Resources for Parents

From learning disabilities to reading strategies and tips, WHYY Education addresses issues and topics for parents about their children's learning and development.


  • ABC Travel Guides for Kids
    It's an alphabet book, map and souvenir all in one, and it's designed to be in the hands of the child and the parent.

  • Beehive
    The Philadelphia Beehive is a powerful, bilingual tool for families to learn about and improve their finances, employment, health, education, housing, & small business.

  • Colorin Colorado
    A bilingual web-based service that provides information, activities, and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners (ELLs)

  • Enlighten Me
    Read, Learn, Explore by Verizon.

  • Get Ready to Read
    A national initiative to build the early literacy skills of preschool-age children and provides an easy-to-administer, research-based screening tool to early childhood educators, child care providers, and parents in order to help them prepare all children to learn to read and write.

  • Heroes 4 Us
    Helps children learn about real life heroes and inspires them to be all that they can be.

  • LDOnline
    A bilingual website on learning disabilities & differences, dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, special education and other related issues for parents, teachers and professionals.

  • The National Center for Family Literacy
    The mission of the National Center for Family Literacy is to create educational and economic opportunity for the most at-risk children and parents.

  • The Parent Child Home Program
    The Parent Child Home Program is a research-based and research-validated early childhood literacy and school readiness program that successfully strengthens families and prepares children for academic success through intensive home visiting.

  • Parents as Teachers
    An international early childhood parent education and family support program serving families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten through parent education accessible to all families.

  • Parents Television Council
    Founded in 1995 to ensure that children are not constantly assaulted by harmful & negative messages targeted to children on television and in other media.

  • PBS Guidelines for Rating Children's Television
    Learn how to distinguish programs educational television that will benefit your children from programs that might be problematic.

  • PBS Parents
    A bilingual site that addresses important aspects of your child's early years such as school readiness and social and emotional development as well as your children's favorite PBS KIDS programs and schedules.

  • PBS Parents Issues & Advice: Struggling to Learn
    The site puts learning disabilities into perspective by profiling a variety of learning problems, treatments, expert opinions and resources.

  • PBS Ready To Learn
    A nationwide effort using on-air, online and print resources and local support to help parents and early childhood educators prepare children for success in school.

  • Reading Rockets
    Reading Rockets offers a wealth of strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.

  • Reading is Fundamental
    prepares and motivates children to read by delivering free books and literacy resources to those children and families who need them most.

  • Ten Steps to College with the Greenes | PBS
    is an hour-long family viewing special and website focusing on college planning.

  • Using Television in the Home: TV Tips for Parents
    This will help parents to understand how to use television in ways that will benefit children's development.

  • Yahooligans Parents Guide
    A resource for safe surfing for the whole family, presents issues to consider before going online and while you're there, a savvy surfing quiz, ideas on how to make a family pledge for online safety, and links to many other resources.

  • Zero to Three
    An organization supporting the healthy development and well-being of infants, toddlers and their families.