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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
Design Squad Global Website Poster Image
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Fun PBS site introduces elementary schoolers to science and engineering through fun games and activities. Breaks down the scientific process of brainstorming and prototyping, combined with at-home design challenges.

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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.