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Computer Looking Glass

Children up to 5th grade are welcome in the Computer Looking Glass. Children must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older.

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The Computer Looking Glass was designed to nurture children’s curiosity and encourage a sense of wonder and joy in discovering the world of computers around them. Children are innately curious. Even in infancy they begin a process of exploration and query that allows them to make sense of the world. As children learn to observe, to discover the sequential nature of events, to understand how things work and to predict outcomes, they develop the fundamental skills of computer literacy. Each game is carefully chosen to provide educational activities that help children practice sorting, sequencing, observing, predicting and constructing. A child’s experience in each game help them practice both their creative thinking skills and their logical reasoning skills. Encouraging exploration and creativity and rewarding persistence are key components of each of our interactive computer software programs. The librarians, along with the Children’s Department staff, encourage parents to facilitate their child’s exploration into the world of computers.

Internet Access in the Children’s Department

Children, with parental supervision, are invited to surf through cyberspace and gather a wealth of information from homework and school to TV and movies. Contacting a relative or friend via E-mail is only a few keystrokes away. Best of all, children will use the Internet as an interactive tool in discovering limitless paths of learning and adventure. Parents/caregivers may sign permission for their children to independently research school assignments on the Internet at the Information Desk.

Available Titles & Age Recommendations

Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius Vs. Jimmy Negatron

6-10

Math Blasters

7-8

Jumpstart Baby

9 - 24 mos.

Oregon Trail

9-12

Jumpstart Toddler

18 mo. -
3 yrs.

Oregon TrailI I

9-12

Jumpstart Preschool

2-5

Oregon Trail 5th Edition

9-12

Jumpstart Kindergarten

3-5

Pajama Sam

3-8

Jumpstart 1st Grade

5-7

Putt-Putt Classics

3-8

Jumpstart 2nd Grade

6-8

Putt-Putt Enters the Race

3-8

Jumpstart 2nd Grade Math

6-8

Putt-Putt Joins the Circus

3-8

Jumpstart 3rd Grade

7-9

Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo

3-8

Jumpstart 4th Grade

8-10

Putt-Putt Travels Through Time

3-8

Jumpstart 5th Grade

9-11

Scooby-Doo: Jinx at the Sphinx

5-10

Jumpstart 6th Grade

10-12

Spell It Deluxe

6-10

Jumpstart Spanish

3-6

Spongebob Squarepants Employee of the Month

5-8

Jumpstart Typing

7-10

Spongebob Squarepants Operation Krabby Patty

5-8

Magic School Bus Ocean

6-10

Treasure Mountain

5-9

Magic School Bus Volcano

6-10

Zoombinis Logical Adventure

8-12