Starting school can be difficult -- both kids and parents can be unsure of what to expect. Sure, it's great if your kids can identify their shapes and colors. But getting by in preschool involves so much more. These terrific apps, games, and websites can help kids build friendships and learn everyday life skills, too -- such as observing the weather, understanding the importance of moving around, and expressing their feelings.
Nice guide to childhood milestone, but needs more Elmo.
Drag-and-drop shape puzzles made especially for toddlers.
Learning letter sounds with Dora is fun and systematic.
Learn the alphabet with tracing, puzzles, videos, and songs.
Cute games best for kids who already know shapes.
Excellent example of educational interactive television.
Playful app uses fruit to teach toddlers and preschoolers.
Virtual world preschoolers can enjoy with adult help.
Good selection of letter-themed mini-games for preschoolers.
Health and fitness are the focus in this cute, active game.
Ad-free pay site helps little ones get ready for school.
Magical preschool adventure is perfect starter game for Wii.
Fun, simple phonics games hosted by Word World character.
Innovative way to learn about gray matter.
A gentle introduction to the science world for young kids.
Exciting learn-to-read game incorporates your drawings.
Online learning game set in a big open world is a cut above.
Learn tricks, make friends, and shop with a virtual puppy.
Lessons and activities help preschoolers learn life skills.
Self-directed, fun, simple lessons will engage pre-readers.
Animation and big visuals help preschoolers learn to spell.
Classic reborn as e-library with great selection, high fees.
Engaging app lets kids experiment, explore with TV faves.
Outstanding learn-to-read site sure to engage little ones.