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Daisy the Dinosaur App Poster Image

This free coding game is simply cute, with a calm blue sky, yellow sun, green dinosaur, and yellow star. It makes programming easy, offering nine drag-and-drop commands for kids to make Daisy move.

California Academy of Sciences Website Poster Image

A section of the website for the California Academy of Sciences, a museum and research institution in San Francisco. Shows kids what's happening right now; videos and webcams show scientists in action and animals in their native environments.

DIY Nano App Poster Image

Spark big interest in tiny things with this app that makes nanotechnology understandable. It gives kids ways to experiment with the tiniest bits of engineering and science marvels at home.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Fizzy's Lunch Lab Website Poster Image

What's for lunch? This satisfying PBS site teaches elementary schoolers about good nutrition, a balanced diet, and physical activity through fun, engaging characters and a variety of games, videos, music, recipes, and activities.

Journey North Website Poster Image

Helps kids record and share observations about seasonal change, from the length of a day to a flower blooming or the presence of a butterfly. Great for elementary schoolers who are curious about ecosystems, life cycles, or the seasons.


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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.