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Educational Software on the Early Literacy Station™

These educational software titles are carefully chosen for age appropriateness, educational value, replay interest, ease of use, entertainment value, graphics and sound quality, and discovery and growth. All programs are top-rated by Children's Technology Review.

The ELS is available in three language editions.

Version 9 educational software titles:

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Bailey's Book House

Early Language

Contains seven easy-to-use early language activities with clear speech and graphics. Offers a great introduction to letter sounds and words.

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Beginning Reading

Literacy

This superb School Zone title includes two interactive books, dictionary, and build-your-own-story feature.

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Between the Lions

Literacy

Based on the award-winning PBS television series. Designed to foster literacy skills, while playfully demonstrating the joys of reading.

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Britannica Children's Learning Suite

Multiple Learning Activities

Take an exciting journey with learning games, challenging activities, homework help, world atlas, historical timelines, photos, videos, audio clips, and virtual tours.

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Click!

Productivity

Use Click! to take and manage photos using built-in webcams on certain hardware models. Using Click!, these photos—and other images—can be used with many programs on the ELS.

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ClueFinders 3rd Grade and 4th Grade Adventures

Multiple Learning Activities

Go on adventures by following clues and solving puzzles based on math,reading, science, and geography.

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Diego's Safari Rescue

Learning Activities

Help Diego save the African elephants of the Serengeti from an evil magician while learning about animals on the savannah, counting, colors, shapes, patterns, and native culture.

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Giggles Toddler My Musical World/Giggles Toddler ABCs and 123s/Nursery Rhymes

Early Learning

Very visually appealing programs that are great for very young learners. My Musical World features all kinds of musical elements. Keyboard turns into any instrument! Nursery Rhymes includes 14 classic tales.

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JumpStart Phonics

Early Language

All 12 activities begin by teaching letter recognition and sounds at lower levels and progress to reading words and sentences at higher levels.

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JumpStart Advanced PreSchool

Early Language

Young children are introduced to letters and numbers in dot-to-dot games and presented with letter sounds in picture/sound matching activities.

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JumpStart 1st Grade

Multiple Learning Activities

Includes 10 well-designed activities that teach math, reading, science, and more. Includes general assistance when kids are struggling.

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JumpStart Advanced Kindergarten

Multiple Learning Activities

Features six early reading, math, music, and art activities. Includes: letters sounded out and assembled, objects added and subtracted, sequencing, and drawing.

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JumpStart Advanced Toddler

Early Learning

In Grandma Duck's magical garden, children discover original songs and eight activities that introduce numbers, shapes, colors, and more.

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Kid Pix 3D

Creativity

This time-tested favorite now features amazing 3D graphics and easy-path animation.

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Kid Works Deluxe

Creativity

This astounding creativity tool allows children to author and illustrate amazing tales and then bring them to life with animated stickers, sound effects, and a text-to-speech translator.

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Know Your USA

Geography

Learn about the geography of the United States from an in-depth series of maps, quizzes, and puzzles.

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Krazy ArtRoom

Creativity

A rare, magical program full of great special effects. Easy-to-use art and creativity center captures the power of interactive media.

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La Casa de Dora

Multiple Learning Activities

Explore all the rooms of Dora's house and play soccer against Boots in the backyard in this incredibly robust program which touches on virtually every curricular content area.

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Libre Office: Calc, Draw, Impress, Writer

Productivity

Learn the computer skills you will use for a lifetime within these applications based on word processing (Writer), spreadsheet manipulation (Calc), presentation creation (Impress), and chart, table, and illustration authoring (Draw).

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Math Blaster 5-7

Mathematics

Features eight entertaining math activities. Kids measure out food for animals; race dinosaur-like creatures; care for the unusual creatures at the Intergalactic Zoo; and more.

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Math Doodles

Mathematics

Count money, tell time, learn fractions, and solve problems as part of this engaging, inventive math program. Even algebra is covered.

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Merriam Webster Dictionary

Reference

The premiere Student Dictionary and Thesaurus. Multiple language translations.

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Millie's Math House

Mathematics

Explore numbers, shapes, patterns, addition, and subtraction. Practice math skills: build a mouse house, count jellybeans, put shoes on creatures.

