Te Reo Māori
16 fiction and non-fiction titles voiced in te reo Māori for beginning readers.
Sunshine Books acknowledge the role of te reo Māori in our daily lives.
Reading and Maths Across Devices
Sunshine Online can be accessed on Windows, Apple, iOS and Android devices.
An Essential Digital Library
Sunshine Online provides over 900 levelled e-books along with over two thousand fun, interactive activities.
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Sunshine Online is based on a real literacy and maths programme – delivered digitally! The e-book is the first focus, followed by interactive activities that explore a range of skills from the text. The programme is supported by phonics e-books and activities, games, songs, raps and rhymes. The e-books are narrated to support the reader.
Sunshine in Schools
The e-books are levelled so that teachers can choose where to start children who are then motivated to progress through the levels. The vast number of e-books provides plenty of opportunities for learning new vocabulary and grammatical structures. Comprehension quizzes for the e-books test children’s understanding of what they have read.
Sunshine at Home
Parents and caregivers can use the content as a library for their children to practise reading and navigate independently through skills activities and games. These activities follow every e-book and focus on the skills of phonics, comprehension, fluency, vocabulary and writing.
Sunshine Online has three distinct Learning Spaces for Emergent, Early and Fluent readers.
There are over 900 fiction and non-fiction e-books that can be used for literacy learning and practice with hundreds of skills activities, as well as project-based inquiry for STEAM writing and research. There are also 30 non-fiction titles in the Discovering section for cross-curricular learning for fluent readers.
26 Alphabet e-books for emergent readers provide a comprehensive introduction to the building blocks of language.
There are 24 Letter Combination and 32 Word Family e-books for early readers. This represents, with the alphabet e-books, a comprehensive phonics programme of texts, interactive activities and lesson plans.
These short animated explanations teach grammar points and parts of speech in a fun way. Upon completion, children get a certificate or trophy to reward their learning.
Letters and Words
These activities teach the alphabetic principle. Children learn to recognise the names and initial sounds of the letters and practise 48 high-frequency words in context.
91 e-books covering 22 levels introduce mathematics within the context of engaging stories to link literacy and numeracy. Lesson plans and animated interactive activities complete the package.
Songs and Rhymes
Fifteen songs and an alphabet rap, with music and words for children to sing along to.
The games and activities entertain children, while they learn about the sounds of the language.
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