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Teaching & Learning

Helping Your Child Learn

We know that educating a child is the job of many, not just the school. A good education is the result of collaboration between school, parents and the community.

Links are provided here to help parents adopt ways to support their children's learning experiences.

Keep Safe Online: Strategies to help your child use technology safely and responsibly.

Helping Your Child Learn To Read: A variety of strategies to help young children develop into enthusiastic and effective readers.

Helping Your Child Learn Math:  All of us are exposed to a world of mathematics every day in our daily lives. In the technological age in which we all live, mathematics has become increasingly important.  This online collection of ideas for parents of children in kindergarten through fifth grade includes a variety of activities that will help children learn and apply mathematical concepts in a useful and fun way. All of the activities in this book relate math to everyday life and complement many of the math lessons that children are learning in school. These fun activities use materials that are easy to find. They can be done in the home, at the grocery store, while traveling, or just for the fun of it!

Helping Children with Learning Disabilities: Practical parenting tips for parents to help children with learning disabilities.  This site includes information on understanding each child's strengths and weaknesses, providing support at home and working with the school to promote optimal learning environments and experiences for your child.

Homework, Projects, and Other School Activities:  Use these sites for suggested resources to help you help your child with a variety of school assigments:

  • NYPL (New York Public Library) Digital Gallery:  Over 300,000 images digitized from primary sources, including  manuscripts, historical maps, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, and more.
  • EasyBib:  EasyBib helps compile bibliographies and create citations. 

Parent Resources for Young Children:  From the Hamden Kids Website, a variety of community and curricular resources to assist with the education of young children from birth to age nine.

It is the mission of Hamden Public Schools to ensure all our students learn to the best of their potential each and every day they are entrusted to our care.

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