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  • Two children with earphones on listening to wonderbooks
  • Two children using a launchpad

Idea Exchange | April 14, 2020

Wonderbooks and Launchpads are now available at Idea Exchange! Created by Playaway, these innovative products help bridge the digital divide while promoting literacy, life-long learning, and the discovery of new technologies.

Wonderbooks are print books with an attached ready-to-play audiobook inside. These picture books have headphone jacks for independent listening, or they can be listened to out loud. Parents can assist younger children with the read-along and older children can follow along on their own with the easy to use controls. Wonderbooks come with two modes (one for reading along and one for learning), providing kids with a unique experience of fun and learning. 

Current titles include: The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak, Llama Llama Loves to Read by Anna Dewdney, and How Do Dinosaurs Go To School by Jane Yolen. Check out our catalogue for the full list of Wonderbooks available.

Launchpads are pre-loaded tablets with high-quality STEAM and literacy games for children to explore. The games are accessible anytime from anywhere, as they require no WIFI. With no download time, kids can pick up a Launchpad and immediately start exploring. The games focus on STEAM and literacy for children in three different age ranges: 3 to 5, 5 to 7, and 8 to 10. 

Launchpad themes include: Rock 'n read, Engineered to create, and The buzz about animals. Check out our catalogue for the full list of Launchpads available.