Online Resources

Tyler families represent a diverse group of backgrounds and interests.  Check out the various websites highlighted below to see if any of these resources might be useful to you.  We encourage all Tyler families to share their favorite parenting, family-friendly, or kid-friendly website links!

 

KID WEBSITES

  • Kids in the House: The Kids in the House Web site is a public service provided by the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Its mission is to provide educational and entertaining information about the legislative branch of the United States government to students of all age levels. Topics covered include the role of the U.S. House of Representatives, the legislative process, and House history.
  • National Geographic Kids:  A Kids page with games, activities, videos, stories and more!
  • Sprout – Sign Language for Kids: Kids can learn sign language and more from Nina, the host of Sprout’s Good Night Show.
  • Veteran’s Administration Kid Pages: This site is a great research resource for information about the Veteran’s Administration for K-12th.
  • Washington, DC Kids’ Page: An interactive site of games, puzzles, and trivia sponsored by the local DC government.
  • Webrangers: The National Park Service has a Web Ranger site for children ages 6 to 13 that contains puzzles, games and stories based on America’s natural and cultural heritage. Kids might learn how to guide sea turtles to the ocean, pack a dog sled, place defensive forts in position, and decipher flag signals. Students from around the world can participate. 

PARENT WEBSITES

  • Askmoxie is a Tyler parent’s favorite parenting advice blog.
  • Autism Society:  The nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.  The Society has spearheaded numerous pieces of state and local legislation, including the 2006 Combating Autism Act, the first federal autism-specific law and hosts a national conference on autism. 
  • Autism Speaks:  This is the website for the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
  • AutismWeb.com: A community of parents interested in autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) and Asperger’s Syndrome.
  • DC Public Library:  Check out resources, activities, and events at your local library.  If you have a library card, you can click on the “live homework help” link and get free help from a tutor.  Check out the FAQ.
  • Donor’s Choose: An online charity connecting you to classrooms in need.
  • Field Trip Data Base: The Montgomery County Public Schools Social Studies Field Trip Data Base resource lists over 150 field trip sites in the Greater Washington, DC metropolitan area that are linked to the Montgomery County Public Schools social studies curriculum for Grades K-5.
  • Library of Congress:  A wealth of information including interesting historic and scientific facts to fascinate children of all ages.
  • Maryland Parks & Recreation (PG County): Check out Events for the latest festivals, community gatherings, workshops, performances, concerts, and events for all ages.
  • Mocha Moms, Inc.:  A support group for mothers of color who have chosen not to work full-time outside of the home in order to devote more time to their families and communities. Mocha Moms serves as an advocate for those mothers and encourages the spirit of community activism within its membership.
  • The National Museum of American History:  Exploring the past isn’t just something you do at a Museum! Try these fun activities to turn your computer into the Museum’s newest interactive exhibit.
  • Parent Hacks is a fun parenting blog site.  Check it out for great tips and advice.
  • A Parent in Silver Spring:  A fun, free and accessible website for Washington families that highlights activities and information for families residing in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Proactive Parenting is a site that offers parenting seminars and products to address behavioral issues.
  • Official SAT Question of the Day
  • Scholastic is a super parenting website that offers advice and articles on helping your child learn to read and succeed in school as well as offering tips and ideas about family life and activities.  Scholastic is also one of the primary publishers of children’s books. 
  • Sign Language: (Basic ASL – First 100 Signs)  This page contains links to about 100 hundred basic ASL signs that are frequently used between parents and their young children.  There is much more to learning American Sign Language than just memorizing signs.  ASL has its own grammar, culture, history, terminology and other important aspects.  It takes time and effort to become a “skilled language user.”  But here is a good place to start.