For July, “Get Out There and GoWYLD” features BookFlix, a resource perfect for Wyoming’s littlest readers and pre-readers.
BookFlix fosters early literacy for children from pre-kindergarten through third grade. It pairs classic fictional video storybooks with related e-books. Each book pair includes educational games, internet links and author and illustrator profiles. They’re categorized in nine themes: Animals and Nature, Earth and Sky, Family and Community, People and Places, Music and Rhyme, ABCs and 1-2-3s, Adventure, Imagination and Celebrations. Many book pairs are also available in Spanish.
“There’s something in BookFlix to spark every young child’s interest,” said Paige Bredenkamp, Wyoming State Library School Library Consultant. “It’s fun, it’s engaging, and it encourages kids to become avid readers and learners.”
Teachers will find additional features, such as lesson plans, curriculum correlations and other resources and tools. BookFlix is free to Wyoming residents through their local libraries or from home with a library card and PIN.
Help spread the word about this great resource! More information and access to BookFlix may be found at GoWYLD.com. Libraries are encouraged to promote BookFlix to their communities using the GoWYLD Marketing Campaign Toolkit.
BookFlix is provided to all Wyoming residents by the Wyoming State Library, funded in part with federal funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.