Thursday, November 20, 2014

New at Crowell Public Library: Early Literacy Computer

Many thanks go to Crowell Public Library Trustees MARY HSU and DEBRA SADUN who have generously donated an AWE Early Literacy Station to the Children’s Room at the Library. The Early Literacy Station (ELS) is a dynamic all-in-one digital learning solution for children ages 2-8. It features more than 70 educational software applications spanning seven curricular areas. The educational programs are displayed using engaging graphics and intuitive menus. From Math Doodles and Speakaboos e-books to Dora the Explorer, there is something special available for every child's learning preference. These stations have been immensely popular at libraries all across the Southland.

Early Literacy Station™ Version 11 designed for children 2–8 years old—features 16 new programs that kids will love to explore including: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Gingerbread Man, Harry and the Haunted House, Help Me 2 Learn – Letters, Help Me 2 Learn – Numbers, Little Monster at School, Math Arena and Miss Humblebee’s Academy.

“Recent research supports an interactive and experiential process of learning spoken and written language skills that begins in early infancy. We now know that children gain significant knowledge of language, reading, and writing long before they enter school. Children learn to talk, read, and write through such social literacy experiences as adults or older children interacting with them sing
books and other literacy materials…”*

The station will be on display for the Library’s Open House, Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 10:00 to 2:00 p.m. To find the new Literacy Station at the Library, just go to the Children’s Room and look for the long line!

*Boston University Medical Center Erikson Institute And Zero To Three: