Filled with info on things you can do to give your child the best start in life, from experts and organizations that work with children birth to 3 years old.
Zero to Three
Works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development, including resources for parents and caregivers.
Baby Sign Language
Videos and printouts to help babies and caregivers learn sign language.
Articles for Families on Literacy
Great selection of articles with book suggestions and activity ideas for promoting a family that loves to read.
Learning to Talk Apps
Apps recommended by Common Sense Media for helping babies and toddlers develop their speech skills.
Be Internet Awesome
As our kids enter a new school year that’s full of digital learning, it’s important to teach them how to be safe & wise on the internet. This site will help.
First time using a Chromebook? This site will help you get started in using & setting parental controls on these devices.
One of the BEST RESOURCES in Louisiana, offering free online tutoring, test prep, and job search assistance. Live tutoring is available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
Recommended by Allen Parish Schools for students to practice math; a free account lets students work 20 problems free per day.
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We LOVE Khan Academy because it’s always free, easy to use, and offers high quality lessens on pretty much every topic for PreK-12, including Common Core math! It also includes lessons on personal finance (loans, taxes, debt, car expenses, saving, budgeting, etc.).
Learning Express Library
Create a free account using your JDP Library card and gain access to a wealth of resources for the entire family. This site includes: skill building for math, English, social studies, science, technology, research and study, as well as standardized test prep and practice exams, adult literacy, US Citizenship, career help, and more!
Includes resources for LEAP exams, Eureka Math, ELPT (English Language Proficiency Tests), report cards, back to school guides, legislation affecting education, and info for students with disabilities. Provides links to Louisiana Academic Standards, LEAP exam practice tests (paper & online), and Homework Louisiana (online tutoring).
Use your library card to access this HUGE collection of animated, talking children’s books, including a lot of your favorites from childhood. There is an app available as well.
World Book Online
World Book Encyclopedia is available free to all Allen Parish School students. Access it through the school’s homepage (scroll down until you see left Main menu). You will need a student ID & password (which you get from your school).
A top-rated math learning platform that helps kids explore concepts, discover meaning, and make sense of math.
Free site dedicated to teaching kids computer coding. This is the agency that administers Hour of Code programs all over the world.
These fast-paced videos pack a lot of information into a short, fun package. Content is for high school and college level, covering topics in the humanities and sciences.
Creativebug gives you access to thousands of classes and downloadable patterns, templates and recipes. The tutorials are easy to understand and are broken down into small video segments that guide you through the process step-by-step. Each class includes a detailed list of needed materials and a place to take notes as you go. Chat with instructors and other Creativebug users.
Fabulous website that teaches all ages the fundamentals of music, including theory, ear training, improv, and music history.
Offers free online games and activities for grades 1-8, searchable by grade level.
Hour of Code
This site is dedicated to developing the next generation coders and provides top sites and advice for learning and teaching it.
National Geographic Kids
Check out this magazine at the library, then let your kids explore online for more learning and fun!
Sign Language 101
This free video collection makes it easy to begin learning American Sign Language.
An award-winning children’s literacy site that streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.
Story Pirates is a group of world-class actors, comedians, improvisers and musicians who adapt stories written by kids into sketch comedy and musical theater.
Story Time from Space
Watch astronauts read children’s books while in Space. How cool is that!
This is THE PLACE to begin learning 3D design and is appropriate for all ages.
A unique learning site for ages 8-15 covering many subjects, from art to marine biology, from civics to programming. Through this online community, kids learn about internet safety AND the real world.