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LearningRx Reviews Storyline Online

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: This award-winning children’s literacy website streams videos featuring actors reading children’s books (alongside illustrations). Sometimes, kids read the books. Other times, famous celebrities—such as Eva Longoria, James Earl Jones, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Viola Davis, Annette Bening, Betty White and Kevin Costner—narrate. Brain Benefits: Visual processing, auditory processing, attention,… read more

One More Story

LearningRx Reviews One More Story Website Reviewed by Wendy What it is: One More Story is a subscription-based online library of the best children’s illustrated books set to music and read aloud to children. (There’s also an “I Can Read It” mode for kids who want to read to themselves.) The site launched in 2005 and has… read more

Brain Den

LearningRx Reviews the Brain Den Website Reviewed by Wendy What it is: Have you noticed how all the fun brain game websites and apps tend to include an older cartoon professor in a lab coat on their sites? Well, this is another one of those, but it’s forgivable because the site has some fun brain… read more

TED-Ed

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: Based on the famous TEDx programs for adults, TED-Ed is a website by and for youth and teachers. The site features a mix of real videos and animation explaining complicated questions in easy-to-understand ways with plenty of visuals. Brain Benefits: These videos are designed to help kids and teens… read more

Funology

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: Funology is a website that offers offline activities, such as crafts, science experiments, magic, games, recipes, jokes, riddles, trivia and more. Brain Benefits: visual processing, attention, logic & reasoning, planning, hand-eye coordination What I love: Anything that gets our kids off technology gets a thumbs up. If it also encourages them to… read more

Discovery Kids

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: An online kids’ site based on similar themes from the Discovery Channel (nature, animals, sports, science, etc.). The site is divided into videos, games, explore, shop and “Brave Wilderness,” the latter of which is a channel that introduces kids to animals and various adventures. Brain Benefits: The games on… read more