Notes from Story Time Category: Digital Literacy

Dinosaurs Go Digital

Harry and the Dinosaurs Say Raahh! by Ian WhybrowIs 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.

Digital Literacy

child using tabletDigital 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.

Fingerplays for Fine Motor Skills

Marc Brown's Favorite Finger RhymesDigital 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.

Rabbit Magic

If you want to see a real magic trick after reading Rabbit Magic, go online with your child and watch videos on YouTube. This is called joint media engagement, when people use technology together. According to research, children learn faster if engaged with technology in a social setting than when they engage with technology by themselves.