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FPL Youth Services ECRR (Birth to Five) PDF
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New Mexico Common Core Standards

Parents, Educators, Teachers & Librarians

This page contains "Great Free Apps for Kids" items of interest and links for parents, educators, school librarians, home schoolers, and kids. Below are some direct links in addition, consider the Early Literacy iPad Apps , Mother Goose on the Loose Felt Board, and Babies and Toddlers First Mobile Apps!

Miss Spell's Class planets 123s ABCs Handwriting ABC Alphabet ABC Letter Tracing Animal Sounds
Miss Spell's Class Planets 123s ABCs Handwriting Fun! ABC Alphabet Phonics ABC Letter Tracing Animal Sounds
Apple/Android Apple Android Apple Apple Apple
Cinderella First Words iBooks ICDL Books for Children Kids Socks Touch and Learn Emotions
Cinderella Magic Ink Books First Words Sampler iBooks ICDL Books for Children Kids Socks Touch and Learn: Emotions
Apple Apple Apple Apple Android Apple
MeeGenius MeMeTales StoryKit story Ten Giggly Gorillas The Three Little Pigs
MeeGenius! MeMetales Story Kit - Reading and Writing Story Ten Giggly Gorillas The Three Little Pigs
Apple/Android Apple/Android Apple Apple Apple Android
BrainPOP Build and Play Leafsnap Mango Languages Toontastic! Toy Story Read-A-Long
BrainPOP Featured Movie Build and Play 3D Leafsnap Mango Languages Toontastic! Toy Story Read-A-Long
Apple/Android Apple Apple Apple/Android Apple Apple


Suggested Digital Storytelling and Early Literacy APPS

California State Library ELF Initiative
Digital Age with Little eLit

Literacy New MexicoNM Public Education Department

Recommended reading lists compiled by New Mexico Public Education Department for children in grades PreK-12.

The NM Centennial books cover the rich history and culture of New Mexico
Reach Out and Read's for infants through age 5, in Spanish and English.
Reading Rockets for children up to 9 years old.

PBS KIDS: Raising Readers

Information Literacy

From the American Library Association/Association for College & Research Libraries:
NAEYC Technology with Fred Rogers Center for Ealy Learning



The Reading Kingdom teaches children 4-10 years old how to read and write to a third grade level. Before teaching your child to read, the program evaluates each child and places him or her at the appropriate level in the program. This means that the program works for almost all children in this age range including early readers, accelerated readers and struggling readers. Because the Reading Kingdom customizes itself to each child, it's the ideal program for teaching children at all levels how to read and write to the third grade.

TRAILS (high school):

TRAILS is a knowledge assessment with multiple-choice questions targeting a variety of information literacy skills appropriate for high school students. This Web-based system was developed to provide an easily accessible and flexible tool for library media specialists and teachers to identify strengths and weaknesses in the information-seeking skills of their students.

Approaches to information Literacy:

This page explores the most popular information inquiry models. Many of these web sites contain examples and sample projects. The resources will guide you to resources designed for teachers and links for students.

The Big Six

The Big6 is an information and technology literacy model and curriculum, implemented in thousands of schools – K through higher education. Some people call the Big6 an information problem-solving strategy because with the Big6, students are able to handle any problem, assignment, decision or task.


Home School

Farmington Area Home School group contacts:

Four Corners Home Educators (4CHE) is a non-profit organization formed to provide information about home schooling and to organize group activities in which its members can participate. Contact Mandy Christensen at

Future Statesmen Academy - A New Mexico Commonwealth School is building a community of families working together to give their children a world class leadership education based on principles of truth and liberty. Contact Miranda Meador (chairman) at 634-2429 or Contact Mandy Christensen (junior director) at 435-979-8282 or

Farmington Homeschool Support Group is a non-denominational and inclusive group. There are no dues to join this group. While they do organize a monthly calender and send out weekly reminders of what is happening in their group, it is a member driven group. They encourage members to add activities to the calender, organize field trips, and plan other things they would like to see in a homeschool group. Contact Jackie Wiebe, 505-258-4406,

CHEF (Christian Home Education Fellowship) can be reached at 505-427-3180 or for more information. is the leading online resource for parents who want to help their children develop and learn. We do everything we can to make your homeschooling easier! We interview homeschoolers who are winning awards, writing best-sellers, getting scholarships, or creating successful businesses and pass their advice and insights on to you. We refer you to educational products and services that make your homeschooling easier.

Bring a Classroom to Life with PBS

School libraries

School libraries provide equitable physical and intellectual access to the resources and tools required for learning in a warm, stimulating, and safe environment. School librarians collaborate with others to provide instruction, learning strategies, and practice in using the essential learning skills needed in the 21st century.

From Standards for the 21st- Century Learner - downloadable PDF here.



Collection Development

Below are the links from a presentation given on February 5, 2010 to school librarians from the Farmington Municipal School System.

Other Links of Interest for Librarians:

Consider joining a librarians’ list serve.  Choose the digest option to get a collection of messages sent out by the list serve-usually daily.  This will give you a wealth of ideas, tips and opportunities to share what you know.

Cooperative ideas from the Association for Library Service to Children – ALSC

Children's Literature Sites




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