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A treasure trove of resources for kids who are interested in all sorts of topics such as history, science, and culture, with learning through games, articles, experiments, a searchable library, and more.

Star Walk Kids: Astronomy Game App Poster Image
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A virtual planetarium that teaches about constellations and celestial bodies. Kids can stargaze by pointing their devices toward the sky; the built-in gyroscope follows their movements and creates a sky map based on their locations.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
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Lively math and science site caters to various learning styles. Engaging multimedia lessons on math and science, ranging from basic algebra to scientific theory and evidence. High-quality videos, songs, and karaoke. From Scholastic.

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Kid-friendly video lessons on an incredible variety of topics offer a lot of depth although they're short. The site does a great job of explaining sometimes complex content, with high-quality production and quirky animations.

Tynker: Coding Games for Kids App Poster Image
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Web-based course collection that teaches kids the logic of programming using visual blocks of code. Offers two paid, self-paced online courses, Introduction to Programming and Game Design, and several free coding games.

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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.