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Helping my Child at Home - Literacy

The following are the handouts that were given out during our Grade 1 - 3 Family Literacy Night on November 30th 2023

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Online Resources to Support Literacy at Home


The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online® - , streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside  creatively produced illustrations.

To encourage family engagement and a love of reading at home, PBS KIDS -  offers families a place to come together and read along with fan-favorites on YouTube.
A digital library for preschool and primary learners that’s free and easy to use for teachers and families alike. Unite for LIteracy -  offers books that are read in several different languages.

Tumble Book Library -  is directed at Kindergarten to Grade 4 students.  Tumble Book Library includes unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, non fiction books and videos, and curated playlists. Plus, the collection features Graphic Novels – a student favorite!

Sora Reading app is directed at Primary to Intermediate readers

Sora is an online book site (this is the app version of Overdrive books) that allows access to thousands of popular, high-quality books and videos. All students have free access. Students do not need teachers to set up class accounts to read texts from this account.  Students can earn badges and rewards and complete comprehension assignments. Students can read or listen to these books using a Chromebook, desktop computer, or personal mobile device.


  1. Download the Sora app from the Google app store here

  1. Enter the library and school name as: “York Region District School Board”

  1. Students enter "0" plus their student number, no password is needed


TVO Learn -  TVO’s Ontario certified teachers have developed an overview of the curriculum from Kindergarten to Grade 12 for each subject area, as well as a curated list of engaging videos, articles, podcasts, games and activities to support learning.  ​Explore straightforward, engaging and free resources you can trust to support your child’s learning.


Helping my Child at Home - Mathematics



Resource Name


Grade K-6

Doing Mathematics with your Child
A pa​rent guide​

Grade K-12


This site is designed for Ontario K-12

students, educators and parents/guardians.  

Grade K - 12

Mathies Games

A variety of interactive games that include:

  • Fractions

  • Integers

  • Linear Growing Patterns

  • Trigonometric Functions

  • Whole Numbers  ​​

Grade K - 12

Mathies Learning Tools

A variety of digital math tools and manipulatives.

Grade K - 12

Mathies Home Supports

This link contains a variety of activities that families can work on at home to build fluency with mathematical concepts.  

Additionally there are stories that can be read to help families and caregivers explore math concepts with children aged 5 to 7.  These stories are also available in French.

Grade K to 6

TVO's mPower

TVO's mPower is a fun and innovative online game-based resource that builds problem-solving, critical thinking and math skills for learners in kindergarten to Grade 6.​

Parents will need to create an account.

​Grade K - 8 TVO Learn
Understand the curriculum requirements and use them to make a plan for your child or immediately access engaging resources and activities to get your child learning now. Use these resources on their own or as a supplement to existing learning at school, online, or at home.​
​Grade 4 - 12
Free 1:1 Grade 4-12 tutoring with Ontario Certified Teachers.  

Build your math skills and confidence with a personalized math coach. Tutors are available online Monday to Friday from 9 am to 9 pm ET, and Saturdays and Sundays from 3 pm to 9 pm ET.​​ 

Grade 1 - 12


Ontario Educational Resource Bank offers lesson plans, activities, and multimedia items for Kindergarten to Grade 12 teachers and students at participating school boards.

Student userid: YRDSBstudent

Student password: oerbs  

Grade 7 -10

Homework Help

Register online for FREE homework help!​


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