Lopez Island Library adds early literacy station
March 4, 2013 · Updated 12:39 PM
The Lopez Island Library announces the acquisition of the Early Literacy Station, a complete, turnkey educational solution loaded with over 55 educational software titles for kids ages two to eight. The Early Literacy Station offers children a safe, standalone computer not connected to the Internet that is age-appropriate, engaging, and academically relevant for children. The ELS has a colorful keyboard and tiny mouse to promote easy learning and self discovery.
The Early Literacy Station’s educational software covers seven curricular areas: reading, math, science, social studies, writing, arts and music, and reference. The system is designed to attract and educate toddlers through early elementary school ages.
The educational software titles include:
• La Casa de Dora
• Giggles Kids My Musical World/ABCs and 123s
• Kid Pix 3D
• Math Doodles
• Know Your USA
• Sesame Street
• Speakaboos interactive storybooks
• World of Goo
The Early Literacy Station has an imaginative interface that encourages exploration. Many of the software programs contain disguised learning activities that expand the child’s experience through games and extension activities.
“The Early Literacy Station is an invaluable resource for our toddlers to fifth grade students,” says Library Director Lou Pray. “The kids are having fun and learning at the same time.”
According to library staff, AWE’s Early Literacy Stations are used in over 35 percent of the public libraries across the United States and Canada. Elementary schools, Head Start centers, after school programs and child care facilities are adding the Early Literacy Station to their educational offerings. The Early Literacy Station is available in English, Spanish, and French editions. For more info, visit www.awelearning.com.