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Parent and Teacher Resources

TumbleBook Library
includes storybooks, life learning, puzzles and games, and language learning. Sit back and listen or read along at your own speed!

New and Notable Parent/Teacher Collection Books
 CreatingCapableKids.jpg Creating Capable Kids: Twelve Skills that Will Help Kids Succeed in School and Life by Bruce Howlett and Caitlin Howlett

 Happy Kid Handbook.png The Happy Kid Handbook: How to Raise Joyful Children in a Stressful World by Katie Hurley 

 ImpulsiveDisorganized.jpg The Impulsive, Disorganized Child: Solutions for Parenting Kids with Executive Functioning Difficulties by James W. Forgan, Ph.D., & Mary Anne Richey

 RaisingShyChild.jpg Raising the Shy Child: A Parent's Guide to Social Anxiety; Advice for Helping Kids Make Friends, Speak Up, and Stop Worrying by Christine Fonseca

 How to Raise a Wild.png How to Raise a Wild Child: the Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature
by Scott D. Sampson

 Happy Sleeper.png The Happy Sleeper:the Science-backed Guide to Helping Your Baby get a Good Night's Sleep -- Newborn to School Age by Heather Turgeon

Other Resources

  • Off to a Great Start - This is an amazing resource for parents, caregivers, child care providers, and your staff working with families with young children.  Please note it breaks down the various learning and developmental stages for birth to age eight and points parents to the public library (yay us!) as well as many other resources. The site is available in English and Spanish.
  • Broomfield Heath and Human Services Department's Resource Guide - This document includes all kinds of helpful information about resources in Broomfield for parents and caregivers.  If you need info on food and nutrition, Medicaid, counseling and mental health, clothing, child care or support and much more, this is a great place to start.
  • Understood - 15 nonprofit organizations have joined forces to support parents of the one in five children with learning and attention issues throughout their journey. Discover expert-approved apps & games for your child, practical ideas for social, emotional and behavioral challenges , key questions to help you weigh your options  and more.
  • Common Sense Media - Wondering if the latest movie or book is appropriate for your kids? Need help determining if a game is too violent for your family before you check it out? Search for reviews, ratings and advice at Common Sense Media, an online resource with information on web sites, books, games, movies, TV and music. One of the niftiest features are the lists of media by age group. This feature is sure to help those of you concerned about age-appropriateness. You can also submit your own review.
  • Broomfield Family Support Agencies - here is a list of agencies that provide various services to the families of our community.
  • Common Sense Media Latino - a new Spanish language version of the site.
  • Wonderopolis - a program brought to life by the National Center for Family Literacy, engages and inspires families in the pursuit of education and learning together. They help families create a new force - transforming the parent/child relationship into an engine for progress and upward mobility.
  • If Not You, Who? - helping adults prepare children for kindergarten and life.
  • Calm a Crying Baby - how to sooth a crying baby. How to calm yourself.
  • Fussy Baby Network Colorado - proudly serving moms, dads, grandparents, foster parents and caregivers of all kinds.
  • Cerebral Palsy Guide - This organization shares educational materials to families and individuals affected by cerebral palsy, including information about different therapies, treatment options, and financial resources.
  • Bedtime Math - To help kids learn to love math so they can become capable adults.  Sign up to get a daily math problem by e-mail!
  • Connect with Your Kids @ Your Library - here are some great ideas for spending some quality time with your kids at your local public library!
  • Wacky Kids - the place to explore art from around the world and the people who made and used it. All the artworks are from the Denver Art Museum. The wac in wacky stands for world art and cultures
  • ALA's Great Web Sites for Kids - American Library Association's (ALA) Great Websites for Kids.
  • Boulder Valley School District - this link is to Boulder Valley School District and has lots of helpful information about local schools as well as information for parents.
  • Healthy Learning Paths, Inc. - Healthy Learning Paths, Inc. (HLPS), a local non-profit organization, offers a program to assist parents and educators in recognizing and strengthening the skills and healthy lifestyle practices children need for today and tomorrow.

Readers' Advisory
  • Lists of the Best Children's Books - a group of teachers have created this site of the best children's books to help you quickly and easily find the ideal book for any topic and reading level
  • Geisel Award - best author and illustrator of books for beginning readers
  • Sibert Award - best information books of the year for kids
  • Reading Rockets - information about teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle
  • ALA Children's Notables - American Library Association's list of Children's Notable books.  Be sure to check out lists for children's media and software as well
  • IndieBound - what independent booksellers across America are recommending for readers of all ages
  • Children's Book Council - this non-profit is dedicated to literacy and the enjoyment of books.  Keep up to date with all this site has to offer.  See what's new by clicking on "Hot off the Press"
  • Building A Home Library - these links from the American Library Association gives some great tips for parents, grandparents and others interested in assembling a high-quality library for their children at home
Ages 0-3
Ages 4-7
Ages 8-11
Ages 12-14


  • Home Schooling in Colorado - here you'll find a copy of Colorado Home School Law, how to get started home schooling your child, and a resources link to home school organizations that provide information on networking, support groups, curricula and testing

Learning Disabilities
  • LD Online - the world's leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD
  • National Center for Learning Disabilities - the power to hope, to learn, and to succeed
  • PEAK Parent Center - provides training, information, and technical assistance to equip families of children birth through 26 including all disability conditions with strategies to advocate successfully for their children

Special Needs
  • Parent to Parent of Colorado - we offer encouragement to each other on the journey of parenting our sons and daughters with disabilities or special health care needs
  • WonderBaby - a site dedicated to helping parents of young children with visual impairments as well as children with multiple disabilities.
  • Braille Reading Pals Club - an early literacy program that fosters positive attitudes about Braille for children and their families, and promotes a love of reading by encouraging parents to read daily with their blind or low vision child
  • Autism Colorado - ASC serves Colorado individuals and families impacted by autism spectrum disorders
  • Autism Society of Boulder County - promoting education and awareness
  • Autism Speaks - this is a national organization with lots of information about autism
The sleep lady's good night, sleep tight : gentle proven solutions to help your child sleep well and wake up happy / Kim West with Joanne Kenen
The sleep lady's good night, sleep tight : gentle proven solutions to help your child sleep well and wake up happy / Kim West with Joanne Kenen
The sleep lady's good night, sleep tight : gentle proven solutions to help your child sleep well and wake up happy / Kim West with Joanne Kenen