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Grammar Pop App Poster Image
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Fun word game helps reinforce parts of speech. Focuses on the basic parts of speech, not building higher-level grammar skills.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
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Math drills and practice can only be so fun, but IXL makes a good effort through rewards, immediate feedback, and visually appealing tasks. Activities for kids pre-K and up, and you must be a member for unlimited access.

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Free website with thousands of educational videos and an almost unlimited number of practice exercises. Most math videos focus on procedure rather than conceptual depth. Aimed at self-paced instruction.

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Bite-size but meaty collection of math videos and games, with teacher and student materials. Meant to appeal to kids who don't like math, giving them a new way to look at concepts.

Motion Math: Fractions! App Poster Image
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Innovative fraction practice. A star has fallen from the sky, and kids must get it back into space by making it bounce in the correct place on a number line on the bottom of the screen.

iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

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Help Your Child at Home

  • Create a family vocabulary blog: Use social media such as Pinterest or a collaboration app such as Evernote to save interesting words your family finds and discuss them together.
  • Take note of real-life chances to discuss times tables; if your family eats three meals a day, how many meals do you eat in a week?
  • Develop a politeness policy, including behavioral expectations for your child and other family members. Make it clear that taking turns, listening, and saying "please" all are important at home and at school.