The Importance of Home Language Series
School readiness and school success for children who are dual language learners are tied directly to mastery of their home language. This series of handouts in English, Spanish, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Haitian Creole, and Russian is designed to provide staff and families with basic information on topics related to children learning two or more languages. They emphasize the benefits of being bilingual, the importance of maintaining home language, and the value of becoming fully bilingual. These easy-to-read resources highlight important information that every adult living or working with young dual language learners should know.
Bilingual dictionaries and glossaries are essential for English language learners who need one to one translations of words. Bilingual dictionaries and glossaries are appropriate for foreign exchange students, English language learners, or students who are having a hard time translating words from English into their native language. This website from New York offers bilingual glossaries in the following languages: Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, Dutch, French, Greek, Haitian, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Marshallese, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Tibetan, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, and Vietnamese.
Where can you go to find diverse books?
Where can you go to find diverse books? Right here. Each of these sites offers lists of diverse titles. Our list of sites is not exhaustive, and we welcome suggestions of current, active sites that provide diverse book lists.
Parenting Changemakers is a parent-led initiative, aimed at building communities for creating and modeling new parenting practices that are needed to encourage children to master their empathy and changemaking skills.
Confident Parents Confident Kids
A site for parents actively supporting kids’ social, emotional and ethical development.
NBC Parent Toolkit
Parent Toolkit is a one-stop resource developed with parents in mind. It’s produced by NBC News Education Nation and supported by Pearson and includes information about almost every aspect of your child’s development, because they’re all connected. Healthy, successful children can excel in many areas – in the classroom, on the court, and in their relationships with peers and adults. Our advice also covers important topics for navigating life after high school.
Common Sense Media
Kids today spend over 50 hours of screen time every week. The media content they consume and create has a profound impact on their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. We empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.