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Learning apps to stop summer slide: grades K to 2

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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Rocket Math

For iPhone and iPad.

This cool number crunching app takes math and makes it out-of-this-world fun. By correctly answering arithmetic operations, kids earn money to personalize rockets using many cool contraptions. Projectiles then take off for one of 56 different educational missions, ranging from numbers and time to shapes/patterns and square roots. Kids earn medals for their efforts and are encouraged to beat high scores.

Check it out: Rocket Math.

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