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Launchpads: Educational Tablets

Pre-loaded with content for kids designed with a simple, easy-to-use interface, and 100% secure, Launchpad tablets are made to be passed from one set of hands to the next.

No download time. No need for Wi-Fi. Access to powerful content is simple as turning on each device — anytime, anywhere.

Ages 3+

Build it. Fix it. Fun! 

Building & Engineering

Vehicles, cityscapes, robots and more come to life as children develop their curiosity in building and engineering.
– Gain a basic understanding of engineering
– Develop creativity and visualization skills
– Explore cause and effect
– Strengthen hand-eye coordination and memory skills.

Into the Wild!

Science

Children will learn how to be little scientists as they discover the environment, animals from all over the world, prehistoric life, and more! Dig for different kinds of pre-historic life ; Discover animals from Africa to North America ; Learn about cleaning up the environment ; Develop fine motor and problem-solving skills

Si! Yes! Si!

Spanish

Children will be fully immersed in the Spanish language as they associate familiar objects with new words, learn about culture, and explore the sounds of a new language. Associate familiar objects with Spanish words ; Learn pronunciation though native voices ; Study more than 100 words and phrases ; Explore Spanish culture

In English! En Espanol!

Spanish

Children will have fun playing with these interactive storybooks and games that bring together the English and Spanish languages. Learn the name for objects in English and Spanish; Hear the proper pronunciation of words; Practice basic vocabulary; Learn about holidays around the world

Ages 5+

Jurassic Worlds 

English Language

A trip back in time is all it will take for kids to learn how to read stories and fall in love with books!

– Learn to read and write
– Develop phonetic awareness and sound blending
– Practice sight words and expand vocabulary
– Read along with interactive stories

One in the Sun

Adventure

A trip back in time is all it will take for kids to learn how to read stories and fall in love with books!

– Learn to read and write
– Develop phonetic awareness and sound blending
– Practice sight words and expand vocabulary
– Read along with interactive stories

Bridge to Creativity 

Building & Engineering

Innovation and creativity come together to help kids build new things, solve problems, and explore the world around them.

– Design everything from bridges to new creatures
– Learn about basic programming
– Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills
– Explore music and instruments

Ages 8+

Reading is History 

Reading

These award-winning stories and challenges will help children solidify their reading comprehension skills, explore different events, and learn about everything from history to geography and culture. This pack includes apps that have won industry awards including Best Mobile App, Children’s Technology Review: Editor’s Choice, and Parents’ Choice.

– Explore non-fiction stories
– Develop independent reading skills
– Expand vocabulary
– Increase reading comprehension

Sound Evidence 

STEAM Superpack

These science, technology, engineering, art, and math challenges will inspire the way kids think about everything from outer space to animals!

– This SuperPack contains 2X as many apps as the standard Launchpad
– Build and create objects and inventions
– Explore modeling and animation
– Practice math and problem-solving skills

Outnumbered

Math

Solving math problems is the fastest way to advance through these games and challenges that will increase children’s speed and skill on everything from addition through division. Advance skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; use math knowledge to advance through challenges; increase problem-solving speed; strengthen strategic-thinking skills.

Math Planet: Space Math!

Math

In a far off galaxy, children learn critical elementary math concepts while using their skills to destroy asteroids, explore intergalactic landscapes, and more! Explore space; practice key elementary math skills; solve geometry problems; learn about fractions, integers, and common denominators

Heads Up, Let’s Learn!

School Review & Prep

Math, reading, language, and health take the spotlight with these apps designed to teach elementary students skills that will help them as they progress from third through fifth grade. Improve reading and comprehension skills ; explore the Cretaceous Period with dinosaurs ; learn about food prep and healthy meals ; practice math skills

Ages 10+

Impact Earth! 

Life Skills

Kids will learn what it means to take care of Earth and all of the life it supports with these fun and educational apps, interactive books, and activities.

– Create your own planet
– Build a green environment
– Learn about the importance of cleaning up trash
– Explore wildlife and different habitats

Out Of My Mind!

Critical Thinking

Kids will feel their minds expanding as they solve puzzles, find hidden objects, learn about history and science, and build worlds that come alive. Develop problem-solving skills; learn fun facts about world events; build, create, and explore new worlds; learn about physics, geography and more.

Reading Academy

This 5-level guided reading system helps kids master verbal, reading, and writing skills – starting at any level. Every app, storybook, and video has been hand-selected to help kids gain the knowledge they need to transition from learning-to-read to reading-to-learn.

Sky Pack

Level 1: Pre-emerging

Pre-Emerging packs are ideal for readers who have reached the following milestones:

– Forms 3 to 4 word sentences
– Can talk and carry on conversations
– Continues to grow vocabulary
– Listens to stories, simple songs, and nursery rhymes
– Recognizes letters
– Can write letters
– Knows most letter sounds

Twinkle Pack

Level 2: Emerging

Emerging packs are ideal for readers who have reached the following milestones:

– Asks questions to confirm understanding
– Knows letter sounds
– Recognizes basic sight words
– Identifies patterns of text with picture support
– Spells short vowel words and blends
– Uses drawing, dictating, and writing to compose text

Booster Pack

Level 3: Early Developing

Early Developing packs are ideal for readers who have reached the following milestones:

– Participates in conversation
– Asks questions to clarify uncertainty
– Understands the organization of print
– Distinguishes long versus short vowel words
– Writes text with simple facts
– Begins to spell long vowel words with patterns

Galaxy Pack

Level 4: Developing

Developing packs are ideal for readers who have reached the following milestones:

– Can recount a story with descriptive detail
– Asks for clarification when needed
– Starting to decode unknown long vowel words
– Reads text with accuracy
– Writes using a topic
– Will spell more complex, long vowel words

Constellation Pack

Level 5: Independent

Independent packs are ideal for readers who have reached the following milestones:

– Will explore ideas for discussion
– Engages in conversation
– Reads with understanding and purpose
– Reads and comprehends literature proficiently
– Constructs text in an organized manner
– Uses transitional and link words

Pre-K Academy

Launchpad Pre-K Academy gives preschool-aged children 5 different paths to explore on their way to kindergarten. Using this Academy can help little learners develop the skills needed to enter their first year of school and inspire them to try new things with confidence.

Motor and Cognition

Support critical thought processes
– Aid in fine motor skill development
– Encourage personal care and daily routine support
– Build hand-eye coordination

Math and Science

– Identify numbers & count from 1-20 
– Learn basic shapes & colors 
– Practice patterns, measuring & comparing 
– Observe nature & environment

Language and Literacy

– Build vocabulary
– Listen and follow directions
– Identify and recite letters
– Develop an interest in stories

Social and Emotional

– Organize thoughts
– Problem-solve through reasoning
– Express emotions & needs
– Explore independence

Music and Creativity

– Explore imagination and pretend play
– Interpret music through movement
– Learn to draw lines & shapes
– Sing and express emotion creatively