We are excited about our new children's computers (Early Literacy Stations - ELS). ELS is a computer workstation loaded with more than 45 educational software titles for kids ages 2 - 10. ELS offers children a safe, standalone computer not connected to the internet that is age appropriate, engaging, and academically relevant for children. We have two stations in the Children's Department of the Armstrong Library, and one each in the Centreville and Woodville libraries. There is an imaginative interface that encourages exploration. The stations have a colorful keyboard, a tiny mouse, special earphones, and a touch screen to promote easy learning and discovery. We especially like the keyboard, where consonants are green, vowels are purple, numbers are red, punctuation is yellow, and functions are blue.
Many of the programs contain disguised learning activities that expand the child's experience through games and extension activities.The programs help develop skills in mathematics & problem solving, science & nature, social studies & geography, writing computer skills, reading, word recognition, & phonics, reference, and music & art. Your child will enjoy playing educational games with characters from Sesame Street, Between the Lions, Dora, Millie, Reader Rabbit and many more.
Did we mention that the ELS is fun? Children just love it!