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Arcademics Website Poster Image

Play lively math, vocabulary, and geography games for free on this helpful site for first through fifth graders. Many games feature shooting and kid-friendly characters such as elephants and aliens.

BrainPOP Jr. Website Poster Image

An audio-heavy pay site for the youngest grades that creates animated curriculum-based content aligned to state education standards. Includes video, game, quiz, and activity sections for science, health, writing, reading, social studies, and math.

Bugs and Bubbles App Poster Image

Games cover prereading skills, early math skills, fine motor skills, and STEM-oriented thinking. The graphics are gorgeous and feature lots of fascinating, realistic-looking bugs.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Dexteria Dots - Get in Touch with Math App Poster Image

A hand- and finger-exercise app for very young kids or for kids with special needs. The three modes -- Write It, Tap It, and Pinch It -- are exercises, not games. Mostly for therapy and practice.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
DreamBox Learning Math Website Poster Image

Online math game adjusts in difficulty as you play. The game-like atmosphere is enticing and engaging; it's visually appealing and fun to play.


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Help Your Child at Home

  • Pick a word of the day, starting each day with a different letter. Have your child write the word and look for things in your home that begin with the same letter.
  • Look for word problems in real life. For example, if you use five eggs to make breakfast, close the egg carton and ask your child, "How many eggs are left?"
  • Try using "we" frequently in conversation, helping kids learn family rules and your family’s culture. This can help give kids a sense of security and belonging, and it can help them understand your family's rules and values.