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Preschool Story Kits

For use with children ages 3-5 years

The Burke County Public Library has a selection of literature-based story kits for use by day care providers and families with young children.

Each Kit contains at least five books, a resource folder with extension activities, and several additional items which may include puppets, games, videos, educational toys, etc.

Check your local library or our online catalog for availability.

Story Kits may be checked out one at a time for a three week period.

Open wide the door to learning for your preschool class by checking out a Story Kit this week!


College and Careers

College: a list of college-related resources on the web.

Jobs, Career, and Test Prep: a list of websites and resources that help with testing and job searches.


Internet Safety

Internet Safety: a list of resouces about internet safety.


Resources for Kids

Kids: a list of resouces just for kids. Everything from homework help to online storytimes!


Resources for Teens

Teens: a list of resouces just for teens. For homework help, fun, and life.


Parenting and Parent-Teacher Resources

Resources for parents seeking parenting advice, school-work help, and play ideas.
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Teaching Resources (all ages) | Resources Review
Parenting Children and Pre-Teens | Parenting Teenagers (Driving, Relationships, and More)
College and Careers | Internet Safety| Resources for Kids | Resources for Teens



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Teaching Resources for all ages.

NC DOA: Legal and Practical information about homeschooling in NC from North Carolina's Department of Administration: Division of Non-Public Education.



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HomeSchool.com: Helping homeschooling families like you get the information they need about the different curriculum, products and services offered to the homeschooling community. We strive to provide you with information about everything from products and services to the inspiring stories of homeschoolers around the world

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The Perpetual Preschool: Themes, clipart, and message boards for the preschool teacher.

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Preschool Express: Preschool activities and ideas for parents, grandparents, and teachers.

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Scholastic: Teacher tips and strategies on hot topics. Access to information about Scholastic products and services.

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Microsoft's Lesson Plans: You can introduce or reinforce technology skills with these lesson plans. They’re ready to use as is or you can customize them to fit your specific teaching and learning goals.

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Teachers Helping Teachers: Provides basic teaching tips, new ideas in teaching methodologies and a forum for sharing expertise and tips. For new and experienced teachers

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Learning Express: Practice tests and self-paced courses for students from 4th grade up. Math, reading, SAT, and ACT courses and more.This resource is accessed through NC Live. *





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Resource Reviews (see also Internet Safety)

Kaboose: Reviews for movies, tv, books, games, and more. Plus links to other great resources!

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Parent Channel: from Discovery.com; this site offers reviews of educational software and kids games and toys.

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SuperKids Educational Software Review: Reviews and ratings of educational software, tools for use online and offline, news and views of education experts, and more.

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Parenting Children and Pre-Teens

Talking with Kids About Tough Issues: Raising a child is probably the most gratifying job any of us will ever have—and one of the toughest. We live in an increasingly complex world that challenges us every day with a wide range of issues that can be difficult for children to understand and for adults to explain to them. These practical tips and techniques can help you talk easily and openly with children ages 8 to 12 about some very tough topics.

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Search Institute: Search Institute seeks to help families, schools, and communities make the world a better place for kids. Here you will find the tools and research you need—including our framework of 40 Developmental Assets.

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4 Parents: You can help your son or daughter make healthy choices about sex. 4parents.gov can help you talk to your child, pre-teen, or teen early and often about healthy relationships, waiting to have sex, what happens as he or she grows, and other important topics.



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Parenting Teenagers
(Driving, Relationships, and More)


SIECUS: The website for the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) has all types of great information on it about sex, sexual orientation, and sexual health. SIECUS is supported by individual contributions, foundation grants, and a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Includes a parenting section for talking to your teen, and various sex-ed options.

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Wise Guys: Wise Guys make wise decisions. This website gives great information on healthy relationships, teen pregnancy prevention and STD prevention just for guys. Includes a parenting section for talking to your teen.

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Just Yell Fire: Just Yell Fire is a non-profit organization teaching girls to fight back against predators and sexual assault. Use their website to check out the movie, the books, and tons of great information. Includes a parenting section for talking to your teen.

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National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy: This website has great links to other sites and good information about how to prevent pregnancy. Includes a parenting section for talking to your teen.

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Parenting Teen Drivers: Home of one of the most comprehensive (and free) parent-teen driving contracts. Find facts about teen drivers and hints and tips for dealing with teens.

Talking with Kids About Tough Issues Logo

Talking with Kids About Tough Issues: Raising a child is probably the most gratifying job any of us will ever have—and one of the toughest. We live in an increasingly complex world that challenges us every day with a wide range of issues that can be difficult for children to understand and for adults to explain to them. These practical tips and techniques can help you talk easily and openly with children ages 8 to 12 about some very tough topics.

Search Institute Logo

Search Institute: Search Institute seeks to help families, schools, and communities make the world a better place for kids. Here you will find the tools and research you need—including our framework of 40 Developmental Assets.

4 Parents Logo

4 Parents: You can help your son or daughter make healthy choices about sex. 4parents.gov can help you talk to your child, pre-teen, or teen early and often about healthy relationships, waiting to have sex, what happens as he or she grows, and other important topics.