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MusiCan 2-3

Music & Sound

Uses animation, visual cues, audio tracks, repetition, song, and role-play to introduce pitch, beat, dynamics, timbre, rhythm, and timing.

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MusiCan 4-5

Music & Sound

Investigate music styles, instruments, melodies, notation, and structures. Helps kids develop appraising, composing, and performing skills.

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My Amazing Human Body

Science

Entertaining introduction to the human body. Activities led by a humorous skeleton. Covers the skeleton, organs, and body systems.

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History Explorer

History

Travel back in time to visit eight countries and locate historical artifacts. Mission is to rescue a missing professor, lost somewhere in history.

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PEEP Floats

Science

Animated series full of innovative ideas for teaching science. Introduces: smells, water currents, measuring, boats, exploring, and more.

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Photo Kit Junior

Creativity

Lots of activities using photos, art work, and writing. Create your own slideshow with captions and music.

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Reader Rabbit Toddler

Early Reading

Toddlers learn by observing and exploring the world around them. A wonderful way for children to discover numbers, letters, shapes, and sounds.

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Reader Rabbit Math Ages 6-9

Mathematics

Terrific math practice in the guise of nine entertaining activities. Kids are stranded on Pirate Island and use success with the activities to gather up the scattered pieces of their boat.

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Reader Rabbit Learn to Read with Phonics

Early Language

Learn to recognize and sound out words, build vocabulary, improve memory, develop concentration, and more.

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Sammy's Science House

Science

Sammy introduces early science and thinking skills with five fun-filled activities: puzzle parts, classify animals, sequence movies, adjust weather conditions, and observe wild life.

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Science Express: Life Processes and Physical Processes

Science

Learn about how and where animals live in Life Processes. With Physical Processes, dig into the world of physical science.

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Sesame Street - First Steps

Early Language

Offers an exciting way for parents and children to interact while singing songs, playing games, and learning the fundamentals of language.

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Sesame Street - Learn to Play, Learn to Grow

Early Language

Focuses on early childhood learning and self-esteem. Features 25 engaging activities for children 2-4 years old with language development, counting, music, art, and shape activities.

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Space and the Universe

Science

Land the lunar module, explore the stars in a virtual planetarium, and enjoy all things outer space in this outrageously robust title from Dorling Kindersley.

Speakaboos Interactive Storybooks: Boy Who Cried Wolf,
Buckle My Shoe, Chicken Litte, Hickory Dickory Dock,
Humpty Dumpty, Three Little Pigs, Tortoise and the Hare
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Speakaboos Interactive Storybooks: Boy Who Cried Wolf, Buckle My Shoe, Chicken Little, Hickory Dickory Dock, Humpty Dumpty, Three Little Pigs, Tortoise and the Hare

Interactive Storybooks

These classic tales get an updated, interactive treatment curteousy of Speakaboos. Story text is highlight, words are pronounced, there is hidden content on every page, and so much more.

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SpeedCrunch

Productivity

Easy to use open-source calculator application includes advanced Math Book feature.

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Stationery Studio

Creativity

Award-winning program develops handwriting and computer composition. Kids write stories, reports, letters, and illustrate with colorful graphics.

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Thinkin' Things: Toony The Loon's Lagoon

Problem Solving

Features six activities designed to build logical thinking abilities: compare and contrast, hypothesize and test, create and discern patterns, and analyze and predict outcomes.

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Trudy's Time and Place House

Multiple Activities

Focuses on time and geography skills. Inside Trudy the Alligator's main room, children choose from five activities.

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Tux Paint

Creativity

Create your own art with this award-winning, open source gem.

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Typing Tournament

Typing

Take the drudgery out of learning to type by completing this quest to best the Black Knight and his diabolical typing machine.

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USA Explorer

Geography

A great introduction to U.S. geography. Kids track down Joe across 50 states and visit interesting locations and landmarks and learn about the areas.

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Volcanic Panic

Mathematics

Compete against other players or the computer in this 3-D boardgame-style math challenge with a volcanic eruption imminent—rescue awaits only the winner!

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World Explorer

Geography

Explore 40 scrolling map scenes, 600 information screens, 16 videos, 19 journeys, and five games. Interesting introduction to maps and geography.

