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Toca Lab: Elements App Poster Image
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In this free-play app, kids swipe, tap, and hold lab equipment such as a centrifuge, a Bunsen burner, an oscilloscope, test tubes, and cooling agents to alter the 118 elements.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
Toca Nature App Poster Image
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Kids can build natural elements -- trees, lakes, and mountains -- and observe what happens as animals move in and food sources abound. Interaction is slow and calm, just like a peaceful walk in a tranquil forest.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
World Book's World of Animals App Poster Image
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Learn about 200 animals, both living and extinct. Each page has photos and info including the animal's species, scientific name, weight, length, diet, habitat, predators, conservation status, and more. Interactive content goes far beyond traditional encyclopedias.

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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.