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Online Resources for Caregivers & Homeschoolers

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Our children's librarians have compiled a list of some of the most highly utilized and successful online educational resources. Please contact us with questions, suggestions and feedback!

Resources for Parents/Caregivers

Racial Equity

Embrace Race
Resources to raise a generation of Children Who Are Thoughtful, Informed, and Brave About Race.

PBS talking to young children about race and racism
Tips and resources to help you have a meaningful conversation with young children about race, racism, and being anti-racist.

The ABC’s of Racial Literacy: Sesame Street in Communities
Resources to develop children’s understanding, curiosity, resilience, and empathy—and to prepare for the task of building a better world by standing up, standing tall, and standing together.

We Need Diverse Books
Where Can You Find Diverse Books?  This amazing website has an impressive list of places that offer recommendations for diverse titles.

Health/ Wellness

Arthur Health
Games, videos, and resources designed to help keep your family safe and strong.

Healthy Children
The official American Academy of Pediatrics website for parents.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 
Expertise, information and tools to protect your family’s health, including disease prevention, health promotion, and preparedness for new health concerns.

Potty MD 
Helping kids to stop and to go

Let’s Move
Giving parents helpful information and fostering environments that support healthy choices.

Consumer Product Safety Commission 
Find information on over 5,000 product recalls and recall alerts.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 
News, tips and safety guidelines for passenger safety, car seats, recalls and many other traffic concerns.

Move Play & Learn At Home by SHAPE America
Ideas, strategies, information and resources for parents to use the space within their homes, the materials they have, and their limited time to model and encourage physical activity. 

Parenting/Child Development

Zero to Three
Provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and know-how to nurture early development.

Vroom
Fun, free activities, and learning tips and tricks delivered to your inbox or phone daily.

Mind in the Making
Mind in the Making is a program of the Bezos Family Foundation that curates the science of children's brain development and learning.

Reach out and Read
Support for parents to encourage healthy child development.

Reading Rockets
Information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.

Unicef Parenting
Top tips, interesting insights and fun facts from the world’s leading baby experts.

Sesame Street in Communities
Resources, Strategies, and Support for Community Providers.

Local Resources

SASD
Guidance to tailor an education path that fits your child’s  individual needs and goals.

MHA Sheboygan
Source for Mental Health resources and support

Family Resource Center
Providing families and individuals of Sheboygan County with educational programming and resources to support a connected and thriving community.

Sheboygan Rec Department
Serves and supports the community through development, initiation, coordination, and support of a variety of recreational activities and facilities for people of all ages.

Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
Resources for Employment Programs, Youth Justice, Child Support Accounts, Finding Child care. 

Someplace Better
Information about Sheboygan County Schools, employment, activities, and businesses.

Catholic Charities
Adoption services, community counseling,pregnancy and parenting support services, refugee and immigration services.

Internet Safety and Recommended App/Websites

NetSmartz
Provides age-appropriate videos and activities to help teach children to be safer online.

FBI KIDS
Promotes cyber citizenship by educating students in third to eighth grades on the essentials of online security.

Common Sense Media
Reviews for what your kids are into (before they get into it)

Notable Children’s Media American Library Association
The Notable Children’s Digital Media list includes real-time, dynamic, and interactive media content for children 14 years of age and younger

Madison app finder
Find the perfect app for you and your child!

Homeschool Guides, Facts & Regulations

GUIDES

Homeschool.com
A great resource for homeschool families with tips, curriculum, blogs, articles, and more to support child development from grades pre-K - 12.

Homeschooling Guide 
A wonderful site providing extensive information about accredited online schools at every education level to allow you to make informed decisions regarding the best fit for your child. Additionally, they have tips, guides, articles, etc. to direct and assist you.​​​​​

Howtohomeschool.net 
Help find homeschooling curriculum and homeschool resources for beginning or advanced homeschoolers.

FACTS AND REGULATIONS

Homeschool Legal Defense Association 
Nonprofit homeschooling information center source to field answers about learning readiness, special needs, laws, assistive technology, plans and more.   

National Home Education Research Institute
NHERI specializes in homeschool research, facts, statistics, scholarly articles and information.

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
DPI is the state agency that advances public education and libraries in Wisconsin. Subscribe to their newsletter to be informed about stories regarding Wisconsin schools, news, updates and exciting opportunities for educators and students.

Wisconsin Parents Association
A state-wide, inclusive, grassroots organization dedicated to protecting the right and freedom of parents to provide an education to their children according to their own principles and beliefs.

Homeschool Resources Available at the Library

Book Bundles
Request a selection of books based on your child's interests and reading level by filling out this form.

Catalog
Search the Monarch Library System for books, music, movies, audiobooks, video games and more.

Databases
We gathered these 12 excellent educational digital resources for students and caregivers to investigate, focused on pre-K through highschool learning. 

Internet Access and Wireless
This link outlines Mead’s internet access and connectivity, wireless access, printing, and computer use guidelines to assist you in your day to day needs.

IXL
Reinforce classroom and homeschooling lessons and improve student performance with this K - 12 online curriculum with free access using your library card. The site offers unlimited practice in over 6,000 topics with individualized learning experiences, awards, adaptive skill levels and detailed parent reports. 

Kanopy for Kids
This favored video streaming service provides thoughtful entertainment for children aged preschool and up.

Libby/Overdrive
Use your library card # and pin for easy reading and exploration of our expanded audio and e-book resources through Wisconsin Public Digital Library.

Tumblebooks
Tumblebooks has over 1100 titles concentrating on grades K-6. It includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, graphic novels, playlists, and books in French and Spanish. 

Rosetta Stone
With over 30 different languages offered, RS is hailed at one of the best programs to learn another language online. 

Online Games for Kids

Our librarians have compiled a list of some of the best online learning games, which offer a fun, engaging and safe way for kids to learn online.