ATbar – Free cross browser toolbar to customize web pages including size, font, color, and more.

Snap & Read

Snap & Read – Reading tool that includes text-to-speech, translation, dynamic text leveling, and note-taking tools. Purchase Required.

Academic Resources

Reading Resources:
Storyline Online
– The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.
Read Write Think – Their mission is to provide educators, parents, and afterschool professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials.
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.
Just Read, Families!  – Offers information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how families can help.
Association for Library Service to Children – Great list of websites for kids.
Reading Resource – Helping struggling readers and defeating Dyslexia

Math Resources:
A Family’s Guide: Fostering your Child’s Success in School Mathematics
JumpStart – Online math resources

Science Resources:
– SciTech Kids has put together a list of websites that provide excellent science resources for parents. Check back to this page often as we will be adding new content on a regular basis.
Science Buddies – Hands on science resources for home and school.
Science News – Founded in 2003, Science News for Students is an award-winning online publication dedicated to providing age-appropriate, topical science news to learners, parents and educators.
Simply Science – Science resources for kids, parents, and teachers.
National Science Teachers Association – Science resources for parents to explore with their kids.

Multi-Subject Resources:
PBS Parents – PBS Parents is a trusted resource that’s filled with information on child development and early learning. It also serves as a parent’s window to the world of PBS KIDS, offering access to educational games and activities inspired by PBS KIDS programs.

United Way Reading Pals

ReadingPals is a literacy program that United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee launched in 2015. With funding from Carol and Barney Barnett of Publix Super Markets, we recruit and train volunteers to read to young children at schools in Lee and Hendry counties. The volunteers not only enjoy helping children discover a love of reading, they become their “Pals”. They spend an hour each week during the school year talking, drawing, reading and building a relationship with one another.

Bright Expectations

Bright Expectations (BE) is Florida’s site dedicated to helping our residents with unique abilities find the support, resources, and inspiration they and their families need to break barriers, defy lowered expectations, and achieve the brightest futures they can imagine.