Located in the Children’s Area of the Old Town Newhall and Valencia Libraries are the comprehensive all-in-one touch screen computers. It requires no Internet connection, so it is safe and secure. It features more than 50 educational software programs spanning seven curricular areas including music and art, science, math, social studies, phonics, problem-solving and computer skills. Many of the software programs contain disguised learning activities that expand the child’s experience through games and extension activities. They are a great digital learning solution for children ages 2-8. For children under the age of two, we recommend different activities.
They are designed to optimize educational effectiveness while making learning fun. Educational software titles are carefully chosen by AWE Digital Learning Solutions for age appropriateness, educational value, replay interest, ease of use, entertainment value, graphics and sound quality, and discovery and growth. These computers help the library fulfill its mission by comprehensively supporting Five Practices of Early Literacy that are part of the Every Child Ready to Read program. Grownups are encouraged to play along with the children to enhance the learning experience.