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Drive About: Number Neighborhood App Poster Image

A collection of whimsical games that teach preschool and kindergarten math skills. Kids can travel through a seaside neighborhood, finding a new game at each fun stop, such as a cake shop, a boat dock, or a playground.

Game Classroom Website Poster Image

Fun homework helper supplements classwork in language and math, from counting to multiplication and statistics, in games, worksheets, lesson plans, and videos. An e-newsletter suggests activity ideas and learning tips.

Intro to Math, by Montessorium App Poster Image

Numerals 0 to 9 taught through game-like manipulation of objects. For example, 3 may be represented by a numeral, three dots, or a stick three segments long, and kids place the items in various orders.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
IXL Website Poster Image

Math drills and practice can only be so fun, but IXL makes a good effort through rewards, immediate feedback, and visually appealing tasks. Activities for kids pre-K and up, and you must be a member for unlimited access.

Kinect Sesame Street TV Game Poster Image

Excellent example of educational interactive TV. Kids watch clips from the show, occasionally interacting with the characters by, say, catching and throwing imaginary balls, and they learn about friendship, physical activity, numbers, letters, and other concepts.

Xbox 360


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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.