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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.

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Interactive situations help kids understand and define their feelings and consider their behavior options. The app can support the development of strategies for self-regulation. For kids who struggle with social and emotional control.

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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.