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Academic Activities Miscellaneous
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RTI (Response to Interventions)  

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Academic Activities
General Activities
Do 2 Learn Disability information, printable activities, activity ideas .
DLTK’s Educational Activities for Children Various activities related to alphabet, numbers, colors, and other early concepts
education.com: Activity Ideas Activity ideas for kids; can sort by grade and topic/type of activity
education.com: Printables Printable worksheets and activities; can sort by grade and topic
Little Scholastic Ideas to create games to play with your child.
Nick Jr. Family section offers online games, printable activities, recipes, activity ideas, informational resources and much more.
readwritethink: Parent and Afterschool Resources Resources include parent tips, activities, games, printable resources, and more; sort by grade level
Sesame Street: Nature Explorer’s Journal Downloadable journal for young children to explore nature.
Sesame Street: Parents Collections of videos related to specific topics; activities and recipes for children; information on how to best use the Sesame Street website with children.
Language Arts Activities
ASL Alphabet Coloring Pages Printable coloring pages that include a letter, word, picture, and ASL hand symbol for each letter of the alphabet; also available as color print-outs
Book Pals Videos of various children’s stories read aloud, activity suggestions for parents/teachers.
Get Ready to Read! Activity ideas for teaching early literacy skills
Making the Most of Reading Tests Printable brochure about preparing students for reading tests
Next Steps Information about what to do if you have concerns about your young child’s literacy development.
Reading Rockets Information for parents related to children and literacy.
RTI (Response to Intervention)
The ABCs of RtI Printable parent guide to Response to Intervention; includes information, questions for parents to ask, and spaces to record student information
Family Guide to RtI Informational pamphlet about Response to Intervention.
Parent Guide for RTI Printable parent guide to Response to Intervention.
Response to Intervention Article explaining RtI and common terms.
General Misc.
Bed-wetting Information about bed-wetting.
KidsNeeds.com A variety of information related to the needs of children with disabilities
National Association for Gifted Children Information and resources for parents of gifted children.
PBS Parents Information, resources, links, and printable materials related to child development, education, health and much more.
Sesame Street Tool Kits Collections of videos, printables, activities, and information related to various topics including asthma, military families, healthy habits, self-confidence, and more
Sibling Support Project Support and networking for siblings of people with disabilities
Siblings of Kids with Special Needs Tips and related articles for supporting siblings of children with special needs
TCRC Local agency providing services for individuals with special needs
Toe Walking Information about toe walking in children.
Anesthesia Basics General information on anesthesia
Food Allergy Printables Printable tags, signs, and other labels to make others aware of kids' allergies
Preparing Your Child for Surgery Helpful hints for explaining surgery.
SafeKids: Parents Parent resources for keeping children safe, divided by age groups.
SafeKids: Safety Tip Sheets Printable safety checklists and informational brochures.
ableplay Purchase toys for children with special needs; includes toy ratings and ability to search for toys based on disability, needs, and age
Finding a Camp for Your Special Needs Child Information on types of camps, benefits of camp, and questions to ask when deciding to send your child to camp.
IRVSRA Illinois River Valley Special Recreation Association; recreational programming for individuals in the Pekin and Fondulac Park Districts.
Special Olympics: Illinois

Information about Special Olympics in Illinois

Top 10 Tips for Choosing Toys 10 areas to consider when purchasing toys for children with special needs

Toys R Us Toy Guide

Toy guide for differently-abled kids; includes information about selecting appropriate toys for your child, safety tips, and toys available for purchase.

For Teachers

ATTO Assistive Technology training for professionals
BoardMaker Share Teacher-shared BoardMaker resources
Intervention Central Intervention and assessment resources for teachers
RTI Action Network General information on RTI
SafeKids: Educators Educator resources for teaching children about safety
Transitioning to Kindergarten Tool Kit Tool kit