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Best Media Lists: Our Recommendations for Families

Need some fresh ideas for your next family movie night? In the market for apps and games that will entertain your kids and teach them a thing or two? Looking for a book to engage your reluctant reader? Our editors have hand-picked lists of their favorite titles in every category of media we cover -- movies, TV, books, music, websites, apps, and games (including learning ratings) -- to give you the information you need to make the best choices for your family. All of our picks are entertaining and rated to help you decide whether they're age-appropriate for your kids.
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Great films for all ages with strong girls, sensitive boys, and other positive portrayals.
Finding Nemo Movie Poster Image
Move over, superheroes! These men and boys show a broader definition of masculinity.
Frozen Movie Poster Image
Gems with strong, clever, and awesome heroines.
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Gems that show strong, clever, or otherwise awesome females.
Ask the Storybots TV Poster Image
TV that avoids stereotypes and offers gender balance.
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That TV Poster Image
From cartoons to dramas, these great shows were books first.
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Things just don't add up when your kid can't stand math, but these tools can help.
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For some kids, picking up a book is like torture. Take the sting out of text and find a fun inroad with these apps.
BFT - Bear Focus Timer App Poster Image
From little kid to teen, all kids get distracted (adults, too!), so consider using some tech to keep them on track.
DRAWNIMAL by YATATOY App Poster Image
These apps are bizarre in the best ways -- and they offer learning opportunities.
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Though these tools are great for all kids, they have special appeal for kids who need an extra challenge.
Desmos Graphing Calculator App Poster Image
If your kids need extra practice or help with middle school math, check out this list of tools.
Khan Academy Website Poster Image
Middle school is all about changes -- including in math class -- and these tools can help ease any tough math transitions.
Marble Math App Poster Image
Use these tools to help your kid master new math skills.
Mystery Math Town App Poster Image
Whether your kid needs extra practice or a fun way to pass the time, these apps are sure to please.
Llama Drama: Lumio Multiplication App Poster Image
Give your kid's math skills a boost with these fun games.
Twelve a Dozen - all access App Poster Image
Keep your kid's love of numbers alive with these super-fun tools.
DragonBox Algebra 5+ App Poster Image
Plus and minus equal new math skills for your first-grader, and these apps can help reinforce their learning.
Bedtime Math Website Poster Image
Help your kid start math with a strong foundation using these great tools.
Year of the Jungle Book Poster Image
Remember and honor those who died in service with these patriotic picks.

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