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Del Webb Library at Indian Land
The Del Webb Library at Indian Land has added two early literacy station (ELS) computer workstations to its children’s area.
The ELS workstations, which cost $3,000 each, were donated to the library by the Friends of the Del Webb Library and Walmart of Indian Land.
Each ELS workstation came loaded with more than 45 educational software titles for children ages 2-10.
Each 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 has a colorful keyboard and tiny mouse to promote easy learning and discovery.
The system is designed to attract and educate toddlers through early elementary school ages.
The early literacy stations’ educational software covers reading, math, science, social studies, writing, arts and music and reference.
The educational software titles include: Encarta Kids, Encyclopedia Britannica - Kids, Kid Pix, Kidspiration, JumpStart PreSchool, Just Grandma and Me, Millie’s Math House, Reader Rabbit Phonics, SpongeBob SquarePants Typing, Stationery Studio, Stellaluna and 30 more top-rated titles.
The early literacy stations have an imaginative interface that encourages exploration. Many of the programs contain disguised learning activities that expand the child’s experience through games and extension activities.
“The purchase of the early literacy stations allowed us to free up three computers for the adult section,” Del Webb Library branch manager Nancy Berry said. “It has been a win-win situation for all of our patrons.
“Now we have great, safe, child-appealing computers for our children and more Internet/computer work stations for the needs of our adults and older students.”
For more information, call the Del Webb Library at Indian Land at (803) 548-9260.