The library is now doing a Hold Takeout Service in addition to continuing our many virtual programs for all ages! Library staff will available by phone at 508-359-4544 and email at medfield@minlib.net to answer questions.

Resources for Parents

Resources for Parents

We’ve compiled some great websites to give you the resources you need to support your child’s learning and to help you make the best choices about books, media, and technology for your individual child.

Education Resources

Medfield Public Schools

Massachusetts Home Learning Association

Other Homeschooling Resources

Reading Resources

Reading Rockets – “Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help… Our goal is to bring the reading research to life — to spread the word about reading instruction and to present “what works” in a way that parents and educators can understand and use.”  – From website

1000 Books Before Kindergarten: “The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes, you can repeat booksbefore your precious one start kindergarten.” – From website

Books Build Connections Toolkit from AAP : This toolkit from the American Academy of Pediatrics provides information for parents on early literacy and early learning.

Reviews & Recommendations

Common Sense Media – An independent, non-profit organization that provides unbiased reviews of books, media, and technology for children and teens. Wondering why a movie received that PG rating or if a book might be too scary for your child? This is the place to find out! Also includes themed lists, top picks, and parent reviews.

A Mighty Girl – “A resource site to help others…interested in supporting and celebrating girls. The site was founded on the belief that all children should have the opportunity to read books, play with toys, listen to music, and watch movies that offer positive messages about girls and honor their diverse capabilities.” – From website

Books For Boys – Michael Sullivan, librarian and expert on boys and reading, has compiled book suggestions especially for boys! Whether you’re looking for book suggestions or for something that will capture the interest of a reluctant reader, this is a great resource.

Start with a Book: Activities and booklists related to kids’ favorite topics.