Your Abilene Public Library is thrilled to announce the introduction of a new set of digital learning tools for youth to take advantage of...Launchpads. These brightly colored tablets are a product of Playaway, the same company the brought you the Wonderbooks collection of children children's literature at your library.
Launchpads utilize apps, storybooks, videos, and more for a multisensory learning experience. They bring together a combination of sight, sound, and interactive play to give kids the tools to learn in a way they learn best.
Each have been developed by educational experts and brings together many of the award-winning brands parents may remember growing up with, including Sesame Street and Highlights.
Allow us to be the first to tell you, several library staff have "played" with these tablets, and we were impressed at what they have to offer. When you start off on a launchpad, your child will be able to select a child avatar to represent them in their learning endeavors. Next, they'll choose from several apps available to take them through a series of reading prompts, videos, interactive game, and more to help your kids learn in an interactive way.
Don't take our word for it...look for this collection in the children's areas of your library. If you don't see them available, check with library staff to reserve one, or search for them on our online catalog to make sure your child can try one out.