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Beach Bag (K-3): Explore the World of Work: Police Officer

This "beach bag," offered free to all Ohio families and schools and by INFOhio and the Ohio Department of Education, gives parents and teachers an easy way to help children practice their reading skills and combat the summer slide while learning about what it's like to be a police officer.

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Beach Bag (K-3): Explore the World of Work: President

This "beach bag," offered free to all Ohio families and schools by INFOhio and the Ohio Department of Education, gives parents and teachers an easy way to help children practice their reading skills and combat the summer slide while learning about what it's like to be the President or other elected official.

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Beach Bag (K-3): Explore the World of Work: Veterinarian

This "beach bag," offered free to all Ohio families and schools by INFOhio and the Ohio Department of Education, gives parents and teachers an easy way to help children practice their reading skills and combat the summer slide while learning about what it's like to be a veterinarian.

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Beach Bag (K-3): On the Move

This "beach bag," offered free to all Ohio families by INFOhio and the Ohio Department of Education, gives parents and teachers an easy way to help children practice their reading skills and combat the summer slide with fun activites and free printable books.

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Beach Bag (K-3): Perfect Pets

This "beach bag," offered free to all Ohio families by INFOhio and the Ohio Department of Education, gives parents and teachers an easy way to help children practice their reading skills and combat the summer slide with fun activites and free printable books.

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Beach Bag (K-3): The Foods We Eat

This "beach bag," offered free to all Ohio families by INFOhio and the Ohio Department of Education, gives parents and teachers an easy way to help children practice their reading skills and combat the summer slide with fun activites and free printable books.

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Beach Bag (K-3): Weather, Weather Everywhere

This "beach bag," offered free to all Ohio families by INFOhio and the Ohio Department of Education, gives parents and teachers an easy way to help children practice their reading skills and combat the summer slide with fun activites and free printable books.

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Beach Bag (K-3): What's in Your Neighborhood?

This "beach bag," offered free to all Ohio families by INFOhio and the Ohio Department of Education, gives parents and teachers an easy way to help children practice their reading skills and combat the summer slide with fun activites and free printable books.

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Beach Bag (K-3): Where Does the Garbage Go?

This "beach bag," offered free to all Ohio families and schools by INFOhio and the Ohio Department of Education, gives parents and teachers an easy way to help children practice their reading skills and combat the summer slide while learning about recycling.

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BookFlix Parent Letter (English)

A letter to parents explaining the benefits of BookFlix and how to access it. Just update it with your school's contact and password information, print, and send.

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BookFlix Parent Letter (Spanish)

A letter to parents, in Spanish, explaining the benefits of BookFlix and how to access it. Just update it with your school's contact and password information, print, and send.

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Grade 4-5: Camp INFOhio

Camp INFOhio contains five days of reading, activities, and experiments centered on STEAM topics. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math. Kids can try their hand at code breaking, conduct science experiments with items they find in the kitchen, learn about roller coasters before designing their own, and create their own musical instruments.

It's offered free to all Ohio families and schools by INFOhio and the Ohio Department of Education.

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Parent Reading Tips - Custom Password

Flyer - 1 page.  This flyer gives parents 10 ideas for helping their young children learn to love reading. The username and password fields are editable so that a custom district username and password can be inserted.

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Parent Reading Tips - State Password

Flyer - 1 page.  This flyer gives parents 10 ideas for helping their young children learn to love reading. The state username and password are printed on the flyer.

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Reading Round the Clock - Reading for a Purpose

This video introduces caregivers to the many ways they can help children with reading skills, whether reading for fun or to find information. Word lists from the teacher are great tools for building vocabulary. Children can sort the words by prefixes, suffixes, or syllables. Word games such as Sneaky Snake offer ways to engage children in reading, as does having them pretend to be a favorite book character, or creating their own artwork based on a book.

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Reading Round the Clock - Reading on the Go

This video introduces caregivers to the many ways they can help children with reading skills while on the go, such as spotting all the places where you see letters and words in a city block, at a store, or on the road. Signs are everywhere. Children can find and point out words on a sign or talk about the meaning of signs. Using menus in restaurants, children can match pictures to words or make up a story about a food. Singing with children helps them hear each syllable because each has a different note.

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Reading Round the Clock - Reading on the Screen

This video introduces caregivers to the many ways that they can help children with reading skills while using handheld devices, watching television, or in front of a computer. Talking with children about what they see on the screen helps them better understand what they see. Turning on closed captioning encourages reading during screen time. With your help, children can access a wide range of books, reading apps, and free high-quality resources from public and school libraries.

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Reading Round the Clock Poster

Reading can happen anywhere, anytime. The Reading 'Round the Clock series of flyers and videos helps parents engage their children with simple, fun, and practical reading activities no matter where they are. Display this 11X17 poster in your office, waiting room, library, or classroom to let parents know where to find the flyers and videos that will help them prepare their children for Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee.

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So You're Parenting a First Grader

Reading is an essential skill for learning in all subjects.  The ability to read well leads to success in school and life.  As the parent or caregiver, your involvement really helps your child become a confident student and lifelong reader.  It's okay to explore the joy of reading together!  The series "So You're Parenting..." gives you helpful activities and tips to prepare your child for Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Haga clic aqui para la versión en Español.

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So You're Parenting a Kindergartener

Reading is an essential skill for learning in all subjects.  The ability to read well leads to success in school and life.  As the parent or caregiver, your involvement really helps your child become a confident student and lifelong reader.  It's okay to explore the joy of reading together!  The series "So You're Parenting..." gives you helpful activities and tips to prepare your child for Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Haga clic aqui para la versión en Español.

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So You're Parenting a Preschooler

Reading is an essential skill for learning in all subjects.  The ability to read well leads to success in school and life.  As the parent or caregiver, your involvement really helps your child become a confident student and lifelong reader.  It's okay to explore the joy of reading together!  The series "So You're Parenting..." gives you helpful activities and tips to prepare your child for Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Haga clic aqui para la versión en Español.

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So You're Parenting a Second Grader

Reading is an essential skill for learning in all subjects.  The ability to read well leads to success in school and life.  As the parent or caregiver, your involvement really helps your child become a confident student and lifelong reader.  It's okay to explore the joy of reading together!  The series "So You're Parenting..." gives you helpful activities and tips to prepare your child for Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Haga clic aqui para la versión en Español.

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So You're Parenting a Third Grader

Reading is an essential skill for learning in all subjects.  The ability to read well leads to success in school and life.  As the parent or caregiver, your involvement really helps your child become a confident student and lifelong reader.  It's okay to explore the joy of reading together!  The series "So You're Parenting..." gives you helpful activities and tips to prepare your child for Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Haga clic aqui para la versión en Español.

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Welcome to INFOhio! Kiosk Presentation

A short presentation for parents covering INFOhio's web page and password, beginning reader resources, and the ISearch research tool. The presentation is designed to run by itself at a computer station during parent events such as open house. Simply delete any slides that do not apply to your school and click Slide Show > From Beginning.

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What Is INFOhio? Presentation for Parents

An introduction to INFOhio for parents for use during PTA meetings or other parent nights. Information relevant for parents of elementary through high school students. Slides contain notes to help the presenter.

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