Parenting Resources

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Biblioteca Tumble (TumbleBooks)

Libros ilustrados, rompecabezas, juegos y concursos de preguntas y respuestas para niños en línea.

Kanopy (available through April 30, 2020)

Kanopy has generously opened their catalog of streaming movies, documentaries, and a host of educational resources to Houston Public Library customers through the month of April 2020.  Explore Kanopy Kids and Great Courses.  Log in with your library card and PIN then register an account with your email and 6-character password. Must be 13 & up to register. No check-out limits. Use in a browser or get the app. *


Online picture books, puzzles, games and quizzes for children.*

Recommended Websites

Accelerated Reader Bookfinder

Locate approved titles for use in school Accelerated Reader programs. Check with your student's teacher or school for specific details and approved AR lists.


Site to help parents find and register for local kid's lessons, classes and camps.


Online parenting magazine.

CHIP Children's Medicaid

Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or Children's Medicaid offers low cost or free health coverage to children in Texas.

Colorin Colorado!

Colorin Colorado is a free web-based, bilingual service that provides information, activities, and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners (ELLs, also known as students of English as a second language).

Common Sense Media

Offers developmentally age-appropriate, reliable information so you can decide what's best for your family. Includes reviews of movies, TV shows, books, games, and more.

FAFSA Houston

FAFSA application support and resources.

Houston Area School Districts

Find statistics on all Greater Houston school districts including dropout rates, TEKS and SAT scores, and related data.

Houston Summer Camps

An up-to-date listing of summer camps in the Houston area.


Doctor-reviewed advice, articles, slideshows, videos, and health tools on hundreds of physical, emotional, and behavioral topics from before birth through the teen years. Separate sections for parents, kids, teens, and educators. From Nemours, a nonprofit children's health system.

KidsHealth (en español)

Consejos, artículos, presentaciones de diapositivas, videos y herramientas de salud revisados ​​por médicos sobre cientos de temas físicos, emocionales y de comportamiento desde antes del nacimiento hasta la adolescencia. Secciones separadas para padres, niños, adolescentes y educadores. De Nemours, un sistema de salud infantil sin fines de lucro.


Network of Houston-area after school and out-of-school programs and activities for youth ages 5-18 in the areas of academics, arts, sports, recreation, and college and career prep, as well as Houston Public Library events for kids. Directory is searchable by age, interest, and zip code and includes both free and for-fee programs. Sponsored by Houston Endowment, City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Education, United Way of Greater Houston, and Harris County Department of Education Center on After School and Enrichment.


A resource for Houston parents to find local activities for the whole family.

U.S. Mint Financial Literacy

Resource for parents and teachers with activities and lesson plans, promoting basic economic understanding.

WIC - Women, Infants and Children Program

WIC provides nutrition education and counseling for pregnant women, new mothers and young children and helps in accessing health care to low-income women, infants, and children.


From the National Center for Family Literacy, Wonderopolis is a place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages.