This isn't an advertisement, but I guess it could be.  This is a new app that the Assistant Secretary of Education even thinks is amazingUSA Today had an article about an app that they are raving about for pre-schoolers.  I thought I'd spread the word  as a public service.  It's called Learn with Homer,and they are saying that it is so good that kids might not even need a teacher to learn to reed (I mean read).  Here's what it's about

So the next time your kid is staring at his iPad, don't be so quick to take it away.  They say that if kids use this app just 15 minutes a day their reading scores could go up 74%.  

from learn with homer website

Check it out. The nice people at the Common Core council will love you for it.