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Warm, optimistic news source delivers current event updates. A nice intro to keeping on top of world news; though the site doesn't sugarcoat real stories, it does offer gently positive viewpoints and answers questions alarmed kids may have.

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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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Nifty comic-creation tool offers positive, upbeat messages. Kids can create their own comics using a charming cast of predrawn characters. Features a few religious references.

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Inclusive instruction outshines other language programs. Offers more than 45 language courses and ESL instruction in 17 languages; designed to help travelers learn grammar, pronunciation, and conversation skills.

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Quick, before school starts: Send your kids to this edu-site to brush up on math, science, English, and social studies. Layout is a bit busy, but lots of games and opportunities for drill practice.


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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.