The Storylands website is designed as a series of online lands where children go to read each of the three collections in the series, Clinker Castle, Lost Island and Pirate Cove. Sticking with the idea of lands, the homepage directs readers to choose the Storyland they wish to read and takes them to a destination where they can read the book online and then play a series of activities and games associated with each title. The look and feel is designed to appeal to children aged 4-7 and navigation is kept simple.
The site includes a full membership system where users sign-up, create their own avatars and can see their reading progress. Everytime they read a book in the series and complete a game or activity, their actions are recorded and they’re awarded ‘coins’ for their effort. The top readers go onto the scoreboard where their achievements can be viewed by all members.
While the site is developed with young children, it also balanced the need of parents and teachers to access good information about the Storylands program. Information and instructions are easily accessible and each group of adults was targeted with information specific to them.
Whatever the reading level of your child, Storylands will help them develop a real joy and interest in reading.
As a special tribute from me to all KSPs, here are four access codes that will give you full access to 4 books, 4 quizzes and their games:
Clinker Castle – What’s in the Lake?: W71L2C
Clicker Castle – A Royal Picnic: R38P5A
Pirate Cove – Sailor’s Surprise: PC1239
Pirate Cove – Pirate Treasure: PV5678
Enter these access code at Storylands and have fun this weekend!
If you would like to purchase books from the STORYLANDS series, go to Brake Education. The access codes will be printed on the inside back cover of the books.