School may be closed for the summer, but learning is still going on for Wyoming’s littlest readers and pre-readers. BookFlix, an online GoWYLD resource provided by the Wyoming State Library, promotes early literacy for children in pre-kindergarten through third grade. It’s free for Wyoming residents through their local or home libraries with a library card and PIN.
BookFlix combines classic fictional video storybooks with related eBooks. Each pair of books includes educational games, web links, and author and illustrator profiles. They are classified into nine themes: Animals and Nature; Earth and Sky, Family and Community, People and Places, Music and Rhymes, ABCs and 1-2-3, Adventure, Imagination and Celebrations. Many pairs of books are also available in Spanish.
“There’s something about BookFlix to pique the interest of every young child,” said Paige Bredenkamp, school library consultant at the Wyoming State Library. “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.
Learn more and access BookFlix at GoWYLD.com. For help or to get a library card, contact a Wyoming public library in your county. BookFlix is made possible in part by federal funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.