Month: July 2023
BCS Public Library System introducing multi-sensory VOX books

BCS Public Library System introducing multi-sensory VOX books

The Bryan and College Station Library Systems are now implementing the multi-sensory books to encourage literacy in children. BRYAN, Texas — The Clara B. Mounce Public Library in Downtown Bryan is looking to revolutionize the way kids learn and understand literacy with new VOX Books. VOX Books are audio books that live in print books. They are presented in a read-along format with no...

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Engaging audio books available for little readers

Engaging audio books available for little readers

Written by Toni Schuch Avid little library readers and their families will be in for a treat with an engaging series of VOX audio books available for loan. Schools and libraries across the globe have embraced VOX Books since their induction in 2015. They are a powerful tool to encourage children in engaging with books to develop reading skills needed for success in school and in life. Making...

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Special grant brings exciting new kid’s books to Ida Rupp Library; Ohio Dept. of Education promotes, accelerates literacy at 32 libraries

Special grant brings exciting new kid’s books to Ida Rupp Library; Ohio Dept. of Education promotes, accelerates literacy at 32 libraries

Ida Rupp Library officials have announced a new book collection in its children’s department that was purchased with funding provided by the Libraries Accelerating Learning Grant through the Ohio Department of Education. Ida Rupp Library was one of 32 libraries chosen across Ohio to receive the grant, intended to provide services and materials to promote and accelerate literacy. Part of the...

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Navajo County libraries bring smarter ebooks to kids

Navajo County libraries bring smarter ebooks to kids

By Merri Taylor Special to the Independent By using technology, reading has become an interactive adventure for children. When an iVOX animated ebook title is opened, the characters come alive as computer-generated imagery along with a narrative and printed words children can see. According to the website libraryideas.com/ivox, “iVOX is a revolutionary take on read-alongs for children ages...

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Special grant brings exciting new kid’s books to Ida Rupp Library; Ohio Dept. of Education promotes, accelerates literacy at 32 libraries

What are VOX books?

Written By Meghan Narayan Alright, I know I’m pretty late, but how cool are VOX books? My toddler was so excited to bring this home and hear this special story being read aloud to us both. This really took me back to the Scholastic book fairs, when I would try to collect all the “books on CD.” While understanding the benefits, I am a bit resistant to technology in the early childhood years, so...

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Cutting-Edge Immersive Reality Books Now Available at Library

Cutting-Edge Immersive Reality Books Now Available at Library

Parents and other caregivers are always looking for ways to make learning fun and engaging for the children in their care. Thanks to these new books now available from the Brazoria County Library System, they won’t need to look far. Immersive Reality books combine cutting edge Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technology with traditional children’s...

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14 Best Free Music Apps for iPhone and iPad

14 Best Free Music Apps for iPhone and iPad

Music is the fuel for the soul, and we constantly relate to various musical genres based on our moods and circumstances.  A list of the best free music apps for iPhone was compiled to help you enjoy your music library, discover new artists, identify songs, and listen to streaming music.  One of the few things you would want to do on your iPhone if you had one is listen to...

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Publishers Step Up to Help Reluctant Readers

Publishers Step Up to Help Reluctant Readers

“The research is out. Kids are behind in reading acquisition,” says Sarah Hartley, educational sales manager at Orca Book Publishers. “I’ve been to numerous conferences—every teacher is telling me how behind their students are.” Supporting the anecdotal evidence, the results from the Nation’s Report Card (the NEAP 2022 Reading Assessments) revealed that only one-third of American fourth graders...

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Nampa students learn English and Spanish thanks to bilingual audiobooks

Nampa students learn English and Spanish thanks to bilingual audiobooks

English language specialist Suzan Racchetto-Madrigal received a CapED grant to buy the VOX bilingual books for New Horizons Dual Language Magnet Elementary School. Author: Shirah Matsuzawa Rainbow Weaver, My Shoes and I, and Book Fiesta—those are just some of the VOX bilingual books that can be found at New Horizons Dual Language Magnet Elementary School. Suzan Racchetto-Madrigal, the English...

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Cutting-edge Immersive Reality books captivate young students

Cutting-edge Immersive Reality books captivate young students

Parents and other caregivers are always looking for ways to make learning fun and engaging for the children in their care. Thanks to a new offering from Dover Public Library, they won't need to look far! Immersive Reality (IR) Books combine cutting edge Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technology with traditional children's books. The first of their kind, IR Books redefine the learning...

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