Parents and Homeschoolers

October Links for Parents


Yom Kippur 10/3

Yom Kippur for Families (How Kids Can Atone Too)
Yom Kippur Links for Parents

Halloween 10/31

Halloween Safety Guide
Know the Rules: Halloween Safety Tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
A Safe and Spooktacular Halloween
Scholastic: Tools and Tips for Parents for Halloween
FDA Halloween Food Safety Tips for Parents
Safety Tips for Halloween

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 Printables for All Ages

Letter Formation Practice Sheets

Cursive Writing Worksheets

Practice Writing Letters

Printable Preschool & 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.