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Friendly guides and fun games help kids build math fluency. Games teach addition and subtraction for numbers 0 to 10 and multiplication and division for 0 to 12.

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Great spelling study tool offers options for various learning styles. Kids create their own lists and record each word and a clue phrase to be spoken back in their own voice during the app's spelling test. Tremendously useful.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
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An educational geography game that teaches and quizzes kids on the countries of the world and their shapes, neighbors, landmarks, capital cities, languages, flags, and other geographical facts.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Windows app
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A U.S. geography game in which kids can study the information first, using included state "flash cards," or dive in and learn by trial and error. Begins with one activity unlocked, but four mini-games become available as kids progress.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Windows app
State Bingo and Road Trip US App Poster Image

Two fun games, bingo and a trivia road trip, test kids' knowledge of the 50 states.



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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.