Parents and Homeschoolers

March Links for Parents



Read Across America – Dr. Seuss Day 3/2

Read Across America
Raising a Reader
Tips for Reading Aloud

Spring Equinox 3/20

Be a Spring Explorer – 5 Nature Activities for Kids
Spring Family Traditions
Gardening with Children
Spring Safety Checkup

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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ABCmouse @ the Library

abcmouse From Age of Learning, Inc., the award-winning curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-6+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. is 100% educational, with 3,500+ learning activities across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids love it!  This resource is now available to use for free in the library!

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.