Early Science cloud

Engage in the excitement of early science learning with your preschoolers! Explore the 11 science learning apps and dozens of hands-on activities. Use the digital Teacher’s Guide to implement the technology-based science curriculum into preschool classrooms. Family Science Fun provides ways to support and reinforce learning at home.

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Early Science with Nico & Nor® is a science curriculum based on research projects funded by the National Science Foundation. The apps and activities were designed and tested for preschool classroom and home use.

Early Math

Share the joy of early math learning with your preschoolers! Play the 10 math learning apps and dozens of hands-on activities at home or in the classroom. A digital Teacher’s Guide supports use in the classroom, and Family Math Fun provides activities to do at home.

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Equipartitioning
Spatial Thinking
Data Collection & Analysis

Early Math with Gracie & Friends® is a math curriculum supplement based on research projects funded by the National Science Foundation and the Heising-Simons Foundation. The full suite includes apps and activities that were designed and tested for preschool classroom and home use.

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Our Story

GBH is a children’s educational media pioneer. First 8 Studios carries this spirit into today’s mobile world.

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Research

Gold-standard research and iterative testing and development serves as the foundation for our work.

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Our Team

We are public media producers and learning scientists co-designing with parents, teachers, and children.

They are learning language. They are learning sharing. They have to learn to work together. It’s opened up so much for them. I can’t even express how amazing this program is. As a teacher, I would recommend it to anyone. I mean, this has changed me. This has changed my kids.

– Melisa Perez, preschool teacher for 16 years


Early Math with Gracie & Friends® and Early Science with Nico & Nor® and the characters and related indicia are trademarks and copyrights of WGBH Educational Foundation. The First 8 Studios® at GBH website was produced by GBH Kids. ®/© 2014-2022 WGBH Educational Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

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This website includes materials based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DRL-1119118, Grant No. DRL-1316550, Grant No. DRL-1813280, and Grant No. DRL-1933698. This website’s contents, including any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in its materials are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. Additional funding support generously provided by the Heising-Simons Foundation.

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