Sunshine Online Education

Online Education

Sunshine Online is based on a real literacy and maths program – delivered digitally! The e-book is the first focus, followed by interactive activities that explore a range of skills from the text. The program 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

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. A year-long study showed that Sunshine increased the literacy skills of children in the early years of schooling, regardless of the student’s ethnicity, entrance reading level or gender.

Sunshine at Home

Sunshine at Home

Parents 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.

Program Features

Sunshine Online has three distinct Learning Spaces for Emergent, Early and Fluent readers.

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Library

There are over 600 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.

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Alphabet

26 Alphabet e-books for emergent readers provide a comprehensive introduction to the building blocks of language.

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Phonics

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.

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Grammar

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.

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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.

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Maths

91 e-books covering 22 levels introduce mathematics within the context of engaging stories to link literacy and numeracy. Lesson plans and animated and interactive activities complete the package.

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Songs and Rhymes

Fifteen songs and an alphabet rap, with music and words for children to sing along to.

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Game Zone

The games and activities entertain children, while they learn about the sounds of the language.

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Testimonials

"I like the fact that the reading is levelled and it has both fiction and non-fiction books."

"The follow up activities with the books are very good and I like the fact that the reading can be interactive."

"A great resource - saves planning time and increases student engagement. Thank you!"

“It is a very valuable tool in my classroom, especially since the National Curriculum expects use of multimedia in English."