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Playing is learning

easy for kids to explore
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Great interactive games for multiple devices that engage learners and reinforce skills

PBS Kids Lab is a great teaching tool to help reinforce skills and concepts. Teachers can use this resource for whole group or small group instruction. Each game features a picture as well as a brief statement of how it works and what will be learned. This can be helpful to students as they decide whether or not to play the game if they are playing individually. Once you click Play, then a new page opens up which displays a separate URL for the game or a download button for apps. It may be challenging for some students to navigate back to the main PBS Kids Lab page unless the game is opened up in a new window. However the game link can be bookmarked or shared as needed.
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Cute graphics, fun tunes, and repeats enough to reinforce basic skills.

It is very good for children who struggle or who are English Learners. It does repeat the same message over and over which is good for kids who need things repeated. The pictures are captivating and fun. The music is alluring.
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Visually engaging and fun interactive game for youngest math learners

Excellent resource for quick activities to introduce a concept or provide additional support and practice to developing math learners in the primary grades.
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Classroom Activities for Teachers that work.

I think the video section is a great tool to have so that teachers can see the teaching happening in the classroom and what it should look like. The standards are clearly outlined, as well as the objectives, literature suggestions, materials, lesson description, teacher tip section and extension ideas are well presented.
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Allows kids to play some of the newest PBS Kids games across platforms and devices.

This is a good site that can be used when students have choice in self-exploration or choosing sites to reinforce learning. Some of the games work well on interactive whiteboards for small group or whole group instruction. The skills listed are: Addition, Counting, Data Analysis, Deductive Reasoning, Fractions, Geometry, Grouping, Letters, Measurement, Money, Multiplication, Numbers, Patterns, Shapes, Sorting and Classifying, Spatial Sense, Storytelling, Subtraction, Vocabulary, Words, and Writing
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Highly Engaging, Research Backed Games and Activities

This site features terrific games and learning activities using characters that students with whom students are already acquainted (Curious George) or whom students can quickly take a liking to. This is not a site where you can "just send the kids." A good deal of the activities are meant to be shared via interactive whiteboard, and the teacher should also be aware that once you arrive at an activity, it isn't at all clear how to get back to the main homepage. The site offers the research evidence proving that the activities are effective, and resources for the teacher beyond the student activities (including some that can be done off-line).
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