Reference

Ready for reading

Links for early readers

Sites

* BusyThings
Access colourful, quirky and fun games and activities for 3 to 7 year olds. Designed to entertain and educate!
Access this with your library card number and PIN, or at our libraries.
* Literacy Planet
Fun learn-to-read resource for children. Includes pre-reading skills, practice exercises and basic mathematics. (was Intrepica) Set up a new account with your library card number and email address.
* TumbleBook Library
Fun animated children’s stories, games, quizzes and puzzles.
Access this with your library card number and PIN, or at our libraries.
* 10 Kindergarten Readiness Skills Your Child Needs
* Creating a reader-friendly home
* Get Ready to Read! Online Games
Come along with Get Ready to Read!'s Inky the Octopus and Gus the Bunny from PBS' Between the Lions on their underwater adventures. These online games involve young children, with an adult, in entertaining stories and engaging activities that explore a variety of essential early literacy skills.
* Have fun teaching
Worksheets, flash cards, videos etc to help you teach your kids to read. A mix of free and pay-for content.
* Kidspot Reading & Writing
Help your child master reading, writing and spelling with with this essential guide to the world of words, including spelling words, games and fun learning tools.
* Language Materials - Motessori for everyone
Beautiful materials to liven up your language area! Includes fun activities, word study, story writing cards, and more!
* Reading is fun
Information and advice about early reading from Egmont, a U.K. children's book publisher.
* Reading Resources & Help for Ages 3-5
Find expert advice and tips for raising a successful reader at every age and level from Scholastic.
* Reading Rockets - for adults
Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.
* Starfall
Bright colours and animations bring the alphabet to life. Includes sign-language. Requires Flash.