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VocabularySpellingCity Website Poster Image
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City of fun, clever language games is worth visiting. Offers about a dozen free learning-based games and other activities, including vocab and spelling lists; kids also get logic and reading practice.

Word Central Website Poster Image
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Kid-friendly definitions make site a great reference. Offers a full children's dictionary, word games, and daily buzzwords. The exercises give kids an opportunity to better their vocabulary and learn about the origins of language.

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Fun images and prompts spark creativity and get kids writing. Filled with easy-to-navigate icons. Can help kids who struggle with written expression; also lets kids record their voices to help with expressive language.

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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.