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Mr. Nussbaum! Learning + Fun Website Poster Image

Quick, before school starts: Send your kids to this edu-site to brush up on math, science, English, and social studies. Layout is a bit busy, but lots of games and opportunities for drill practice.

News-2-You App Poster Image

Picture symbols and audio help kids hear and see text and visuals. There's a new edition every week covering current events such as popular movies, sporting events, holidays, and environmental issues.

Oh Noah! Website Poster Image

Learning a new language can be tricky -- and a lot of fun. Kids will learn some basic Spanish from Noah's mix-ups and discover that it's OK to make mistakes along the way.

PBS KIDS Lab Website Poster Image

Learning games for the preschooler set are fun, fun, fun. This site is a debut point for the Lab's newest games as well as a peek into their research and other behind-the-scenes information.

Phonics Genius App Poster Image

Flash card-style app helps kids learn words by letter sounds. Has over 6,000 words grouped into 225 categories. Kids match visual and spoken words in a listening game, and audio helps them hear each word clearly.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad


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Help Your Child at Home

  • Have your child practice writing through a real-world task, such as writing a thank-you note for a gift or writing a letter to family members or friends.
  • When saving money for a new purchase, have your child compare how much you have already with the total cost of the item. How much more money do you need?
  • Try something new with your child, such as a game or sport. Show him or her the importance of perseverance by offering praise for effort, not outcome.