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Ansel and Clair: Little Green Island App Poster Image
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This ecology simulation empowers kids to care for the environment. Masters of their own islands, they can see trash, oil spills, and more that they must fix to make the island beautiful, natural, and rainbow-framed.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
Bobo Explores Light App Poster Image
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Bobo is a little robot who serves as a guide of sorts as kids navigate a thorough exploration of exactly what light is and how it works. Topics include reflection, refraction, lasers, the color spectrum, how eyes see, why the sky is blue, and much more.

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BrainPOP Jr. Website Poster Image
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An audio-heavy pay site that creates animated curriculum-based content aligned to state education standards for elementary schoolers. Includes video, game, quiz, and activity sections for science, health, writing, reading, social studies, and math.

Crayon Physics Deluxe Game Poster Image
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Physics? Child's play! Watch your drawings gain weight and mass, creating puzzles that teach the principles of physics.

Linux, Mac, Windows
Curiosity Machine Website Poster Image
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Open-ended STEM challenges support innovative thinking through an experience that's like having a big sister or brother who's into science and shows you cool stuff. The interface is bright and bold, the videos intriguing, and the feedback very positive.

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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.