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Dec. 23, 2013 at 12:53pm Try out some picture e-books!

This holiday season, snuggle up and read a book with a young person in your life. With all of the new mobile devices and computers showing up in homes this time of year, I suggest you try out an animated picture e-book from the library’s Tumblebooks service. Tumblebooks is a FREE e-book collection of picture books with fun animations. You can read the books yourself at your own speed, or have the story read aloud to you. While you do not need to download anything, you do need an internet connection. There are picture books in English, Spanish, and French, as well as a selection of non-fiction books to explore. Every book is accompanied by optional puzzles or games to reinforce concepts and comprehension.

Remember, reading aloud to young children is the single best way to help children develop early literacy skills. This helps children become familiar with books, language, letters, and stories long before they start kindergarten.

To access Tumblebooks, go to the Puyallup Public Library’s webpage and click on the “Kids” tab. Then follow the link to Tumblebooks.

Happy reading!

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