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Sesame Street TV Poster Image
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age 2+
Classic show endures changes, but learning content remains.
Network: PBS
(1969)
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West Side Story Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Musical masterpiece tackles race, with some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1961)
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Splendors and Glooms Book Poster Image
age 11+
Dark, magical, Dickensian page-turner for tweens.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2012)
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Nick Jr. Beyond the Backpack Website Poster Image
age 2+
Personalized help preps kids for preschool success.
URL: http://beyondthebackpack.nickjr.com/
(2015)
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Let's Play! Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Artist charms with another engaging hands-on book.
By Hervé Tullet
(2016)
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Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History Book Poster Image
age 11+
Engaging profiles of 40 amazing women in 31 countries.
By Kate Schatz
(2016)
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Say Zoop! Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Joyfully noisy book sparkles with creative energy.
By Hervé Tullet
(2017)
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School of Rock Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Standout Jack Black in nerds-become-cool comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Signing Time TV Poster Image
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age 2+
Sweet introduction to American Sign Language.
Network: PBS
(2006)
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Sunny Side Up TV Poster Image
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age 2+
Energetic A.M. fun and learning for preschoolers.
Network: Sprout
(2007)
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Kids Puzzles Puzzingo - Learning Puzzle Games for Toddler App Poster Image
age 2+
Well-done app engages tots learning animals, ABCs, and 123s.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
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Lil Sub ABC - Learn to Spell Sea Animals and Beach Toys App Poster Image
age 2+
Colorful, giggle-inducing alphabet practice for toddlers.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
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Big Birthday Music Poster Image
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age 2+
Super-sized dose of Wiggles' faves from concerts.
By The Wiggles
(2012)
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Veer-Zaara Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Bollywood forbidden love tale with song, dance, drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Harry the Bunny TV Poster Image
age 2+
Friendly bunny's adventures have teaching points for kids.
Network: Netflix
(2013)
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Numbers Around the Globe TV Poster Image
age 2+
Cute counting series promotes physical activity.
Network: Online
(2013)
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Fifteen Animals! Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Cute animals and nonsense make counting fun.
By Sandra Boynton
(2008)
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20 Feet from Stardom Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Smart, thoughtful docu shines light on background singers.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Ele Website Poster Image
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Ele
age 2+
Organized, info-packed resource a gift for pre-K parents.
URL: http://ele.fredrogerscenter.org/
(2014)
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VTech InnoTab Software - Go! Go! Smart Wheels Game Poster Image
age 2+
Vehicle mini-games give letter, number learning a new spin.
Platforms: InnoTab, InnoTab 2
(2014)
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