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Free digital books for Queensland kids

State Library of Queensland has partnered with interactive children’s reading app Kindergo to provide kids in Queensland with free digital books via Kindergo’s extensive digital book library for six months.

In conjunction with the State Library of Queensland’s ‘First Five Forever’ initiative, Queensland kids can now enjoy a free six-month subscription to the award-winning Kindergo app and its interactive book library of more than 100 curated children’s books and educational games.

Kindergo is a children’s reading app designed by Brisbane mums and award winning children’s content producers, Kristen Souvlis and Nadine Bates from Like a Photon Creative. It was designed to help accelerate literacy development in 2-7 year-olds. Kindergo’s interactive digital book library is grouped into themed and beautifully animated islands containing new books authored and narrated by a range of educators, celebrities and mums as well as popular classic tales.

Kristen and Nadine said: “Children around the globe have been confronted in 2020 by one of the most challenging circumstances as their familiar routines, sports and school environments were suddenly forced to change. We wanted to keep encouraging Queensland kids to grow their love of reading in a safe and interactive environment and are thrilled State Queensland of Library was on the same page to bring this initiative to fruition.”

The Kindergo app encourages children to explore the various book islands with their personalised avatar ‘Go-Go’, a cute reading buddy who provides handy clues and gently encourages independent discovery and support. Kindergo also features games and exciting rewards to encourage reading as well as Siri Integration within the app, allowing busy mums and teachers to open a book using only a voice command.

To get started with access to the free digital books, simply download Kindergo from the Google Play or App Store and enter your email address.

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By Claire Gilligan
WITH A FIFO HUSBAND WHO WORKS AWAY WEEKS AT A TIME, CLAIRE ENJOYS FINDING FUN, LOCAL THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO VISIT TO OCCUPY HER AND HER TWO GIRLS' TIME. ORIGINALLY FROM SYDNEY, CLAIRE AND HER FAMILY LOVE ALL THE THINGS THE SUNSHINE COAST HAS TO OFFER AND ENJOY SHOWING IT OFF TO VISITING FAMILY AND FRIENDS. Kids on the Coast is a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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