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Learning apps to stop summer slide: grades 3 to 5

Yes, kids should be out playing. But when you're waiting in line at the grocery store and your child's begging for your smartphone, try one of these apps to keep your child's brain sizzling.

By Sonali Morris

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Stack the States

For iPhone and iPad.

Geography can be puzzling for children. But, Stack the States makes it less daunting. Kids learn about state capitals, shapes, geographic locations while carefully building a tower of territories to reach a checkered line. States are earned for each completed level and appear on a map. The more states earned, the more bonus games won and that equals heaps of location-based happiness.

Check it out: Stack the States.

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"Pleasemake a suggestionfor semiliar for ipod for Random Fun Facts. "
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