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Behind the Bugs: Miss Humblebee's Academy Now Available!

Post Date:08/02/2018 10:02 AM

By Tina Creguer; Originally posted on blog.gale.commha-web

In 1954, a book publisher challenged Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) to write a book using 250 words identified as key words for young readers to learn and instructed him to “bring back a book children can’t put down.”  And indeed he did. His success in marrying learning, reinforcement, engagement, and fun in the seminal Cat in the Hat was unprecedented.  His revolutionary approach introduced children to a way of learning that brought together appealing, relatable characters with basic learning concepts.

And so it is with Miss Humblebee’s Academy, a new, interactive online early literacy program that brings fun to learning for children ages 3 to 6 and supports their early academic development.  This educational program features appealing cartoon characters that introduce key concepts in math, science and social studies, language and literacy, art, and music.  And, as a bonus, it provides parents with tools to measure their child’s progress.  Now available from Mesa Public Library, is accessible anytime, anywhere (even on mobile devices) so that families can choose the time and place to engage in learning activities. 

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Curriculum, not games

A key difference between Miss Humblebee’s Academy and other learning programs is its game-based approach. The program is not intended to replace an entertainment activity.  Rather, it is a learning activity that incorporates fun and engagement and brings inherent satisfaction through accomplishment. Rather than focus on one specific subject area, Miss Humblebee’s Academy integrates learning across multiple subject areas and gives children greater fluidity among subjects as they learn.
The curriculum is adaptive, so kids are challenged. Miss Humblebee’s Academy leads student through concepts, ensuring that they move from point A to point B, and hit all of the points along the way. Children are introduced to concepts that they may not otherwise see until kindergarten.

“I wanted to provide pre-k kids with a program that would encourage learning and give them a level playing field from the beginning, regardless of their exposure to learning at home. I want them to have the confidence to raise their hand when they aren’t sure of the answer. I want kids to believe that they have a voice, and they should be proud to share what they have to say or what they created.” –Crystal Labbe, creator, Miss Humblebee’s Academy

 

Early learning begins now

You can provide your kids with quality and fun education tools offered in Miss Humblebee’s Academy, right here are at Mesa Public Library.