The library is delighted to partner with Erikson’s Technology in Early Childhood (TEC) Center, to give members of the Erikson community a chance to try out some of the fun tech tools that are available for enhancing children’s learning and development.
You’ll find more information about the TEC Center technology tools collection on their website, and you can also search for them in our online catalog. We also have books about coding in our children’s collection, if you would like additional resources to accompany your technological explorations.
We encourage you to evaluate each tool’s educational and social-emotional learning value as you play, explore, and learn on your own and with young children. Please ask the library or TEC Center staff any questions you may have and share your experiences with us. The TEC Center staff is happy to help you get started if this is your first time exploring using technology tools with young children. Here are some questions you should ask if you are looking to create a play or lesson plan with technology.
The TEC Center’s collection includes over 40 tangible technology tools and robotics. If you’d like to have some playtime with these tech tools — on your own, or with the children in your life — please come visit us in the library.