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Parent Resources

Online Resources for Dual Language Learners and their Families
  • Cultivating Readers: A Magazine for Parents
    The National Center for Family Literacy puts the family at the forefront of educational reform in the area of national literacy. They have produced a free downloadable bilingual magazine in English and Spanish for parents called "Cultivating Readers," which gives tips on promoting reading to children from birth until age 8.
  • Imagine Learning Español
    Introducing Imagine Learning Español™, an innovative educational software solution designed to build literacy and language proficiency in Spanish for pre-K through first grade students. This program is currently being used in Kinder – 2nd grade Dual Language classrooms.
  • Learn Spanish
    Learn Spanish assists with pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and much more. Beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of Spanish language learning are available.
  • PBS: "A Place of Our Own" & "Los Niños en Su Casa"
    A Place of Our Own is the companion Web site to the daily Californian television series "A Place of Our Own" (and "Los Niños en Su Casa" in Spanish). The Web site, along with the TV series and an outreach program, are directed toward child care providers and share ways to help children to acquire developmental skills, language, and literacy. On the Web site, information and episode resources are organized by key topics, such as Brain Development and Health & Safety.
  • Reading Rockets
    Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project that offers a wealth of research-based reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better. Reading resources assist parents, teachers, and other educators in helping struggling readers build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills. Available in English and Spanish.

  • Sesame Street Beginnings: Talk, Read, Write!
    Familiar Sesame Street characters help young children learn the basics of literacy to prepare them for success as they enter school. The site is available in English or Spanish.
  • Spanish for Kids
    Spanish for Kids provides activities, multimedia clips, online dictionaries, a directory of Spanish-language schools, travel logs, and a forum for Spanish-language learners.


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