Common Core Explorer

L.K.5a

These apps, games, and websites will help your students sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
App
Elmo Loves 123s
Sesame Street sets the standard for teaching numbers
GRADES
Pre-K - K
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
5
TEACHER RATING
4
App
ABCmouse.com - Early Learning Academy
Busy kinder curriculum teaches letter and number skills, much more
GRADES
Pre-K - K
PRICE
Free to Try
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
5
Website
BetterLesson
Exemplary Common Core-aligned lessons from rock star peers at large
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
App
Big Kid Life Vet
Gentle feedback helps kids learn empathy and some ABCs
GRADES
K - 1
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
App
Bugs and Bubbles
Fascinating graphics engage as kids practice pre-reading, STEM skills
GRADES
Pre-K - K
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
5
App
Bugs and Buttons 2
Critical thinking and fine motor skills for the pre-K set
GRADES
Pre-K - K
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
3
App
Big Kid Life Fire Fighter
L'il tykes do some solid problem-solving while showing courage
GRADES
Pre-K - 1
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
App
Common Core Quest
Comprehensive CCSS-aligned resource for instruction and assessment
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
PBS show's videos and games help preschoolers with new experiences
GRADES
Pre-K
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
Game
Kidspiration
Aging tool uses visual learning to teach ELA and math concepts
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
Mac, Windows
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
Kidspiration Maps
Versatile easy-to-use graphic organizer for early elementary
GRADES
K - 3
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
5
App
Musical Me - by Duck Duck Moose
Lively activities introduce kids to music, rhythm, and instruments
GRADES
Pre-K - K
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
3
App
Sesame Street S'More! The Digital Magazine for Kids
Engaging themed content, but tech and design issues hamper smooth play
GRADES
Pre-K - K
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
Game
Teach Your Monster to Read
Free phonics adventure oozes charm, has limited learning potential
GRADES
Pre-K - 2
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
Mac, Windows
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
Vocabulary A-Z
Vocabulary lessons a great resource for teachers, not for kids
GRADES
1 - 8
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
PBS KIDS Lab
Top-notch, ready-made math and ELA content for a variety of settings
GRADES
Pre-K - 4
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
NOT YET RATED
TEACHER RATING
3