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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Library has new kids' services

  • The Leavenworth Public Library announces the acquisition of the Early Literacy Station, a complete, turnkey educational solution loaded with more than 55 educational software titles for children ages 2 to 8.
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  • The Leavenworth Public Library announces the acquisition of the Early Literacy Station, a complete, turnkey educational solution loaded with more than 55 educational software titles for children ages 2 to 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. 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.
    AWE's Early Literacy Station 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 5th grade students," says Dottie Butterfield, Youth Services Specialist. "The kids are having fun, and many times they don't know they are learning!"
    AWE's Early Literacy Stations are used in more than 35 percent of the public libraries across the United States and Canada. Elementary schools, Head Start centers, afterschool 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.
    The two computers are located in the Children's area of the library. They are available for 30-minute sessions and you do not need a library card to use them. Parents are encouraged to work with their children to enhance the learning experience.
    AWE is a provider of educational products that inspire a lifetime of learning. For more information, visit www.awelearning.com
    Kim Baker is director of the Leavenworth Public Library.

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