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Bright ideas from our readers: Cell phone use

Our readers debate whether children should have cell phones and at what age.

It's not just for Oprah: Book clubs for kids

Nurture a love of reading with a club for budding bookworms.

Your third grader and technology

Third graders learn the names of various computer parts and how to use a mouse to maneuver items on the screen.

Your fourth grader and technology

Fourth graders may do Internet research and use various types of software to complete activities that build on their classroom learning.

Your fifth grader and technology

By the end of fifth grade, your child should demonstrate advanced keyboarding skills to edit her work.

Your kindergartner and technology

Kindergartners use computers to kick-start learning in math, social studies, and reading.

Your first grader and technology

When first graders use technology in the classroom, they start using a keyboard and master terms like menu, file, save, and quit.

Your second grader and technology

Your second-grader will learn to use technology tools like clip art, email, and even simple graphing software.

Create a comic book

How you can help at home: Your child will learn to create his own family comic book. This activity builds writing and computer skills.

Create a name book

How you can help at home: Here is a fun activity to build your child's technology and reading skills.