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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.

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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

  • As school gets harder, help your child get into a homework routine. Set aside time each day, in the same place, at the same time, for kids to do homework and to start developing organizational skills.
  • Talk about age-appropriate news. Encourage your child to point out main and supporting ideas in a news story, and encourage him or her to come up with synonyms and antonyms for key words.
  • Cook with your child to help him or her develop an understanding of fractions. Experiment with volume: Show that one third is more than one quarter but less than one half.