Educational Resources for Parents and Children: OHDELA Recommends Online Learning Tools to Help Supplement Your Child's Learning

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As school begins again for families throughout the state, grumbles and complaints can be heard among parents and students alike. Both seem to dread the constant homework questions. Kids become frustrated and parents are unable to help, which then causes them to be frustrated too. The Ohio Distance & Electronic Learning Academy (OHDELA) encourages students and parents to explore additional academic resources available to them on the Web to alleviate a lot of this frustration and confusion. "There are several fantastic Web sites designed to fight the frustration both parents and kids have when tackling new material in the classroom," said Dr. Schneider, Vice President of DELA. "We encourage all of our parents to play an active role in their child's education, and this is a great way to start."

As school begins again for families throughout the state, grumbles and complaints can be heard among parents and students alike. Both seem to dread the constant homework questions. Kids become frustrated and parents are unable to help, which then causes them to be frustrated too.

The Ohio Distance & Electronic Learning Academy (OHDELA) encourages students and parents to explore additional academic resources available to them on the Web to alleviate a lot of this frustration and confusion.

"There are several fantastic Web sites designed to fight the frustration both parents and kids have when tackling new material in the classroom," said Dr. Schneider, Vice President of DELA. "We encourage all of our parents to play an active role in their child's education, and this is a great way to start."

Some sites OHDELA recommends include:
o    http://www.math.com/parents/advice.html
o    This site offers advice to parents about educating their child as well as free math lessons and advice for children.

o    http://www.allsafesites.com/kgsearch/search.php?catid=13
o    This site provides links to multiple sites for parents that are all safe for children and adults. Each site provides the parent with unique and fun educational ideas for children.

o    http://parentzone.babyzone.com/
o    Useful for finding information about local education, this site provides info on family-fun ideas, holidays, health and safety.

o    http://www.thinkfinity.org/home.aspx?ShowIndex=YES
o    Full of homework tips and fun, interactive learning games, this site is primarily used by students, teachers and parents alike. All find the site both entertaining and resourceful.

o    http://www.aplusmath.com/
o    This site offers worksheets, flashcards and games to help children learn and retain specific math principles.

All students and parents can find these sites helpful as they make the transition into the new school year.

"At OHDELA, we do our best to provide our parents and students with every possible tool and opportunity to succeed. These Web sites are just one of the many examples," said Schneider.

About OHDELA
The Ohio Distance and Electronic Learning Academy (OHDELA) is for students in kindergarten through 12th grade that are looking to achieve academic success in the comfort and safety of their own homes. This tuition-free program helped nearly 5,000 students throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania and Colorado become well-educated citizens last school year. OHDELA provides a computer with Internet access in the student's home, a K-12 customized curriculum, and educational assistance from highly qualified teachers and online tutors. For more information about OHDELA, visit http://www.ohdela.com.

Media contacts for more information:
Dr. Mary Ann Schneider    
Vice President, DELA    
330-253-8680    

Monica Jones
White Hat Management
330-252-8755

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