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Play and Learn

Fun and engaging online resources for children aged 0-12 years. Use these educational resources to support the development of your child's literacy and maths skills.

Play

2 - 8 Year olds

Kingston Libraries' Virtual Story Times

Kingston Libraries produces virtual story times (video recordings featuring your favourite librarians reading great picture book titles) as well as a live stream feed that allows you to join our story time sessions at Cheltenham Library from the comfort of your home every Friday at 11am!

Story Box Library

Video recordings of stories written by Australian authors and illustrators, being read aloud by a range of fantastic Australian storytellers. Get kids excited about reading, inspire their imaginations, and let them have fun with stories! Ideal for 2-8 year olds.

3 - 11 Year olds

BusyThings

Lots of fun games and activities for 3-6 year olds to help with learning basic listening, reading and numeracy skills, as well as resources for 7-11 years olds to help their creative development, world knowledge and problem solving skills.

4 - 12 Year olds

Literacy Planet

Important notice regarding Literacy Planet platform service

Dear Kingston Library Patrons,

Based on utilisation and getting best use of existing products, Kingston Libraries has decided to cease offering the Literacy Planet platform as a service from Sunday 1 July, 2018.

In its place we encourage you to explore other platforms Kingston Libraries subscribes to, such as BusyThings, that offers a variety of educational activities and games covering a range of topics suitable for 3-11 years olds.

Please don't hesitate to contact us on 1300 135 668 or via email if you have any questions.

Tumble Book Library

EBooks for kids! A fun and educational resource. Young children can listen to and watch animated, talking picture books. Children learning to read can practice their reading skills with read-along chapter books and non-fiction titles too. TumbleBooks includes games, puzzles, educational videos and books in other languages.

Ziptales

Important notice regarding Ziptales platform service

Dear Kingston Library Patrons,

Based on utilisation and getting best use of existing products, Kingston Libraries has decided to cease offering the Ziptales platform as a service from Sunday 1 July, 2018.

In its place we encourage you to explore other platforms Kingston Libraries subscribes to, such as BusyThings, Sunshine Online, and Tumble Book Library that offers a variety of educational activities and games to make learning how to read and write fun for all children.

Please don't hesitate to contact us on 1300 135 668 or via email if you have any questions.

Pre-reading and Starting Reading

Sunshine Online

Sunshine Online makes learning to read fun and engaging for all children, from beginners through to independent readers. It features e-books and interactive activities and games that focus on phonics, comprehension, fluency, spelling and writing and maths stories and activities to help children learn essential early maths concepts and skills.

Starting Maths

10 Monkeys

Important notice regarding 10 Monkeys platform service

Dear Kingston Library Patrons,

Based on utilisation and getting best use of existing products, Kingston Libraries has decided to cease offering the 10 Monkeys platform as a service from Sunday 1 July, 2018.

In its place we encourage you to explore other platforms Kingston Libraries subscribes to, such as BusyThings, that offers a variety of educational activities and games covering a range of topics suitable for 3-11 years olds.

Please don't hesitate to contact us on 1300 135 668 or via email if you have any questions.

Kids' Activities in the Library

For information on regular children's programs we have running across our 8 library branches, please visit our Kids' Activities page.

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