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PLAYAWAY Launchpads

Pre-loaded Learning Tablets for use in the Decatur Public Library!

Playaway Launchpads are learning tablets preloaded with apps and games, comics, and videos that can be accessed anytime, anywhere, no wi-fi needed.

Each tablet is designed for a certain age range and focuses on particular subject categories -- including reading, science, math, creativity, and problem-solving skills.

Browse the Launchpad listings. If the card is in the pocket, bring it to the Children’s Desk to borrow that Launchpad for use in the library only. Please leave an adult’s library card or driver’s license, to be retrieved when the Launchpad is returned.

Please use earbuds with the Launchpad in the library. You may use your own, or purchase from the reference desks for $1.

Launchpad titles include (click arrow to see listings, click titles for content details):

Born to Build! Animals and other friends make it fun for kids to learn

Choo On These Facts! Interactive science, technology, engineering, art, and math games

Fun with Phonics! Early readers will develop literacy skill through stories and games

Pawsitively Scientific Learn about biology, history, robotics, and more

Puppy Talk! Kids learn their ABCs and take their first steps to reading

Ready Spaghetti! Explore letters, sounds, and books

Say it in Spanish! Learn Spanish with games, exercises, and activities

ABC, I Read! Kids practice literacy fundamentals with games, storybooks, and other tools

Body of Knowledge! Learn about weather, animals, and the environment

A Friend Like Me! Explore friendships, emotions, and conflict resolution

Imagination Station Interactive science, technology, engineering, art and math-based games

Later Gator! Explore the vast world of animals and insects

Math Marvel! Practice math skills and learn about time and money

Mission Up! Learn about animals and discover force, acceleration, buoyancy, heat, and elasticity

The Way it Works! Play games focused on science, technology, engineering, art, and math

Dash to Class! Improve reading, comprehension, and math skills and learn sign language

Know No One Won! Kids learn about comprehension, vocabulary, spelling, grammar and more

Limitless! Kids can develop basic programming skills, learn about construction, and improve problem solving skills

Math Capacity! Guided lessons, games, and challenges help kids master middle school math

Sound Evidence! Inspirations through science, technology, engineering, art, and math

Make the Connection! Learn about the body, advance math skills, and improve strategic thinking

On a Mission! Discover the periodic table, make a comic book, and learn about the solar system

Think Up! Improve understanding of patterns, sequencing, and physics along with math skills

Play and Grow! Learn about healthy habits, emotional intelligence, friendship, and more