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Free help to educate your kids, includes lesson ideas, educational websites and helpful articles.
Fred Rogers Center's Early Learning Environment (Ele) is a place for parents and educators of children from birth to age 5 to find and share digital resources to support early learning and development.
- Library of Congress Teacher Resources
Find lesson plans that meet Common Core standards, primary sources and other materials for classroom and professional development.
- Mango Language
- Memphis Home Education Association
The MHEA website has links to support groups, athletic news for your child's extra-curricular activities, and an online newsletter for the partents of homeschoolers.
- My Learning
Sponsored by the Arts Council of England, this site is a resource for teachers and learners inspired by museum, library and archive collections to learn about particular curriculum topics. You can search for a resource by subject, age group, museum or specific words.
- Reading Bear
A project of WatchLearnKnow.org this non-profit website is an interactive phonics learning site.
An organized collection of free, montiored for content, educational videos that have been rated for usefulness.
Helpful Information for Parents
- Kid Central
This new website provides information on health, education, development and support to Tennessee families. Families can create a Parent Profile to receive information tailored to the specific needs of their child, search hundreds of state services, store their child's emergency contacts, school and/or child care information at their fingertips with their mobile app, and share data with relatives, babysitters, or other caregivers.
- Baby’s Brain Begins Now: Conception to Age 3
This study from The Urban Child Institute states that a child's brain development under the age of three is particularly vulnerable to stresses such as poverty, neglect and maltreatment.
- Interactive Baby Brain Map
The Brain Map was adapted by ZERO TO THREE from BrainWonders. Select an age range, different hotspots on the brain will appear. Click on a hotspot to reveal questions to find out how a baby's brain develops during this period of brain growth. You'll also learn what you can do to enrich a very young child's development.
Bring your gently used books to the nearest Memphis Public Library & Information Center location. Proceeds from Friends of the Library book sales benefit the Memphis Public Library & Information Center.