Early Literacy

The Library supports the development of early literacy through its various programs, collection and support information. 44% of working age Australians don’t have the literacy skills they need to cope with the demands of everyday life and work. 

As a parent, reading to your young child is one of the most important things you can do to build the skills they need to learn to read and do well at school. The stronger a child’s literacy skills – and the more they are encouraged to read – the better chance they have to explore new ideas and pursue their interests.

The more a child reads the more options they have as they grow.

Use your Bunbury Library card access these online resources which provide a range of online activities for kids to have fun and promote literacy. online resources which provide a range of online activities for kids to have fun and promote literacy:  

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busythings.co.uk is an online subscription service for 3 to 6 year olds and SEN Children. Parents, teachers and children can quickly and easily access an ever-growing number of fun yet educational activities and games.
Designed for computers & mobile devices

Literacy Planet

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 A high-quality play-based literacy resource with more than 10,000 activities online for children of all ages and ability. Children and parents can select from activities focusing on pre-reading skills, phonics, reading, spelling, vocabulary, grammar and comprehension in a fun, exciting and safe online environment.

The first time you visit this Australian website you must sign up for a free account.  Use parent/guardian's library card number to create multiple kids accounts.  Fill in their school year level (K-12), this will enable Literacy Planet to be fully customised for the child who will be using it.  You will be emailed a login to use to access your child's customised interface.

Designed for computers.  Search "Literacy Planet" for free apps in your app store.


StoryBox Library

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Story Box Library features engaging online Australian stories read by some of Australia's finest storytellers. The stories are a little bit cheeky, a little bit charming and a whole lot of fun.

Designed for computers & mobile devices


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Introduces young children to the joys of ebooks and assists reading with animation, sound and interactive story books and puzzles.
Designed for computers & mobile devices