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World of Goo

Physics

Solve an increasingly more difficult set of challenges with constructions of “goo” featuring varying characteristics in this wildly popular game based on simple physics and problem solving.

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La Clase de Dibujo

Creativity

Tells the story of Tommy learning to become an artist.In English and Spanish. Coupled with 14 art activities.

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Bailey’s Book House

Early Language

Contains seven easy-to-use early language activities with clear speech and graphics. Offers a great introduction to letter sounds and words.

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Click!

Productivity

Use Click! to take and manage photos using built-in webcams on certain hardware models. Using Click!, these photos—and other images—can be used with many programs on the ELS.

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ClueFinders 3rd Grade and 4th Grade Adventures

Multiple Learning Activities

Go on adventures by following clues and solving puzzles based on math,reading, science, and geography.

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Britannica Student Encyclopedia

Reference

Includes useful homework resources, video subject browsing, and how-to documents on topics such as writing a book review.

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Britannica Compacta Dictionary (Merriam-Webster)

Reference

Classic resource. Supports multiple language translations.

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Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia

Reference

A great resource that features a world atlas, historical timelines, thousands of photographs, videos, audio clips, and virtual tours.

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Diego's Safari Rescue

Learning Activities

Help Diego save the African elephants of the Serengeti from an evil magician while learning about animals on the savannah, counting, colors, shapes, patterns, and native culture.

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Enciclopedia Compacta Britannica

Reference

The Enciclopedia Compacta Britannica is one of the most comprehensive Spanish-language resources for information on people, places, and events.

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El Cuerpo (Educorock)

Science

"El Cuerpo" will have students hitting the dance floor and touching their ears, feet, eyes, nose, mouth. It’s the body "like you’ve never heard it before."

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El Gran Atlas del Pequeño Aventurero

Social Studies

Children learn about geography, countries and their inhabitants, cities, famous monuments, and plants and animals from all over the world using a unique atlas.

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El Pequeño Aventurero de la Ciencia

Science

This program attempts to answer kids’ science questions with text, pictures, animations and activities. The goal is for children to try to become Science Explorers.

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En La Granja (Educorock)

Language

"En La Granja" is a farm-themed rap song that reinforces both animal vocabulary (names of animals and their sounds) and related action verbs.

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Flash Action Software Addition/Subtraction

Mathematics

Kids can practice addition and subtraction facts—alone, against a friend, timed, or un-timed.

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Giggles Toddler My Musical World/Giggles Toddler ABCs and 123s

Music

Both programs are educational dynamos. My Musical World features dozens of songs, sampled instruments, and learning through sound. Keyboard turns into any instrument!

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Graph Club 2.0

Mathematics

Teaches children to create and evaluate five different types of charts and graphs. Helps develop basic math assessment and skills.

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History Explorer

History

Travel back in time to visit eight countries and locate historical artifacts. Mission is to rescue a missing professor, lost somewhere in history.

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Juega con las Matematicas

Mathematics

Students learn math skills through a time travel adventure and solve math problems: fractions, geometry and measurements.

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JumpStart Spanish

Spanish Language

Games and activities expose children to Spanish vocabulary, phrases, culture and music.

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JumpStart Advanced Kindergarten

Multiple Learning Activities

Features six early reading, math, music, and art activities. Includes: letters sounded out and assembled, objects added and subtracted, sequencing, and drawing.

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Kid Pix 3D

Creativity

This time-tested favorite now features amazing 3D graphics and easy-path animation.

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Kidspiration / Kidspiration Spanish

Creativity & Concepting

Helps students see, organize, and develop their ideas. Using proven visual learning principles, students build confidence in organizing information, understanding concepts and expressing their thoughts.

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Know Your USA

Geography

Learn about the geography of the United States from an in-depth series of maps, quizzes, and puzzles.

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Krazy ArtRoom

Creativity

A rare, magical program full of great special effects. Easy-to-use art and creativity center captures the power of interactive media.

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La Maquina del Tiempo del Pequeño Aventurero

History

Travel through eight exciting past locations: Medieval Europe, Inca Empire, Imperial China, Age of Industry, Roman Empire, Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt, and the 1920s.

