Below are some helpful links and resources you can use at home. If you are interested in being a Quinn LMC volunteer, visit ourvolunteer page.
- Common Sense is a helpful resource for determining what kinds of media are a good fit for your child. We use a lot of Common Sense materials as we explore good digital citizenship in the LMC, but the site also has extensive information and parental reviews for movies, video games, websites, and more.
CommonSenseMedia's Report "Children's Media Use in America 2013"
- CommonSenseMedia also conducts a biyearly study into media use in children aged 0-8 in the United States. This latest report includes information on the dramatic increase in mobile device and media use (the number has doubled in the past two years alone!) among children. Parents are invited to peruse the report to get a better idea of the state of media in the lives of children and how big of a presence it has become! Click here for an infographic with study highlights.
Raising Digital Citizens
- Prepared by StaySafeOnline.gov, this site offers tips and techniques for reinforcing positive online habits for your child. It also includes gaming tips for families!
Scholastic Book Wizard
- Use this magical tool to find the perfect book for your child. You can search by reading level, grade, lexile, or even put in books your child loves to find similar titles.
- In their own words, KidsReads provides "thoughtful book reviews, compelling features, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, contests and more every week." A great way to learn about books you may never had heard of!
- Use this site to play literacy games, practicing phonics, spelling, and grammar with activities like Tell a T-Rex, Word Bingo, Chute Shuffle, and Help a Hedgehog.