WINSLOW, Maine — Winslow Public Library announces the acquisition of the Early Literacy Station,™ a device 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 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 include:
• Reader Rabbit
• SpongeBob SquarePants Typing
• Giggles Kids My Musical World/ABCs and 123s
• Kid Pix 3D
• Math Doodles
• Know Your USA/Know Your World
• Sesame Street
• Speakaboos interactive storybooks
• 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 students,” says Samantha Cote, Youth Services/Technology Librarian. “The kids are having fun, and many times they don’t know they are learning. The computer has a child-sized mouse, colorful keyboard and a touch-screen monitor, all of which make it easier for children to use on their own. It is already proving popular with our story time crowd and I suspect its appeal will only grow.”
AWE’s Early Literacy Station, the company’s flagship product, is found in over 35% of the public libraries across the United States as well as in many communities in Canada and abroad.
About the Winslow Public Library
Winslow Public Library exists to provide all members of the community with diverse materials, which communicate experience and ideas from one person to another. Winslow Public Library endeavors to maintain a carefully selected collection of permanent value, as well as one which meets current interests and technological advances. For more information visit www.winslow-me.gov/departments/library.
About AWE, Inc.
AWE is a provider of digital learning solutions for young children that inspire a lifetime of learning. For more information, visit www.awelearning.com.