Websites for Parents

Note: Through these links you will be accessing external websites which are not under the control of Westfield Public Schools. The Internet is a constantly changing environment and Internet users should exercise caution when navigating any new website.

                                                        GENERAL PARENTING TOPICS

Baystate Parents is an online magazine for parents featuring information on local family events, parenting, education, fitness, resources for families and more.

Circle of Parents offers tip sheets on parenting topics such as Winning the Chore War, Defying Defiance and Sibling Rivalry

Disney's Family.com has great activity ideas and practical advice

Education.com provides a library of educational activity ideas, searchable by age and topics

SurfNetParents contains articles parenting, school, technology, health, money, relationships and family fun

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren provides resources and articles for grandparents who are raising grandchildren in Massachusetts

                                   TECHNOLOGY / INTERNET SAFETY
Read about NetSmartz resources for children

                                GENERAL SCHOOL TOPICS/MULTIPLE SUBJECTS

Helping Your Child series from the U.S Department of Education includes publications on Helping Your Child...Learn Science, Learn Mathematics, Become a Reader, With Homework, Succeed in School. Through Early Adolescence, Learn History and Become a Responsible Citizen

                                                                          MATH

CoolMath -
math activities to do at home with your child

Figure This offers family math challenges (and step by step help to solve them) for older elementary and middle school families

The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives allows you to use virtual math manipulatives
                                                         
                                                               READING/WRITING

Reading is Fundamental (RIF) has activities, booklists and articles on literacy topics

Reading Rockets offers infomation on how children learn to read and working with struggling readers