Eastern Oklahoma District Library System Adds 10 Early Literacy Stations to Its Children’s Libraries
AWE's Early Literacy Station computers provide technology exposure, early learning skills, and school readiness for young children.
Chester, PA (PRWEB) October 22, 2013
Eastern Oklahoma District Library System (EODLS) has acquired 10 of AWE's Early Literacy Station™ touchscreen computers. The Early Literacy Station is a comprehensive educational solution loaded with over 60 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. It is designed to support school readiness and technology access while making learning exciting and engaging.
EODLS received the 10 Early Literacy Stations through the Children in Poverty Computer Grant 2013 from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries in conjunction with the Institute of Museum & Library Services. All 15 EODLS branches now have at least one unit for use by the public.
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.
The programs on Version 10 of the Early Literacy Station 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.
“The Early Literacy Station is an invaluable resource for our toddlers to 5th grade students,” says Margaret Collins, local branch manager. “The kids are having fun, and many times they don’t know they are learning!”
About Eastern Oklahoma District Library System (http://www.eodls.lib.ok.us)
Eastern Oklahoma District Library System (EODLS) is a multi-county library system based in Muskogee which serves six counties in Northeast Oklahoma with 15 libraries in 15 different communities. In each community the library system partners with that community: EODLS provides material, services, and staff for a library and the community provides and maintains the library facility.
About AWE, Inc. (http://www.awelearning.com)
AWE's mission is to inspire children to become lifelong learners. AWE’s engaging digital learning solutions are found in public libraries, schools, and child care centers. They provide self-directed, intuitive learning environments, are easy to use, and can be personalized for every young learner. For more information, visit http://www.awelearning.com.
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