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Picture symbols and audio help kids hear and see text and visuals. There's a new edition every week covering current events such as popular movies, sporting events, holidays, and environmental issues.

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Versatile site lets kids read about current events, including national and international events, science, art, money, law, health, and other topics, at the level they're comfortable with.

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Fast-paced word game teaches vocabulary and makes learning antonyms fun. Players match opposite words as a girl and boy hurl words at each other; their body language and facial expressions convey major attitude.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
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Flash card-style app helps kids learn words by letter sounds. Has over 6,000 words grouped into 225 categories. Kids match visual and spoken words in a listening game, and audio helps them hear each word clearly.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
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Best of the Web's educational content all in one spot. Education experts search other websites to find the best material and make it accessible by putting it here. Easy-to-use and versatile site with high-quality material from trustworthy sources.

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Help Your Child at Home

  • Discuss your family's history and stories. Brainstorm ways to use technology to capture the story effectively, and help your child create a presentation, song, poem, or essay that expresses the story's tone and main ideas.
  • Do simple math to accomplish a task: If you're building a box, how much wood will you need for the sides? Measure the length, width, and height of the box. How would you figure out the volume of water it would hold?
  • Start to talk with your child about bullying, including cyberbullying. Even though social media may be years away, plant the seeds now for helping kids understand appropriate interactions, and let kids know they can talk to you about it.