Parents’ Educational Resources

Welcome Parents!  On this page, you will find valuable resources that will help you in supporting your child learn English. Don’t forget to visit the Students’ Login Page for a detailed list of teacher recommended educational websites to help your child in Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science.

This section offers useful resources available on the Internet for parents of students who are English language learners. Please note that the resources listed in this section are for reference purposes only and do not reflect endorsement by Almadina Language Charter Academy.

Watchkin - Youttube alternative

Watchkin.com – A You Tube alternative that eliminates the adds and pop ups.

YouTube Parent Concern from Common Sense Media

Information from Common Sense Media on different ways to keep your children safe while using YouTube

http://socialnetworkingsafety.net/

http://facebook.com/pauldavistips

Social Networking Safety – Paul Davis’ website offers information for families on how to stay safe online.

Name Links

Literacy and Numeracy

Funny Money video:
Your Coins video:
A Fortune-teller video:
Baking Time video:
Literacy- first Module video:
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Families Matter Mission: Families Matter provides parenting education resulting in healthy child development and confident and competent parents who are connected within their communities.
The Family Resource Facilitation Program A Parent Link Centre provides parents and their children with supports to ensure that the children come to school ready to learn and ensure that parents have the supports needed to help their children develop and fulfill their potential. Parents will be able to access information about community services, obtain referrals, and meet other parents, children, and families, while taking part in quality early learning activities at a Parent Link Centre.
Parenting Through the School Years How can I help my child do better in school? Teachers and school administrators have been hearing this question from parents since schooling began. A Guide for Parents of K–12 Students.
Calgary Public Library Did you know there are 17 libraries in Calgary that has many programs for children?
Calgary Public Library – Events Events at the Calgary Public Library. Many programs are free and on a first come first served basis
Children’s Literature – Resources for Parents David K. Brown works as a Library for the Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary. Visit his site for help with choosing a book for your child, helping your child learn to read, and many more!
Dr. Hetty Roessingh – University of Calgary 10 ways to help your English language learner be successful!
Calgary’s Child Magazine Calgary’s Child Magazine is the trusted source for news and information about children in and around Calgary.
Parent & Afterschool Resources Help from the experts – how to help your child with reading and writing outside of school.
Adolescent Literacy Resources for parents of kids in grades 4-12 whose children have a hard time reading and writing.
Reading Rockets One-page Parent Tips offer easy ways for parents to help kids become successful readers. This guide is translated in different languages, such as Arabic and Traditional Chinese.
Common Sense Media Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media.
Media Smarts MediaSmarts is a Canadian non-profit organization based in Ottawa, Ontario that focuses on media literacy programs.