Parents and Homeschoolers

September Links for Parents

Autumn Tree

Labor Day 9/1

Ways to Celebrate Labor Day with Your Child

Patriot Day 9/11

Tips for Talking to Children about 9/11

Rosh Hashanah 9/24

Ideas for Celebrating Rosh Hashanah with Kids
Free Printable Rosh Hashanah Activity Books for Preschoolers and Toddlers

National Library Card Sign-Up Month

Kids and Libraries:  What You Should Know
Connect with Your Kids @ Your Library
How to Get a Library Card @ Newport Public Library

Back to School

Back to School Tips and Printables
Eleven Tips for Adjusting to a New School
Get Set for Kindergarten
Back to School Time: Tips to Help Children Adjust (NAEYC)
Back to School Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics
Back to School Transitions: Tips for Parents

Important Links for Parents


Newport Public Schools
Rhode Island Department of Education

United States Department of Education

Families First RI – a non-profit organization that pairs moms of infants with highly trained volunteer Mentor Moms.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Child Safety on the Information Highway
Google Tips for Online Safety

What Parents Can Do to Keep Kids Safe at School

Great Resources for Parents

Head Start Family Resource Guide
Positive Parenting
Power up!: Apps for Kids with Special Needs and Learning Differences
Kid’s Link RI – the state’s first centralized emergency services 24-hour hotline for children’s behavioral health.

Developmental Milestones

How Kids Develop
Important Milestones – Checklists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Ages & Stages for Caregivers
Healthy Minds: Nurturing Your Child’s Development



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Letter Formation Sites


Writing Guide
Handwriting Worksheets and Activities

Blank Practice Worksheet

Cursive Practice Worksheet
Lower Case Alphabet Printing Practice

Upper Case Alphabet Printing Practice
Printing Practice (Upper and Lower Case)

Printable Kindergarten Worksheets

Great Links for Homeschoolers


A to Z Home’s Cool Homeschooling Website 
Home School Legal Defense Association
Rhode Island Guild of Home Teachers

Homeschool.Com – The No. 1 Homeschooling site.
Successful Homeschooling


The staff of the Children’s Department of the Newport Public Library is happy to work with parents and homeschoolers to find resources and books to support them.  Please do not hesitate to call us (401-847-8720, Ext. 204) or email us ( anytime to discuss how we can help you.