Check out these online resources, especially for kids. You can use these at home on your desktop computer, on your tablet or in the library. Some have apps that you can download to your Apple or Android device.
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|||Busythings is an online resource for the early years that includes 115+ fun learning activities that help children learn important skills in the key learning areas of creative development, problem solving, reasoning, numeracy, communication, language and literacy. Click on the link and enter your Library card barcode to play on your desktop computer or tablet.|
|||Literacy Planet is a high quality play-based literacy resource for children of all ages and ability. Children and parents can select from activities focusing on pre-reading skills, phonics, reading, spelling, vocabulary, grammar and comprehension in a fun, exciting and safe online environment. Click on the link and create an account to play on a desktop computer or download the app on your Apple or Android device.|
|||StoryBox Library is a place where the wonderful world of Australian children's literature is on permanent exhibit via a beautiful online ‘reading room’. Children can connect with literature through film, with a diverse range of storytellers reading past and present book titles. StoryBox is available through the State Library of WA. Click on the StoryBox, click on log in from home then enter your Library card barcode.|
|||Tumblebook Library introduces young children to the joys of reading with this delightful collection of animated, talking picture books. This subscription service has been provided through Better Beginnings to support families in sharing a love of reading. Tumblebook Library is accessible online only through your desktop computer or mobile device. Simply click on the link.|