Parent Links

Every Student Succeeds @ Bristol Elementary School Libraries!

On this page, you will find links to research tools, databases, helpful articles, and our school library catalog. If you have requests or suggestions for this page, please feel free to contact me.

♦Access the School Library Catalog:

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CLICK HERE FOR INFO ON HOW TO ACCESS E-BOOKS

Safer Search Engines and Databases for Children

KidRex

Research Tools

PebbleGo and Britannica School are two excellent resources that students use in school. These databases are accessible from home, but they do require login. Please refer to the parent newsletter for login information, or feel free to contact Christel Russman for assistance: ChristelRussman@ci.bristol.ct.us.

PebbleGo is the award winning PreK-3 database for reading and research. The PebbleGo databases make learning and improving reading and research skills fun, building on children's interest. PebbleGo offers four databases: PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Science, PebbleGo Biographies and PebbleGo Social Studies. Databases are simple to navigate and offer key reading supports such as read-along audio and word-by-word highlighting. (Description from http://www.pebblego.com/info/about.html)

Britannica Online For Kids is an essential online homework helper for children aged 6-14 years. It covers core subjects - Mathematics, English and Science as well as History, Geography, the Arts and many more subject areas. Britannica Online For Kids provides access to curriculum relevant encyclopedia articles, learning activities, games and videos for grades 1 through 9. (Description from http://kids.britannica.com)

Kidslinks

You may access many other great resources through Kidslinks! (Scroll to the middle of the page and see "website links")

Parenting Articles and Resources

PBS Parents: Guide to Going to School
American Library Association Great Websites for Kids
Bullying Guide for Parents
PBS Guide to Raising Boys
PBS Guide to Raising Girls

Reading Articles and Resources

Bristol Library and Learning Resources K-5 Reading Suggestions
Reading Rockets
Spanish / For families with English Language Learners

Internet Safety

Get Netwise
Common Sense Media