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Thirteen Ed Online Website Poster Image
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A wealth of interactive and engaging educational activities and games. Surfing may turn up new interests, and that's part of the fun. Features diverse, relatable characters.

TIME for Kids Website Poster Image
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Terrific news/info resource boosts brain power and is a safe and wonderfully eye-opening place for kids to hang out online. Articles give frank facts (while leaving out disturbing details) about things like political assassinations and social injustices.

Smithsonian: TweenTribune Website Poster Image
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This site's prescreened stories will keep kids up on current events. The content runs the gamut from educational to fluffy, with substantial coverage of celebrities and brands.

TypingClub Website Poster Image
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Highly engaging lessons and games help kids learn to type. From basic lessons on lowercase letters to using capitals, numbers, and even symbols, almost every aspect of standard keyboarding is covered.

Universal Reader Plus Website Poster Image
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Versatile downloadable text-to-speech reader summarizes and translates text, helping kids with comprehension and reading difficulties.

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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.