Useful Links for Parents

PS 97 Family Handbook

Homework Help

This site is powered by New York City's public libraries

and provides support in all subject areas.


Free interactive test prep for ELA, Math and Social Studies.

Everyday Math

Free math lessons and activities.


Activities, information, quizzes and learning games in all subject areas.

New York City Department of Education

The NYC Department of Education website has all the information about public schools

and plenty of resources for parents. This is a great place to start to learn about the

city's schools.

UFT Dial-A-Teacher Program -CALL 1-212-777-3380

Teachers are available to help students and parents with homework questions in Reading,

Math, Writing and Science in over ten languages.

Monday thru Thursday from 4:00-7:00pm.

Chart Jungle

Printable charts for home, parents, family, teachers and schools.

Reading Is Fundamental

Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. develops and delivers children's and family literacy programs

that help prepare young children for reading and motivate school-age children to read.

Join the program at the Brighton Beach Library, call 1-718-946-2917 for information.


An educational site for parents and kids. Includes school and learning activities,

books and reading, family life, and much more. Sign up for the free newsletters!

Connect With Kids

Comprehensive site targeted to parents about the issues kids face everyday. Sign up for their

free newsletter.

PBS Parents

Categories include child development, education, fun & games, health issues, and so much more! Available in Spanish also.

Elementary Web Sites for English Language Learners

Sites for Grades PreK-2

  • Literacy - an early childhood language learning site. Includes French, Spanish, and German.

  • Reading instruction and reading games for students in Pre-K-1. It's hard to believe this site is free.

  • ReadTodayJoin the reading revolution! Teach a child to read.

  • Continent song Good for students learning the names of the continents.

  • Reading is FundamentalThis site has many stories for Pre-K-2 students.*

  • -a site with online stories and activities. Grades pre-K-Kindergarten.*

  • KiDz ClubStories about a variety of topics for grades 1-3

  • Online Story Time-This site is more for teachers but has many online stories.

  • Martha Speaks.This site is good for beginning ELLs in grades k-2.

  • It is advertised as a pre-school site but the stories are suitable forK-1 students.

  • British Council Stories -This site has many stories that are read aloud. Check for spelling and pronunciation differences.

  • Games on PBS Kids - Games for K-2. "WordPlay" can be used for students in grades 3-4.

  • Arthur -Sequencing activity where students hear a story and put pictures in order.

  • Storyline Online -A terrific site with stories read by actors from the ScreenActors' Guild. Grades 1-4.*

  • Reading-A-To-Z - This is a commercial site with free books that you can download and print. Grades 1-4.

  • and listening activities for elementary age students.*

  • Tumblebook Library - Click on "stories." A large collection of stories from the Los Angeles Public Library. All grades.

  • Clifford - Activities pre-K-2.Try the reading and writing section with students in grades 2-3.

  • Videos - Short Clifford videos. Click on "See and Hear." Grades K-2.

  • Berenstain Bears Games and Songs - Great activities for young children including word games, songs and puzzles. Grades K-2.

  • Game Goo - Learning that sticks - Great learning games for young children. Grades K-2.

  • The Reading Lady Includes short plays for students in grades 1-2.*

  • Enchanted learning Printable books and for students in grades K-4.

  • Discover Science Simulations Science content from Houghton Mifflin Science Series.

Sites for Grades 3-5

Sites for Grades 4-8