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A nostalgic touchstone for many of today's parents that lives up to the landmark television program. Reborn as a fee-based e-library with great selection, it keeps the focus on education and the joy of learning.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
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Jam-packed with fun videos, games, and activities that can help kids on the verge of reading literacy develop core reading skills.

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Solid text-to-speech tool supports struggling readers. Any text can easily be imported, read, and highlighted as well as copied and pasted to another program. An affordable, versatile tool that supports independence for kids with reading difficulties.

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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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A teacher's dream. This companion app for the website lets teachers and parents create customized word lists to help kids improve spelling, vocabulary, and grammar. A lot of flexibility makes it helpful for kids who need alternative ways to learn how to spell.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android

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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.