The Belleville Public Library’s new Early Literacy Station is the premiere “All-In-One” digital learning center for children ages 2-10. It’s designed to optimize educational effectiveness while making learning fun. As Hedra Packman from the Free Library of Philadelphia says, “Kids don’t have to know they are learning: they just think they are having fun.”
The ELS has an imaginative interface that encourages exploration by readers and pre-readers alike. Children simply move the cursor around the screen and discover all of the exciting programs and activities.
Content is multimedia and educational, and it has all been evaluated by early childhood specialists, educators, and family focus groups using the latest developmental models. The content is selected from the highest rated age appropriate learning programs across seven curricular areas. The resulting combination of 50 superb software titles has been correlated to show how strongly it supports national and state educational standards.