Parents and Homeschoolers

April Links for Parents


Spring Tree

Learn to Play Baseball with Your Kid
Be a Spring Explorer
Spring Parent Tips
Spring Family Traditions
Gardening with Children

National Poetry Month


Nursery Rhymes – Not Just for Babies!
30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month
How to Make a PoeTree
10 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month with a Toddler
PBS: Popular Poets for Kids

Money Smart Week 4/5-4/12

Money Smart Week

Teaching Kids About Money
Teaching Kids About Money: An Age-by-Age Guide
How to Teach Kids About Money
Talking to Your Kids About Money

Earth Day 4/22

Love the Earth

Connecting Kids and Nature
Get Out for a Green Hour
Eeko World Family Guide
Earth Day Education for Parents
Green Living: A Family Guide to Going Green
PBS Parents: Simple Ways to Protect the Earth

Kids & Libraries

Ocean State Library Card

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

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.