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Mr. Nussbaum! Learning + Fun Website Poster Image
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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
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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.

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Oh Noah! Website Poster Image
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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
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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
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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.

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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.