  • AR BookFinder - search the Accelerated Reader database of books
  • Parent's Choice - great recommendations for children's books, toys, music and more
  • Raising a Reader - find tips on sharing books with your child
  • Reading Rockets - a website dedicated to teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle
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