MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

November 25, 2013

Literacy station offers educational software

By Rhonda Lee
What's new at the Q?

— Happy Thanksgiving!

We were excited this last week when we received our new Early Literacy Station (ELS), a comprehensive, turnkey educational solution loaded with more than 60 educational software titles for kids ages 2–8.

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. It is designed to support school readiness and technology access while making learning exciting and engaging.

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. Many of the software programs contain disguised learning activities that expand the child’s experience through games and extension activities.

AWE’s Early Literacy Station educational software titles on Version 10 include: La Casa de Dora, SpongeBob SquarePants Typing, Giggles Kids My Musical World/ABCs and 123s, Kid Pix 3D, Math Doodles, Know Your USA, Sesame Street, Speakaboos interactive storybooks, and World of Goo.

The Early Literacy Station has an imaginative interface that encourages exploration by readers and pre-readers alike. Since it is a self-contained computer, the need for adult intervention and technical support is greatly minimized.

Parents, grandparents bring your children in soon to check out the new Early Literacy Station.

If you go

WHAT: Q.B. Boydstun Library.

WHERE: 201 E. South Ave.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

INFO: (918) 478-3587, www.eodls.lib.ok.us/ft_gibson.html.