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Below is a list of educational web sites we believe may be useful to parents and teachers.

Center for Development and Learning (CDL)

The Center for Development and Learning (CDL) specializes in the development and dissemination of leading-edge research, knowledge, and best practices from multiple disciplines that impact teaching and learning. CDLís mission is to improve the life chances of all children by increasing school success.

Big Ideas in Beginning Reading

Big Ideas in Beginning Reading focuses on the five BIG IDEAS of early literacy: phonemic awareness, alphabetic principle, fluency with text, vocabulary, and comprehension. The website is designed to provide information and technology to teachers, administrators, and parents across the country, toward the goal of all children reading by the end of third grade.

All Kinds of Minds

All Kinds of Minds translates the latest research on how children learn into programs, products, and services that help students struggling in school to become more successful learners.


Immigrant March Girls

ImmigrantInfo.org is a project of and funded by the Immigrant Relations and Integration Services (IRIS)of Santa Clara County, CA. IRIS strives to improve the lives of immigrants by offering links to local, state and national resources, research information on the background, contributions and needs of the 16 largest immigrant groups in SCC, and an interactive data base containing hundreds of ESL classes offered in Santa Clara County. There is also a calendar of events of interest to SCC immigrants, and photo slide shows demonstrating the unique and rich ethnic diversity of Santa Clara County.

LD OnLine.org

LD OnLine.org is the world's leading web site on learning disabilities and ADHD, serving more than 200,000 parents, teachers, and other professionals each month.

Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.

Sound It Out

Along with her background as a researcher, writer, and teacher, Joanne Meier is a mom. Join Joanne every week as she shares her experiences raising her own young readers, and guides parents and teachers on the best practices in reading.


TeachingLD is a service of the Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) of the Council for Exceptional Children. DLD is the largest international professional organization focused on Learning Disabilities, providing trustworthy and up-to-date resources about teaching students with Learning Disabilities.

Colorín Colorado

Colorín Colorado is a free web-based service that provides information, activities and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners (ELLs).

Florida Center for Reading Research

The Florida Center for Reading Research disseminates information about research-based practices related to literacy instruction and assessment for children in pre-school through 12th grade, and conducts reading research that contributes to scientific knowledge and benefits students throughout the nation.


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Correlating with State Standards

In order to help schools integrate the Talking Fingers family of products into their curriculum, we have correlated both our software programs with the Language Arts standards of each of the 50 states.