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Clever, hands-on method for learning how to spell. Kids physically manipulate letters on-screen and hear the sound of each letter as they touch it and drag it into position to form words.

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Arcademic Skill Builders Website Poster Image
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Play lively math, vocabulary, and geography games for free on this helpful site. Many games feature shooting and kid-friendly characters such as elephants and aliens.

Avokiddo ABC Ride App Poster Image
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Adorable and adaptable alliterative alphabet app. Continues the adventures of the sibling team Beck and Bo as they explore and discover letters.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
Bookshare Website Poster Image
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Outstanding online library of digital books for kids who can provide proof of print disability, such as blindness or low vision, a learning disability, or a physical disability that makes it difficult or impossible to read standard print.

BrainPOP Jr. Website Poster Image
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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.

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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.