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BrainPOP Jr. Website Poster Image
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An audio-heavy pay site that creates animated curriculum-based content aligned to state education standards for elementary schoolers. Includes video, game, quiz, and activity sections for science, health, writing, reading, social studies, and math.

BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week App Poster Image
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Creates animated curriculum-based content aligned to state education standards and includes video, game, quiz, and activity sections for science, health, writing, reading, social studies, and math.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Apps for Windows
DreamBox Learning Math Game Poster Image
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Online math game adjusts in difficulty as you play. The game-like atmosphere is enticing and engaging; it's visually appealing and fun to play.

Mac, Windows
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Ele

Organized, info-packed resource that's a gift for pre-K parents. Early education subjects include reading and writing, playing, math and science, and the arts and are presented through ebooks, videos, games, and songs.

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Website Poster Image
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Superb educational site from PBS Kids builds on the beloved kids' show, with lessons and activities that teach life skills. Offers the series' best clips, plus song lyrics, new activities for kids and parents, and fun facts about the show and its creator.

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Help Your Child at Home

  • Read with your child every day. Ask your child to explain his or her favorite parts of a story, and share your own. For a list of great books, check out the Essential Books list.
  • Ask your child questions that require comparing numbers, such as, "Who has more cookies, you or your brother?"
  • Model the kinds of social interactions you want your child to learn: Be polite (for example, say "please" and "thank you"), introduce yourself and your child when you enter a new place (such as a daycare or school), and talk about what it means to be a good friend.