With the new school year just around the corner, now is the time to encourage your young readers with interactive children's reading app, Kindergo! Created by big kids for little kids, the Kindergo app offers high quality, curated picture books in an amazing storybook world. Kindergo empowers children aged 2 to 7 to read by themselves for enjoyment in a safe, discoverable and encouraging environment.
Kindergo's digital book library is grouped into themed and beautifully animated islands, which young readers can explore along with their personalised avatar Go-go – a cute reading buddy who provides handy clues and gently encourages independent discovery and support. Kindergo is available on both iOS and, for the first time ever, Android!
Just in time for back to school, Kindergo has announced the launch of its fun new digital book, Lemon the Llama. The first ever book by Olympic Swimmer and Gold Medallist Giaan Rooney, Lemon the Llama is a journey of self-discovery and features an important message about individuality.
Lemon the Llama is available on Kindergo now, and is featured on the app’s beautiful digital book library titled ‘Back to School Island’, encouraging an interactive return to reading following the long summer break.
Joining Kindergo’s Back To School Island is award winning author and illustrator Andy Geppert’s MEEP, a beautifully illustrated tale about a baby peacock who who gives away his feathers to help his friends feel better about the way they look. It’s a story about kindness, friendship and ultimately being happy with the oddities and beautiful imperfections that make you, you and me, me.
Also featured is a Kindergo favourite by award-winning teacher, author and Playful Little Learners blogger, Amy Cox, titled Magic Heart, which weaves a heart-warming tale of a young girl’s first day at school. You’ll also find Lulu, by upcoming author Georgie Donaghey, which follows the tale of a polar bear chasing her dream of being on stage, plus seasoned children’s writer Anne Morgan returns with a new rhyming tale titled What’s the Time, Francie Fox?
Kindergo has partnered with the The Pyjama Foundation to assist the organisation's efforts in lifting literacy levels and instilling a lifelong love of learning amongst children in foster care across Australia. During January and February 2019, a portion from all new Kindergo subscriptions will be donated to The Pyjama Foundation to support its important work with children in foster care.
Kindergo Co-Founders, Aussie mums Kristen Souvlis and Nadine Bates said: "We firmly believe that charity starts at home. We want to help ensure that foster children in our country have equal opportunity to learn and grow with educational support, quality content and exciting digital interaction that also models all of the beliefs that we hold dear; kindness, tolerance, respect and hope."
New and existing Kindergo subscribers can now also give the gift of reading to friends and loved ones, by gifting a Kindergo subscription via the app.
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