Category: Spotlight

International Children’s Digital Library – Over 4,000 digital books in 59 languages for families to read at home

The International Digital Children’s Library website contains digital books for families to read with their children in their home language. Studies have shown the importance of encouraging families to read in their home language...


Talking Points: A Free App Teachers and Families Can Use to Translate their Text Messages Back and Forth

Two-way communication between families and schools is extremely important in times where teachers are providing remote instruction. To ensure that all families can understand and benefit from school communications, families and teachers can download...

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Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home – A Chart for Families

By downloading and filling out a blank Positive Behavior Chart, families can create their own, personalized set of expectations for how their family will care for each other at home. Though this chart could...

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Family Literacy Day by Day Calendar: Have fun with literacy every day with your child!

The State Library of Ohio, in collaboration with Ohio Ready to Read, is pleased to offer the Day By Day Ohio Family Literacy Calendar, and all the resources on the Day By Day Ohio website,...

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National “Money Smart” Resources

The Money Smart Week organization empowers people with the knowledge and skills to make good financial decisions when it comes to saving, spending, borrowing and planning. Visit their website to learn about national programs...

Middle School Transition Research Brief by OSU

Middle School Family Engagement Resources (Available in English, Spanish, Nepali, Somali, Chinese, & Arabic)

Family engagement in education doesn’t stop after elementary school. It’s just as important, but it looks and sounds different. This research brief for teachers/counselors, handout for families, and set of tips for families by...

Ohio Parents and Caregivers -- Click Here to Apply to be on our Advisory Council in 2021 -- Applications Due November 26, 2020

We are now recruiting Ohio parents and caregivers of Ohio children from birth to grade 12 to be members of our advisory council beginning in January 2021!

Click here to apply now or download and share the application with families in your community.

Applications are due by November 26, 2020, and can be emailed as an attachment to

To read more about the work of the council, visit our state advisory council web page.

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