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Summer Learning

Here's what editors at Common Sense Media love for summer learning: 

To Watch

     On TV

Best Educational TV Shows
Shhh! Don't tell them it's educational -- just let them learn while they watch.

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That
Everyone's favorite feline makes natural science fun for kids.

Word Girl
Fighting the bad guys with a silver-tongue -- now that's smart!

     On DVD

Best Documentaries
Few stories are as affecting and inspirational as the true ones that take place in the world every day.

Under the Sea 3D
Next time they go to the beach, your kids will certainly have lots to say about what's below the surface of the ocean.

Young Mr. Lincoln
Rather than a bloated, boring biopic, this is a thoroughly engaging glimpse into the iconic president's early years.

To Read

Best Educational Books
During the summer, kids can take their time exploring subjects like math, science, and history at their own pace.

Of Thee I Sing
A diverse selection of American heroes profiled by Barack Obama offers kids a wide range of inspirational stories.

Goddess Girls: Athena the Wise
Let your kids disappear in Ancient Greece with this updated version of the Greek myth.

To Play

Free Educational Games
From word problems to weather to world hunger, these free games offer lots to learn.

This outstanding learn-to-read site is sure to engage little ones.

Ansel & Clair's Adventures in Africa
This educational adventure app introduces kids to the three major regions of Africa.

Keywords: kids, parents

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