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Educational apps & websites

FREE learning apps & websites for kids

Free tutoring is available through and connects your student to live tutors. ALSO check out Mango Languages which offers over 70 languages on desktop or mobile app, free to access with library card, or by using your UCS student ID as your card number. 

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Star Fall: Practice phonics skills with read-along stories.

Teach Your Monster To Read: Fun games learning letter recognition for beginning readers.

Read Works: World-class literacy curriculum and guidance.

Story Nory: Free audio stories- available as an app.

PBS kids: Great games and activities to play. Also available as an app.

Into the Book: Go “into the book” to play games that practice reading strategies.

Seussville: Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss and his friends.

Story Jumper: Read and listen to stories or create your own!

MeL for Kids: Mel offers a wide variety of reading for students of all ages with Britannica, ebook, explora, NoveList, Pebble Go and much more! (Requires a valid library card.)


Mr Nussbaum: A range of learning activities in many topic areas.

Fun 4 the Brain: Play games for math and reading.

ABC Ya: Games for math and reading.


Math Is Fun: Math games for every topic

Cool Math 4 Kids: Fun math games and puzzles for Grades K-6

Math Playground: Games, puzzles and much more for Grades 1-6

I Know It: Elementary interactive math practice.


Mystery Science: Ready to go lessons that match ccss curriculum

Nat Geo for Kids: Explore a wide range of science fun

Code Academy: Learn to code

Smithsonian for Kids: Explore history, science and activities

Who Was?: Who was? Adventure App Penguin Group USA (Apple only) Trivia games based off of the best-selling book series.


Khan Academy: This teacher trusted and kid favorite site offers fun learning of all topics Grades K-12

Kahoot: This is a kid favorite game-based learning resource for all subjects.

Turtle Diary: Games for literacy, math, science and puzzles for Grades k-5

Time for Kids: Fun kid appropriate news articles on various subjects.