Best VR Apps and Games to Help your Kids Learn in 2020

| April 14, 2020

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The best educational VR games and apps turn the world into a classroom. These incredible experiences encourage children to explore new cultures, conduct experiments, create dynamic artwork, challenge their minds, and visit places they may never see in person. Our top choice, Google's Tilt Brush, encourages creativity without ever feeling like work: the ideal for child-centric content. This guide lays out the best VR-based activities, field trips, brain-bending games, and thought-provoking films most likely to inspire and educate your kids.

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51Talk

51Talk is China’s largest online English education company, and is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (COE). It brings together students and teachers for live, online English lessons. By providing students across China with access to the world’s best quality education, 51Talk is achieving its mission of helping China speak with the world.By leveraging its extensive pool of qualified teachers from across the globe, 51Talk facilitates personalized online lessons for students of all ages across China.

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