Parent and Caregiver Resources - Elementary Grades

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Parenting Tips

  • Connecting With Your Preteen
    As your child approaches the teen years and becomes more independent, staying connected may seem like more of a challenge. But it's as important as ever - maybe even more so now.  (en Espanol)
  • Praise Is Important to Raising a Child (pdf)
    Self-esteem is the way your daughter feels about what she believes are her positive qualities, values, abilities, and worth as a human being.
  • Coupons for Kids
    Create a personalized coupon to let your children know you are there for them.
  • Parent's Guide to Game Ratings
    The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) ratings are designed to provide information about video and computer game content so parents can make informed purchasing decisions.
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School Help

  • Utah's Online Library
    Excellent online electronic resources for Utah students.  Ask your child's teacher or school librarian for the home access login.
  • Children's Choices Booklist
    Who better to ask about which books are great than children themselves! This booklist reflects the opinions of 10,000 children and is a perfect place to start when encouraging kids to read for pleasure.
  • A Family’s Guide: Fostering Your Child’s Success in School Mathematics (pdf)
    This guide summarizes what today's mathematics classroom is like, offers tips on how family members can help their children have a positive attitude and enjoy mathematics, and presents practical ways to discuss and do math at home together during everyday situations.
  • Building a Home Library Ages 8-11
    The ALA-Children’s Book Council (CBC) Joint Committee, with cooperation from the ALSC’s Quicklists Consulting Committee, has created this bibliography to provide guidance to parents, grandparents, and others interested in assembling a high-quality library for their children at home.
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Nutrition

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Health and Fitness

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First Aid and Safety

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Behavior and Social Issues

  • Helping Kids Deal With Bullies
    If your child is being bullied, there are ways to help him or her cope with it on a day-to-day basis and lessen its lasting impact. And even if bullying isn't an issue right in your house right now, it's important to discuss it so your kids will be prepared if it does happen. (en Espanol)
  • Teaching Kids Not to Bully
    Has your child gotten in trouble for picking on others or been labeled a bully?  Learn more about why kids bully and how to help them stop bullying. (en Espanol)
  • Helping Children With ADHD Make Friends
    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can affect a child in many different ways. Most people know that ADHD can cause children to struggle with things like sitting still, being quiet, paying attention, and staying organized. But ADHD also can make it hard for children to make friends.
  • Tips for Divorcing Parents
    Suggestions on how to make the divorce process less painful for kids. (en Espanol)
  • Helping Your Child Through a Divorce
    Suggestions and ideas for helping your child through a divorce. (en Espanol)
  • Financial Fitness for Life: Parent's Guide (pdf)
    Grades K-5
    Invite your seventh grader to help choose the family's new car. Sit down with your college-bound seniors and budget meals, clothing, books and other expenses. Each subject area in this eBook provides material for family discussion and an assortment of recommended activities that parents can do together with their kids.
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Alcohol and Drugs

  • Talk. They Hear You
    Underage drinking prevention campaign helps parents and caregivers start talking to their children early about the dangers of alcohol.
  • Kids and Smoking
    The rates of young people smoking and the use of chewing tobacco continue to grow each year. It is important for parents to discuss the dangers of tobacco use with their child and learn to identify the warning signs. (en Espanol)
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Just for Kids

  • 3-6 Student Interactives
    Third thru sixth grades love these Online educational learning activities and games.
  • NCES Kids' Zone
    Information to help you learn about schools; decide on a college; find a public library; engage in several games, quizzes and skill building about math, probability, graphing, and mathematicians; and to learn many interesting facts about education.
  • Student Center
    A collection of online educational resources just for kids.
  • Financial Literacy Activities for Kids
    Online activities for teens that cover the main financial literacy topics: Decision Making and Goals, Income and Careers, and Money Management.
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