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.