iPads for Learning
We are excited to announce that iPads were rolled out on February 1st in the children’s departments at our Cook Park and Aspen Drive libraries. With puzzles, math games, early literacy applications, eBooks and other fun learning-based content, the iPads are configured for use by children ages 2-13 and their caregivers. The activities include old favorites such as an interactive Pat the Bunny app, the very funny Don’t Let the Pigeon Run this App from Mo Willems, apps to encourage drawing and writing, a tangram puzzle that is a fun challenge for all ages, and more.
The library has placed the iPads in locations that encourage and support parent-child interaction when using the device, mirroring the shared experience over a book. Each device has two sets of earphones to allow both participants to listen and respond. The iPads are available whenever the library is open.
To learn more about the library iPads, come in and give them a try. Parents, adults, and other caregivers are also invited to attend the Best Practices: Using Devices with Children presentation on Tuesday, March 11, at 7:00pm in the Cook Park Meeting Room. (Register beginning February 25)