E-wareness 101

E-wareness 101

E-wareness began as an annual event that celebrated the wealth of resources available to Miltonians through their Online Library. Miltonians have embraced their Online Library and actively use it everyday. Instead of limiting the celebrations to an annual event, select resources will be highlighted throughout the year.

In the Spotlight: KidSpeak™

Open up a world of languages to young learners | Start Learning

Transparent Language Online now includes KidSpeak™. These fun, age-appropriate online language courses are designed for ages 6 and up! This is in addition to the 100+ language learning courses already offered to mid-elementary-to-adult level learners.

The KidSpeak™ program teaches words and phrases suitable for learners’ age, needs, and interests. More than 40 activities, puzzles, and songs guide young learners through the basics, along with a cartoon “friend” who speaks the language.

Using the successful immersion approach preferred for young children, KidSpeak™ introduces the alphabet and word recognition, simple sentences, how to use plural and singular, how to distinguish between words that look and sound similar, simple addition and subtraction, how to tell time, number recognition (matching numbers to written words), and correct pronunciation. With KidSpeak™ you can introduce your children to:

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Spanish.

Best of all, your child can learn from anywhere. KidSpeak™ works on computers, tablets, and phones so your little ones can learn on the go, at home, or in the library.

Getting Started

To access KidSpeak™ you will need a Transparent Language Online account. Get started by creating your very own account.

!-- Transparent Languages sign up screen

Visit Transparent Language Online. If prompted, enter your library barcode.

  1. Click on the Sign Up tab available above the login form
  2. Fill out the form
  3. Click Create Account
  4. Done! Use this login whenever you want to take a KidSpeak™ or standard language learning course.

Set Your Learning Language

Matching and math games

Set your learning language to the language in which you want to use KidSpeak™. Once selected a very brief tutorial of how to use the standard language learning course may appear. Once it is complete you will have the option to switch to KidSpeak™.

  1. Click on the Language dropdown in the upper left corner
  2. Select More languages
  3. Select the KidSpeak™ language you are interested in.
  4. The language learning course selected will be launched
  5. A very brief tutorial on how to navigate a standard learning language course may appear.
  6. Click KidSpeak™ from the top menu to launch KidSpeak™
  7. The KidSpeak immersian program for the language selected will be launched

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Early World of Learning helps preschoolers and children develop reading and oral language skills. Enjoy narrated stories with word-by-word highlighting, interactive games, a talking encyclopedia, and more to help young learners build vocabulary, comprehension, phonics, and reading fluency.

Showcasing that Early World of Learning is mobile friendly