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America's Story from America's Library Website Poster Image
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Quirky stories bring history to life on this colorful, engaging website that offers a peek into American history using text, video, and photographs to illustrate the past.

Arcademic Skill Builders Website Poster Image
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Play lively math, vocabulary, and geography games for free on this helpful site. Many games feature shooting and kid-friendly characters such as elephants and aliens.

Biblionasium Website Poster Image
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A safe social-networking site where kids can log, review, and share favorite books. It's COPPA-compliant and helps kids learn how to talk about books and form opinions as they share thoughts with friends.

BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper Website Poster Image
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Vast library of educational links, covering almost every topic that comes to mind, a boon for kids doing online research. Each category (for example, "English") is broken into subcategories (grammar, mythology, poetry, literature, and authors).

Book Creator App Poster Image
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Simple app lets kids craft their own ebooks to read or share. Users pick images, place text, and choose background colors.

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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.