support & resources for homeschooling parents
This school year will be unlike any other. We're here to provide parents with the resources and support they need to help their children thrive academically and emotionally during the pandemic.
Tutor.com | Toy Collection | Scholastic Teachables | Learning Kits | 1-2-3 Read @ Home | Donate
Live, online tutoring — FREE with your library card
Tutor.com is an online tutoring service that connects students (and parents!) to live tutors in online classrooms. Live tutors are available from 10 AM to 12 AM every day except major holidays. In addition, Tutor.com offers a real-time writing center, test preparation, practice quizzes and 24/7 access to worksheets, videos and tutorials in over 40 subjects, including Math, Science, Social Studies, English, AP® Support, Foreign Languages and more.
Please note: Tutor.com is compatible with Internet Explorer 8+ and updated versions of Firefox, Chrome and Safari. If you are having trouble accessing Tutor.com from home, try clearing your browser history and then try logging in again.
High quality toys your kids will love
Cuyahoga County Public Library is committed to providing toys to engage, entertain and educate all ages and all abilities. Our Toy Collection includes more than 1,300 different toy titles, appropriate for developmental ages of 0-8 years.
Every toy in our Toy Collection is carefully examined, cleaned and disinfected after every loan to assure that each is safe, sturdy and clean.
Scholastic Teachables — free with your library card
Scholastic Teachables offers free printable activity worksheets, lesson plans, learning games, puzzles and more for pre-K through grade 6.
Learning activity sheets and lesson plans are available for virtually any subject from math and science to language arts and social/emotional skills.
Hands-on learning kits
We offer a variety of themed learning kits designed to provide teachers and parents with lesson plans and support materials for hands-on learning activities. These kits are "lessons in a box" that you can reserve and have delivered to the CCPL branch of your choice on a specific date.
All of our kits have been created according to Ohio Learning Standards. Themes include: ABCs, addition and subtraction, animals, feelings, fitness, holidays, making choices, weather and many more. Some of our kits are appropriate for classroom use, while others are designed for small groups.
1-2-3 Read @ Home
Our 1-2-3 Read @ Home instructional content has been designed to give parents the tools they need to help their children connect with reading. Each 1-2-3 Read @ Home unit consists of interactive, instructional videos and at-home learning activities, including:
•Story unit from the Core Knowledge Language Arts® Folk & Fairy Tales curriculum emphasizing reading and listening comprehension. Comprehension is a universal strategy that helps students become successful readers.
•Parent Resources that explain the content learning for each unit, offer comprehension questions to use with their students after reading the story, and tips on how to help their student benefit from the story and its associated activities.
Are you considering homeschooling your child?
The Ohio Department of Education website has all the info you need, from requirements to learning standards and extracurriculars.
We appreciate your support
These and other library resources for students are made possible in part through the generosity of individuals like you. We hope you'll consider making a donation in support of our work to ensure every student has access to the out-of-school-time resources they need to succeed in the classroom and beyond.
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