Interactive resources make summer learning fun

Posted: Tuesday, July 5, 2011, 8:10 am

School may be out for summer, but that doesn't mean kids can't keep learning— and have fun while they're doing it!

The Library offers two great interactive resources just for preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades.

Early World of Learning offers three learning environments covering basic concepts, literacy and non-fiction subjects.

  • "Trek's Travels" focuses on early learning themes, such as numbers, shapes, colors and opposites, with narrated stories, games and videos.
  • "Welcome to Reading" offers dozens of stories at four reading levels designed to address early literacy skills, including phonics, vocabulary and comprehension.
  • "Know It" is a visual encylopedia covering non-fiction topics, such as Plants, Animals, Weather and My Body.

Scholastic BookFlix encourages youngsters to read, explore and learn with engaging fiction video storybooks paired with related non-fiction books.

Watch Danny and the Dinosaurs and then learn more about real dinosaurs in Dinosaur Track. Watch Giggle Giggle Quack and then learn more about farm life with Living on Farms.

Each book pair comes with interactive educational puzzles and games to reinforce reading skills, vocabulary development, storyline sequencing and the difference between fact and fiction. Links to safe, age-appropriate websites encourage further exploration on topics of interest.

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