Featured Resource: Ferst Foundation

Ferst Foundation, founded in 1999 by Robin Ferst, is a nonprofit with a mission to increase literacy (just like Literacy Alliance!).

Their Muscogee branch offers newsletters, reading tips, and opportunities for you to volunteer and help boost literacy among our children.

Visit their website to learn more, and register your child to receive free books!

Featured Resource: Starfall

Starfall is a collection of computer games aimed for young children. They’re designed to be educational as well as engaging.

The program emphasizes exploration, play, and positive reinforcement—encouraging children to become confident and intrinsically motivated. Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children and is especially effective for special education, homeschooling, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). It is widely used in schools that serve children with special needs and learning difficulties.

From starfall.com

Although not free, Starfall is inexpensive and offers bulk prices for teachers and schools so multiple children can use it in their classrooms