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Early Literacy

Early literacy is what children know about communication, language—verbal and non-verbal—reading and writing before they can actually read and write.

Kanopy Streaming Video

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The popular on-demand video streaming service, Kanopy, includes Kanopy Kids: thoughtful entertainment for children aged preschool and up. Parents and caregivers can stream videos from a curated selection of educational and enriching videos on Kanopy Kids with developmentally appropriate, age-based ratings from Common Sense Media, as well as additional parental controls to help keep kids safe.

Access Kanopy Kids at https://fairfaxlibrary.kanopy.com/ and click on "Kids" in the upper right corner. Click again to toggle out of Kids Mode and return to the main Kanopy collection.

Kanopy Kids provides unlimited plays, so your kids are free to explore enriching, educational and entertaining content.

New videos are added each month.

Parents can set a four-digit pin to prevent kids from viewing a title that has not been approved for viewing in Kanopy Kids.

While in Kids Mode, Watchlists and Viewing Histories will automatically be filtered to show only age-appropriate content.

Access Kanopy Kids on your computer, television, or mobile device with apps available for iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire Tablet.

Kanopy is available for free with your Fairfax County Public Library card.

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