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Getting the most out of the library for your young library user.

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Science Kits to Take Home
Posted by Mrs. T. on 08/22/14
Kids' World has added 17 Science Kits to the collection. Included are kits which cover a variety of topics and interests. The collection offers a solar car, a USB microscope and a model of the human heart. There's a kit featuring sharks and one covering the periodic table. To access this collection in the catalog, search for "...
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Creative Play
Posted by Ms. L on 07/23/14
Who knew that given a flat balance beam, buckets, and cars, that children would build a road and a hill?  Just another example of how open play can inspire creativity, problem-solving skills, collaboration, and sharing as well as give children an opportuntiy to explore scientific concepts such as ramps and velocity. ...

Borrow an iPad

We now have 10 kids' iPads, loaded with fun & educational apps (including many for kids with special needs) to lend.  You can borrow them at the Kids' World Desk and bring them home for one week.  We also keep one extra iPad at the desk that you can use in the library.  Installed apps include:
 
Inside the World of Dinosaurs
Ages 8 and up
Enjoy exploring the world of dinosaurs through interactive displays and interesting narration.
Letter School
Ages 3 and up
Learn to write letters and hear their sounds through visual cues and hands-on practice. For example, write the letter X with your finger by following a train along tracks in the shape of the letter.
Musical Me
Ages 3 and up
Five games introduce children to pitch, rhythm, and notes.
First Words International
Special Needs:  Ages 2 and up
The seven languages on this app include English, Spanish, Chinese, French, Japanese, Hindi, and Russian. The three games are Learn the Word, Find the Word, and Say the Word.
See.Touch.Learn.
Special Needs:  Ages 2 and up
This picture-learning app is ideal for children with autism and other special needs. Teach new words and concepts using digital flashcards.

More Resources:

 
Library resources for children with special needs.
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How does your school stack up?
Visit the Illinois State Board of Education eReport Card site.
 
 

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