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Parents know that apps can rear wily children into silent screen submission within seconds— savvy young fingers swiping, contentedly interacting with phone or tablet. But some fear early exposure to such technology may alter their child’s learning and development or worse, cause addiction and emotional distress. Certainly, not all apps are created equal, but for early learning prior to a classroom setting, several new apps are sure to encourage technological intelligence while preparing young ones for school. Common Sense Media education blogger August Deshais recommends five teacher-approved applications specifically designed to help set the stage for academic success.