FOR KIDS

Welcome! We know it's sometimes hard to find what you need at school and can sometimes be challenging to find friends that process the world the way you do.


Here are some things you might find interesting. If there is a category or resource that we don't have that you would like to see, let us know by contacting us here. Also, tell your parents and caregivers that most Wednesdays we host a virtual meetup for gifted kids in Massachusettes! Contact us for more info :-)

 

- Your friends at MAGE

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Apps and software
  • Age of Empires III

  • Age of Mythology

  • Amazon Trial III

  • Chronic Logic design series

  • Civilization IV

  • ClueFinders series,

  • Crazy Machines

  • Descarte's Cove

  • Dr. Brain series

  • Everett Kaser Software

  • Game Maker

  • Geometer's Sketchpad

  • Harry Potter series

  • IXL.com

  • I Spy series

  • Ingenious

  • Jump Start series

  • Kid Pix series

  • Math Blaster series

  • MicroWorlds

  • Oregon Trail

  • Quarter Mile Math series

  • Rollercoaster Tycoon series

  • Rosetta Stone languages series

  • Sim City series

  • The Sims series

  • SketchUp

  • StageCast Creator

  • StarLogo

  • Switchball

  • Tell Me More language learning

  • Typer Shark

  • Viva Media Bioscopia

  • Chemicus

  • Physicus

  • Zoo Tycoon series

  • Zoombinis series

Books​
  • 101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids: The Ultimate Handbook

  • American Library Association award winners

  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Meale

  • Caldecott award winners

  • Complete Book of Origami: Step-by-Step Instructions in Over 1000 Diagrams by Robert J. Lang

  • DK books series

  • Einstein's Refrigerator and Other Stories from Flip Side of History by Steve Silverman

  • Eyewitness book series

  • Gifted Kids Speak Out. By J. Delisle

  • Gifted Kids Survival Guide: for ages 10 and under. By J. Galbraith

  • Gifted Kids Survival Guide series, by Delisle & Galbraith

  • Girls and Gifted Young Women: 20 True Stories about Leadership, by Karnes & Bean

  • Guerrilla Guide To Moviemaking by C.R. Bell

  • Guinness books of world records series

  • Imponderables: The Solution to the Mysteries of Everyday Life by David Feldman and others by this same author

  • Klutz book series​

  • Leadership for Students: A Practical Guide for Ages 8 - 18. By Karnes & Bean

  • "Mental Floss" suggestions

  • Newberry Award winners

  • Now You Know Volumes 1 or 2  by Edward Zaccaro and others by this author

  • Polyhedron Origami for Beginners by Miyuki Kawamura

  • Student's Guide to Conducting Social Science Research. by Bunker, Pearlson, & Schultz

  • Vocabulary Cartoons: Building an Educated Vocabulary With Visual Mnemonics by Sam Burchers, Max Burchers, Bryan Burchers

  • Weird but True series

  • Wrong Word Dictionary: 2,000 Most Commonly Confused Words by Dave Dowling​

  • 500 Key Words for the SAT, and How to Remember Them Forever! by Charles Gulotta
     

For more of these see hoagiesgifted.org/hot_topics.htm.​

Brain stretchers​​​
  • Anything from Cranium

  • Code Breakers and others from Mindware

  • Droodles

  • Lateral thinking puzzles by Paul Sloane

  • Logic puzzle books by Bonnie Risby

  • Mind Benders by The Critical Thinking Company

  • Mastermind collection by Ivan Moscovich

  • Perplexors

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Contests​
 
Games and Toys

There are so many that we are just listing the group or company names here that people have told us are really fun engages your mind. 

  • Cranium series

  • Educational Insights 

  • Family Pastimes

  • Gigamic

  • Mayfair Games

  • MindWare

  • Osmo

  • Out of the Box

  • Ravensberger puzzles

  • Set Enterprises

  • Smart Games

  • Smart Hands-on Toys

  • ThinkFun (formerly Binary Arts)

  • Turing Tumble

  • University Games

  • Zoid and Company

 
Magazines
  • Archaeology

  • Ask

  • Boomerang

  • Brainspace

  • Cobblestone

  • Cricket group

  • Dig into History

  • Games Magazine (if you can find it) 

  • Gifted Culture Project

  • Imagine

  • Kids Discover series

  • Mentalfloss

  • National Geographic series

  • Popular Science

  • Puzzlemania

  • Ranger Rick

  • Scientific American 

  • Smithsonian

  • Wacky but True

  • XYZA News for Kids

Movies
  • Akeela and the Bee

  • Amazing Grace and Chuck

  • Billy Elliot

  • Bridge to Terabithia

  • Charlie Chaplin

  • Charlotte's Web

  • Contact

  • Connections series 

  • Dead Poets Society

  • ET

  • Fly Away Home

  • Gifted

  • Good Will Hunting

  • Harriet the Spy

  • Iron Giant

  • Little Man Tate

  • Matilda

  • Mr. Holland"s Opus

  • October Sky

  • Rain Man

  • Remember the Titans

  • Searching for Bobby Fischer

  • Truman

  • WALL-E

  • Willow

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Websites

MAGE Kids Connect

Join us online most Wednesdays at 2pm EST to meet, chat, share, and connect with other gifted kids in Massachusetts!

Click above to email us for more information. Meetups are via Zoom, breakout groups are by age range, and sessions moderated by MAGE staff and volunteers.

 

CONTACT

Office

505 Pinewood Drive

Longmeadow, MA 01106

admin@massgifted.org

413-224-8807

Hours M-F 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Inquiries

For questions or support, please fill out the contact form below or email admin@massgifted.org:

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Parent Inquiries: 

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