Sunshine Online for Parents
Give Your Child a Head Start in Reading and Maths
Sunshine at Home
Every parent or caregiver wants their child to do well at school and to develop a strong foundation in literacy and numeracy. Success in reading and maths is essential for ongoing achievement and confidence. Sunshine Online helps all children learn to read and develop important skills as they become independent readers.
Students Love Sunshine
Animated and interactive, Sunshine Online is a fun place to learn! Children can work at their own pace and level and are engaged and motivated. Success builds success and confidence.Free Trial
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 program 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.
Student Dashboard and Reporting
Keep track of your child's progress via the integrated student dashboard. View their results and work history and listen to the recording activity to check for fluency and understanding.
Read what parents around Aotearoa say about Sunshine Online:
"Sunshine Online is the main English reading app for my son, that's amazing for him. My son made great progress from Level 1 to 15 in a very short time because of Sunshine's perfect structure. It helps to improve my son's hearing, reading skills, and analysis skills. That's so using for kids. We are so happy we can use such a great and useful app. That's the best app we use."
"We trialled Sunshine Books during our first lockdown. Our then 5 year old loved it! She loved being able to re read her favourite books and try out trickier books by listening first. Her decoding improved so much. Our now 4 year old is already so keen to try reading books as she has been watching her big sister do it. They both ask to have 'Sunshine time'! It is so user friendly and inviting for children. We have recommended Sunshine Books to lots of our friends. "
"This is an awesome online library for my kid. There are heaps of books and activities. He really enjoys reading books and doing the activities. It is inevitable to keep kids away from technology especially from tablets and the internet nowadays. It is really important that guiding them to use the internet and the tablet for useful things instead of playing games all the time. Sunshine Online Library is one of the best solutions to do it."
"This is an excellent website my children love the activities. They enjoy the activities online and I find the printable worksheets especially during lockdown a great way to practice writting skills hands on not just on a tablet. I would recommend to other parents who want to help there children have a solid foundation in learning."
"Our son Jordan has been using the Sunshine Online programme since August last year and it is amazing to see the impact the programme is making on his development! Jordan is 21 years and has very high special needs cerebral palsy. The programme is easy to use, has all his favourite books and many more ready at his fingertips and he can use it independently.
"My 6years old boy enjoyed Sunshine online pretty much during lockdown. When he got a new badge every three books reading, it made him more to read books. As English was our second language, it was also very helpful to listen the words and sentences by clicking the online books. He was quite into the math, zola and zina characters he liked and lettergetter.