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ABDO Launches Database Series for Pre-K–2

Abdo Zoom, a database covering 160 animal species for Pre-K–2 learners, will debut in August. Created by educational publisher ABDO, this is the first in a series of new digital resources for young children.

From the release:

August 1, 2015

AZ-Logo-wTag_borderMinneapolis, MN – ABDO (abdopublishing.com), a leading educational publisher, is excited to announce the launch of its latest digital offering, Abdo Zoom, in August 2015. The first of several Abdo Zoom databases to be released for PreK–2 learners features articles written on 160 different animal species, and is presented with modern appeal, interactive elements, and a streamlined site architecture. Additional databases are under development for subsequent releases.

The initial Abdo Zoom Animals database provides vital facts about each animal species including quick stats, body characteristics, life cycle, diet, and habitat. The highly engaging content features read-aloud text, highlighted glossary terms, streaming videos, and printable activities and games. The puzzles, crafts, games, and coloring activities reinforce learned vocabulary and concepts through a disguised learning approach.

“Intuitive, easy navigation along with a bright, fun design makes exploring factual information more of an adventure for kids,” says BreAnn Rumsch, Marketing & Communications Manager at ABDO. Adds ABDO Editor-in-Chief Paul Abdo, “The Internet can be a great source for exploring ideas . . . but we all know there are pitfalls along the way as well. Abdo Zoom offers a safe online environment through which students can avoid the junk on the Web and access only relevant, appropriate content from current, credible sources.”






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