| By Gale Staff |
With Gale Presents: Miss Humblebee’s Academy, libraries can offer young learners a supportive and comprehensive learning platform unlike any other online preschool program. This fun, inviting, and safe environment includes hundreds of online and offline activities to prepare children ages three to six for kindergarten proficiency.
On May 31, 2023, new content and an improved user interface will be available in Miss Humblebee’s Academy to enhance the experience for young learners. These updates will allow children to navigate the program more easily on their own or with caregivers and find more interactive activities.
Explore New Features
1. Improved Navigation
The updated navigation in Miss Humblebee’s Academy makes it easier for young learners to explore with recognizable features such as distinctively labeled categories and horizontal scrolling.
The classroom’s bottom navigation is revamped to include new tiles like eBooks, Teach Me, Music & Videos, and STEAM. This allows children to find activities based on what they want to learn.
Users can still access their favorite songs, videos, and activities within the new streamlined navigation. Content from the previous navigation, including Language & Literacy, Math, Science & Social Studies, social and emotional learning (SEL), and Bee Fit (movements to encourage an active and healthy lifestyle), can be found throughout the eight classroom tiles. Learners can navigate to explore all lessons, read eBooks, watch videos, and more from the bottom navigation.
2. New On-Demand Lessons
In the Teach Me tab, learners will find new teacher-led video lessons they can engage with anytime. These lessons focus on letters, shapes, numbers, and colors; science; SEL; and Bee Fit to give young learners more interactive activities to practice kindergarten readiness.
3. Spanish Content
New Spanish content brings a multi-language learning experience to Miss Humblebee’s Academy. Young learners will find Spanish language eBooks and teacher-led video lessons with Spanish subtitles in the classroom; printables in Spanish for letters, numbers, colors, and shapes are in the Resources section.
Engage Young Learners & Foster Early Literacy Skills
The engaging content in Miss Humblebee’s Academy is based on learning standards from the U.S. Department of Education, Head Start Early Child Development, Common Core State Standards Initiative, research from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the Early Learning Framework.
Miss Humblebee’s Academy gives children access to quality learning content in a safe environment free of pop-ups, ads, and outside links. Young learners can explore hundreds of guided lessons and activities accessible via laptops, smartphones, iPads, and tablets.
Aside from interactive lessons for young learners, Miss Humblebee’s Academy gives librarians tools to measure the program’s impact on early literacy development in users. This information is invaluable for demonstrating the library’s effect on its community.