Best New Apps for Kids and Families

Zap Zap Math offers free intergalactic practice with a wide array of math skills from Kindergarden through grade six.  With 19 games in 9 topics, the app covers several Common Core Math Standards for elementary school.


Duolingo is a great way to learn a new language!  Earn points for correct answers, race againt the clock and level up!  Follows the learning principles of Rosetta Stone in a kid-friendly game-like app.


Renegade Buggies, a free app for iOS and Android, helps children and parents gain financial literacy skills together.  The app, developed in partnership with the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, was named Instructional Game of the Year (2015).
 


Librarian Picks!  UPDATED LIST
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Some Great Websites!


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Courtesy of ALSC's Great Websites for Kids

Art Hub for KidsRuff Ruffman: Humble Media Genius    
This is a pilot – a test – with Ruff Ruffman videos looking at the red-hot topic of how kids can and should use media and technology. Our first videos focus on texting, sharing photographs, using search, and finding an appropriate balance of technology use.

 
More Fun Sites

The Best Children's Books
This link has some pretty cool lists of recommended books!
 


Book Adventure
This free website can help you keep track of what you have read and you can even earn points for some fun prizes!
 


Kidsreads logoKids Reads
This link will keep you up to date on the latest and greatest in kids books!
 



Series and Sequels
Ever wonder what book comes next in a series?  Use this website to help you keep track!