What is Ziptales? Ziptales is an online literacy “library” designed for school and home use.
Ziptales is based on the latest research about how children develop and sustain a love of reading. The Ziptales “library” was built by trained teachers with the express purpose of making reading a pleasurable and lifelong experience.
Ziptales is broken up into Developing Literacy K-2 and Extending Literacy 3-6. It's a great way of learning whilst playing.
I also really liked watching 'Happy Schools’; it was all about bullying and what to do to stop it. I also liked listening to the 'Timeless Tales' you just click the mouse and the next page reads to you!
I also liked how when I finished a set of lessons, I completed a quiz and was able to see my results at the end to see how I went and what I got right.
It is easy to navigate around the dashboard and choose a category and then return back to the home page. There is a great option of being able to turn the speech on and off, therefore being able to read at your own pace or along with the narrator.
The narrator’s voice is clear and precise and easy for the kids to understand.
We did however have some technical difficulties being logged out in the middle of a session and not being able to complete an activity as the pictures wouldn't move. But overall we have had a very positive experience with Ziptales and the girls have really enjoyed checking out the different activities, they have even picked up the laptops without me knowing and started to 'play' on the website. The best part about the program is that it is interactive and provides a variety of resources to keep the kids interested in learning all about literacy.
Thanks to Ziptales, two lucky readers have the opportunity to WIN a yearly subscription to Ziptales.
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- Ziptales offers a 30 day free trial for parents and home users.
- A 1 year subscription to Ziptales will cost $50
- For more information on the program visit Ziptales Offical Website