Available free of charge to public libraries.
The ABCmouse online Early Learning Academy is available at no cost to libraries nationwide. The site offers a comprehensive online learning curriculum, and is designed to help libraries provide educationally rich and fun learning experiences for children ages 2 to 6+. Libraries can set up their free account in a few easy steps and children can access the site from any library computer. Find out more (public libraries). Find out more (school libraries). Opportunities to participate in ABCmouse.com are provided through The Re(a)d Zone initative.
Bookopolis.com is a fun social network and book discovery tool that lets 7-12 year olds connect with friends to share their love of reading and find new books. It’s like a souped up Goodreads for kids with built in teacher tools. Students can track their daily reading in online reading logs, practice opinion writing by sharing book reviews with peers, and deepen comprehension and critical thinking through leveled book reports. Click here for more information. Want to see how Bookopolis can support customized summer reading programs for your library? Contact Kari, Mayor of Bookopolis, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The First Book Marketplace provides access to new books for children in need at deeply discounted process.
Libraries in the greater Bay Area serving children in need (in communities where 70% of families are considered low-income) can stretch their book budget further with $1 to $1 match opportunities provided through The Re(a)d Zone initiative.
To take advantage of this offer, libraries should sign up to join the First Book Network (www.firstbook.org/thereadzone). First Book will send custom communications to programs registered within the target 12-county region with step-by-step instructions for accessing the matching funds. Eligible programs receive a promotional code that is applied to their order.
MyON is providing free access to the world’s largest interactive digital library containing over 5,000 enhanced digital books with multi-media supports, to Bay Area children and families through The Re(a)d Zone initiative. Bay Area children, pre-K to 6th grade, in families with low-incomes will have access to a free shared account during summer 2015.
Visit MyON’s web page to read more and access login information for The Re(a)d Zone shared summer account. Please share the URL and login credentials with students and their families as well as any programs that would share the message to families.
Smarty Ants Reading World is an interactive learning program that uses a combination of research-based pedagogy, authentic literature, non-fiction and science books to teach the necessary foundational skills of reading in a personalized setting.
Smarty Ants will be made available to children in families with low-income, from pre-K to 2nd grade, registered through libraries, public housing agencies, and summer programs, at the reduced price of $5 per user for a summer license, including training and tech support, through The Re(a)d Zone initiative.
Contact BayAreaLiteracy@SmartyAnts.com to enroll your site and begin registering individual children.