Darien Library’s Early Literacy iPad Kit
I found a great post on the ALSC blog that describes an Early Literacy iPad Kit lending program at the Darien Library in Darien, CT. They’ve got all sorts of resources for Digital Literacy. Great quote from the article:
In conjunction with traditional book-sharing between child and parent, devices like the iPad can boost early literacy skill-building as well as stimulate visual and media literacy development
What a forward thinking library! What a marvelous program! There were 46 holds on the 6 items available.
This kit includes an iPad 2 pre-loaded with librarian-selected apps and eBooks designed to stimulate early literacy skills in preschool age children. Also included is information for parents on using technology with young children, screentime, evaluating apps for children, and a list of the selected apps. The kit may be borrowed for one week by a parent or caregiver of children ages 2 to 5.
I think I need to seek some grant funding…