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Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids

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National Geographic Kids will take younger users on amazing adventures through science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

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National Geographic Kids

Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take younger users on amazing adventures through science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. This archive includes; National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009 to recent issues (three-month embargo); 200 National Geographic Kids books; and 500 downloadable images.

How do I login?

Accessing National Geographic Kids is simple. Just enter your library card number and click ‘Sign In’. Happy exploring.

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Story Box

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Story Box Library

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Watch Australian stories read by some of our finest storytellers, on your computer, tablet or Smartphone.

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Story Box Library

The Story Box Library is a collection of stories for children and families, written by celebrated children’s authors and illustrators, read by a diverse range of everyday storytellers – sportspeople, musicians, grandparents, teenagers, comedians, actors, with varying accents and from different cultures – each sharing past and present book titles. The result is meaningful, entertaining readings that focus on both teller and tale.

How do I login?

You will be reading stories with celebrities in no time when you follow these simple login instructions. To begin click ‘LOG IN’ in the top righthand corner of the screen.

You will be directed to the generic login page. Underneath the generic login there is a button that reads ‘Click here for library barcode login’: click it.

On the login screen choose ‘Somerset Regional Council’ from the drop-down menu (if you start typing it will appear) and enter your library card number into the respective field. Finally, click ‘LOG IN’ to access your account. Enjoy.

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Story Box Library

 

Ziptales

Ziptales

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Ziptales is a reading program for children aged 6-12 focused on literacy, primary education, games and edutainment.

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Ziptales

Ziptales is an online literacy website, custom built by digital publishers with a background in teaching. Its primary aim is to make reading an enjoyable experience. Too often, children are reluctant to read because they see it as ‘too hard’ or a ‘chore’. The Ziptales mission is to make reading fun for all primary age children.

They offer over 600 modules of educational content. The online resources are broken up into a ‘Preschool’ section (ages 3-5), a ‘Developing Literacy’ section (Foundation/Prep to Year 2, ages 5-8), and an ‘Extending Literacy’ section, (Years 3 to 6, ages 8-12).

Ziptales contains a very large ‘library’ of over 300 stories. All stories are suitable for children, both in terms of age appropriateness, and high ethical standards. The stories range from very simple texts at the beginner reader level, up to sophisticated narratives for older children.

All Ziptales content is aligned to the National Curriculum and is designed for school, home and library use.

How do I login?

Getting started with Ziptales is easy, just follow these simple steps and you will be having great fun in no time at all. Begin by entering your library card number into the displayed box and clicking ‘Login’ to proceed.

You will be greeted with a student dashboard which asks you to pick your reading ability so that the content displayed can be tailored to your needs. Pick the reading level that best suits you, or, take the Reading Level Test to figure out which option is best suited for you. You can also see a list of all the Zip Tales Stories by clicking on ‘Zip Stage Stories List’. Happy reading.

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Ziptales

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eSafety Kids

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eSafety Parents

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Parents and guardians can learn about the digital environment, including strategies to keep the whole family safe online.