Life on Mars by Jon Agee is a fictional story about what life is like on Mars. You and your child can learn more about what Mars is really like using Tumblebooks, an interactive web resource that has space and technology videos about planets. The simple videos on TumbleBooks can extend today’s activities at home. This can be accessed from the Mount Prospect Public Library home page with a Mount Prospect Library card. The link can be found on the Kids Page of the Mount Prospect Library Web site.
Notes from Story Time Category: Digital Literacy
Is your child in the mood for a dinosaur book? Did you know that you can checkout and listen to an audiobook all from the comfort of your own home? All you need is your Mount Prospect Library card. Just visit the library’s website at https://mppl.org/e-library/ and click on one our streaming services such as RBDigital. Then you can checkout a fun series such as Harry and the Dinosaurs by Ian Whybrow.
There are so many ways that technology can help with learning how to read. It’s important to form a healthy relationship with the technology we use every day. A lot of picture books (such as How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?) have been turned into animated videos or audiobooks. These are a great way to help children hear the book as they follow along.
Digital literacy is the ability to understand, evaluate, and use information when it is presented by a computer, tablet, or other digital media. On YouTube, many familiar children’s performers have channels that they post videos on. If you are concerned about inappropriate ads or comments, try playing the video through www.viewpure.com, which is a free website that gets rid of comments and removes the unrelated videos at the end of the clip.
Digital literacy is the ability to understand, evaluate, and use information when it is presented by a computer, tablet, or other digital media. With so much technology present in the world, It is important to navigate technology alongside your child. Learning to write or navigate a tablet takes practice and fine motor skills. Fingers need to learn how to hold a pencil and tap the right image on the screen during interactive apps. By using his or her hands to act out this rhyme, your child is practicing coordination and fine motor skills.
Dance Your Fingers
Dance your fingers up
Dance your fingers down
Dance your fingers to the side
And dance them all around.
Dance them on your shoulders
Dance them on your head
Dance them on your tummy
And put them put them all to bed.