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Online databases are something that can easily be accessed for free with your Handley Regional Library System library card. World Book Encyclopedia's Early World of Learning is an educational resource perfect for your toddler, preschooler, or early elementary little one. This free digital database is a child’s first encyclopedia, eBook, and introduction to core early concepts. With read-aloud across all functions, the 60 stories in “World of Reading” and “Trek’s Travels” tie learning together through videos, games, and printable activities. Twelve stories are available in both Spanish and English that correlate to Lexile Reading Levels, and the worksheets also offer written instructions in Spanish. Classic songs, nursery rhymes, and fairy tales complete the program and are often included in the lesson plan for each story. This is a great tool to add to your little one's back-to-school toolbox to help them be stronger learners! There is so much to explore!
Do you have a little one that loves to learn? In this section, you can choose from a series of thematic cards that go through different facts, such as facts about Amazing Animals, Your Body, or Creepy-Crawlies. Illustrated pictures accompany the cards that include question marks on them. After clicking on a question mark, a fact is read aloud that pertains to the picture.
In this section, you can select "Trek's Travels" or "Welcome to Reading" which offer a wide variety of easy reader books to be read aloud to you.
In "Trek's Travels" a friendly scarecrow named Trek loves to read, travel, and learn. You can join him and on his travels in his many books. These books offer a click play option or a next page play option. Books can also be read aloud in English or En Español.
In "Welcome to Reading" you can choose from reading levels A, B, C, or D. These books are then read aloud as the digital reader highlights each word they are saying.
In this section, you can learn by watching videos of real life things. These clips vary in length and content. For example, you can watch how a garbage truck operates or see how a dolphin swims in the ocean. There are overall themes that organize the videos, including a 'Big Ideas' theme, which has videos that go over Consonants or Rhyming, to name a few.
Who doesn't like to play online games as they learn? Four game themes display on your screen in this section.
Multiple subjects are included in this section that go with many different kinds of coloring pages. These pages can be shown in English or En Español. You can download the image(s) or print right there with a simple click of a button.
After clicking on the green frog in the lower right hand corner, the frog turns into a prince and takes you to a Fairy Tale Land. This magical place is where you can explore the Fairy Tale / Nursery Rhyme Classics you know and love. Have stories and rhymes read aloud to you, where you can choose to download the audio recording to take with you later, or sing along to the classic songs that are included. You can also download these songs to keep!
All of the fun doesn't have to be just for kids! This online database is a wonderful tool for educators and parents, alike. Early World of Learning contains five major components, each targeting a critical area of the development of young learners in early elementary grades. Tools are included to better assist your child's learning and they navigate this site. Click on the bottom arrow for much more!
Should you have any questions or concerns with how to use Early World of Learning, call the Youth Services Department at any Handley Regional Library System branch. Check out this great video from the Michigan eLibrary demonstrating more of how to use this database. Have fun learning!