Mad River Elementary School Libraries

The mission of the library is to help staff and students reach curriculum goals and develop a life-long love of literature and books.


Parent Resources

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The following web sites are designed to assist you, the parent, in helping you child excel in academic areas.


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ADHD News is an online newsletter with up-to-the minute news, reviews, and research for parents.


If you have ever wondered what it's like to live on the vast Serengeti plains, or experience the intense beauty of a Sahara night, AFRICA for Kids will take you there.


Search Great Web Sites for Kids from the American Library Association includes links to ALA great sites and other sites for parents and young people.


Alphabet Soup contains thematic units, holiday units, games and activities for kids; teacher and parent resources; and crafts, humor and recipes for all!


Awesome Library organizes the Web with thousands of carefully reviewed resources.


The Center for Effective Parenting/Arkansas State PIRC strives to improve parent education and parental involvement.


CHADD or Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is an advocacy organization founded by a group of parents whose children have ADD or ADHD.


Chateau Meddybemps encourages parents to use the site to help their children explore the fun in learning.


Child Parenting

Child Parenting from, offers help in parenting children from birth through young adults.

Children's Storybooks Online presents illustrated children's stories for kids of all ages.


The Core Rules of Netiquette are excerpted from the book Netiquette by Virginia Shea. You can click on each rule for elaboration.


Discovery Education features links that are helpful for parents and students as well as teachers. These include product reviews and educational advice to study tools.


Disney's Family

Disney's Family is a an everyday resource for Moms and Dads.


Kaboose from Disney allows you to swap ideas with other parents, talk to experts, get advice on recipes, craft projects, your family's health and much more. Registration is free and it also allows you to receive advance notice for all special Parenting Forums and live expert Q&A's.


Dr. LeBeau's Home Page is a resource for teachers, students and curious adults.


Enchanted Learning produces children's educational web sites and games which are designed to capture the imagination while maximizing creativity, learning, and enjoyment.


Environmental Kids Club

The Environmental Kids Club is produced by the EPA and is their Web site for kids. They will help you explore your environment and learn how to protect it. They have games, pictures, and stories.


The Family Education Network offers activities, games, movies, and more -- find everything you need for family fun and information at this site.


At Family TLC you can select your child's age to access family activities - games, sports, crafts, music, cooking, nature and more. You will also find parenting tips, articles on child development and hundreds of new age-appropriate child activities each month.


The Federal Emergency Management Agency hosts this site dealing with disasters, terrorism, school and fire safety. There are links to resources for parents and teachers.


Find 80 math challenges for families at Figure This!, which is a joint project of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Education. For Grade 4-12.


Funbrain contains games and activities for kids and parents. It covers areas such as math, vocabulary words, weather, music, and interactive educational games.


Growing Up Drug Free

Growing Up Drug Free offers a parent's guide to drug prevention.


Harper Collins Children's is home to many classics of children's literature. You will find book and author information with destinations for Kids, Parents, Teachers and Librarians.

Helping Your Child Learn Science

Helping Your Child Learn Science is an online book that provides examples of a few simple activities we can do with our children. It is an introduction to the wealth of material in many other books available in libraries and bookstores. It might also inspire us to make up our own experiments to see why and how things turn out the way they do.


Internet Mental Health features a great links collection to sections on description, diagnosis, treatment, research, booklets, magazine articles, and other web pages.


Julia's Rainbow Corner has been bringing fun and games for preschoolers, parents and grandparents to the internet for over nine years.


Kids Health is sponsored by the Nemours Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to children's health. There are many links found here for kids, teens, and parents.


Kids Source contains in-depth & timely education & healthcare information that will make a difference in the lives of parents & children.


Kids Psychology

Kids Psychology is a site for parents to spend quality time with their younger children, ages 1-5 and 6-9. It includes many fun games involving cognitive thinking skills and deductive reasoning.


Library Spot is a free virtual library resource center for students and educators, librarians, and parents.




This is Scholastic’s The Magic School Bus. You can join Ms. Frizzle and her class as they explore the world at the official site from Scholastic Inc.


TheNASA Kids' Club web site is entertaining and educational.


This is the official site for current information on Missing and Exploited Children. You can search for missing children, view wanted posters, submit child "sightings", and more.


National Geographic has gathered their best resources for parents into one place. The site contains family friendly activities, games, travel, and more.


The National Parenting Center's Parent Talk Newsletter is filled with the advice and information that parents want most. With the goal of helping parents feel confident in their own abilities, the Parent Talk newsletter provides the latest in medical, behavioral, and educational information.


Net Smart Kidz

Parents or caregivers, educators, government officials, law enforcement, and youth organizations that want to learn more about the Internet and the possible dangers to children online should visit Net Smart Kidz.


Nursery Rhymes Online contains an archive of 1,262 illustrated nursery rhymes, nursery songs, nursery rhyme pictures, nursery rhyme lyrics and Mother Goose rhymes.


Parenthood is your online parenting resource. Their goal is to help you understand and connect with your child. You'll find articles on worry-free parenting so that you can raise a happy, healthy child from conception to graduation.


Parents and Children Together Online is an electronic magazine. The magazine's goal is to further the cause of family literacy by bringing parents and children together through the magic of reading. PCTO features original stories and articles for children, suitable for reading aloud. A special section for parents features resources on issues related to children's development and literacy learning, as well as reviews.


Parents' Choice recommends the best in children's media. Content includes Parents' Choice Awards and Noteworthy Product Reviews.



This is a safe place for kids to explore and play hundreds of fun educational games with their favorite PBS KIDS characters.


Poisson Rouge offers free online games and activities for preschool children. It is a great site for preschoolers.

At Positive Discipline you will find hundreds of non-punitive methods to deal with defiance, backtalk, power struggles, lack of motivation, whining, strong-willed children, (you name it), while helping children learn valuable social and life skills for good character without ever resorting to yelling, screaming, lectures, time-out, groundings, spanking or rewards.


Preschool Express contains Preschool activities & ideas for teachers, parents and grandparents.


Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. You can create and print customized word search, crisscross, math puzzles, and more using your own word lists.


Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is the nation's oldest and largest nonprofit children's literacy organization.


Room 108 is a primary education site for kids. There are lots of  free online games but all with an educational focus. There are over 400 pages of kids educational games, interactive writing, animated stories, songs, kids puzzles, art, math, science, social studies, distance learning and much more.



SafeSurfing Sites are those that care enough about child safety online to rate themselves.



Smokey houses the public service campaign for outdoor fire safety and wildfire prevention. A history of the campaign, resources, prevention, fighting fires, science of wildfires and much more are included on this site.



Starfall is a free web site to help teach children to read. It is perfect for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. It contains exciting interactive books and phonics games.


Surfing the Net with Kids contains a great collection of Web sites, stories and projects. Plenty of fun awaits you.


The Teletubbies site contains endless amounts of fun, games, crafts, activities, nursery rhymes and great things to do.

Tips on Toys helps you choose safe toys, organized by age of the child.


Under5s is an independent site based in the UK which promotes pre-school education and provides free resources and information for all early years.



Yahoo! Kids is Yahoo!'s entertainment and education site for children aged 6 through 12. Their mission is to connect you and your children with the best—and safest—content on the Web. They want to be your kids' #1 starting point on the Web—the place where they can always find just what they're seeking, whether for school or fun.


ZERO TO THREE is a national nonprofit organization that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.