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La Casa de Dora

Multiple Learning Activities

Explore all the rooms in Dora’s house and play soccer against Boots in this incredibly robust program which touches on virtually every curricular content area.

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La Sala De Clase (Educorock)

Vocabulary

"La Sala De Clase" is a rap song that reviews key classroom vocabulary in a funky way. Some of the phrases used include "Stand up" and "Look for a ruler."

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Libre Office: Calc, Draw, Impress, Writer

Productivity and Creativity

Learn the computer skills you will use for a lifetime within these applications based on word processing (Writer), spreadsheet manipulation (Calc), presentation creation (Impress), and chart, table, and illustration authoring (Draw).

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Los Colores (Educorock)

Colors

Uses a familiar tune as the refrain to a hip-hop song that leads students through the 10 basic colors.

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Math Doodles

Mathematics

Count money, tell time, learn fractions, and solve problems as part of this engaging, inventive math program. Even algebra is covered.

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Millie’s Math House (La Casa de las Matematicas de Millie)

Mathematics

Explore numbers, shapes, patterns, addition, and subtraction. Practice math skills: build a mouse house, count jellybeans, put shoes on creatures.

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MusiCan 1

Music & Sound

This active listening program offers a "world of sound." Includes sing-alongs, sounds of a farm, sporting events, busy town, and more.

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MusiCan 2-3

Music & Sound

Uses animation, visual cues, audio tracks, repetition, song, and role-play to introduce pitch, beat, dynamics, timbre, rhythm, and timing.

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MusiCan 4-5

Music & Sound

Investigate music styles, instruments, melodies, notation, and structures. Helps kids develop appraising, composing, and performing skills.

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My Amazing Human Body (Mi Increible Cuerpo Humano)

Science

Entertaining introduction to the human body. Activities led by a humorous skeleton. Covers the skeleton, organs, and body systems.

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PEEP Floats

Science

Animated series full of innovative ideas for teaching science. Introduces: smells, water currents, measuring, boats, exploring, and more.

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Photo Kit Junior

Creativity

Lots of activities using photos, art work, and writing. Create your own slideshow with captions and music.

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Reader Rabbit Toddler

Early Reading

Toddlers learn by observing and exploring the world around them. A wonderful way for children to discover numbers, letters, shapes, and sounds.

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Reader Rabbit Learn to Read with Phonics

Early Language

Learn to recognize and sound out words, build vocabulary, improve memory, develop concentration, and more.

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Read, Write & Type!

Early Language

An effective early-learning typing program with interesting characters and teaches phonics.

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Sammy’s Science House (La Casa de Ciencia de Sammy)

Science

Sammy introduces early science and thinking skills with five fun-filled activities: puzzle parts, classify animals, sequence movies, adjust weather conditions, and observe wild life.

Speakaboos Interactive Storybooks: Boy Who Cried Wolf,
Buckle My Shoe, Chicken Litte, Hickory Dickory Dock,
Humpty Dumpty, Three Little Pigs, Tortoise and the Hare
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Speakaboos Interactive Storybooks: Boy Who Cried Wolf, Buckle My Shoe, Chicken Little, Hickory Dickory Dock, Humpty Dumpty, Three Little Pigs, Tortoise and the Hare

Interactive Storybooks

These classic tales get an updated, interactive treatment curteousy of Speakaboos. Story text is highlight, words are pronounced, there is hidden content on every page, and so much more.

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SpeedCrunch

Productivity

Easy to use open-source calculator application includes advanced Math Book feature.

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Thinkin' Things: Toony The Loon’s Lagoon Thinkin' Things 2 Spanish

Early Learning

Children create rhythmic compositions, explore two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes, experiment, and create. Five activities stimulate young minds & include options for special needs children.

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Tux Paint

Creativity

Create your own art with this award-winning, open source gem.

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World Explorer

Geography

Explore 40 scrolling map scenes, 600 information screens, 16 videos, 19 journeys, and five games. Interesting introduction to maps and geography.

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World of Goo

Physics

Solve an increasingly more difficult set of challenges with constructions of “goo” featuring varying characteristics in this wildly popular game based on simple physics and problem solving.

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Ya Sé Leer

Early Reading

This program brings back White Bear and Little Penguin as reading coaches to teach reading comprehension, grammar, and sentence construction.