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Parent Resources - Elementary School

Parent Resources - Elementary School

These resources are for parents to review/use in support of their child's growth and development should they wish. Please note that the Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22 is not responsible for the content of these other website or materials, nor does their inclusion here represent agreement with the information or support of the organization. 

Academics

BBC History for Kids - Games, quizzes and fact sheets take kids on a journey through time.

Bucks County Free Library - An extensive collection of materials and community activities for PreK to adulthood.

CoolMath4Kids - For ages 3-12 offfering online games designed to help learn early numeracy skills, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Discovery Kids - Games, puzzles, activities, and quizzes get kids involved in learning something new without it feeling like work.

Every Kid Outdoors - Allows U.S. fourth graders and family members free access to over 2,000 federal lands and waters so you can discover our wildlife, resources, and history.

Exploratorium - A website that teaches kids about science and art in new ways.

FUNBRAIN - For preschoolers to 8th graders, offering math, reading, online books, and learning games.

How Stuff Works - When your child wants to know why the sky is blue, how a tornado forms, or any number of other questions they come up with on a daily basis, head on over to How Stuff Works.

Make Me Genius -  Videos that cover a variety of subjects, such as physics for kids, photosynthesis, the nervous system, solar system, and electricity.

National Geographic Kids - Learn about animals, nature, different countries, see science experiments, and more. There’s even a “Little Kids” section for the younger explorers in your house. 

PBS Kids - Educational games and videos from a variety of PBS KIDS shows. 

Reading Buddies - For PreK to age 3, the show instructs three important underlying components of skillful word reading: phonological awareness, letter names/sounds, and blending sounds to decode words accurately.

Starfall - Exploration, play and positive reinforcement around language arts and mathametics for children in preK - 3rd grade.

The KIDZ Page - More than 5,000 pages of learning games and activities including online coloring pages, jigsaw puzzles, holiday sections, word games, and more.

Time for Kids - TIME for Kids is loaded with interesting articles, photos, and videos. Politics, the environment, entertainment, sports, and health are just some of the topics covered.

Agencies

Bucks LIFE - A countywide program that works closely with families to offer invaluable support as well as provide information and referral resources.

Behavior

Bethanna - Programs and services are dedicated to strengthen families, promote resilience, and offer hope in times of need.

Horizons Behavioral Health - Provide services to children with an emphasis on the strengths and needs of their support systems.

Lenape Valley Foundation - Services to support mental health, early intervention, and intellectual disabilities. 

Merakey - Services to support mental health, autism, intellectual disabilities, family services, and foster care.

Progressions - Access to individualized, strength-based, trauma-informed, quality behavioral health supports and services.

Warwick Family Services Maternal Child Consortium (MCC) - Organization committed to the provision of specialized programs to help guide children and families through times of emotional challenge to achieve healing.  

Disability Awareness

Disability Rights, Pennsylvania - Helps to access community services, MA, and education. Addresses ADA compliance, assistive technology, voting rights, legal issues, and situations of discrimination, abuse and neglect.

PA Family Network - Resources, advocacy, and workshops for persons with autism or an intellectual disablity and their families.

PEAL Center: Parent Education &Advocacy Leadership - Works with famlies, youth, and young adults with disabilities and special health care needs on their rights and advocating for themselves.

Other Resources

Child and Family Focus - Respite.

Family Service Association - Programs and services focused on preparing children and adolescents for the future.

PaTTAN: Supports for Families - A compliation of resources for families to support academics, behavior, technology use, and more.

Related Services

Cooking Up Good Speech - The site was developed to help kids speak well and eat well. Ideas, activities, recipes and product reviews in delicious posts.

Home Speech Home - Word lists, activities, and a list of apps to practice speech and language skills.

Storyplace - Provides children with the virtual experience of going to the Library and participating in the same types of activities the Library offers at its physical locations. 

Social-Emotional Learning

Milestone Behavioral - Wrap around autisic support, group therapy and outpatient therapy.

Potential, Inc. - Providing quality interventions for individuals with Autism.

Support Groups

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - Provides support groups for people of all ages dealing with mental health challenges. Educational programs for schools and community.

Wellness

Magellan Behavioral Health - Provides list of mental health providers for families with medical assistance.

NOVA Victim's Services - Programs to meet individual needs, including a victim hotline, interveiws with children of abuse, and trauma focused therapies.