Youngsters in Livingstone can beat boredom these school holidays or any time of the year with online reading library, Ziptales, helping to make learning fun!
Ziptales is an online early learning literacy library, based on the Australian primary school curriculum with over 500 interactive stories, activities and games.
The online program started in 2003, designed to create a sense of fun and enjoyment surrounding the joy of learning to read for thousands of children.
The attraction of an interactive book is an effective way of encouraging children to enjoy and promote reading for children.
Deputy Mayor and Youth Development Councillor Nigel Hutton said the program is free to any registered member of the Livingstone Shire Libraries and can be used anywhere on any device within the Shire by all children and parents.
“Schools also have the possibility to sign up and benefit from the resources and materials with new content being added and updated on a yearly basis,” Cr Hutton said.
“Promoting the joy of reading to children at a young age is vital in their educational growth and helps to prepare them in a number of ways for the future.
“This online program is a fun and engaging way to help your children’s reading by offering a number of literacy levels to adapt to the needs of each individual child and I encourage the youth to log in and start learning.”
Targeted towards 4-12 year olds, a number of reading levels are available to provide suitable challenges for each age group on a safe and easy to navigate online platform.
Ziptales will work on a number of devices and is easy to sign up! For more information head to http://www.livingstone.qld.gov.au/1334/ZipTales