Reading suggestions for Summer Reading

kids ereading roomThis summer enjoy summer reading with Club Read at the Library! For some great reading suggestions, visit Hot Topics – Club Read for Kids and Club Read for Teens.

Beginner readers and kids in elementary grades don’t forget to use your own Kids eReading Room for more great suggestions.

Apps for Early Childhood Learning

apps for early child hood learningApps for Early Childhood Learning provides parents, teachers and librarians with a good overview on how to evaluate apps as well as providing a list of some of the highest rated apps for childhood learning.

This link along with other resources on apps for early child literacy can be found on the Hot Topic – Parenting – Apps for Early Literacy

Reading for fun is important!

srp2014As News Channel 8 in Las Vegas reported this week, reading for fun is very important for children and teens. The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District will be hosting our annual summer reading program – Club Read. Registration begins June 1.

To help you find great books to read this summer, follow Club Read for Kids and Club Read for Teens. And kids don’t forget the Kids eReading Room for other great books to read on your eReader, tablet or cell phone.

See other reading programs on News Channel 8 Las Vegas to see what’s available in your area besides Club Read.

Just for Kids! Your own eReading Room the Kids eReading Room a digital collection just for kids. Quickly find eBooks, eAudio Books and eVideos you will love! It’s safe searching for digital books just for kids.

To access from the Main Collection or your OMC App scroll down till you see the graphic Visit the digital collection for Kids (like to one pictured here). Click on it. The Kids catalog will be cached in both the browser and the app.To return to the main eMedia Catalog, please click the Main Collection link in the upper left corner.

Early Literacy iPad Apps, Info and Resources

DontLet-Disney-iPad-lgDid you know that certain technology and devices can enhance the learning experience for pre-readers?  iPads offer a multi-sensory tool for engaging a child in a creative, collaborative environment.

Touchscreen technology….

  • Allows children to hear and manipulate letter sounds for learning.
  • Engages children on a multi-sensory level.
  • Involves Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic modalities.
  • Helps to develop fine motor, language, cognitive, and social skills.
  • Promotes enjoyment of learning through interactive and collaborative play.

Visit Hot Topics – Parenting for iOS apps, books, and information resources to help you get started with using technology with your young child.