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Practical Skills

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Admongo

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Introduces kids to the concept of advertising, and helps them practice analyzing ads.

Presented in an adventure game format.

Sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission.

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Biz Kids  

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What it takes to run a business, with examples from successful young entrepreneurs.

A companion site to the PBS kids' show of the same name.

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Code.org

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A full online K-5 curriculum for getting kids started with coding and programming.

Also see 'Scratch: Coding for Kids' below.

Run by a nonprofit organization.

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Financial Literacy Math Quizzes

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Become comfortable using money by practicing with these quizzes!

Focuses primarily on working with coins, bills, and written amounts.

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Hands-On Banking

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An introduction to some higher-level money skills, such as setting a budget and using credit.

Sponsored by Wells Fargo.

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Intro to Critical Thinking

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A video crash course on why critical thinking is important and what it involves.

Recommended for older kids and early teens.

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Kids Gardening

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Great projects and lessons focused around gardening and the environment.

Run by a nonprofit organization sponsored by the National Gardening Association.

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PBS Kids: "It's My Life" Wellness

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From taking care of your body to managing friends, school, and family, a great site on overall wellness.

Designed to create a safe space for kids to learn and talk about a wide range of topics. Best for older kids.

Sponsored by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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Project H Design: Toolbox

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A collection of resources to help kids of all ages design projects and get into hands-on building.

Best suited for older kids.

Sponsored by Project H.

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Scratch: Coding for Kids

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Learn to think like a programmer by designing your own games and videos!

Designed for ages 8+, although younger kids could use with guidance. See also 'Code.org' above.

Sponsored by the MIT Media Lab.

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Stop Bullying

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Simple tips to help kids identify and put a stop to bullying. A great way to start this important conversation with your kids.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


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